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Alphabet Murders

Friends Friday Films - Alphabet Murders

Alphabet Murders (1965-Britain) With Tony Randall, Robert Morley, Anita Ekberg. Directed by Frank Tashlin. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London 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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, February 12, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Selma

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, February 19, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

John Coltrane

Friends Friday Films - Black History Month - John Coltrane: Live ...

Celebrating Black History Month. To continue our celebration of Black History Month, we will 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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, February 26, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Inside Out

Friends Friday Films - Inside Out *Art Double Feature*

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. *New this year, Friends Friday Films and the Flinn Gallery have teamed-up to offer an art 'Double Feature'. Gallery hours will be extended until 8 p.m. prior to four Friday films related to the concurrent gallery exhibit (11/13, 12/18, 3/4 and 4/8). Grab an early dinner on the Avenue then stop by the Gallery between 6 and 8 p.m. to tour the current show before the film screening. The Flinn exhibit on 3/4 is 'More, More, More'. 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. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, March 04, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, March 11, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

The Trip

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, March 18, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Miracle in the Rain

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

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

Wild

Friends Friday Films - Wild *Art Double Feature Event*

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. *New this year, Friends Friday Films and the Flinn Gallery have teamed-up to offer an art 'Double Feature'. Gallery hours will be extended until 8 p.m. prior to four Friday films related to the concurrent gallery exhibit (11/13, 12/18, 3/4 and 4/8). Grab an early dinner on the Avenue then stop by the Gallery between 6 and 8 p.m. to tour the current show before the film screening. The Flinn exhibit on 4/8 is 'Field to Studio: Wildlife Art'. 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. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, April 08, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Life Itself

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, April 15, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

The Big Lift

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, April 29, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Birdman

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, May 06, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

It Started in Naples

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, May 13, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Kurosawas Dreams

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, May 20, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Tangerines

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, June 03, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

The Good Dinosaur

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, June 17, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Letter from an Unknown Woman

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 Friends Friday Films is open to all at no charge. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.

Friday, June 24, 2016
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library