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 .
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
The Revenant 
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
Summer School 
Directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Kirstie Alley & Mark Harmon. Theatrically released in 1987. 97 Minutes; Rated PG-13-Some Sexual Content/Partial Nudity, Language, Teen Drinking and Comic Disturbing Images.
Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming )
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, June 9 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." - Boston Globe
Wet Hot American Summer 
Directed by David Wain. Starring David Hyde Pierce, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Amy Poehler, & Bradley Cooper. Theatrically released in 2001. 97 Minutes; Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug sequence.
Saturday, June 11 at 2:30 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming )
No Movie on Thursday, June 16
Do the Right Thing 
Directed by Spike Lee. Starring Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, & Ruby Dee. Theatrically released in 1989. 120 Minutes; Rated R.
Saturday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming )
Son of Saul 
2016 movie stillAcademy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by László Nemes. Starring Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Todd Charmont, & Urs Rechn. Theatrically released in 2015. 107 Minutes; Rated R for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity.
Thursday, June 23 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"It’s the rarest kind of moviegoing experience: an absolute masterpiece. " - Entertainment Weekly
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
No Movie on Thursday, July 28. See you at the concert though!
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, August 4 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"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 11 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 18 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.
- May 25: To Sir, with Love  (unrated)
- June 1: The Lady in the Van  (PG-13)
- June 8: The Revenant  (R)
- June 15: In the Heart of the Sea 
- June 22: Star Wars - The Force Awakens 
- 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)