Films at the Library

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

October 2018 Events

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 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?

August 2018 Events

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.

purple star for childrens eventPeter Rabbit (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Tue, July 10, 2018, 3:00 pm

Peter Rabbit is a Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. The film stars the voice of James Corden as the title character. One hour, 30 minutes.

June 2018 Events

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventBlacked Out

A film by Highland Park African American Project
Thu, June 28, 2018, 7:00 pm

Blacked Out is a film by The Highland Park African American Project. In the diverse, progressive town of Highland Park, NJ a disturbing piece of art is found in a primary school, and a group of student filmmakers try to solve the mystery of who created it and why it was allowed to be publicly displayed for almost forty years. The film was selected and recently shown at the Montclair Film Festival and the Harlem Film Festival.

green star for adult eventThe Land Was Theirs (1993)

A Film About the New Jersey Chicken Farmers
Tue, June 26, 2018, 6:30 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 including Marion Munk, Bill Giacalone, Phil Orenstein, and Ellen Rebarber.

purple star for childrens eventA Wrinkle In Time (PG)

Summer Afternoon Film Series
Wed, June 20, 2018, 1:00 pm

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The novel won the 1962 Newbery Medal. One hour, 44 minutes.

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

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventA Plastic Ocean: An Environmental Film

Earth Day Film
Sat, April 21, 2018, 2:00 pm

Join us for an environmental film right before Earth Day and enter a raffle to win a free reusable bag! A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect. One hour, 42 minutes.

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.

green star for adult eventHistory and Clips from The Golden Age of Musicals

Musicals from The 1950s
Tue, April 10, 2018, 7:00 pm

The 1950’s were the best of times for the movie musical. We will explore the great original musicals (Singing in the Rain, Funny Face, and Seven Brothers to name a few) made during this time period. Sam Caponegro and Candy Capenegro have recently taught courses on The History of the Movie Musical and Deconstructing the Broadway Musical at Rutgers University Continuing Education Program.

March 2018 Events

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

Afternoon at the Movies
Thu, March 29, 2018, 1:00 pm

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Enjoy a movie during your half day from school! One hour, 45 minutes.

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.

February 2018 Events

green star for adult eventHistory and Clips from 1940s Musicals

Lecture and Film Clips
Thu, February 8, 2018, 7:00 pm

World War II brought us the Good Neighbor Policy films that starred Carmen Miranda, Alice Faye, and Betty Grable. Enjoy scenes from “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, “Stormy Weather” and others. Sam Caponegro and Candy Capenegro have recently taught courses on The History of the Movie Musical and Deconstructing the Broadway Musical at Rutgers University Continuing Education Program.