Movie Mondays: Summer Films at Jefferson Market Library
Join Jefferson Market Library for their Summer Films series every Monday at 6 p.m! The movies are completely free and open to the public, running all the way through August 28th.
June 26: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965; 107 mins.) A little girl is dropped off at school but when her mother (Carol Lynley, left, top) goes back to pick her up – the teachers deny she was ever there! Also starring Laurence Olivier and Keir Dullea. Directed by Otto Preminger.
July 3: Deep Blue Sea (1999; 108 mins.) Dir: Renny Harlin. If you're going to genetically modify tiger sharks to make them bigger, faster and smarter, you should probably do it at a secret underwater research facility with a significant tropical storm heading your way. Pure summer fun. Starring: Samuel L. Jackson (left, bottom), Saffron Burrowes.
July 10: Special screening of the documentary Judging Crater.
July 17: Chasing Amy (1997; 111 mins.) Dir: Kevin Smith. A straight male comic book artist falls in love with a lesbian to the dismay of his foul-mouthed best friend. Typically humorous Kevin Smith-ian situations arise in this at-the-time-rather-edgy spin on the romantic comedy. Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams.
July 24: Big Business (1988; 97 mins.) Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin each play a set of twins in this hilarious comedy!
July 31: Gattaca (1997; 112 mins) Though it flopped at the box office upon its release, this stylish tale of a future where your status as "valid" or "invalid" is determined by your genetic sequence has only gotten better with time. Michael Nyman's score is particularly memorable. Starring: Ethan Hawke (left, middle), Uma Thurman.
August 7: Infamous (2006; 110 mins.) Fantastically told story of when Truman Capote and Harper Lee went to investigate shocking murders… Starring Toby Jones and Sandra Bullock.
August 14: They Live (1988; 93 mins) Dir: John Carpenter. A construction worker finds some sunglasses that allow him to see the aliens who have invaded Reagan-era Los Angeles and are living in disguise among us. He proceeds to kick ass and chew bubblegum, promptly running out of a bubblegum. Starring "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
August 21: The Shuttered Room (1967; 99 mins.) A couple inherit an old house in New England – terror ensues! Starring Gig Young, Carol Lynley and Oliver Reed.
August 28: Shattered Glass (2003; 103 mins) Dir: Billy Ray. A snappy little story ripped from the headlines about the headlines, particularly the fake ones written by a star reporter at The New Republic in the mid 1990s. Truly terrific performances all around, especially from an emerging Peter Sarsgaard. Stars: Hayden Christensen, Chloe Sevigny.