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 .
Infinitely Polar Bear 
Directed by Maya Forbes. Starring Ashley Aufderheide, Imogene Wolodarsky, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana. Theatrically released in 2015. 90 Minutes; Rated R for language.
Thursday, February 11 at 1:00 (matinee only showing)
"The movie is a small miracle, lifted by Ruffalo and these two remarkable young actresses. Refusing to soften the edges when Cam is off his meds, Ruffalo is a powerhouse. He and Forbes craft an indelibly intimate portrait of what makes a family when the roles of parent and child are reversed. " - Rolling Stone
Deli Man 
Directed by Erik Anjou. Theatrically released in 2015. 92 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for some language. This showing co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills.
Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. (evening showing only)
"Like a fat slab of pastrami, Deli Man is the cinematic equivalent of comfort food: warm, generous and made with love." - Washington Post
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Josh Brolin, Vanessa Kirby, and Robin Wright. Theatrically released in 2015. 121 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense peril and disturbing images.
Thursday, February 18 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"Based on true events, filled with stunning visuals and featuring more than a half-dozen of our best actors delivering solid performances, Baltasar Kormakur’s Everest is a high-altitude roller coaster ride that will leave you drained." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
Imitation of Life 
Directed by Douglas Sirk. Starring Lana Turner, Susan Kohner, Juanita Moore, and Sandra Dee. Theatrically released in 1959. 125 minutes; Not rated.
Saturday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming )
"Imitation of Life crosses a succession of emotional bridges, hitting the heart with each step in one of the best Universal films of recent years. It's a film that will benefit from word-of-mouth, particularly of lipsticked mouth." - Variety
1984: Riding Into Hell 
Join us for a special showing, in advance of this year's film festival circuit. This documentary examines the year 1984, looking at the rock & roll scene, world news & politics, celebrities & pop culture and technology. Director Rudy Childs will be attendance with some of his Rock and Roll photo albums.
Thursday, February 25 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
In the Heat of the Night 
Directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates. Theatrically released in 1967. 109 minutes; Not rated.
Saturday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming )
"Norman Jewison has taken a hard, outspoken script, prepared by Stirling Silliphant from an undistinguished novel by John Ball, and, with stinging performances contributed by Rod Steiger as the chief of police and Sidney Poitier as the detective, he has turned it into a film that has the look and sound of actuality and the pounding pulse of truth." - The New York Times
Directed by Paul Weitz. Starring Elizabeth Peña, Judy Greer, Julia Garner, Laverne Cox, Lily Tomlin, Marcia Gay Harden, and Nat Wolff. Theatrically released in 2015. 79 Minutes; Rated R for language and some drug use.
Thursday, March 3 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"Lily Tomlin has been one of our best comedic actresses for the past 50 years, and she’s at the height of her powers in the beautifully observed dramedy Grandma. Her performance is funny, acerbic, touching — and ultimately, exhilarating." - San Francisco Chronicle
Directed by Amy Heckerling. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy. Theatrically released in 1995. 97 minutes; Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue and some teen use of alcohol and drugs.
Saturday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. (part of Grownups 20/30s programming )
"The movie is aimed at teenagers, but like all good comedies, it will appeal to anyone who has a sense of humor and an ear for the ironic." - Roger Ebert
Directed by Sarah Gavron. Starring Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Carey Mulligan, and Helena Bonham Carter. Theatrically released in 2015. 106 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for some intense violence, thematic elements, brief strong language and partial nudity.
Thursday, March 10 at 1:00 (matinee) and 7:00 p.m.
"In the best picture of 2015, Carey Mulligan is the stoic, long-suffering sweatshop worker radicalized into action." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation
Bridge of Spies 
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hanks. Theatrically released in 2015. 141 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language.
Thursday, March 17 at 1:00 (matinee) and 6:30 p.m.
"Spielberg has taken an important but largely forgotten and hardly action-packed slice of the Cold War and turned it into a gripping character study and thriller that feels a bit like a John Le Carre adaptation if Frank Capra were at the controls." - 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.