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Reel Readers

How to become a Reel Reader

Mortdecai (R)
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 6:00pm

In an ironic twist, the "Honorable" Charlie Mortdecai is to deliver a stolen Goya painting to a party in the U.S. To get the Goya through customs, it is hidden in the headliner of a vintage Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. Once the car is through customs Charlie sets out on a series of misadventures, aided by his manservant, Jock Strap, to deliver the painting. Charlie is chased by his nemesis, Extra Chief Super-Intendant Martland, who really "likes hurting people, a lot." Charlie undergoes a plethora of misadventures.

Charlie and Jock are constantly watching out for the police, being chased by a mysterious "powder blue car," a near death car accident, murder, a dead client, near-misses, chase scenes in the dead of night, and sex with a "hot," beautiful recent widow, to name a few of those adventures. What will Charlie do? Will he be able to escape the pursuit of Martland?

The Book Thief (PG-13)
Monday, Febuary 22, 2016 at 6:00pm

In 1938, young orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson). When Hans, a kindly housepainter, learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. Though Liesel's new family barely scrape by, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans' life.

Spare Parts (PG-13)
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00pm

With the help of their high school's newest teacher (George Lopez), four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on an underwater robotics contest. The students are all poor, undocumented immigrants from Mexico — who surmount incalculable odds to enter the national competition. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they build a robot and compete against reigning champion MIT. Along the way, the students learn not only how to build a robot but something far more important: how to forge bonds that will last a lifetime. Much of the shooting of the film was done on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This film is based on a true story.

Wild (R)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6:00pm

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

How to become a Reel Reader

  1. Read the book, if you have time. Each month, prior to the movie showing, copies of the selected title will be available in the library's rotunda.
  2. Join us for the movie even if you haven't read the book. Bring your own carry-out dinner to enjoy while you watch the movie.
  3. Talk about the book and film. Following the movie, you are invited to participate in a guided discussion.
  4. You might win fabulous prizes when you attend Reel Reader events!


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