Films at the Library

THANK YOU to The Friends of The Library for sponsoring FREE International Film events!

August 2017 Events

green star for adult eventDheepan (NR)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, August 15, 2017, 6:30 pm

To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman, and a little girl pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. Even though they barely know each other, they begin to build a life together. French. One hour, 54 minutes.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventThe Eagle Huntress (G)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, August 8, 2017, 6:30 pm

In this documentary, we follow, Aisholpan, a thirteen year old girl who is training to become an Eagle Hunter, the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Not only does she accomplish this art, she rises to the pinnacle of this tradition that for centuries was only passed down from father to son. Turkic. One hour, 28 minutes.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventRobots (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, August 8, 2017, 3:00 pm

With the help of his misfit mechanical friends, a small town robot named Rodney embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Rodney heads off to the big city to pusue his dreams and prove that anyone can shine no matter what they are made of! Rated PG, one hour, 31 minutes.

green star for adult eventJulieta (R)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, August 1, 2017, 6:30 pm

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter, Anita. They both suffer in silence over over the loss of Xoan, Anita’s father and Julieta’s husband. At times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. Spanish. One hour, 39 minutes.

July 2017 Events

green star for adult eventLion (PG-13)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, July 25, 2017, 6:30 pm

When Saroo Brierley was five years old, he got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or even recall the name of his home town or last name, he survived alone on the rough streets of Calcutta. Ultimately he is transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. This is the true story of his adult search for his family from India. Australian. Two hours.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventBox Trolls (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 25, 2017, 3:00 pm

Subterranean trolls raise an orphaned boy, whom helps them fightback against an evil exterminator and make peace with an upper-crust town known for its cheeses. Rated PG, one hour, 40 minutes.

green star for adult eventOur Little Sister (PG)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, July 18, 2017, 6:30 pm

Three sisters live together in the city of Kamakura, Japan. When their father, absen from the family for the last fifteen years, dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy, younger half sister. Bonding with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings. Japanese.Two hours, eight minutes.

green star for adult eventMan Called Ove (PG-13)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, July 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

Ove is the block’s grumpy old man who enforces strict neighborhood rules and whom everybody avoids. On an ordinary day, all that changes when a new family moves in next door and accidentally backs into Ove’s mailbox. An unexpected friendship blooms from the accident! Swedish. One hour, 56 minutes.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventWall-E (G)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 11, 2017, 3:00 pm

A lonely waste management robot with only a cockroach for a friend finds true love with another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life. Rated G, One hour, 28 minutes.

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventBag It : A Film Screening and Discussion

A Sustainable Highland Park Program
Thu, July 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Sustainable Highland Park received a $10,000 Grant to reduce plastic bag usage in the borough. Tonight they are featuring the film Bag It and a discussion after the film. Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to the environment, marine life and human health?
Some more facts about plastic bag usage:

• 5 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year (http://www.theworldcounts.com/counters/waste_pollution_facts/plastic_bags_used_per_year)

• One bag is used on average for 20 minutes before it is disposed of

• It takes about 1,000 years for a plastic bag to decompose

• Only about 1% of plastic bags are recycled

• 100 million barrels of oil are used each year to produce plastic bags worldwide

• Most plastic bags end up in waterways, landfills and littering our landscapes

• More than 1 million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed yearly by ocean debris

Please join with Sustainable Highland Park in our efforts to raise awareness to the harmful effects of plastic bags and to reduce the use of plastic bags in our town.

June 2017 Events

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventTrolls (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, June 20, 2017, 1:00 pm

When their village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two mismatched friends must work together in perfect harmony to save the day. Rated PG, One hour, 32 minutes.

May 2017 Events

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventIllusionist (Animated)

Friends International Film Series
Tue, May 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Since magic tricks can’t compete with rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, a French illusionist (Jean-Claude Donda) finds himself touring Scotland’s shabby pubs. Life brightens for him when he meets Alice, a girl who believes his powers are real. Together they travel to Edinburgh for a performance, but he doesn’t have the heart to reveal that his feats are merely tricks, and risks financial ruin by giving her gifts supplied by his magic. This English/French film was a 2011 Oscar nominee in the animated film category. One hour, twenty minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

April 2017 Events

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventBefore The Flood (2016)

Earth Day Week Film
Thu, April 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

Before the Flood is a documentary that explores how climate change effects our environment. It also attempts to answer what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities. “Before The Flood is the product of an incredible three-year journey that took place with my co-creator and director Fisher Stevens,” Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the film’s producers, said. “We went to every corner of the globe to document the devastating impacts of climate change and questioned humanity’s ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced”. Rated PG. One hour, 36 minutes.

green star for adult eventLove and Friendship (2016)

Tue, April 18, 2017, 6:30 pm

Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-law’s estate and while there is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica, and for herself naturally. This comedy is based on Jane Austin’s novella, Lady Susan. Rated PG. 1 hour, 32 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

December 2016 Events

green star for adult eventDark Horse (Rated PG)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, December 20, 2016, 6:30 pm

This documentary from the United Kingdom takes place in a former mining village in Wales. A group of friends from a working men’s club decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed a racehorse. One hour, 26 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

November 2016 Events

purple star for childrens eventFinding Dory (PG)

Movie Matinee
Wed, November 23, 2016, 1:00 pm

“Finding Dory” reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure dives back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film. Refreshments. One hour, 37 minutes.

green star for adult eventDough (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, November 15, 2016, 6:30 pm

This comedy drama from the United Kingdom tells the story of an unlikely friendship between an old Jewish baker and a young Muslim. Redemption comes in unlikely places! One hour, 34 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

red star for teens eventNew Ghostbusters Film

Movie Afternoon
Mon, November 7, 2016, 1:30 pm

Watch the new released Ghostbusters movie! Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat. Rated PG-13. Two hours.

October 2016 Events

green star for adult eventMarguerite (Rated R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, October 18, 2016, 6:30 pm

In 1921 not far from Paris, it is a party day at Marguerite Dumont’s Castle. Nobody knows much about her except that she is rich and that her life is devoted to music. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave review on her latest performance, Marguerite gains even more confidence in her talent. She begins to follow her dream. Two hours, 10 minutes. French. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

August 2016 Events

green star for adult eventLabyrinth of Lies (R)

Friends International Summer Film Series
Tue, August 16, 2016, 6:30 pm

Against the will of his immediate superior, young prosecutor Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) begins to examine the case of a recently identified teacher who was a former Auschwitz guard. He devotes himself with utmost commitment to his new task and is resolved to find out what really happened. He oversteps boundaries, falls out with friends, and colleagues, and is sucked deeper into a labyrinth of lies and guilt in his search for the truth. But what he ultimately brings to light will change the country forever. Two hours. German.