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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.
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
The Girl on the Train
Rescheduled from February show canceled by snow. 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, March 16 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
Directed by Denzel Washington. Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Theatrically released in 2016. 139 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references.
Thursday, March 23 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"Ringing with both ancient wisdom and searing relevance, Fences feels as if it’s been crafted for the ages, and for this very minute." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Directed by Peter Berg. Starring J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, Mark Wahlberg, and Michelle Monaghan. Theatrically released in 2016. 133 Minutes; Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use.
Thursday, March 30 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"Overall, this is a Boston Strong film about one of the worst terrorist attacks ever on American soil, and a community’s resounding response" - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
A Monster Calls
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Starring Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Toby Kebbell. Theatrically released in 2016. 108 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic content and some scary images.
Thursday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m. (matinee only)
"Evocative, mysterious and shot through with bruising humor and heartbreak, A Monster Calls gets you where you live and where there's no place to hide. There's magic in it." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Theatrically released in 2016. 124 Minutes; Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use.
Thursday, April 13 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"Entertainment of the highest order, Allied, like a large portion of Robert Zemeckis’ work, feels like a grand ode to filmmaking of an era past." - Conor O'Donnell, The Film Stage
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.