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What's better than free feature films on a big screen?
Stop at Billy's Café in the library atrium for some popcorn and a cold drink and enjoy the latest critically acclaimed films shortly after they are released! Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Directed by Leslie Small and Tim Story. Starring Don Cheadle, Halle Berry, and Kevin Hart. Theatrically released in 2016. 96 Minutes; Rated R for some sexual material, and language throughout.
Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"Kevin Hart: What Now? is Kevin Hart at the top of his game." - Odie Henderson on RogerEbert.com
The Light Between Oceans
Directed by Derek Cianfrance. Starring Alicia Vikander, Florence Clery, Michael Fassbender, and Rachel Weisz. Theatrically released in 2016. 133 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content.
Thursday, January 26 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"A sweeping romantic period drama, heavy with themes of love and duty and fate, lifted up by cinematic craft and great performances. " - Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Queen of Katwe
Directed by Mira Nair. Theatrically released in 2016. 124 Minutes; Rated PG for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material.
Thursday, February 2 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"In Ms. Nair’s hands, Phiona’s story has a richness and unpredictability that separates it from other, superficially similar movies. It also has the buoyant, cleareyed feel for the particulars of culture and place that is among this director’s great gifts." - The New York Times
The Girl on the Train
Directed by Tate Taylor. Starring Allison Janney, Darren Goldstein, Édgar Ramírez, Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Laura Prepon, Luke Evans, and Rebecca Ferguson. Theatrically released in 2016. 112 Minutes; Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity.
Thursday, February 9 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"[Taylor] deftly translates the bleak, raw-boned menace and tricky time signatures of Train’s intertwined plotlines, and draws remarkably vivid performances from his cast, particularly his two female leads." - Entertainment Weekly
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Joe Alwyn. Theatrically released in 2016. 113 Minutes; Rated R for language throughout, some war violence, sexual content, and brief drug use.
Thursday, February 16 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"Taking place mostly over the course of a single day, it’s a smart and languorous film that finds time to luxuriate in conversations and to create a feeling for small-town American life." - San Francisco Chronicle
Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Theatrically released in 2016. 116 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
Thursday, February 23 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"Arrival is such a beautiful and thought-provoking film that it almost singlehandedly makes up for every bad aliens-coming-to-Earth film you’ve ever seen." - USA Today
Directed by Mel Gibson. Starring Andrew Garfield, Luke Bracey, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer. Theatrically released in 2016. 139 Minutes; Rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images.
Thursday, March 2 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"Hacksaw Ridge is one of the best films of 2016. And the victory is all the more sweet for Gibson in that he succeeds on his own weird terms." - San Francisco Chronicle
Directed by Scott Derrickson. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams, Scott Adkins, and Tilda Swinton. Theatrically released in 2016. 115 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.
Thursday, March 9 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"Doctor Strange is thrilling in the way a lot of other Marvel movies are. But what makes it unique is that it’s also heady in a way most Marvel movies don’t dare to be. It’s eye candy and brain candy." - Entertainment Weekly
Wednesday Matinees @North Quincy
Stop by the North Quincy Branch Library on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. for matinee screenings of great films, old and new.