Films at the Library

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

August 2019 Events

green star for adult eventStan & Ollie (PG)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, August 13, 2019, 6:30 pm

One of the world’s great comedy teams set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past. One hour, 38 minutes.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventDog’s Way Home (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, August 13, 2019, 3:30 pm

Alex believes he is just another nobody until he stumbles upon Excalibur, the mythical sword in the stone. He unites the wizard Merlin, his enemies, and his friends to take on Morgana, the enchantress. One hour, 35 minutes.

green star for adult eventPhoenix (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, August 6, 2019, 6:30 pm

Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret performer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that’s as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing. One hour, 38 minutes.

July 2019 Events

green star for adult eventThings To Come (PG-13)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 30, 2019, 6:30 pm

Nathalie is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family. But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to rediscover herself. One hour, 42 minutes.

green star for adult eventShoplifters (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 23, 2019, 6:30 pm

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft, and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence. Two hours.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventThe Kid Who Would Be King (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 23, 2019, 3:30 pm

Alex believes he is just another nobody until he stumbles upon Excalibur, the mythical sword in the stone. He unites the wizard Merlin, his enemies, and his friends to take on Morgana, the enchantress. One hour, 42 minutes.

green star for adult eventCapernaum (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 16, 2019, 6:30 pm

After fleeing his negligent and abusive parents, a hardened, streetwise twelve-year-old boy sues them to protest the life they’ve given him. Two hours, 3 minutes.

green star for adult eventCakemaker (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 9, 2019, 6:30 pm

Thomas, a young German baker, and Oren, an Israeli married man, are having a secret affair. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. Armed with a new identity, Thomas infiltrates the life of Oren’s newly widowed wife, Anat; and what started as a lie threatens to become something much more powerful.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventLego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 9, 2019, 3:30 pm

Emmet, Lucy & Batman are back in an epic adventure as they face a huge threat from outer space that will test their courage, creativity and may reveal how special they really are.

June 2019 Events

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Thu, June 20, 2019, 1:00 pm

When the appearance of a Light Fury dragon coincides with the darkest threat they have faced, Hiccup and Toothless must journey to a hidden world and discover their destinies. One hour, 44 minutes.

May 2019 Events

green star for adult eventBack to Burgundy (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, May 21, 2019, 6:30 pm

After a 10 year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jeremie, they must rebuild their relationship and trust as a family. One hour, 53 minutes. French.

April 2019 Events

green star for adult eventBye Bye Germany (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, April 16, 2019, 6:30 pm

David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose, to go to America as soon as possible. For this they need money. Close to his goal, David is not only deprived of his savings but also overtaken by his shady past. One hour, 42 minutes.

green star for adult eventThe Land Was Theirs (1993) and An Artist Reception

A Film About the New Jersey Chicken Farmers
Thu, April 4, 2019, 6:00 pm

The Land Was Theirs, set in New Jersey, is about Jewish farmers and their communities. It opens a window on the wider experience of immigrants who came to America in search of a better life and found it in the rural countryside. The new farmers, a minority group living in dynamic tension with the larger culture, managed to adapt to new lifestyles and conventions while maintaining their religious and cultural heritage. A surprising number of artists were raised on these farms and live in Highland Park and the surrounding community. The Highland Park Arts Commission will present this documentary film along with a panel of artists including Rena Segal, Marion Munk & Ellen Rebarber, who will also be exhibiting their work throughout the month of April in the Meeting Room and Main Hall Display Case.

March 2019 Events

green star for adult eventFilm Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Rated R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, March 19, 2019, 6:30 pm

Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) finds romance and happiness with a younger man, but her life changes forever when she is diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1970s. Based on the memoir of Peter Turner, the younger man. One hour, 45 minutes. English.

green star for adult eventScarlatti in New Jersey-Rare 17th Century Manuscript Discovery

Documentary and Program by Maestro Robert W. Butts
Sun, March 3, 2019, 2:00 pm

Scarlatti in New Jersey, a film by Maestro Robert W. Butts and Brian Foran, is about Dr. Jude Pfister’s discovery of the 1693 manuscript of Alessandro Scarlatti’s dramatic oratorio, La Giuditta. The 1693 manuscript was found at Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown National Historical Park, in Morristown. After the screening of the 54 minute documentary, Dr. Butts will talk about the history of the work, his editing of the work and its first modern day performance in New York City in 2008. He will also answer questions from the audience. Maestro Butts has conducted major orchestra and opera performances in New Jersey as well as guest appearances in Europe, most recently making his Italian debut in Crema with a performance of Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona and the world premiere of his composition Saturnalia Strings. His Early Morning Suite for classical guitar has been featured in recitals in Italy and England as well as in the United States.

December 2018 Events

green star for adult eventOther Side of Hope (Not Rated)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, December 18, 2018, 6:30 pm

Khaled, a Syrian refugee stows away on a freighter to Helsinki. Meanwhile, Wikstrom, a traveling salesman, wins big at a poker table, and buys himself a restaurant. When the authorities turn down his application for asylum, Khaled is forced underground and Wikstrom finds him sleeping in the yard behind his restaurant. He offers him a job and a roof over his head. The two unlikely strangers form a Utopian union with the restaurant’s waitress, the chef and his dog. Finnish. One hour, 47 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

November 2018 Events

green star for adult eventTruman (Rated PG-13)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, November 13, 2018, 6:30 pm

Ricardo Darin, Academy Award winning actor (The Secret in their Eyes), plays Julian, a man diagnosed with terminal cancer.When Julian receives an unexpected visit from his childhood friend Tomas, the two two, along with Truman, Julian’s beloved dog, share four surprising days while they finalize funeral arrangements, settle accounts, and most importantly, find a a home for Truman. Spanish. One hour, 48 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventHotel Transylvania 3

After School Movie
Wed, November 7, 2018, 1:00 pm

Join us for an after school movie, snacks and fun!Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family. Rated PG One hour, 37 minutes.

October 2018 Events

green star for adult event13 Minutes (Rated R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, October 16, 2018, 6:30 pm

In November of 1939, George Elser’s attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic actions. German. One hour, 54 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

green star for adult eventDecoding the Weather Machine

A NOVA Film About Climate Change
Tue, October 9, 2018, 6:30 pm

We have witnessed on the news the recent disastrous hurricanes, widespread droughts and wildfires making it hard not to conclude that something is up with the weather. The vast majority of scientists agree that the pervasive heat and extreme rainfall is not a coincidence. Learn the science behind Climate Change during this two hour NOVA documentary that will cut through the confusion and define a way forward. Here are some of the questions that scientists from around the globe will answer: Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing and that human activity is the cause? How will climate change affect us through the weather we experience, and when? What will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes?