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Herb and Dorothy

Friends Friday Films - Herb and Dorothy

HERB AND DOROTHY (2009)

With Herb Vogel and Dorothy Vogel. Directed by Megumi Sasaki. Can a postal clerk and a librarian find happiness amassing a minimal and conceptual art collection of 4,000 pieces? And how did they do it on civil servant salaries? Fascinating story of two devoted collectors. 86 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This Series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, February 27, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Ida

Friends Friday Films - Ida

IDA (POLAND-2013)

With Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. A young novitiate nun in 1962 Poland is on the verge of taking her wows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. In Polish with English subtitles. 80 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, March 6, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Captain Phillips

Friends Friday Films - Captain Phillips

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013)

With Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi. Directed by Paul Greengrass. A U.S. cargoship captain finds his ship surrounded by Somali pirates. A tense standoff follows with Hanks doing his usual superlative job. Based on a true story. 134 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, March 13, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Tims Vermeer

Friends Friday Films - Tim's Vermeer

TIM'S VERMEER (2013)

With Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, David Hockney. Directed by Teller. Magicians Penn and Teller produced this film to try and find out if Vermeer was a genius or a tinkerer who cheated on his paintings by using optical devices. Inventor Tim Jenison tries to recreate 'The Music Lesson' even though he has never held a paintbrush in his hand. 80 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, March 20, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Tales from the Crypt

Friends Friday Films - Tales from the Crypt

TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972)

With Ralph Richardson, Peter Cushing, Joan Collins, Patrick Magee. Directed by Freddie Francis. Five horror film episodes based on William Gaines' outlandish EC comics of the 50s. The Flinn Gallery is running a current show KA-POW! WHEN COMICS IMPERILED AMERICA March 19-April 29 exhibiting these comics in their original panels from the early 50s. 92 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, March 27, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Good Friday - No Friends Friday Film

No Film Tonight.

Friday, April 3, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

American Hustle

Friends Friday Films - American Hustle

AMERICAN HUSTLE (2013)

With Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by David O. Russell. Screwball comedy lives as a con man with a dad comb-over enlists a renegade FBI agent on a scam that thrusts them into the treacherous world of New Jersey power players and underworld heavies. Outrageous film that is based on the Abscam scandal of 1978. 129 min. Rated R.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, April 10, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Babes in Arms

Friends Friday Films - Babes in Arms - Mickey Rooney Tribute

BABES IN ARMS (1939)- MICKEY ROONEY TRIBUTE

With Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland. Directed by Busby Berkeley. A tribute to the hugely talented Mr. Rooney who passed away a year ago. Rooney and friends have 30 days to put together a show that's Broadway calibre or else be thrown into a state work school. Highly energized fun. 93 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, April 17, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

The Train

Friends Friday Films - The Train

THE TRAIN (1964)

With Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield, Michel Simon. Directed by John Frankenheimer. A thrilling tense race to save a trainload of art from being transported back to Germany by the Nazis. One of the best action films of the 1960s Shown as a companion piece
to next week's The Monuments Men. 140 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, April 24, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

The Monuments Men

Friends Friday Films - The Monuments Men

THE MONUMENTS MEN (2014)

With George Clooney, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Matt Damon. Directed by George Clooney. As the Americans and Russians closed in on Germany in 1944, the race was on to recover all the art stolen by the Nazis and stashed in caves and castles. Local Cos Cob resident and actress, Florence Phillips, is the daughter of one of the real life Monuments Men. She will grace our stage for some remarks beforehand. 112 min.

Admissions to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, May 1, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

The Grand Seduction

Friends Friday Films - The Grand Seduction

THE GRAND SEDUCTION (NEWFOUNDLAND-2013)

With Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch. Directed by Don Mckellar. A down-on-its-luck fishing village tries to get a full-time doctor to agree to live there to better lure a petrochemical plant to replace the long-gone fishing business and bring much-needed jobs. A graceful, feather light comedy 115 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, May 8, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

The Stories We Tell

Friends Friday Films - The Stories we Tell

THE STORIES WE TELL (CANADA-2012)

With Joanna Polley, John Buchan, Michael Polley. Directed by Sarah Polley. Highly acclaimed riveting documentary by filmmaker/actress Sarah Polley who's trying to find out who her biological father was by untangling a myriad of interviews of family and acquaintances.
108 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, May 15, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Enough Said

Friends Friday Films - Enough Said

ENOUGH SAID (2013)

With Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener. A newly divorced masseuse fears her imminent empty nester status but finds another kindly man, also an empty nester who may change her life. Likeable characters and moving and perceptive. 93 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, May 29, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Greenwich Film Festival - No Friday Film

Greenwich Film Festival - No Friday Film

Friday, June 5, 2015
9:00 AM

Greenwich Library

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Friends Friday Films - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2014)

With Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Sean Penn. Directed by Ben Stiller. Comic adaptation of the James Thurber story about a milquetoast incapable of standing up for himself except in his fantasy adventure daydream life. And what a life it is! Spectacular adventures carry us off to the far corners of the earth. 125 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, June 12, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

As it Is in Heaven

Friends Friday Films - As it is in Heaven-SA Som I Himmelen

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN-SA SOM I HIMMELEN (SWEDEN 2004)

With Michael Nykvist, Frida Hallgren Ingela Olsson. Directed by Kay Pollak. A world famous music conductor retreats to his small hometown to rest and recover from a heart attack. R&R isn't on the local folks' menu, however, and soon he is dragged into a musical merry-go-round with the local choir. A dramatic, romantic, and funny ode to love and art complete with snowscapes and the midnight sun. In Swedish with English subtitles. 132 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, June 19, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Chef

Friends Friday Films - Chef

CHEF (2014)

With Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johannesse, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey, Jr. Directed by Jon Favreau. A chef gets fed up (pun intended)cooking the same old/same old and heads off with his son in a fixed up food truck from L.A. to Miami, to New Orleans, Austin, and back to L.A. He gets to cook his way and we get a great food fest and travelogue. Funny and foodie. 115 min. Rated R.

Admission to the Friends Friday Films is free.
This series is made available by your membership contributions.
Show time is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, June 26, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library