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100 Foot Journey

Friends Friday Films - The One Hundred Foot Journey

THE ONE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY (2014)

With Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal. Directed by Lasse Halstrom. An Indian restaurant opens across the street from a traditional French restaurant in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. A culture clash gastro-rom-com with plenty for foodies and lovers of fine acting to enjoy. 124 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, September 11, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Boyhood

Friends Friday Films - Boyhood

BOYHOOD (2014)

With Patricia Arquette. Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke. Directed by Richard Linklater. Filmed over a 12-year period, this is a unique portrayal of the rocky road of a boy's childhood. Won several Academy Awards and nominations. 166 min. Rated R

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, September 18, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Far From the Madding Crowd

Friends Friday Films - Far From The Madding Crowd (1967) Part 1 of 2

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (1967-Britain)

With Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates. Directed by John Schlesinger.

Tonight we are showing this 1967 version of this film to be followed by the 2015 version next Friday in an unusual experiment in compare and contrast. Which is the better Bathsheba Everdene or the better Sergeant Troy? You be the judge. Both are impressive productions telling the story of Thomas Hardy's classic Dorset novel. You won't be disappointed. 168 min.

Next week, the 2015 version, released 48 years after tonight's version: With Carey Mulligan, Mathias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Same story, independent, beautiful, and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, September 25, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Far From the Madding Crowd - 2015

Friends Friday Films - Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) Part 2 of 2

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015-Britain)

With Carey Mulligan, Mathias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Welcome back to part deux of our two-week compare and contrast. Here is the version released 48 years later. Same story, independent, beautiful, and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors. 119 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, October 02, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

The Imitation Game

Friends Friday Films - The Imitation Game

THE IMITATION GAME (2014)

With Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode. Directed by Morten Tyldum. Mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the German enigma code during World War II. Riverting story in which your interest will never flag. Beautifully executed. 114 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, October 09, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Good Hair

Friends Friday Films - Greenwich Reads-Good Hair

GREENWICH READS-GOOD HAIR (2009)

Shown as part of the Greenwich Reads series of programs centering around the book AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Comedian Chris Rock sought to understand the meaning of 'good hair,' as defined by African-American women. His documentary explores the cultural significance of their elaborate hairstyles with help from Maya Angelou and Tracy Thoms. 96 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, October 16, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

The Theory of Everything

Friends Friday Films - The Theory of Everything

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014)

With Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones. Directed by James Marsh. A look at the relationship between brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife through the years. 123 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, October 23, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Big Eyes

Friends Friday Films - Big Eyes

BIG EYES (2014)

With Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz. Directed by Tim Burton. Artist Margaret Keane's personal awakening after her phenomenal success in the 1950's with the big-eyed girl paintings for which her husband claimed credit. 106 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, October 30, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe

Friends Friday Films - Who's Killing The Great Chefs Of Europe

WHO'S KILLING THE GREAT CHEFS OF EUROPE 91978)

With George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley. Directed by Ted Kotcheff. One by one the chefs are killed in the manner in which their own special dish is prepared. Dark comedy for Foodies. 112 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, November 06, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Woman in Gold

Friends Friday Films - Woman in Gold

WOMAN IN GOLD (2015)

With Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Simon Curtis. An octogenarian Jewish refugee takes on the Austrian government to recover Gustav Klimt's famous painting (Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer) that she believes belongs rightfully to her family. 110 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

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

Seduced and Abandoned

Friends Friday Films - Seduced And Abandoned

SEDUCED AND ABANDONED (1964-Italy)

With Saro Urzi, Stefania Sandrelli, Aldo Puglisi. Directed by Pietro Germi. Brilliant satirical comedy about a Sicilian girt whose seduction leads her apoplectic father to concoct a wild series of mishaps. Uproariously funny. In Italian with English subtitles. 115 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

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


Library Closed - No Film

LIBRARY CLOSED - NO FILM

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

Mr. Turner

Friends Friday Films - Mr. Turner

MR. TURNER (2014-Britain)

With Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson. Directed by Mike Leigh. The last quarter century of the revolutionary, but eccentric, British landscape painter's life (1775-1857). He once strapped himself to a ship's mast so he could paint a snowstorm. He was both revered and reviled 150 min. Rated R.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, December 04, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Pajama Game

Friends Friday Films - Pajama Game

PAJAMA GAME (1957)

With Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney. Directed by George Abbott and Stanley Donen with Bob Fosse's choreography. Enjoyable musical in which employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory want a 7 1/2 cent hourly raise and won't take no for an answer. Features the songs
'Hey There', 'Steam Heat', among others. The movie imported most of the original Broadway cast members. 101 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, December 11, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

3 Godfathers

Friends Friday Films - 3 Godfathers

3 GODFATHERS (1948)

With John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, Harry Carey,Jr., Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Jane Darwell, Guy Kibbee, Ben Johnson. Directed by John Ford. Spectacular cowboy retelling (sort of) of the Nativity Story set in the vibrant colors of the American southwest. Three bad men substitute for three wise men in the town of New Jerusalem in this classic John Ford Christmas treat western. 106 min.

Admission to Friends Friday Films 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.

Friday, December 18, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Christmas Day - No Film

CHRISTMAS DAY - NO FILM

Friday, December 25, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


New Years Day - No Film

NEW YEARS DAY - NO FILM

Friday, January 01, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Still Alice

Still Alice (2014)

With Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart. Directed by Richard Glatzer. When she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested. Julianne Moore won the Oscar for her performance. 101 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, January 08, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year (2014)
With Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo. Directed by J.C. Chandor. A brooding, suspenseful, and riveting tale set in 1981 New York City where an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his heating-oil business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history. Same director as the acclaimed 'Margin Call'. 125 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, January 15, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Film - St. Vincent

St. Vincent (2014)
With Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts. Directed by Theodore Melfi. Murray does what he does best, playing a misanthropic curmudgeon who takes up babysitting to bolster his dwindling finances. 102 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, January 22, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Film - Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice (2014)
With Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. A vivid portrayal of 1970 drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry 'Doc' Sportello as he investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. Ranges from noir to sunlit paranoia and is guaranteed to unsettle you. 148 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, January 29, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Celebrating Black History Month

To many, the birth of modern jazz is inseparable from the music of Charlie 'Bird' Parker. In celebration of Black History month we have chosen the documentary 'Celebration Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker (59 min.)to highlight the genius of the Bebop pioneer. Of equal importance in the evolution of jazz is Thelonious Monk. The evening's second film, Thelonious Monk: American Composter (59 min.), is a portrait of this iconoclastic master, whose uncompromising music was initially derided, but eventually took him to the cover of Time magazine in 1964.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 05, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Alphabet Murders

Alphabet Murders (1965-Britain)
With Tony Randall, Robert Morley, Anita Ekberg. Directed by Frank Tashlin. Belgian detective Hurcule Poirot investigates a series of murders in Londaon in which the victims are killed according to their initials. Director Tashlin, noted for his sight gags, encouraged Morley and Randall to ad lib their lines. 90 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 12, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Selma

Selma (2014)
With David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth. Directed by Ava DeVernay. A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. 128 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 19, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month. To continue our celebration of Black History Month, screen 'John Coltrane: Live in '60, '61 & '65', from the acclaimed Jazz Icons series. 'Trane' was possibly the most influential jazz musicians to emerge since the 1950's. This film of three concerts in Europe, featuring stellar sidemen such as Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Garrison, Paul Chambers and Elvin Jones, shows the saxophone titan at his peak before his untimely death in 1967 at age 40. 90 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 26, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Inside Out

Inside Out (2015)
With the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black. Directed by Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen. Pixar Studio's story of 11-year-old Riley and how her emotions of joy, fear, anger, disgust, and sadness play out as she tries to navigate her feelings about her family's move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Brilliantly animated, psychologically fascinating, and stunningly original. 94 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 04, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
With Edgar G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig. Directed by Roy Rowland. Edward G. Robinson wasn't always a tough guy and gangster as you will see in this tender story of a Norwegian farmer who lovingly raises his daughter in rural World War II era Benson Junction, Wisconsin. 105 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 11, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - The Trip

The Trip (2010-Britain)
With Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour and write about the best restaurants in England's Lake district. He sets off with his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. A comedy full of sly references, in-jokes, and endless hilarious impersonations. 107 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 18, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Miracle in the Rain

Miracle in the Rain (1956)
With Van Johnson, Jane Wyman. Directed by Rudolph Mate. Emotionally involving tale of a shy, lonely woman meeting a dashing soldier late one rainy afternoon. A fanciful O.Henry-esque story set in New York during World War II. 108 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 01, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Wild

Wild (2014)
With Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. A chronicle of on woman's 1,100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail undertaken as a way to recover from recent catastrophes. 115 min., Rated R.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 08, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Life Itself

Life Itself (2014)
With Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel. Directed by Steve James. The life and career of renowned film critic Roger Ebert from his start as a 24-year old writer at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming the dean of critics and waging a heroic battle against cancer. Two thumbs up. 120 min. Rated R.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 15, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - The Big Lift

The Big Lift (1950)
With Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas. Directed by George Seaton. See Montgomery Clift in his prime as a young Air Force sergeant during the Berlin Airlift. Remarkable location filming in a ruined and shattered Berlin combines with a dose of romance and the early Cold War between Russia and the U.S. 120 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 29, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Birdman

Birdman (2014)
With Michael Keaton, Edward Norton. Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu. Keaton is great as a washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero. He battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play. A weird mixture of comedy and drama that garnered 4 Oscars. 119 min. Rated R.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 06, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - It Started in Naples

It Started in Naples (1960)
With Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica. Directed by Melville Shavelson. Two screen trajectories intersect as Philadelphia lawyer Gable travels to Naples on family business. He meets Loren and his puritanical instincts conflict with Loren's nightclub dancer lifestyle. Good for the scenics and a bit of nostalgia. 100 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 13, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990-Japan)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa. A series of eight separate short films based on Kurosawa's actual dreams. Known for its thematic content, guest performers (Martin Scorsese), and stunning photography, this shows a master film director at his peak. In Japanese with English subtitles. 119 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 20, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Tangerines

Tangerines (2013)
With Lembit Ulfsak, Giorgi Nakashidze, Elmo Nuganen. Directed by Zara Urushadze. In the war in the Georgian Abkhazia region in 1990 an Estonian man stays behind to harvest his tangerine crop and fighting spills over to his doorstep. His wisdom tries to bring both sides together. Was a Academy Award entry as Best Foreign Film. In Estonian, Russian and Georgian with English subtitles. 87 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 03, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur (2015)
With the voices of Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, Frances McDormand. Directed by Peter Sohn. Another Pixar jewel that tackles the question what would have happened if the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs had missed Earth. The story team included Adam Campbell, son of Friday Film Host, Wayne Campbell. 90 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 17, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films - Letter From An Unknown Woman

Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)
With Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan. Directed by Max Ophuls. Exquisite bittersweet story of a callous pianist in turn of the century Vienna who receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember and who he seduced years ago. A graceful, elegant film that will pierce your heart. If you're not moved by this film, there is no hope for you. One of Hollywood's, and cinema's, grandest and most emotionally satisfying tales of unrequited love and self-sacrifice. Received a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 86 min.

Admission to the Friends Friday Film 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 24, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library