Greenwich Library kicks off Friends Friday Film series Sept. 9

Greenwich Library kicks off the Friends Friday Film Series on Friday, Sept. 9 with the Oscar nominated film Brooklyn. The film series is now 69 years old. For the 2016-2017 season, the Friends Friday Film Series will once again roll out a slate of award-winning new releases, classics and international films with wide-ranging appeal. This popular series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library.

From award-winners like Spotlight to Hollywood classics like Blade Runner, plus foreign films and documentaries, longtime Friday Films Host Wayne Campbell has selected films to interest every point of view.

The season will run through June 30, concluding with Woody Allen’s Café Society.

In partnership with the Friends Friday Films, the Flinn Gallery will once again offer special extended hours before six art-related films this year. Grab an early dinner on the Avenue then stop by the Gallery between 6 and 8 PM to tour the current show.   

Art Double Feature: Friday, September 30

Friday Film: George Tice: Seeing Beyond the Moment (2013)

Flinn Gallery show “American Grit: B&W Photography” including Tice (Sept.15-Oct.19)

Art Double Feature: Friday, October 28

Friday Film: The Intern (2015)

Flinn Gallery show “I’ve Lost Control Again” (Oct. 27-Nov. 30).

Art Double Feature: Friday, December 9

Friday Film: Waste Land (2010)

Flinn Gallery show “Re-Claim/Re-Process” (Dec. 8-Jan.18).

Art Double Feature: Friday, February 10

Friday Film: Summer Hours (L’heure D’ete) (France 2008)

Flinn Gallery Show “Art in Bloom” (Jan. 26-Mar. 8)

Art Double Feature: Friday, March 24

Friday Film: The Cardboard Bernini (2013)

Flinn Gallery show “The Constructions of Jimmy Grashow” (Mar. 16-Apr. 26).

Friends Friday Films are screened in the Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium and admission is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

September 9, Brooklyn (2015)

With Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters. Directed by John Crowley. Wonderful acting, great story, and beautiful scenery tell the tale of a young Irish girl immigrating to the U.S. circa 1950.  Need we add “heartwarming”? A charmer. 111 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

September 16, Learning To Drive (2014)

With Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley. Directed by Isabel Coixet. A recently dumped Manhattan woman takes control of her life and learns to drive so she can visit her daughter in upstate New York. Her driving lessons are with Indian cabbie Kingsley in this entertaining comedy/drama. 105 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

September 23, The Lady In The Van (2015)

With Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Alex Jennings. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. A stranger than fiction comedy about a woman who parked her van in a London playwright’s driveway and lived there for 15 years! 104 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

September 30, George Tice: Seeing Beyond The Moment (2013) *Art Double Feature*

With George Tice himself. Directed by Peter Bosco, Bruce Wodder, Douglas Underdahl. Long recognized for his penetrating photographic record of America, Tice works in the urban tradition of Edward Hopper and Walker Evans. This Friends “Art Double Feature” complements the Flinn Gallery show “American Grit: B&W Photography”. The Gallery is open until showtime. Filmmakers Bosco and Wodder will be onstage to introduce the film. 72 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

October 7, Steve Jobs (2015)

With Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Seth Rogen. Directed by Danny Boyle.

Set backstage at three Apple Computer product launches spread over a decade, we get a searing look at the mercurial and brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution. Absolutely riveting with unforgettable performances. 122 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

October 14, Blade Runner-The Director’s Cut (1992) *Greenwich Reads Together Event*

With Harrison Ford, Edgar James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, Joanna Cassidy. Directed by Ridley Scott. Way ahead of it’s time, this film is set in Los Angeles circa 2019 (not too far in our own future). L.A. has become a pan-cultural dystopia of corporate advertising, pollution and flying automobiles as well as human-like androids with short life spans. This version restores changes made at it’s original release. Shown in conjunction with Greenwich Reads Together programs centered on “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel. 114 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

October 21, Bridge Of Spies (2015)

With Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan. Directed by Steven Spielberg. A Brooklyn attorney negotiates a prisoner swap of Rudolph Abel for U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. Outstanding historical drama that captures the tensions of the time and successfully depicts the Cold War in Berlin. 103 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

October 28, The Intern (2015) *Art Double Feature*

With Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Adam DeVine, Rene Russo. Directed by Nancy Meyers.

A seventy-something retired successful businessman and widower gets dragged back into the contemporary computer and cell-phone fueled workplace at an online fashion website. Hathaway is the career driven foil and sparks and laughs ensue in this pleasing comedy. This Friends “Art Double Feature’ complements the Flinn Gallery show “I’ve Lost Control Again”. The Gallery is open until showtime. 121 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

November 4, Trumbo (2015)

With Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K. Directed by Jay Roach. Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo incurs the wrath of anti-communist forces in the 50s when he refuses to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Tense and intimate inside look at Hollywood at that time. 124 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

November 11 – NO FILM – LIBRARY CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY

November 18, Spotlight (2015)

With Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci. Directed by Tom McCarthy. Based on the 2002 Boston Globe newspaper investigation into decades worth of child abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Resistance took many forms. Won two Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. 128 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

November 25 – NO FILM- LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

December 2, Concussion (2015)

With Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, David Morse. Directed by Peter Landesman. Forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in Pittsburgh  runs into big time opposition when he claims concussions arise from high impact sports. His research on Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster raised public awareness of the issue. Smith’s performance asf Dr. Bennet Omalu is small-scaled and precise. 123 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

December 9, Waste Land (2010) *Art Double Feature*

With Artist Vik Muniz. Directed by Karen Harley, Lucy Walker, Joao Jardim. Highly acclaimed film about artist Vik Muniz who creates from refuse he collects from the world’s largest landfill, Jardim Gramacho in Rio De Janeiro. A portrait of the artist at work and the lives of the trash-pickers who make a living foraging there. This Friends “Art Double Feature’ complements the Flinn Gallery show “Re-Claim/Re-Process”. The Gallery is open until showtime. In English and Portuguese, with English subtitles. 95 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

December 16, Love Actually (2003)

With Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Laura Linney. Directed by Richard Curtis. Rapidly approaching classic Christmas Film status (except for the R-Rating), this pudding of a movie involves more than a dozen characters weaving through multiple subplots trying to find meaning and happiness in their lives. A plot synopsis can’t happen because there are too many plots and subplots. 130 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

December 23 – NO FILM

December 30 – NO FILM

January 6, The Big Short (2015)

With Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei. Directed by Adam McKay. Sees the 2008 financial crisis through the eyes of four unorthodox moneymen. A scalding comedy, if you can call it that, about greed, stupidity, and whether or not the foxes are still running the henhouse. 130 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

January 13, My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes (Italy-2015)

With a cast of many heroes. Directed by Oren Jacoby. Isabella Rosselini narrates an unfolding story of gentiles who helped Jews who sought refuge in Northern Italy after the German occupation in 1943 during the Second World War. It provides a primer on Italy’s complicated history with the Holocaust and the Italian resistance. Particularly singled out are the quiet courageous deeds of Tour De France champion Gino Bartali. 93 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

January 20, 45 Years (Great Britain-2015)

With Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay. Directed by Andrew Haigh. Imagine that a week before your 45th wedding anniversary you get a letter telling you that the body of your first love has been found frozen and preserved in a Swiss Alps glacier. May throw a monkey wrench into your anniversary plans. Come and see. 95 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

January 27, Amy (2015)

With Amy Winehouse. Directed by Asif Kapadia. Follows pop singer Amy Winehouse from her heady steady climb to success followed by a dizzying downward spiral and death at age 27 from alcohol poisoning. There’s plenty of blame to go around but in the end Tony Bennett placed her among the ranks of Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin. 128 min, Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

February 3, The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story (2010) *Black History Month Event*

With Arif Mardin. Directed by Joe Mardin and Doug Biro. As a part of Greenwich Library’s celebration of Black History Month we present a portrait of the legendary music producer at Atlantic Records who worked with Bette Midler, Aretha Franklin, George Martin, the Bee Gees…and the list goes on and on. To be followed by a live jazz concert in the Cole Sunday Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m. with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, arguably the most recorded drummer in history performing with his quintet. 104 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

February 10, Summer Hours (L’heure D’ete) (FRANCE 2008) *Art Double Feature*

With Charles Berling, Juliette Binoche, Edith Scob. Directed by Olivier Assayas. A French country-house reunion brings together a family scattered around the globe. A houseful of antiques, paintings and objects must be decided upon by an elderly woman’s adult children while there is still time. Moving, insightful, lighter than air and deeper than deep.  This Friends “Art Double Feature” complements the Flinn Gallery Show “Art in Bloom”. The Gallery is open until showtime. In French with English subtitles. 102 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

February 17, Samsara (2011)

Directed by Ron Fricke. A stunning and hypnotic glorious creation you will never forget. A striking,purely visual glimpse into the world’s most remarkable happenings. Combines scenes of destruction and rebirth along with those of profound humanity and mechanized lifelessness. You may never look at anything in the same way after seeing this 70mm grand and vibrant cinematic event filmed over five years and on five continents. 99 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

February 24, Race (2016)

With Stephan James. Jason Sudeikis. Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten, William Hurt. Directed by Stephen Hopkins. Drama based on true events with black athlete Jesse Owens struggling to overcome racism at home and abroad in his inspiring journey to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. His victories deal a blow to the Nazi plans to make the Games a celebration of Aryan supremacy. 134 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

March 3, Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

With Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut. Directed by Kent Jones. Documentary based on a 1962 week-long meeting between these two directors. In the book that followed their meeting Hitchcock talked and divulged all about his successful films and his talent for creating suspense. Flash forward to the present and this film brings alive their meeting, augmented with interviews of other famous directors. Fascinating. 80 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

March 10, I Knew Her Well  (Io La Conoscevo Bene)  (Italy-1965)

With Stefania Sandrelli, Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Jean-Claude Brialy. Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli. Rarely seen film that never had a commercial showing in the states. A young country woman with acting aspirations gets caught up in the tempestuous temptations of La Dolce Vita in the big city. One of the generation defining films from the heyday of Italian films from the mid-sixties. In Italian with English subtitles. 97 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

March 17, Youth (2015)

With Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano, Rachel Weisz. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino.  Composer Caine and film director Keitel, guests at a posh Alpine resort, wrestle with both large and mundane issues. Will Caine come out of retirement and will Keitel’s next film be a hit or flop and will lunch be served late? Great cast. 118 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

March 24, The Cardboard Bernini (2013) *Art Double Feature*

With artists James Grashow. Directed by Olympia Stone. Artist Grashow created sculptures out of corrugated cardboard that are left outdoors in the elements to slowly disintegrate, “Ashes to ashes, mush to mush”, comments Grashow. Engrossing documentary on the creative process. His work is now on display in the Flinn Gallery through April 26. This Friends “Art Double Feature’ complements the Flinn Gallery show “The Constructions of Jimmy Grashow”. The Gallery is open until showtime. 78 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

March 31, The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

With Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry. Directed by Matt Brown. In 1913 self taught Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over 5 years he formed a bond with his mentor G.H.Hardy and fought against prejudice to reveal his genius to the world. 108 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

April 7, In The Mood For Love  (Hong Kong-2000)

With Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Moody tale of unrequited love as seen through the lush eyes of sumptuous film noir color camerawork. A story of infidelity, sort of, set in 1962 Hong Kong where adjacent apartment dwellers struggle with their innermost feelings and let the viewer fill in the blanks. Maybe one of the most breathtakingly gorgeous films you’ll ever see. In Cantonese and Shanghainese with English subtitles. 97 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

April 14, NO FILM – LIBRARY CLOSED-GOOD FRIDAY

April 21, Carol (2015)

With Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara. Directed by Todd Haynes.  In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, Carol follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction. 118 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

April 28, The Nightingale (China-2013)

With Baotian Li, Xiaoran Li, Hao Qin, Xin Yi Yang. Directed by Philippe Muyl (The Butterfly).

A retired senior honors his late wife’s request to return to their village to release his bird. He unexpectedly has to journey with his miss smarty pants spoiled granddaughter from Beijing while her Type A parents are out of town. Warm, beguiling, and stunning to watch. Three generations, one promise, one bird. In Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles. 100 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

May 5, The Missing Picture (2013) *Art Double Feature*

Randal Douc as narrator. Directed by Rithy Panh. Using hand-carved, meticulously painted clay figurines, arranged in elaborate dioramas writer-director Rithy Panh takes a daunting and emotionally draining topic—the atrocities Cambodians suffered under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge—and presents it in a way that’s personal, imaginative and even strangely beautiful. This Friends “Art Double Feature’ complements the Flinn Gallery show “Contemporary Art From Cambodia”. The Gallery is open until showtime. 90 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

May 12, Finding Dory (2016)

With the voice talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Andrew Stanton. Smash sequel to the 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo. Lovable amnesiac blue tang Dory heads off for California and the Monterey Life Institute searching for her long lost parents. Fun and enjoyable animation. 103 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

May 19, Genius (2016)

With Jude Law, Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney.  Directed by Michael Grandage. Explores the working relationship between Scribner’s famous literary editor Maxwell Perkins and irrepressible writer Thomas Wolfe as they crafted Wolfe’s 1929 classic “Look Homeward, Angel” together. The exchanges between editor and author are exhilarating. Also glimpsed are Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. 104 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

May 26, NO FILM-LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5 P.M. FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

June 2, NO FILM-GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

June 9, Where to Invade Next  (2015)

With Michael Moore. Directed by Michael Moore. The latest of the irrepressible Mr. Moore’s investigations into what other countries are doing and we are not. He travels to Italy, Finland, France, Slovenia, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, along the way discovering just how different we are from the rest of the world.  A film bound to please some and irritate others. 110 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

June 16, Creed (2015)

With Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson. Directed by Ryan Coogler. The latest and greatest in the “Rocky” boxing series pairs a mellow Rocky with the son of Apollo Creed, a man he once fought in the ring. Surprisingly, this time critics gushed over the film. 95 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

June 23, Eye in the Sky (2015)

With Helen Mirren, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman. Directed by Gavin Hood. After tracking a terrorist for years, army colonel Helen Mirren  must make an agonizing decision  whether to endanger  a civilian in a drone attack. A crisply-made intelligent modern-day drone war thriller that ponders such things as collateral damage, the total cost of war (physical and psychological), command decisions and moral issues. 102 min. Rated R. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

June 30, Cafe Society (2016)

With Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart,Steve Carell, Blake Lively. Directed by Woody Allen. In his 47th film Woody Allen revisits his fondness for Hollywood nostalgia following a young Bronx man who moves to Hollywood in the 1930s to work for his uncle, a powerful agent. Filmed in a golden light and with the players wrapped in fetching period clothes, it is directed, written, and narrated by Mr. Allen. 96 min. Friends Friday Films are open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT.

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