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Library To Screen Gravity, 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle & More

The Tewksbury Public Library holds free film screenings every Monday morning at 10:30am, every Friday night at 7pm, and occasionally on Saturday nights at 7pm.  The library provides a complimentary candy bar, bowl of popcorn, and bottle of soda or water to each moviegoer.  Due to limited seating, reservations are required.  To reserve a seat, call 978-640-4490 x 205, email rhayes@mvlc.org, or register using the library’s online calendar of events.  Screenings are sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and the Tewksbury Lions Club. 

 

Friday Night Films

 

On Friday, February 28 at 7pm, enjoy a screening of Gravity, a science fiction thriller.  The film, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is about a pair of astronauts lost in space.  Gravity, which was nominated for Best Picture and nine other Academy Awards this year, is rated PG-13 and runs for 91 minutes.

 

On Friday, March 7 at 7pm, enjoy a screening of 12 Years A Slave, a historical drama.  The film, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, tells the real-life story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped, sold into slavery and worked on plantations for twelve years.  12 Years A Slave, which was nominated for Best Picture and eight other Academy Awards this year, is rated R and runs for 134 minutes.

 

On Friday, March 14 at 7pm, enjoy a screening of Nebraska, a comedic drama.  The film, starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb, involves an aging father and estranged son who travel to Nebraska to claim a million dollar sweepstakes prize.  Nebraska, which was nominated for Best Picture and five other Academy Awards this year, is rated R and runs for 110 minutes.

 

On Friday, March 21 at 7pm, enjoy a screening of American Hustle, a comedic crime drama.  The film, starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner, tells the story of two con-artists who are forced by the FBI to target corrupt politicians with sting operations.  American Hustle, which was nominated for Best Picture and nine other Academy Awards this year, is rated R and runs for 138 minutes.

 

The library will not be screening a film on Friday, March 28 due to a room conflict.  The Tewksbury Community of Artists will be holding their Member’s Only Art Show at the library on Saturday, March 29, 10am-3pm.  This wonderful event is free and open to the public.

 

Saturday Special Screenings

 

On Saturday, March 8 at 7pm, enjoy a screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a science fiction adventure.  The film, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, is based on the popular Suzanne Collins’ dystopian novel with the same name.  Catching Fire, which was the highest grossing film in the U.S. last year, is rated PG-13 and runs for 146 minutes.

 

On Saturday, March 22 at 7pm, enjoy a screening of Saving Mr. Banks, a comedic historical drama.  The film, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, tells the story of Walt Disney’s attempt to purchase the film rights of author P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins novels.  Saving Mr. Banks, which was selected as one of the American Film Institute’s “10 Outstanding Films of 2013,” is rated PG-13 and runs for 125 minutes.

 

Monday Morning Movies

 

On Monday, February 24 at 10:30am, enjoy a screening of Thor: The Dark World, a superhero film.  The film, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston, is the second installment in the Thor movie series and features Thor teaming with his brother (and arch-nemesis) Loki to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves.  Thor: The Dark World, the third highest grossing Marvel film of all time, is rated PG-13 and runs for 112 minutes.

 

On Monday, March 3 at 10:30am, enjoy a screening of the documentary, The Act Of Killing.  The film, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, challenges ex-Indonesian death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass killings.  The Act of Killing, which was nominated for the Academy Award For Best Documentary this year, is unrated and runs for 115 minutes.

 

On Monday, March 10 at 10:30am, enjoy a screening of the documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom.  The film, directed by Morgan Neville, shines a light on the lives of back-up singers to famous acts.  20 Feet From Stardom, which was nominated for the Academy Award For Best Documentary this year, is rated PG-13 and runs for 90 minutes.

 

On Monday, March 17 at 10:30am, enjoy a screening of The Book Thief, a war drama.  The film, starring Sophie Nelisse and Geoffrey Rush, is based on Marcus Zusak’s World War 2 historical novel with the same name.  The Book Thief, which received various nominations this award season, is rated PG-13 and runs for 131 minutes.

 

On Monday, March 24 at 10:30am, enjoy a screening of Inside Llewyn Davis, a comedic drama.  The film, starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman, shows a one-week snapshot of the life of a New York folk musician in the 1960’s.  Inside Llewyn Davis, which was selected as one of the American Film Institute’s “10 Outstanding Films of 2013,” is rated R and runs for 105 minutes.

 

On Monday, March 31 at 10:30am, enjoy a screening of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, a biopic.  The film, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, is based on the autobiography of the late South African President Nelson Mandela.  Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, which received various nominations this award season, is rated PG-13 and runs for 139 minutes.

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