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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.
Star Wars - The Force Awakens
Directed by J.J. Abrams. Starring Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, & Oscar Isaac. Theatrically released in 2015. 135 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
Thursday, April 21 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"What a beautiful, thrilling, joyous, surprising and heart-thumping adventure this is." - Chicago Sun-Times
The Breakfast Club
Directed by John Hughes. Starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez and Judd Nelson. Theatrically released in 1985. 97 Minutes; Rated R.
Saturday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming)
"The Breakfast Club doesn't need earthshaking revelations; it's about kids who grow willing to talk to one another, and it has a surprisingly good ear for the way they speak." - Roger Ebert
The Big Short
Nominated for five Academy Awards. Winner for best adapted screenplay. Directed by Adam McKay. Starring Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Melissa Leo, Rafe Spall, Ryan Gosling, & Steve Carell. Theatrically released in 2015. 130 Minutes; Rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity.
Thursday, April 28 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"A true crime story and a madcap comedy, a heist movie and a scalding polemic, The Big Short will affirm your deepest cynicism about Wall Street while simultaneously restoring your faith in Hollywood." - The New York Times
Some Kind of Wonderful
Written by John Hughes. Starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson and Lea Thompson. Theatrically released in 1987. 95 Minutes; Rated PG-13.
Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming)
"It has a light touch, a disarming cast, a well-developed sense of humor and a lot of charm. It also shows off, even better than the earlier films have, Mr. Hughes's keen understanding of the world his young characters inhabit and the ways in which they might behave." - The New York Times
Nominated for three Oscars and a Golden Globe, winner of many other awards, including the Boston Online Film Critics Association award for Best Actress. Directed by John Crowley . Starring Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, & Saoirse Ronan. Theatrically released in 2015. 111 Minutes; Rated PG - 13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language.
Thursday, May 5 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality, Brooklyn illustrates the power of restraint in dealing with poignant, impassioned material." - Los Angeles Times
The Fast and the Furious
Written by Rob Cohen . Starring Paul Walker & Vin Diesel. Theatrically released in 2001. 106 Minutes; Rated PG-13.
Saturday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming)
"The result is an intensely involving entertainment that can be enjoyed by viewers who scarcely know how their own cars work." - Los Angeles Times
Nominated for six Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, and winner of many other accolades, including AFI Movie of the Year. Directed by Todd Haynes. Starring Cate Blanchett, Cory Michael Smith, Jake Lacy, John Magaro, Kyle Chandler, Rooney Mara, & Sarah Paulson. Theatrically released in 2015. 118 Minutes; Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity and brief language.
Thursday, May 12 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:45 p.m.
"Carol is a movie to drink in with eyes, ears, and sensibilities." - Boston Globe
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Written by Stephen Herek. Starring Alex Winter & Keanu Reeves. Theatrically released in 1989. 90 Minutes; Rated PG.
Saturday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming)
"Everything Reeves has done since always has the whiff of "Ted" about it. Party on, dudes." - Austin Chronicle
Oscar and Golden Globe winner for Best Performance by an Actress and recipient of many other awards and nominations. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Starring Brie Larson & Jacob Tremblay. Theatrically released in 2015. 118 Minutes; Rated R for language.
Thursday, May 19 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:45 p.m.
"Room unfolds with the privilege of seeing and experiencing the world for the very first time, which is maybe the best we can ever expect from a medium like the cinema." - oston Globe
Written by Jared Hess. Starring Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, & Jon Heder. Theatrically released in 2004. 82 Minutes; Rated PG for thematic elements and language.
Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming)
"It's charming. It's hilarious. It is perhaps the most beautifully crafted, lovingly rendered portrait of extreme geekitude ever to grace the screen." - Dallas Observer
The Lady in the Van
Nominated for a Golden Globe (best performance by an Actress) and many other awards. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Starring Alex Jennings & Maggie Smith. Theatrically released in 2015. 104 Minutes; Rated PG - 13 for a brief unsettling image.
Thursday, May 26 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"A delicately written, boisterously performed movie about the difficult people who dare us to care about them." - Los Angeles Times
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Written by Terry Gilliam. Starring Benicio Del Toro & Johnny Depp. Theatrically released in 1998. 118 Minutes; Rated R for pervasive extreme drug use and related bizarre behavior, strong language, and brief nudity.
Saturday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming)
"It is as deeply satisfying as only the yowling, primal trashing of several rental cars and hotel rooms while in the grips of a hopelessly depraved ether jag and several sheets of blotter acid can be... A cinematic masterpiece." - Salon.com
Winner of three Academy Awardsmovie still (nominated for nine more), AND three Golden Globes among numerous other accolades. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, & Will Poulter. Theatrically released in 2015. 156 Minutes; Rated R for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity.
Thursday, June 2 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:00 p.m.
"The Revenant is a visceral sensation, filled with unforgettable visuals and memorable set pieces." - Chicago Sun-Times
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.