Films in Library Hall
Friday, September 22nd: Friday Film at 7:00 PM
An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s. Rated TV-MA, run-time 1 hour 33 minutes, released 2017.
Friday, October 6th: Manhattan Short International Film Festival at 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
The Manhattan Short Film Festival is the world’s first and only global film festival. Local movie lovers, along with audiences in more than 300 cities spanning 6 continents, can simultaneously view and judge 10 never-before-seen short films from all over the world. This year the festival received 1,615 entries from 75 countries; finalists include filmmakers from the USA, Georgia, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Syria and the United Kingdom.
All films are Oscar-eligible, and finalists from past years have included Oscar nominees and winners in the short film category. The total screening runs about two hours, and each film has a 30-second introduction from the director. All participants can vote for Best Film and Best Actor. Don’t miss this unique international event!
Friday, October 20th: Friday Film at 7:00 PM
Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. Rated R, run-time 2 hours, released 2017.
Saturday, October 21st: Family Movie at 1:00 PM
Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Rated PG, run-time 2017.
Friday, November 17th: Friday Film at 7:00 PM
96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. Rated PG, run-time 2017.
Saturday, November 18th: Family Movie at 1:00 PM
Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji. Rated PG, run-time 2017.
Friday, December 8th: Friday Film at 7:00 PM
Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing. Unrated, run-time | Comedy | 8 March 2017 (France).
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