Join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month for our free “Page to Screen” Movie showings. We feature films that have begun as books.
We also often have showings of lesser known movies that we think you will enjoy. The Library Doors open at 1:30 pm and showings begin at 2:00 pm.
This month we are featuring movies that combine Irish Heritage and Women’s history month.
The first film is about a Kansas woman who broke new ground for everyone, Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.
The second film this month is about a young Irish immigrant moving to the United States in the 1950’s, starring new Irish actress Saoirse Ronan.
March 10th feature
Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank delivers an unforgettable performance as Amelia Earhart, the legendary American aviatrix who boldly flew into the annals of history. Richard Gere co-stars as her charismatic business partner and adoring husband, George Putnam. Bound by ambition and love, their enduring marriage could not be broken by Amelia’s determination to fly, nor her passionate affair with Gene Vidal. Equal parts gripping drama, stirring romance and epic adventure, Amelia will take your breath away and send your spirit soaring!
Run time- 1 hr 51 min, Rating- PG
March 24th feature
From the best selling novel by Colin Toibin, BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Run time- 1 hr 51 min, Rating- PG-13 (no one under 13 will be allowed to attend the movie!)
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