Films at the Library

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

December 2019 Events

green star for adult eventCancelled – In the Aisles (Not Rated)

International Film Festival
Mon, December 2, 2019, 6:30 pm

In the Aisles quietly celebrates the beauty in the day-to-day and the collective pride we take in our jobs with dark humor and nuance.  This drama is an affecting and bittersweet glimpse into the shared connections of a motley group of workers. Not Rated,  German, 2 hrs. 4 min.

November 2019 Events

green star for adult eventWoman at War (Rated R)

International Film Series
Mon, November 4, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join us for Woman at War an Icelandic film about a determined environmental activist and the conflicts that challenge her long-held hope.  Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland, but the […]

October 2019 Events

green star for adult eventThe White Crow (Rated R)

Friends International Film Festival
Mon, October 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join us as we watch White Crow which depicts the story of Rudolf Nureyev’s defection to the west.  Rated R,  2 hrs., 7 min. Russian language.

red star for teens eventAladdin (PG)

Movie Afternoon
Tue, October 1, 2019, 1:30 pm

In this 2019 Disney film, a street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess. But soon, an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes.

September 2019 Events

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventSecret life of Pets 2 (PG)

After School Movie
Thu, September 5, 2019, 1:30 pm

Relax with your friends after the first day of school. Max’s owner is now married and has a toddler. Max is so worried about the little boy that he develops a nervous tic. Rooster a veteran farm dog pushes Max to ditch his nervousness and find his inner alpha. PG; 1 hr., 26 min.

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 eventA Dog’s Way Home (PG)

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

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives. One hour, 36 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.