Spend your afternoon enjoying free screenings of critically-acclaimed and award-winning films every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Barney Library!
La La Land (2016) – Trailer
Tuesday, November 14, 2:00 PM
Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. PG-13. 128 minutes. Please register.
Awards: Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA
A United Kingdom (2016) – Trailer
Tuesday, December 12, 2:00 PM
Based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana. NR. 111 minutes. Please register.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) – Trailer
Tuesday, January 9, 2:00 PM
Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), in a remote Delta community. Wink is a stern taskmaster, but he is preparing his young daughter for the end of the world. When Wink falls mysteriously ill, nature seems to fall ill with him. Temperatures rise, the ice caps melt and fearsome prehistoric beasts called aurochs run loose. Rising waters threaten to engulf their community, sending Hushpuppy in search of her long-lost mother. PG-13. 93 minutes. Please register.
Brooklyn (2015) – Trailer
Tuesday, February 13, 2:00 PM
Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her past disrupts her new vivacity, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. PG-13. 117 minutes. Please register.