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Reel Readers

How to become a Reel Reader

This Is Where I Leave You (R)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:00pm

The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family—including Judd's mother, brothers, and sister—have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd's wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judd's radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public.

Simultaneously mourning the death of his father and the demise of his marriage, Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch's dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together. In the same house. Like a family.

As the week quickly spins out of control, longstanding grudges resurface, secrets are revealed, and old passions reawakened. For Judd, it's a weeklong attempt to make sense of the mess his life has become while trying in vain not to get sucked into the regressive battles of his madly dysfunctional family. All of which would be hard enough without the bomb Jen dropped the day Judd's father died: She's pregnant.

The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG)
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:00pm

Starring Academy Award -winner Helen Mirren (Best Actress, The Queen, 2006), Om Puri and Manish Dayal, produced by Steven Speilberg, Oprah Winfrey and Julia Blake, and directed by Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat), this uplifting story bursts with flavor, passion and heart.

When the chill chef proprietress of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in southern France (Mirren) gets wind of a culinary immigrant opening an Indian restaurant just 100 feet from her own, her icy protests escalate to all-out war between the two establishments. It's a celebration of triumph over exile as these two worlds collide and one young man tries to find the comfort of home in every pot -- wherever he may be.

No Country For Old Men (R)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 6:00pm

No Country for Old Men is a critically acclaimed 2007 film directed, written, and edited by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. When a man stumbles on a bloody crime scene, a pickup truck loaded with heroin and two million dollars in cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. As an enigmatic killer who determines the fate of his victims with the flip of a coin sets out in pursuit of Moss, the disillusioned Sheriff Bell struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence that seems to be consuming his once-peaceful Lone Star State town.

A Most Wanted Man (R)
Thursday, April 23 at 6:00 at 6:00pm

A Most Wanted Man is a British espionage-thriller film based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré, directed by Anton Corbijn and written by Andrew Bovell. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Daniel Brühl and Nina Hoss. It premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and competed in the main competition section of the 36th Moscow International Film Festival and the 40th Deauville American Film Festival. It is the last of Hoffman's films released in his lifetime.

John Semly, of the Globe and Mail writes: "Like a book we want to keep reading, despite the compression of pages telling us the end is near, it's hard not to want A Most Wanted Man to go on forever, if only to spend time in the company of Hoffman – one of the great actors of his, or any, generation.

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!

If the movie is not suitable for younger children, activities will be available for them at the library.

 

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