Showing posts with label film screenings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label film screenings. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dinner & a Movie - The Blind Side

Monday October, 3, 2011

6:00 PM
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
818-238-5620

Join us on Monday, October 3rd for "Dinner & A Movie" featuring a showing of  The Blind Side (PG-13 /129 minutes) at the Buena Vista Branch Library.

You bring your favorite picnic-style dinner and we'll provide beverages and dessert!

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.  Featuring Sandra Bullock in her 2009 Best Actress Oscar winning performance!









Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stop the Presses! Film Program: Woman of the Year

Burbank Public Library Presents

Stop the Presses!

A Special Burbank READS Film Program

Woman of the Year

Friday, October 8, 2:00 PM

The first film starring the legendary screen team of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, this savvy dramatic comedy from 1942 plays off the unlikely match of polar opposites--the brash sports reporter Sam Craig (Tracy) and the brilliant political commentator Tess Harding (Hepburn) from the New York Chronicle--whose marriage grabs front-page headlines. Balancing her flashy career with marital turns out to be a complicated challenge for the worldly Tess, whose down-to-earth husband struggles to support her ambition while keeping their marriage from falling apart. Woman of the Year was directed by George Stevens, from a screen'lay by Ring Lardner Jr. and Micharel Kanin. ---114 minutes.

Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818.238.5600

www.BurbankLibrary.com
Funded by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Film Program: Clue

Burbank Public Library Presents

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem
A Special Burbank READS Film Program
Clue

Friday, September 24
2:00 PM
Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818.238.5600
Here is the murderously funny movie based on the world-famous Clue board game. Undoubtedly the first movie in history to have played in theaters with three different endings, depending on what theater it played in. Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler? Meet all the notorious suspects and discover all their foul play things. You'll love their dastardly doings as the bodies and the laughs pile up before your eyes. — 94 minutes; rated PG

www.BurbankLibrary.com

Funded by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

Burbank Public Library Presents

Happy Birthday,
Agatha Christie!


Celebrate the 120th Birthday of the Queen of Crime
with a "spot of tea and biscuits."

7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 15
Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818-238-5600
Additional parking across from library
at Glenoaks Blvd. and Olive Ave.

Join us for a screening of Agatha Christie’s Garden: Murder & Mystery in Devon (66 minutes). This reveal-ing documentary explores Agatha Christie’s life through a tour of her secret garden in Devon. Pam Ferris (Rosemary & Thyme) serves as your guide and includes interviews with novelist P.D. James, Christie’s grandson, and others.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Stop the Presses! Film Program: His Girl Friday

Burbank Public Library Presents
Stop the Presses!
A Special Burbank READS Film Program

His Girl Friday

Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818.238.5600
http://www.burbanklibrary.com/

Walter Burns, editor of a major Chicago newspaper, is about to lose his ace reporter and former wife, Hildy Johnson, to insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin, but not without a fight! The crafty editor uses every trick in his fedora to get Hildy to write one last big story, about murderer Earl Williams and the inept Sheriff Hart-well. The comedy snowballs as William's friend, Molly Malloy, the crooked Mayor, and Bruce's mother all get tied up in Walter's web.— 93 minutes; rated PG
Funded by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library

Monday, August 30, 2010

Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Film Program: Scoop

Burbank Public Library Presents

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem!
Scoop
A Special Burbank READS Film Program
Saturday, September 4
2:00 PM
Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818.238.5600

Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman star in this hilariously twisted tale of murder and mystery. When an inquisitive college journalist (Johansson) stumbles upon new clues to a string of murders, her investigation leads directly to a handsome businessman (Jackman), who draws her in with his mysterious charm. Could a whirlwind romance with the subject of her search also become the most dangerous scoop of a lifetime? Experience the laughs in this witty comedy that will have you guessing until the very end.
—96 minutes; rated PG-13

www.BurbankLibrary.com

Funded by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Edgar Allan Poe Movies at the Library!

Burbank Public Library and Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley Presents..... Edgar Allan Poe Movies
Roger Corman Films of Poe Classics



Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) Obsessed with the memories of his dead wife, Verden Fell (Vincent Price) lives a reclusive life in his ruined abbey. All seems well when he marries the lovely Lady Rowena, but he soon becomes convinced his new wife is possessed by the evil spirit of first wife Ligeia. The screenplay is written by Robert Towne [Academy Award winner for Chinatown!] and based on Poe's story. (81 min.)
Buena Vista Branch Library 300 N. Buena Vista St. 818-238-5620

Saturday, October 10 at 1:30 PM "Inside the Book" -- join us for refreshments and an informal discussion of Edgar Allan Poe's works, followed by the movie at 2:00 PM
The Fall of the House of Usher (1960) When Philip arrives at the Usher mansion, he finds his love, Madeline, strangely ill. Her brother Roderick (Vincent Price...who else?) tells him of the family curse: insanity and a horrible death. The screenplay is written by Richard Matheson based on Poe's story. (79 min.)
Burbank Central Library 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. 818-238-5600

Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 PM
Celebrate Teen Read Week!
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) A young Englishman travels to the castle of his brother-in-law (Vincent Price...notice a trend here?) to discover the truth behind his sister's mysterious death. Was she buried alive? The screenplay is by Richard Matheson based upon Poe's story. (80 min.)
Buena Vista Branch Library 300 N. Buena Vista St. 818-238-5620


The BIG READ is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. http://www.neabigread.org/

























Funded by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Documentary film screening - Great Writers: Jack London.

Saturday, October 18 -- 2 PM

Please join us for a screening of the documentary film Great Writers: Jack London.

This fascinating film presents the story of the writer’s life and examines the social and political events that influenced his works.

The program includes insightful commentary, as well as archival documents and rare interviews.

Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818.238.5600

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Documentary film screening - Alaska: Big America.

Saturday, October 11 -- 2 PM

Join us for a screening of the documentary film Alaska: Big America.

Alaska, it’s the land itself – its vast distances, the extreme weather, the imposing landscapes – that has shaped history and shaped the lives of all those who come under its spell. People have been lured by riches beyond their wildest dreams – fur, fish, gold, oil. Many have come to find a new life and to make their mark. Others come to lose themselves in a wild land more vast and unforgiving than they could ever imagine. They’ve come to measure themselves against its challenges. In return, they’ve endured bitter temperatures, isolation, and harrowing adventures for the privilege of living there.

Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818.238.5600

Monday, April 7, 2008

Documentary Film Screening - "Spiritual Earth" & "Magnificent Obsession"

Burbank Public Library Presents

Monday, April 14, 2008
7:00 PM
Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818-238-5600

An Out-of-This-World Documentary Series

Spiritual Earth -- Experience a view of earth as only an astronaut can. This footage, shot fromNASA missions, shows the Earth in all its beauty. Not only will you see the grandeur of the sea and land but also tiny blinking lights from the towns of its human inhabitants. A Dolby soundtrack and actual NASA transmissions from space accompany these remarkable pictures.

Runtime is 30 minutes.

Magnificent Desolation -- Only 12 have walked on the Moon. You're next! Presented and narrated by Tom Hanks, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon is an IMAX documentary film that transports the viewer to the lunar surface, where they can walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there, experiencing what they saw, heard, and felt.

Runtime is 40 minutes.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Film Screening - Muppets From Space

Burbank Public Library Presents

Family Film Festival

Join us for a special Burbank READS movie tie-in.

Muppets From Space

The film that answers the immortal question: what species is Gonzo? Kermit the Frog's curly-nosed friend feels alone in the world. When his breakfast cereal starts spelling out questions and he hears voices, Gonzo is convinced he must be from outer space, and his alien brothers are coming to earth.

Run-time: 88 minutes; Rated G

Wednesday, April 9 @4:00 PM ......... Wednesday, April 16 @4:00 PM
Buena Vista Branch Library ................ Burbank Central Library
300 N. Buena Vista St. ......................... 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818-238-5620 ...................................... 818-238-5610

Please note: Children under the age of 9 years must be accompanied by an adult

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Film Screening - "For All Mankind"

Burbank Public Library Presents


An Out-of-This-World Documentary Series

For ALL Mankind


Please join us at the Buena Vista Branch Library on Thursday, April 10 at 7 PM for a screening of the documentary film “For All Mankind”.
Runtime is 80 minutes

--In July 1969, the space race ended when Apollo 11 fulfilled President Kennedy's challenge of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." No one who witnessed the lunar landing will ever forget it. For All Mankind is the story of the 24 men who traveled to the Moon -- told in their words, in their voices, using the images of their experiences.


Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
818-238-5620

Monday, March 31, 2008

Film Screening - 2001: A Space Odyssey

Burbank Public Library Presents
Le Petit Cinema (Little Films with Big Hearts)

Join us for a special Burbank READS tie-in movie matinee.

2001: A Space Odyssey
After 40 years, it's still the ultimate trip...

A space mission that could reveal man's destiny is jeopardized by a malfunctioning shipboard computer. A dazzling journey that tops them all and paved the way for other effect-packed films that followed. Join us in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of this epic motion picture.

Run-time 148 minutes -- Rated G.

Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 2:00 PM
Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818-238-5600

Friday, March 28, 2008

Film Screening - "In the Shadow of the Moon"

Burbank Public Library Presents

An Out-of-This-World Documentary Series

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON is an intimate epic, which vividly communicates the daring and the danger, the pride and the passion, of this extraordinary era in American history. Between 1968 and 192, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood upon another world.

This documentary combines archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen, with interviews with the surviving astronauts, including Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 and 13), Dave Scott (Apollo 9 and 15), John Young (Apollo 10 and 16), Gene Cernan (Apollo 10 and 17), Milk Collins (Apollo 11), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16) and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17). The astronauts emerge as eloquent, witty, emotional and very human.

Run time is 110 minutes, rated PG

Thursday, April 3, 2008 @ 6:30 PM ........... Saturday, April 19, 2008 @2:00 PM
Burbank Central Library ............................. Buena Vista Branch Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. ................................ 300 N. Buena Vista St.
818-238-5600 ........................................... 818-238-5620

Film Screening - "The Astronaut Farmer"

Burbank Public Library Presents...


Sci-Fi Cinema


Come join us next Friday for a special Burbank READS movie tie-in, a screening of the movie “The Astronaut Farmer"


"If we don't have our dreams, we have nothing."


Friday, April 4, 2008 2:00 PM

All systems are "Go" for Charles Farmer. He's faced bank foreclosure, neighborhood naysayers and a government alarmed by the purchase of high-grade fuel, but now he's ready to blast into space inside the homemade rocket he built in his barn. Billy Bob Thornton portrays Charlie in this charmer about chasing dreams...and about what it means to be a family. He needs a launch/recovery crew, and he has one of the best: his wife (Virginia Madsen) and children, dreamers all. They have liftoff. Our spirits have uplift. Gravity cannot hold down our dreams.

Run-time 104 minutes; rated PG


Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818-238-5600

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"October Sky" Film Screenings.

Burbank Public Library Presents - Two Special Screenings of the film


October Sky

Now that you’ve joined all of Burbank in reading “Rocket Boys” by Homer H. Hickam, Jr., come join us in watching the movie “
October Sky” that is inspired by the book.


Starring, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen and Laura Dern.

Run-time is 108 minutes, rated PG


Saturday, March 29, 2008 @2:00 PM
Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
818-238-5600

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 @6:30 PM
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
818-238-5620

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Film Screening - "Space Cowboys"

Burbank Public Library Present


Le Petit Cinema (Little Films with Big Hearts)
Join us for a special Burbank READS tie-in movie matinee of...
Space Cowboys

Space will never be the same!
Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner and Clint Eastwood as the retired members of Team Daedalus, a group of top Air Force test pilots, who in 1958, were ready to serve their country as the first Americans in space but were pushed aside. Now, as a Russian satellite fails and is about to crash into earth, Team Daedalus is back in action in a rescue mission.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, Rated PG-13, run-time is 130 minutes.

When? Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Where? Burbank Central Library auditorium, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Film Screening - "Forbidden Planet".

Burbank Public Library Presents....




Sci-Fi Cinema - 1950s Science Fiction Classics

features a showing of the 1956 movie

Forbidden Planet
"When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has not intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone."

Starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen and, of course, Robbie the Robot!

When? Friday, March 7, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Where? Central Library auditorium, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.