Friday night movie series is back

Friday Night Movie series is back

The winter Friday night movie series at Ida Rupp Public Library will resume this Friday with a showing of “Gone With the Wind,” in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.

The series will continue through March, with all movies shown in the library community rooms at the West Third Street entrance to the library. Movies in the series will be:
• Jan. 6 — “Gone With the Wind.” 1939. USA. Not rated. American classic in which manipulative Scarlett O’Hara and roguish Rhett Butler carry on a turbulent love affair during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Eight Oscars, including Best Picture. 238 minutes plus intermission.
• Jan. 13 — “The Music Never Stopped.” 2011. USA. PG. The heartwarming journey of a father and son adjusting to cerebral trauma and a lifetime of missed opportunities through the music that embodied the 1960s. Based on a case study by Dr. Oliver Sacks, and featuring music from Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Grateful Dead. 105 min.
• Jan. 20 — “The Debt.” 2010. USA. R.In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth. Helen Mirren stars in this thriller. 113 Min
• Jan. 27 — “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” 2011. USA. PG-13. At forty-something, straight-laced Cal (Steve Carrell) is living the dream — good job, house, kids and marriage. But Cal’s wife cheats on him, and after divorce Cal finds he is un-smooth in the dating scene. Cal is taken on by a handsome playboy (Ryan Gosling) and taught what to say, drink and wear. Despite Cal's makeover, his heart keeps leading him back to where he began. 118 min.
• Feb. 3 — Family Night. Movie to be announced.
• Feb. 10 — “Exporting Raymond.” 2011. USA. PG. In this real-life comedy, Phil Rosenthal travels to Russia to help adapt for Russian television “Everybody Loves Raymond,” the sitcom he created for US TV. The Russians don't quite share his tastes or his sense of humor. But what Phil did discover was a real comedy, filled with unique characters and situations that have to be seen to be believed. 86 min.
• Feb. 17 — “Margin Call.” 2011. USA. R. This thriller evolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period in the beginning stages of the 2008 financial crisis. On many critics’ “best of 2011” lists. 107 min.
• Feb. 24 — “Sunshine.” 1999. In English. R. A Hungarian Jewish family rises to wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as an Olympic fencer, but is caught up in the Holocaust. His grandson, after surviving war, realizes his allegiance is to himself and his heritage. 179 min.
• March 2 — “Moneyball.” 2011. USA. PG-13. The story of the Oakland A's general manager's (Brad Pitt) successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. Regarded by many as one of the best movies of 2011. 133 min.
• March 9 — "Shattered Glass." 2003. USA. PG-13.The true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C., journalist Stephen Glass who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, with 27 of his 41 published stories either partially or completely made up. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed forever, and eventually, his world came crumbling down. Eleven awards and 17 nominations. 94 min.  
March 16 — “Rory O’Shea Was Here.” 2005. Ireland. R. Inspiring and humorous story of Dublin punk Rory O'Shea who happens to be confined to a wheel chair but convinces his speech-impaired friend to apply for independent living and then acts as his interpreter, unwilling to let his disability hold him down. 104 min.  
March 23 —“August Rush.” 2007. USA. PG. A charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek his parents. 114 min.
March 30 — “African Cats.” 2011. USA. G. An epic story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, this film captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna:  Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion. 89 min.

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