Stop into Hawthorne Library every Thursday afternoon at 2PM for a movie matinee! This is a film series for adults that presents critically-acclaimed and award-winning feature films, with documentaries shown occasionally, as well. Most films will be English language, and English subtitles will be on whenever available. All foreign films will be shown in original language with English subtitles. Most films are rated R or equivalent.
All are welcome, and friendly informal discussions after the movie are encouraged. Refreshments will be served (sodas, assorted candies, and popcorn)!
Megan Leavey (2017)
Thursday, May 18 | 2-4PM
Based on the true life story of a young Marine Corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish) from a screenplay by Pamela Gray and Annie Mumolo & Tim Lovestedt, the film also stars Edie Falco, Ramón Rodríguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common.
Rated: PG-13 | 116 min | Action/Biography/Drama
Thursday, May 25 | 2-4PM
From the minds behind Searching comes Missing, a thrilling roller-coaster mystery that makes you wonder how well you know those closest to you. When her mother (Nia Long) disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s (Storm Reid) search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it’s too late. But as she digs deeper, her digital sleuthing raises more questions than answers...and when June unravels secrets about her mom, she discovers that she never really knew her at all.
Rated: PG-13 | 111 min | Drama/Thriller
Thursday, June 1 | 2-4PM
A mysterious albino teenager, Jeremy "Powder" Reed (Sean Patrick Flanery), is rescued from the basement in which he's lived since birth. But the extremely intelligent Reed is not welcomed into the community. Students at his school fear the outsider because of his bizarre ability to harness extrasensory perception and heal the sick. His relationship with a fellow student, Lindsey (Missy Crider), doesn't help matters either, despite the help of two teachers (Jeff Goldblum, Mary Steenburgen).
Rated: PG-13 | 111 min | Drama/Fantasy/Thriller
The Good House (2021)
Thursday, June 8 | 2-4:15PM
The Good House follows Hildy Good (Sigourney Weaver), a wry New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches, who loves her wine and her secrets. Her compartmentalized life begins to unravel as she rekindles a romance with her old high-school flame, Frank Getchell (Kevin Kline), and becomes dangerously entwined in one person’s reckless behavior. Igniting long-buried emotions and family secrets, Hildy is propelled toward a reckoning with the one person she’s been avoiding for decades: herself.
Rated: R | 114 min
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Thursday, June 15 | 2-4:15PM
On a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander), discover a boat washed ashore carrying a dead man and a two-month old baby. Rescuing the infant, they make the decision to raise her as their own but the consequences of their choice prove to be devastating.
Rated: PG-13 | 132 min | Drama/Romance
25th Hour (2002)
Thursday, June 22 | 2-4:15PM
Academy Award-nominee Edward Norton heads an amazing all-star cast in the critically acclaimed Spike Lee film 25th HOUR. In 24 short hours Monty Brogan (Norton) goes to prison for seven long years. Once a king of Manhattan, Monty is about to say good-bye to the life he knew -- a life that opened doors to New York's swankest clubs but also alienated him from the people closest to him. In his last day on the outside, Monty tries to reconnect with his father (Brian Cox) and gets together with two old friends, Jacob (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Slaughtery (Barry Pepper). And then there's his girlfriend, Naturelle (Rosario Dawson), who might (or might not) have been the one who tipped off the cops. Monty's not sure of much these days, but with time running out, there are choices to be made as he struggles to redeem himself in the 25th hour.
Rated: R | 135 min | Drama
The Card Counter (2022)
Thursday, June 29, 2-4:15PM
William Tell (Oscar Isaac) is a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk (Tye Sheridan), a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. Gaining backing from mysterious gambling financier La Linda (Tiffany Haddish), Tell takes Cirk with him on the road, going from casino to casino until the unlikely trio set their sights on winning the World Series of poker in Las Vegas. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.
Rated: R | 111 min | Crime/Drama/Thriller.
Confess, Fletch (2022)
Thursday, July 6 | 2-4:15PM
In this delightful comedy romp, Jon Hamm stars as the roguishly charming and endlessly troublesome Fletch, who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection. The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit--from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch's Italian girlfriend. Crime, in fact, has never been this disorganized.
Rate: R | 98 min | Comedy/Crime
Thursday, July 13 | 2-4:15PM
With his incredible talent for discerning scents, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) is one of 18th-century France's finest perfumers. He becomes obsessed with capturing an elusive aroma: the scent of young womanhood. His search takes a deadly turn, and when the bodies of 12 young females are found, panic breaks out, with families rushing to lock up their daughters.
Rated: R | 140 min. | Crime/Drama/Fantasy
Thursday, July 20 | 2-4:15PM
After alien spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist and a theoretical physicist must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity.
Rated: PG-13 | 116 min | Sci-fi/Drama/ Mystery
Blue Bayou (2022)
Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlan (Justin Chon) a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou.is married to the love of his life, Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, , he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
Rated: R | 110 min | Drama
Please call Hawthorne Library at 608-246-4548 if you would like more information about upcoming movies.