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Blue Jasmine

Friends Friday Films - Blue Jasmine

BLUE JASMINE (2013)

With Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay. Directed by Woody Allen. Woody Allen trades Manhattan for San Francisco in this tale of a strung-out Manhattanite socialite trying to start over after being divorced by her wealthy husband. Typical Allen neurotic musings AND this won an Academy Award for Ms. Blanchett. 98 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, December 05, 2014
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Copie Conforme

Friends Friday Films - Certified Copy-Copie Conforme

CERTIFIED COPY-COPIE CONFORME (FRANCE 2011)

With Juliette Binoche, William Shimell Jean-Claude Carriere. Directed by Abbas Kiarostami. A hall of mirrors tour through Tuscany with a beautiful high strung woman and an art historian. Constantly teases the audience in a way similar to art films of the 50s and 60s. In Italian, French and English with English subtitles. 106 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, December 12, 2014
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

The Holiday

Friends Friday Films - The Holiday

THE HOLIDAY (2006)

With Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Directed by Nancy Meyers, Two women looking for new leases on life exchange houses at Christmas time via an online arrangement, one in L.A., and the other in an English cottage. A minor case of culture shock, new love interests, and a looming deadline provide laughs in this holiday treat. 131 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, December 19, 2014
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Friends Friday Films: No Film

No Friday Film

Friday, December 26, 2014
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Saving Mr. Banks

Friends Friday Films - Saving Mr. Banks

SAVING MR. BANKS (2013)

With Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti. Directed by John Lee Hancock. This is how Walt Disney courted author P.L. Travers into giving him the film rights to Mary Poppins in 1961. A battle of wills ensues with Disney promising to be faithful to the book and Travers amassing many doubts. 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, January 02, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

To the Wonder

Friends Friday Films - To the Wonder

TO THE WONDER (2012)

With Ben Affleck Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem, Olga Kurylenko. Directed by Terrence Malick. A Stunningly beautiful and elusive film about a man who falls in love in Paris and brings his wife back to Oklahoma. Oklahoma isn't Paris for her and big changes unfold. Told almost like a silent film with gorgeous images and rapturous music. 112 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 09, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

20 Feet from Stardom

Friends Friday Films - Twenty feet from Stardom

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (2013)

With Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, The Waters Family. Directed by Morgan Neville. Stories of the great rock n' roll backup singers told by interviews with Bette Midler, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, and Bruce Springsteen. Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. 89 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 16, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Frances Ha

Friends Friday Films - Frances Ha

FRANCES HA (2012)

With Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver. Directed by Noah Baumgarten. A young free-spirited twenty-something Brooklynite struggles to make a living and find love and in the process must move to smaller and smaller apartments. The only thing upwardly mobile is her spirit. Gerwig's performance is offbeat and unusual. 85 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 7:49 p.m.

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

Il Sorpasso

Friends Friday Films - The Easy Life- Il Sorpasso

THE EASY LIFE- IL SORPASSO (ITALY-1962)

Whith Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Louis Trintignant. Catherine Spaak. Directed by Dino Risi. An odd couple road trip with a freewheeling bachelor and a straightlaced law student taking a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany. Considered the holy grail of commedia all'italiana. In Italian with English subtitles. 105 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 30, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Her

Friends Friday Films - Her

HER (2013)

With Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams. Directed by Spike Jonze. A guy who writes letters online for people who can't express themselves is himself very lonely. For him, the perfect companion is his computer's operating system. A boy-meets-operating-system romance that some may find disturbing while others can't stop laughing. Very thoughtful and provocative. 120 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, February 06, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Le Weekend

Friends Friday Films - Le Week-End

LE WEEK-END (BRITAIN-2013)

With Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum. Directed by Roger Mitchell. A British couple go off to Paris for a weekend to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. A romantic drama that explores the highs and lows of their relationship. 93 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, February 13, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Paris Blues

Friends Friday Films - Paris Blues

PARIS BLUES (1961)

With Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong, Diahann Carroll. Directed by Martin Ritt. Two Parisian jazz musicians team up romantically with two American tourists against a background score by Duke Ellington, Shown in conjunction with February highlighting Duke Ellington in Peterson Jazz month at Greenwich Library. 98 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 20, 2015
8:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

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 06, 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 03, 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 01, 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 08, 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 05, 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