Summer may be coming to an end, but you can count on some things to last - like our Free Movie @ the Library program! We're still rolling out the hits (and the popcorn, candy, and pop).
This month's selections are a little more thoughtful, and may very well be Oscar-nominated come 2014. They all follow the stories of men: their ambition, the loves of their lives, their fathers and sons, their troubled destinies, and (often) a conflict with the law.
Come grab a snack and feast your imagination on these great films!
Sunday, August 18 @ Nichols Library
"Mud" (2 pm)
Two boys, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone, find a mysterious man named Mud hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life, including how he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper. The boys agree to help him, but it isn't long until their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood.
Rated "PG-13" for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking.
Thursday, August 22 @ Naper Blvd Library
"Olympus Has Fallen" (6:30 pm)
When the president is kidnapped by a terrorist who seizes control of the White House (Secret Service Code: Olympus), disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team rushes to respond, they must rely on Banning's insider knowledge to save the president and prevent an even greater catastrophe.
Rated "R" for strong violence and language throughout.
Saturday, August 24 @ 95th Street Library
"The Place Beyond the Pines" (2 pm)
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Rated "R" for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference.