Film Events

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 1:30pm
Alicia Ashman Library

All shows are free and open to the public. Join the West Madison Senior Center at the Alicia Ashman Public Library on Wednesday afternoons to watch current releases. Refreshments will be served

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:30pm
Alicia Ashman Library

New and old favorites from the big and small screen.

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

The Friends of Hawthorne Library are having a book sale!

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 5:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

"The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome’s rich and glamorous, the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist (a sublimely cool Marcello Mastroianni) during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight" (Criterion).

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

"At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity." (123mins|USA)
IMDb entry: www.imdb.com/title/tt558039

"If it’s true that every culture gets the fairytales it deserves, it’s hard to see what we’ve done lately to merit anything as lovely as Guillermo del Toro‘s “The Shape of Water.”...

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Contrary to the stereotype, butch lesbians aren’t trying to be feminine and failing. They are not going through a rebellious stage or imitating men. Rather, they are women who while being true to their own selves, may look and or act in ways that society has decided is appropriate only for men. And some people have a problem with that.

The women portrayed in this film examine and challenge society’s assumptions about what it means to be female. Their struggles reveal how...

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 1:30pm
Alicia Ashman Library

All shows are free and open to the public. Join the West Madison Senior Center at the Alicia Ashman Public Library on Wednesday afternoons to watch current releases. Refreshments will be served

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302

In 1967 author Tim Keenan grew to loathe the impenetrable jungle of Vietnam during his one-year tour of duty as a combat soldier. For 47 years he couldn't shake his dread of the woods, until he he confronted his fears head on and began a thru-hike of the 2,178.3 mile Appalachian Trail. "The Good Hike: a Story of the Appalachian Trail, PTSD, and Love" is Keenan's story of finally coming to peace with himself, buoyed by the healing powers of nature and his fellow hikers.
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Thu, 05/10/2018 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

"Served Like a Girl," a film by Lysa Heslov, provides a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse, and other traumas. By entering into the “Ms. Veteran America” competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope.

Please stay after the film for a discussion with local experts and community leaders.

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Thu, 05/10/2018 - 7:00pm
Pinney Library

AJ Carr (2017) Runtime 61 min. A documentary film about AJ Carr, a 14-year-old high school student, professional actor and public speaker who founded Building Bosses, non-profit organization, and set his mind to serve the community and build future leaders.

AJ is a Madison-area resident and he will be present for a talkback after the showing, along with filmmaker Ting-Li Lin. More information about the film at...