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,…
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.
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.
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.
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.