On the Big Screen: 12 Movies in Reel Time

Inspired by this year’s Community Read titles, which all take place in a 24-hour time span, the Library is hosting a film series that includes movies that all take place in the same, brief amount of time. While the film series began in June, we hope that you will join us for one (or more!) of the remaining showings as we gear up to enjoy Community Read in October.

And now…lights…camera…ACTION!

The Big Clock (1948)

October 14 at 2 p.m., Main Library’s Francis Auditorium
Director: John Farrow
Starring: Ray Milland, Charles Laughton
Length: 95 minutes
Rated: PG; B&W

 

Do the Right Thing (1989)

October 21 at 2 p.m., University City Regional
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
Length: 120 minutes
Rated: R

 

Rope (1948)

October 21 at 2 p.m., Main Library’s Francis Auditorium
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Farley Granger
Length: 80 minutes
Rated: PG

 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

November 18 at 2 p.m., Main Library’s Francis Auditorium
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
Length: 132 minutes
Rated: R; B&W

After Hours (1985)

December 9 at 2 p.m., Main Library’s Francis Auditorium
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Linda Fiorentino
Length: 97 minutes
Rated: R

 

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

December 16 at 2 p.m., Main Library’s Francis Auditorium
Director: Agnes Varda
Starring: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller
Length: 90 minutes
Rated: PG-13; in French with English subtitles

 

 

Groundhog Day (1993)

December 30 at 2 p.m., Main Library’s Francis Auditorium
Director: Harold Ramis
Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell
Length: 101 minutes
Rated: PG-13

 

 

The 12 Movies in Reel Time film series already showcased American Graffiti, The Cure and Coney Island (double feature), The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Run Lola Run, and Dog Day Afternoon.

Community Read is a big, exciting, community-wide book club...and everyone is invited to join. With book selections for every age group, author visits and programs galore, there is something exciting for the whole family to enjoy. We hope you will join us! Find out more information at cmlibrary.org/communityread.