Upcoming Movie Matinees at the library
Mon., Sept. 21 ; 12:30 p.m.
Angelina Jolie directs this true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Louis (Jack O'Connell) grows up a rough-hewn kid on the verge of becoming a full-on delinquent, until his brother starts training him to be a track star. Louis excels at the sport, and eventually represents America at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. During his training, he learns to become resilient and disciplined; his brother's words of advice, "If you can take it, you can make it," push him to overcome any adversity. He must live up to that adage under the most extreme circumstances after his plane is shot down during another bombing raid. He is stranded at sea for more than a month, only to be found by the Japanese and forced to endure constant physical abuse at the hands of sadistic prison-camp guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe (Japanese pop star Miyavi), who wants to break Louis' indomitable spirit.
Rated PG-13, Running time: 138 min.
Mon., Oct. 19 ; 12:30 p.m.
George Lopez and Marisa Tomei star in this drama inspired by the true story of four undocumented Mexican-American high-school students who enter the National Underwater Robotics Competition. There, with the help of their teacher, the savvy young students test their tech skills against some of the brightest minds at MIT.
Starring: George Lopez, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos Peña, David Del Rio, and Esai Morales. Directed by Sean McNamara.
Rated PG-13, Running time: 83 min.
Age of Adaline
Mon., Nov. 16 ; 12:30 p.m.
Adaline (Blake Lively) has kept to herself for decades in order to keep secret the fact that she has remained 29-years-old for nearly a century. However, when she meets a handsome philanthropist named Ellis (Michiel Huisman), she strains against the self-imposed exile she's lived in. When her secret may become public, she is forced to take greater control over her life. Starring: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger.Rated PG-13, Running time: 112 min.
Mon., Dec. 21 ; 1:00 p.m.
Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more to attend, and although her stepmother won't allow it, she gets help from a surprising source. Starring: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera.
Rated PG, Running time: 105 min.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Mon., Jan. 18 ; 12:30 p.m.
CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) uncovers evidence of a Russian conspiracy to destroy the U.S. economy, and races to protect his fiancée (Keira Knightley) while working with his seasoned mentor William Harper (Kevin Costner) to prevent a disaster of catastrophic proportions. Meanwhile, the malevolent Russian businessman (Kenneth Branagh) behind the terroristic plot awaits the perfect moment to set it into motion. Starring: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Andersson, Michael Starke. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Rated PG-13, Running time: 105 min.
All movies are free. Located in the lower level meeting room.