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 Greg Mottola. Starring Jesse Eisenberg & Kristen Stewart. Theatrically released in 2009. 107 Minutes; Rated R for language, drug use and sexual references.
Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming )
2016 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Naji Abu Nowar. Starring Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, & Jack Fox. Theatrically released in 2015. 100 Minutes; Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 For Violence and Thematic Elements Throughout.
Thursday, June 30 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"A mesmerizing coming of age adventure in an elemental setting, Theeb becomes both more allegorical and more specific to our historical moment the more you think about it." - Boston Globe
During July there will only be mattinee showings. Come to our Concerts on the Lawn every Thursday evening this month!
Wolf Totem 
Winner (Best Director and Best Visual Effects) at the 2015 Beijing International Film Festival. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Starring Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Shaofeng Feng, Shawn Dou, Yin Zhusheng. Theatrically released in 2015. 121 Minutes; Rated Rated PG-13 for disturbing images and violence involving animals, and for brief sexuality.
Thursday, July 7 30 at 1:00 (matinee only)
"There's no denying the beauty of the film's imagery, violent and tender, or the emotional power of the final moment in the boy-and-his-dog love story." - Los Angeles Times
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
Hail Casear! 
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
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.
- June 29: Theeb  (PG-13)
- July 6: 1776  (R)
- July 13: Glory  (PG-13)
- July 20: Wolf Totem  (PG-13)
- July 27: The Finest Hours  (PG-13)
- August 3: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi  (R)
- August 10: Hello, My Name is Doris  (R)
- August 17: The Mermaid  (R)
- August 24: Hail Caesar!  (PG-13)
- August 31: Race  (PG-13)