Library brings the silver screen to town this summer with film programs

movie reel stockWhen the thermometer hits 90 degrees, there’s no better place to be than in a cool screening room and that’s just what Greenwich Library is offering with several film screenings this summer.

The library will present a wide-ranging slate of films for adults, teens and children. All programs are free and open to the public, movie buffs and dilettantes alike.

The main library’s Teen Summer Reading Program, Beneath the Surface, will feature several young adult film and movie programs. On Thursday, Aug. 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. catch The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Party to celebrate the premiere of this highly anticipated film based on the popular book.

Watch for the Teen Services summer movie poll in which teens can vote for their favorite film to be screened during the Summer Teen Reading Film and Finale Party on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Byram branch of the library has scheduled two movie programs, one for families and a separate film and discussion series for adult film buffs. The branch will feature the family-friendly Movies with Popcorn series on two Saturdays this month. On July 13 at 2 p.m. come see Holes  based on the book by Louis Sachar, and on July 20 at 2 p.m. enjoy the cautionary tale, Ant Bully with a voice cast that includes Julia Roberts and Nicolas Cage.

Co-sponsored with the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich, the two-part adult film series, What Makes a Film a Masterpiece? will thrill all movie buffs. On Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. attend a film talk and screening of the classic British thriller Don’t Look Now with Professor Moya Duffy. On Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., discuss the 1943 Hitchcock classic Shadow of a Doubt. Refreshments will be served.

The Cos Cob branch of the library will also offer an extensive lineup of children and adult films this summer. Families with young children will enjoy Monday films, each starting at 3:30 p.m. On July 22, the library will also show Holes, a critically acclaimed adaptation of the award-winning young adult book, and, on Aug. 5, will present The Land Before Time.

Seven classic films for a variety of ages and tastes will be screened during Fun Friday Films at 2 p.m. between now and Aug. 23. On July 12, the featured film will be the classic spoof comedy Airplane; on July 19, the Zach Braff/Natalie Portman comedy Garden State; on July 26, the murder mystery spoof Murder by Death; on Aug. 2, M. Hulot’s Holiday; on Aug. 9, Juno; on Aug. 16, the classic John Cusack holding up the boombox movie Say Anything and on Aug. 23, Little Miss Sunshine.

The Friends Friday Film Series, held in the Cole Auditorium at the main library, will resume on Friday, Sept. 27 with the Academy Award Best Picture winner, Argo.

For more information, visit greenwichlibrary.org or call 203-625-7900.

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