Movies @ Your Library!

January 2019, Madden Auditorium

Sensory/Family Friendly Saturday
January 19

Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses. Rated G

January 22
Best F(r)iends Volume 1 

Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero, stars of cult phenomena The Room have returned in Best F(r)iends: Volume 1, which finds Sestero as a drifter who forges an uneasy friendship with an eccentric mortician, played by Wiseau. As you’d expect, this movie is offbeat and has some bizarre vibes at times, but weaves a competent, interesting narrative that lets the strengths of the cast shine through. In addition to the inevitable otherworldly effort from Wiseau, the movie has an unsettling cadence and some wild, unpredictable dialogue that never fails to entertain. The real draw here is to see Wiseau and Sestero back in action again and in that regard, Best F(r)iends really delivers. This movie is rated R for language and some grisly images.

January 23
The Invisible Man Returns

The Invisible Man was one of the most popular, well received films in our 2018 series, so we decided to continue the franchise with The Invisible Man Returns, which finds genre legend Vincent Price in the lead role. Price plays a man desperate to clear his name and avoid a wrongful murder charge, so he downs the invisibility serum and hopes to uncover the truth before the madness sets in. This sequel offers comparable thrills and of course, impressive special effects that put the invisible elements to good use, including an iconic scarecrow sequence. While not as acclaimed or beloved as Universal’s original, this sequel carries the torch well and as it was released in 1940, is not rated.

January 26
Princess Bride

More information to come!


January 28
The Thin Man

William Powell and Myrna Loy headline The Thin Man, one of the most fresh, original takes on the detective genre ever filmed, as well as the start of a multi-sequel franchise that delighted audiences and critics alike. Powell and Loy are a bantering married couple who look into a murder case thanks to her prodding, as she thinks the excitement could be good for the marriage. This movie has it all, a cast loaded with talent, razor sharp dialogue, and a level of entertainment that is simply hard to beat. A true classic from top to bottom, The Thin Man remains a popular, acclaimed picture and with a 1934 release date, it is not rated.

January 30
Serial Mom

Our first John Waters event was a hit, so we are bringing back the cult director’s work once again, this time with his eclectic, darkly hilarious Serial Mom. A scathing look at the suburban myth of idealism, this movie follows Beverly, a picture perfect mother who seems to have crafted the idyllic life for her family, down to the white picket fence and luxurious homemade dinners. But as it turns out, she has a dark side and not even those closest to her could imagine just how dark it is. An over the top, outlandish look at suburban life, Serial Mom is one of Waters’ more accessible pictures, but it also retains his sensibilities and is as ruthless with its barbs as ever. Serial Mom is rated R for satirical presentation of strong violence, vulgar language, and sexual episodes.

Feburary 2019, Madden Auditorium

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