Films at the Library

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

May 2018 Events

green star for adult eventAfter the Storm (Not Rated)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, May 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife. Japanese Drama directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. One hour, 57 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

April 2018 Events

green star for adult eventFrantz (PG-13)

International Film Festival
Tue, April 17, 2018, 6:30 pm

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers. Frantz finds writer-director François Ozon thoughtfully probing the aftermath of World War I through the memories and relationships of loved ones left behind. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. One hour, 53 minutes.

March 2018 Events

green star for adult eventA United Kingdom (PG-13)

International Film Festival
Tue, March 20, 2018, 6:30 pm

This is the true story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. One hour, 51 minutes.

December 2017 Events

green star for adult eventMia Madre (Rated R)

International Film Festival
Tue, December 12, 2017, 6:30 pm

A harried filmmaker (Margherita Buy) tries to juggle the demands of her latest movie with her disruptive personal life. The star of her film, a bombastic American actor (John Turturro) imported for the production, makes nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Marghertia tries to hold her life together as her mother’s illness progresses and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant. Italy/Italian. One hour, 47 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

November 2017 Events

purple star for childrens eventCars 3 (G)

Afternoon at the Movies
Wed, November 22, 2017, 1:00 pm

After years at the top of the racing game, Lighting McQueen is determined to show the younger, faster cars like rookie Jackson Storm that he still belongs on the track. After he is pushed out of the scene by faster cars, Lightening teams up with a clever young race technician with Piston Cup dreams. Using inspiration from the legendary Hudson Hornet, Lightening works harder than ever to prove that he still has what it takes! One hour, 49 minutes.

green star for adult eventMaudie (PG-13)

International Film Festival
Tue, November 21, 2017, 6:30 pm

Maud, (Sally Hawkins) a bright-eyed intelligent woman, hunched and with hands disabled by arthritis, yearns to be independent from her overly protective family. She answers an advertisements for a housekeeper. Her employer is Everett (Ethan Hawke), a 40 year old cantankerous bachelor. She is a terrible housekeeper and spends most of her time painting. Over time, she wins his heart. Maud’s determination to paint, along with her partnership with Everett, blossoms into a career as a famous folk artist. Ireland and Canada/English. One hour, 56 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

purple star for childrens eventCaptain Underpants (PG)

Afternoon at the Movies
Wed, November 8, 2017, 1:00 pm

Two students come up with an outrageous idea to hypnotize their principal and make him in to a super hero clad only in his underpants!Captain Underpants is so much nobler than Mr. Krupp, their principal. However, it doesn’t seem as if this ruse is going to last a long enough time and there may be […]

October 2017 Events

green star for adult eventTanna (Not Rated)

Interanational Film Festival
Tue, October 17, 2017, 6:30 pm

In one of the last traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl falls in love with her chief’s grandson. Suddenly war escalates with their enemies and Wawa is betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by warriors of both tribes. With their lives on the line, the star crossed lovers must choose between their hearts and the peaceful future of their tribe.Australian/English film. Spoken language is Nauvhal. One hour, 44 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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.