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January 2022

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(This event has been cancelled) Films on Friday: Wise Blood (1979)

Out of an abundance of caution, all public programs will be suspended from Thursday, January 6 through Sunday, January 9, 2022 due to the rise in COVID infections in the area. This affects Films on Friday: Wise Blood. Thank you for understanding. Stay safe & well. Adapted from Flannery O’Connor’s 1952 novel, this film is a very dark comedy that succeeds in capturing the novel’s eccentric,…

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January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

February 2022

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Films on Friday: The Color Purple (1985)

Adapted from Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize–winning 1982 novel, this period drama—an epic coming-of-age story—was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars a remarkable cast, including Whoopi Goldberg in a breakthrough performance. She is supported by Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Rae Dawn Chong, and Adolph Caesar, among many others. FREE. 

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February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

April 2022

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Films on Friday: Camille (1936)

Adapted from Alexandre Dumas’s 1848 novel and 1852 play, this romantic drama is set in nineteenth-century Paris. Greta Garbo stars as a courtesan who must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, all while her health is failing. FREE. 

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April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

May 2022

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Films on Friday: Jezebel (1938)

An adaptation of Owen Davis’s play of the same name, this film is set in nineteenth-century New Orleans. It stars Bette Davis as Julie, an unusually headstrong, self-centered Southern belle who, for the first time in her life, does something selfless when a pandemic strikes and her one-time fiancé (Henry Fonda) falls ill. FREE.

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May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

June 2022

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Films on Friday: Bringing Up Baby (1938).

The screwiest of screwball comedies, this film stars Cary Grant as a hapless paleontologist and Katharine Hepburn as a scatterbrained heiress, who mutually experience a number of predicaments involving a leopard named Baby. FREE. 

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June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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