Films at the Library

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

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 shen 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?

September 2018 Events

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventKids Choice Movie

Movie
Thu, September 6, 2018, 1:00 pm

It is the kids chance to vote on what movie they want to see.   Visit the reference desk any time this week or email sjohnson@hpplnj.org to cast your vote for what movie we are showing on Thursday September 6th at 1pm. Despicable Me 3 Early Man Rock Dog Sherlock Gnomes Join us at 1pm on […]

August 2018 Events

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventgreen star for adult eventKids Choice Movie

Afternoon at the Movies
Tue, August 21, 2018, 3:00 pm

After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world’s most exclusive dog show. One hour, 32 minutes.

green star for adult eventLoveless (NR)

Friends of the Library Internation Film Festival
Tue, August 14, 2018, 6:30 pm

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Russian. One hour, 54 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventFerdinand (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, August 14, 2018, 3:00 pm

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. The story, written by Ron Burch, David Kidd and Don Rhymer, follows a gentle pacifist bull named Ferdinand who refuses to participate in bullfighting but is forced back into the arena where his beliefs are challenged by being faced off against the world’s greatest bullfighter.One hour, 48 minutes.

green star for adult eventThe Midwife (Not Rated)

Friends of the Library Internation Film Festival
Tue, August 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but high strung midwife, and Beatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstances that brought them together. French. One hour, 47 minutes.

July 2018 Events

green star for adult eventLoving Vincent (PG-13)

Friends of the Library Internation Film Festival
Tue, July 31, 2018, 6:30 pm

This first fully painted animated film is the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. Th intrigue unfolds through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death. More than one hundred artists added their talents to the United Kingdom film. One hour, 35 minutes.

green star for adult eventWomen’s Balcony (Rated R)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tue, July 24, 2018, 6:30 pm

In this rousing, good-hearted tale, an accident during a Bar Mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. In this film from Israel, women stand up to patriarchal power. Hebrew. One hour, 36 minutes.

purple star for childrens eventPaddington 2 (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 24, 2018, 3:00 pm

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. One hour, 42 minutes.

green star for adult eventFencer (Not Rated)

Friends of the Library International Festival
Tue, July 17, 2018, 6:30 pm

Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, a young Estonian fencer named Endel is forced to return to his homeland. He finds work as a teacher and starts a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion, fencing, which causes a conflict with the school’s principal. English/Finland. One hour, 39 minutes.

green star for adult eventFantastic Woman (R)

Friends International Film Festival
Tue, July 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

Marina, a trans woman and nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, Marina is treated with suspicion by authorities and with disdain by his family. She is forbidden to attend his funeral and is thrown out of their apartment. Marina again must battle outside forces to become the woman she wants to be. Spanish/Chile, One hour, 44 minutes.