World Films at the Library
Featuring on Thursday, May 23, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
In A Late Quartet, Academy Award winners Christopher Walken and Philip Seymour Hoffman and co-stars Catherine Keener and Mark Ivanir strike all the right chords in this powerful story that blends raw emotion with fiery passion to form an unforgettable film. After 25 years together, the members of a world-renowned string quartet learn that their beloved cellist (Walken) may soon be forced to retire. When a world famous quartet is about to lose one of their own, a lot of unspoken and painful feelings are brought to the surface. There is competition and resentment and friendships that took twenty-five years to build are threatened. All of these emotions threaten to derail the group as they struggle to maintain harmony in their music - and their lives. This is a film that will make you cry but there are also moments that will make you laugh. The music is as moving as the storyline with the classical pieces seamlessly interwoven with the story. The film is also a very touching portrayal of Parkinson's disease, and aging, and letting go. The scenes with Walken and Hoffman are simply brilliant and the final concert is a cinematic triumph. This film is a must see for all those who enjoy a good drama but especially for anyone who has ever been involved with or loved music.
Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes
Unless otherwise notified, OPL shows films on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. All films in the series are free of charge.
While we will continue to show films from Film Movement, a distributor of award-winning foreign and independent films, we are also excited to now be able to select and present a wider variety of titles with an emphasis on motion pictures that have not been exhibited at local theaters. Film programs at the library will now include, but not be limited to, current first run features, independent films, film classics, world films and documentaries. Our goal is to provide the community with an opportunity to view motion pictures from many different genres and cultures and to enhance awareness and understanding of the art of film.
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January 10: Beasts of the Southern Wild (U.S.)
January 24: Last Ride (Australia)
February 14: Foreign Letters (U.S.)
February 28: Elena (Russia)
March 14: Anna Karenina (Great Britain)
March 28: Tokyo Sonata (Japan)
April 11: Robot & Frank (U.S.)
April 25: Queen of Hearts (France)
May 9: Of Gods and Men (France)
January 26: Sarah's Key (France & U.S.)
February 9: Beginners (U.S.)
March 8: Incendies (Canada & France)
March 22: Made in Dagenham (Great Britain)
April 12: Take Shelter (U.S.)
May 10: The Piano in a Factory (China)
May 24: In a Better World (Denmark)
June 14: O'Horten (Norway)
June 28: Albert Nobbs (United Kingdom)
July 12: My Name is Khan (India)
July 26: The Woman on the 6th Floor (France)
August 9: Come Undone (Italy)
August 23: Footnote (Israel)
September 13: A Separation (Iran)
September 27: Another Year (U.K.)
October 11: Life Above All (South Africa)
October 26: The Devil's Backbone (Spain)
November 8: Train of Life (France)
December 13: Auntie Mame (U.S.)
December 27: Where Do We Go Now? (Lebanon)
May 19: Bomber (U.S./U.K.)
June 16: 1981 (Canada)
July 21: Only When I Dance (Brazil)
August 18: The Drummer (Hong Kong)
September 15: The Wind Journeys (Columbia)
October 20: If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Romania)
November 17: The Colors of the Mountain (Columbia)
December 15: Holiday Affair (U.S.)