Friends Friday Films Returns in September with Eclectic Mix

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Greenwich Library's Friends Friday Film Series, running through January 2010 in the Cole Auditorium, offers an eclectic mix of new, classic, foreign and popular films and documentaries. This season's Friday Films at the Library offer you a chance to see illegal immigration from the immigrant's point-of-view with The Visitor; view Oscar nominees in Doubt; get a glimpse of pre-Lucy Lucille Ball with The Dark Corner; and much, much more.

Friends Friday Films are shown each week, at 8 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Ave. Free and open to the public through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

WHAT: THE VISITOR (2008)

WHEN: Friday, September 25, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Tom McCarthy. With Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass. A widowed Connecticut college professor finds two illegal immigrants living in his Manhattan apartment when he visits it. What follows gives him a keener appreciation of life and an understanding of others in a city and country that has changed without his noticing it. 103 min. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: LOVERS AND LOLLIPOPS (1956)

WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin. With Lori March, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Cathy Dunn. A jewel of a film and a time capsule trip to New York the way it once was. Filmed at various locations like Macy's, Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, Liberty Island, Jacque Lipchitz Toy Store, Playland in Rye and Windmill Farm in Armonk. Tells the story of the romance of a widowed fashion model and an engineer, and how their relationship is affected by her daughter. But more than that, it shows a magical city that now exists only in memory. 82 min. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: GARRISON KEILLOR: THE MAN ON THE RADIO WITH THE RED SHOES (2008)

WHEN: Friday, October 9, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Peter Rosen. With Garrison Keillor and his group of regulars from A Prairie Home Companion. An amiable and leisurely look at Garrison Keillor, creator of his gently satiric radio show and often called our modern day Mark Twain for his Lake Wobegon monologues. The film visits Keillor on the road in various Midwestern cities and even in his Manhattan digs. Full of music and wry observations. 86 min. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: BRIDESMAID (2004-France)

WHEN: Friday, October 16, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Claude Chabrol. With Benoit Magimel, Laura Smet, Aurore Clement. Based on a novel by Ruth Rendell that tells the tale of a sheltered mama's boy who becomes enmeshed in an unpredictable, dangerous relationship. Hitchcockian in its suspense and plotting. 110 min. In French with English subtitles. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: FROST/NIXON (2008)

WHEN: Friday, October 23, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Ron Howard. With Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Oliver Platt. A filmic recreation of the famous 1977 TV Post-Watergate interviews between the TV host and the former president. A compelling film about two different men with different needs looking for their big moment to get their versions out to the American public. 123 min. Rated R. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: TO BE AND TO HAVE (2002)

WHEN: Friday, October 30, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Nicolas Philibert. With Alizé, Axel, Guillaume, Johann, Jessie. 104 min. The relationship between a dozen kids ages 4-11 and their teacher at a small elementary school in a rural part of the Auvergne in France. Involving and engrossing look at these kids, their teacher, their village, and the French educational system. 105 min. In French with English subtitles. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY (2006)

WHEN: Friday, November 6, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Sydney Pollack. With architect Frank Gehry. A candid and personal look at the architect by his friend and filmmaker Pollack. Filmed at home and in the spaces he created. Very entertaining. Also features architect Philip Johnson and actor Dennis Hopper. 83 min. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: DOUBT (2008)

WHEN: Friday, November 13, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by John Patrick Shanley. With Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis. The winds of change were blowing through St. Nicholas grade school in the Bronx in 1964. Sister Aloysius becomes locked in a power struggle with the new parish priest. Powerful performances illuminate this filming of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning play. 104 min. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: HAPPY-GO-LUCKY (2008-Great Britain)

WHEN: Friday, November 20, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Mike Leigh. With Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Samuel Roukin, Zoe Alexis Zegerman. Portrait of a person with unquenchable good spirits. From her dealings with troubled school children, a homeless person, and a driving instructor who himself seems to have terminal road rage, she goes through life making the world a better place. A perfect antidote for these tough times. 118 min. Rated R. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (2008-France)

WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Philippe Claudel. With Kristin Scott Thomas, Elso Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius. A woman tried to get back into the mainstream of life after 15 years in prison. Her transgression makes it difficult for family and friends to help her. Powerful, yet nuanced performance by Kristin Scott Thomas.117 min. In French with English subtitles. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: RIVIERA COCKTAIL (2006)

WHEN: Friday, December 11, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: With Edward Quinn and a host of luminaries, literati, actors, and artists. An unusual time capsule of the greats and swells on the French Riviera in the 1950s as seen through the eyes of photographer Frank Quinn. Gives us a lens eye view into a dazzling era of stars, starlets, film producers, playboys, princes and artists such as Picasso, Bridget Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, etc., 97 min. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN (1946-BRITAIN)

WHEN: Friday, December 18, 2009

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. With David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey. Reality and fantasy wage war for the life of a downed RAF Airman in a most unusual and stunningly original Technicolor Film. Very pertinent today as some issues never change. 104 min. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: FROZEN RIVER (2008)

WHEN: Friday, January 8, 2010

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Courtney Hunt. With Melissa Leo, Misty Upham. A woman living on the economic edge gets involved in smuggling people for cash near the Mohawk reservation that borders Canada in Upstate New York. A remarkable Indie film that gets it all right. Deeply involving and has a wonderful performance by Melissa Leo that nominated her for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress. 97 min. Rated R. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: NOTE BY NOTE: THE MAKING OF STEINWAY L1037 (2007)

WHEN: Friday, January 15, 2010

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Ben Niles. With Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Kenny Barron, Bill Charlap, and Harry Connick, Jr. Shows the steps in the creation of a Steinway grand piano from an Alaskan lumberyard to the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens, NY. After over 100 years their pianos are still constructed entirely by hand. 81 min. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: THE READER (2008)

WHEN: Friday, January 22, 2010

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Stephen Daldry. With Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin. A young man and an older German woman have a shameful affair in the late 50s that plays out years later with even more shocking revelations. A powerful film that exposes layers of guilt in both the big picture and small details. Winslet and Fiennes are superb. Based on the novel by Bernhard Schlink. 123 min. Rated R. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

WHAT: THE DARK CORNER (1946)

WHEN: Friday, January 29, 2010

WHERE: Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

DETAILS: Directed by Henry Hathaway. With Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens. Exciting film noir with a pre-Lucy Lucille Ball trying to protect her boss from a phony murder charge. Glistening black and white with sparkling and stunning noir photography. A treat for fans of films from the 1940s. 99 min. Doors open at 7:40 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. This film is part of the Friday Film Series and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

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