Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

Friday, February 12, 2016
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Some of Hollywood's most famous comedians, the Marx brothers, star in "Room Service", a comedy about cash-strapped producers of a play trying to find a backer for their play while also seeking a way to avoid being evicted from their hotel room. A rollicking good time with Groucho's rapier wit and Chico and Harpo's trademark comedic performances. Also starring Lucille Ball in one of her earlier films. 1939


Saturday, February 13, 2016

The name – the Black Panthers – is seared into ’60s history, evoking both clenched-fist activism and leather-jacketed, Afro-coiffed cool. The radical group stood at the vanguard of the era’s movement for social change in America before its decline and eventual disintegration in the 1970s and early ’80s.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

But, soft! What light through yonder film projector breaks? Be sure to check out these Hollywood interpretations of Shakespeare’s prose each Saturday in February.

Joss Whedon puts a contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s dialogue-rich comedy about two pairs of lovers with differing views on love. Claudio and Hero can’t find a way to be together, and Benedick and Beatrice can’t find a way to avoid each other.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Join Kansas City Public Library staff for film screenings and animated conversations centered on quality film versions of books that are official selections of the A Winter’s Tale Spin Suggested Readings list. Discussions immediately follow film presentations.

These screenings are open to the public. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the source book prior to the film screening. No RSVP is necessary.

For more information, call 816.701.3683 or email kaitestover@kclibrary.org.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hollywood has adapted, sampled, and stolen from William Shakespeare for more than a century – seeing his works as a source of prestige as soon as the commercial possibilities of narrative movies were apparent. The Ciné Shakespeare series features four of the best films featuring the Bard or his works in the past 20 years. Joan FitzPatrick Dean, the Curators Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, introduces the selections and leads a discussion after each Sunday afternoon screening.

Winner of seven Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture, this romantic comedy depicts an imaginary love affair between the up-andcoming Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and the beautiful, betrothed Lady Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) during the writing of Romeo and Juliet. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Library joins the UMKC Black Studies Program and the Black Archives of Mid-America in presenting a series of screenings of four memorable films adapted from books by African American authors. Funding provided by the Bebe and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee.


Friday, February 19, 2016
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Directed by Stanley Kramer ("Inherit the Wind", "The Defiant Ones"), "On the Beach" presents a post apocalyptic world after a nuclear war with the only survivors being the crew of a submarine. Each member is faced with the decision of what they want to do in a world without loved ones and a bleak future. Starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. 1959


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Join Kansas City Public Library staff for film screenings and animated conversations centered on quality film versions of books that are official selections of the A Winter’s Tale Spin Suggested Readings list. Discussions immediately follow film presentations.

These screenings are open to the public. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the source book prior to the film screening. No RSVP is necessary. For more information, call 816.701.3683 or email kaitestover@kclibrary.org.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

West Side Story - Starring Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno

The greatest story ever told in the most acclaimed musical of all time! Experience every sensational song, dazzling dance number and magical movie moment of West Side Story. This electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York.

This 1961 musical drama runs 153 minutes and is unrated.

Come join us in the Ruiz meeting room for a great movie and light refreshments.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

But, soft! What light through yonder film projector breaks? Be sure to check out these Hollywood interpretations of Shakespeare’s prose each Saturday in February.

Was Shakespeare really Shakespeare? Are the plays the timeless works of a barely schooled actor or a highly educated nobleman with ties to the Elizabethan court?


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