Movies: anytime, any location, all ages

Saturday, May 7, 2016

In conjunction with Planet Comicon, Kansas City’s largest pop culture and comic book convention, scheduled for May 20-22 at Bartle Hall, the Library screens four of our favorite adaptations of comic books – each packed with action and quirk.


Friday, May 13, 2016
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

As in all Peter Sellers' satires, "The Mouse That Roared" delivers on laughs. When the cash strapped tiny Duchy of Grand Fenwick comes up with a fool-proof plan to get money by losing a war with the U.S. and then getting post-war aid, the Prime Minister, played by Peter Sellers, forgets to inform the invasion leader, also played by Peter Sellers, that he is supposed to lose. Sellers lands on U.S. soil during an air raid drill only to find empty streets. He promptly captures an important scientist and well-laid plans fly apart! Not Rated.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

As a county sheriff and creator of Utah’s first SWAT team, William “Dub” Lawrence was once an unlikely critic of law enforcement. That SWAT team, however, killed his son-in-law decades later in a controversial standoff that raised questions about the use of excessive force. Lawrence since has worked to uncover the truth about the incident and others nearby and shine a broader light on an increased militarization that he says has turned many police forces into small armies.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

In conjunction with Planet Comicon, Kansas City’s largest pop culture and comic book convention, scheduled for May 20-22 at Bartle Hall, the Library screens four of our favorite adaptations of comic books – each packed with action and quirk.


Friday, May 20, 2016
12:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Known as one of Hollywood's greatest Sci-Fi B movies ever made, "The Thing From Another World" is just as much a fun thriller now as it was in 1951. Come see James Arness as a murderous creature loosed from a crashed landed UFO before he donned pistols to keep the peace in "Gunsmoke." B&W Not Rated.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Doors open: 8 p.m. • Program: 8:45 p.m.

The Library’s 2016 Off-the-Wall film series kicks off with Strange Brew (PG, 90 min., 1983), an interpretation of Hamlet on hops. The Canadian McKenzie brothers (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) discover something is rotten in the Elsinore Brewery, don’cha know?

    May 20 – Strange Brew (1983)


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Anna Karenina

The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.

Cast
Keira Knighley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Mcfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander

This 2012 Movie is rated R and runs 129 min.


Saturday, May 21, 2016
1:30pm

In conjunction with Planet Comicon, Kansas City’s largest pop culture and comic book convention, scheduled for May 20-22 at Bartle Hall, the Library screens four of our favorite adaptations of comic books – each packed with action and quirk.


Sunday, May 22, 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.

Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut and casts himself in the lead role of Caius Martius, the banished Roman general who aligns with a sworn enemy (Gerard Butler) to take revenge on the city. Fiennes shot this brilliant adaptation in war-ravaged Serbia. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

In conjunction with Planet Comicon, Kansas City’s largest pop culture and comic book convention, scheduled for May 20-22 at Bartle Hall, the Library screens four of our favorite adaptations of comic books – each packed with action and quirk.


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