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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.
During July there will only be matinee showings. Come to our Concerts on the Lawn every Thursday evening this month!
The Finest Hours
Directed by Craig Gillespie. Starring Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Eric Bana. Theatrically released in 2016. 117 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of peril.
Thursday, July 14 at 1:00 (matinee only)
"What happens is important, but more important is how it happens and whom it happens to."--San Francisco Chronicle
Directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson. Starring David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan. Theatrically released in 2015. 90 Minutes; Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
Thursday, July 21 at 1:00 (matinee only)
"Filtered through Kaufman's searching mind and soulful brilliance, the result is a masterpiece."--Rolling Stone
Hello, My Name is Doris
Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring Elizabeth Reaser, Kumail Nanjiani, Max Greenfield, Natasha Lyonne, Sally Field, Tyne Daly, & Wendi McLendon-Covey. Theatrically released in 2016. 95 Minutes; Rated R for language.
Thursday, July 28 at 1:00 (matinee only)
"Field amazes with her gameness, range and commitment."--Los Angeles Times
The Mermaid / Mei Ren Yu
Directed by Stephen Chow. Starring Deng Chao & Lin Yun. Theatrically released in 2016. 94 Minutes; Rated R for some violence.
Thursday, August 4 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"The Mermaid is at its best when it embraces the ridiculous, no-holds-barred, farcical comedy that Chow has become known for, thanks to films like Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer."--Entertainment Weekly
Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Channing Tatum, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, & Tilda Swinton. Theatrically released in 2016. 106 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and smoking.
Thursday, August 11 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"Hail, Caesar! is pure, popcorn fun — a visual treat, a comedic tour de force and a sublime and sly slice of satire." - Chicago Sun-Times
Everybody Wants Some!!
Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Zoey Deutch. Theatrically released in 2016. 117 Minutes; Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug use and some nudity.
Thursday, August 18 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"Like Clueless or Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it’s a great American comedy, and like Boyhood and Dazed and Confused, another easygoing masterpiece from our reigning auteur of hidden depths." - Slate
Eye in the Sky
Directed by Gavin Hood. Starring Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Helen Mirren, Iain Glen, Jeremy Northam, Kim Engelbrecht, Phoebe Fox. Theatrically released in 2016. 102 Minutes; Rated R for some violent images and language.
Thursday, August 25 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"Aaron Paul has key scenes as the drone pilot who actually has to pull the trigger, but it’s the late Alan Rickman, as Mirren’s superior, who steals the film." - 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.