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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.

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Show Times

Fury (2014; 134 minutes; Rated R for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout.)
Thursday, July 2 at 1:00 p.m. (Matinee showing only)
"Fury is literally visceral— a kind of war horror film, which is, of course, what good combat films should be." - The New Yorker

The Bostonian (2015; 108 minutes; Not rated but "would be R if rated by the MPAA" for frontal nudity and violence.)
TUESDAY, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. Q&A with Director and Cast following showing
An independent movie, locally written, directed, and filmed. Watch it on the big screen and meet the director and some of the cast and crew at this special showing." The director stopped by the QATV studios to tell us more about the movie:

Focus (2015; 105 minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief violence.)
Thursday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. (Matinee showing only)
"This is just sheer, escapist entertainment from start to finish." - Chicago Sun-Times

'71 (2015; 99 minutes; Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and language throughout.)
Thursday, July 16 at 1:00 p.m. (Matinee showing only)
"Yann Demange’s ’71, with an astonishing performance by Jack O’Connell, is big-screen storytelling stripped to its dramatic and visual essentials, and the result is nothing less than shattering." - Wall Street Journal

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973; 102 minutes; Rated R.)
Thursday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. (Matinee showing only)
"“The Friends of Eddie Coyle” works so well because Eddie is played by Robert Mitchum, and Mitchum has perhaps never been better." - Roger Ebert

21 (2008; 123 minutes; Rated PG-13 for some violence, and sexual content including partial nudity.)
Thursday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m. (Matinee showing only)
"21 makes for some slick escapist fantasy. Even if, and because, the fantasy has its roots in something real." - Philadelphia Inquirer

Chappie (2015; 120 minutes; Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity.)
Thursday, August 13 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:45 p.m.
"This hugely entertaining oddity could never be mistaken for the work of any other filmmaker." - Time Out London

McFarland, USA (2015; 129 minutes; Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and language.)
Thursday, August 20 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"A cross-cultural charmer, an endearing true story told with intelligence and warmth by director Niki Caro (2002's Whale Rider)." - USA Today

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.

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