Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Words - starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid and Zoe Saldana A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

This movie runs 103 minutes and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking. Come join us in the Westport meeting room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

This month, teens are invited to a series of free films based on popular Young Adult novels.

In the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Friday, August 15, 2014

The 2014 edition of the long-running Off-the-Wall Film Series, co-presented by The Kansas City Public Library and The Pitch, features musically-themed titles from 1984.

In Repo Man, Young Otto (Emilio Estevez) gets a crash course in repossessing cars from old hand Harry Dean Stanton in this cult effort that mixes anti-social rebellion with black comedy and even a dab of science fiction. Director Alex Cox’s film isn’t technically a musical, but it has a killer soundtrack featuring Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies, the Circle Jerks, and other bands your mother wouldn’t approve of. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.

These five films, presented on one Friday each month from May through September on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., offer a tuneful sampling of what Americans were listening to 30 years ago. Featured are such musical artists as Prince and the Talking Heads, an early cinematic celebration of break dancing, and a classic cult film noted for its innovative musical soundtrack.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014
6:00pm @ Plaza Branch

This month, teens are invited to a series of free films based on popular Young Adult novels.

In the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Join us each month as we enjoy a movie on our big screen.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Twenty-three years after she riveted a nation – sitting before a microphone in a bright blue suit, calmly telling an all-male Senate committee that she once was subjected to sexual harassment by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas – Anita Hill appears at the Library for the screening of a documentary chronicling the historic event.

Now a professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, Hill will conduct a question-and-answer session after the film, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Film critics regard 1939 as the greatest year in Hollywood history, when more memorable movies were released than at any other time. Throughout 2014, the Kansas City Public Library recreates the movie going experience enjoyed by audiences 75 years earlier. Each week, the free series Hollywood’s Greatest Year will present a movie from 1939.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.