Free movie screening Near North Library
Where: Near North Library: 310 W. Division Street,
Film Screening: Funny Girl (1968) Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:00PM – 4:30PM
Barbra Streisand won an Oscar portraying legendary stage comedienne Fanny Brice as she breaks into show business, rises to stardom with the Ziegfield Follies, and finds heartache in her marriage. Starring: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Walter Pidgeon © Columbia Pictures 145 minutes Rated G.
Film Screening: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993) Saturday, September 28, 2019 2:00PM – 4:00PM
A loner cares for his dysfunctional family, including a challenged brother and their obese mother, who has not left the house in seven years. Starring: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis. © Paramount Pictures 118 minutes Rated PG-13.
Film Screening: Boy Erased (2019) Saturday, October 5, 2019 2:00PM – 4:00PM
A young man is sent to gay conversion camp by his staunchly religious parents after a traumatic event leads him to be ‘outed’. Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe. © Focus Features 115 minutes Rated R.
Film Screening: Juliet, Naked (2018) Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:00PM – 3:45PM
After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman meets the reclusive rocker her ex was obsessed with. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd. © Lions Gate Films, Inc. 105 minutes Rated R.
Film Screening: Little (2019) Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:00PM – 3:45PM
A ruthless and bullying executive gets magically transformed back into her 13-year-old self and must now reclaim her old life. Starring: Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, Regina Hall. © Universal Pictures 109 minutes Rated PG-13
Film Screening: The Haunted Mansion (2003) Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00PM – 3:30PM
A real estate agent has his family stay in a haunted house. Based on a Disney theme-park ride. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Jennifer Tilly. © Walt Disney Pictures 88 minutes Rated PG.
Film Screening: The Candidate (1972) Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:00PM – 3:45PM
A young lawyer is groomed to defeat a popular Republican senator, but as the underdog’s chances improve, his truth-telling style becomes more and more managed. Starring: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas. © Warner Bros. 109 minutes Rated PG
Film Screening: A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:00PM – 3:45PM
Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force. Starring: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon. © Walt Disney Pictures 109 minutes Rated PG
Film Screening: Pet Sematary (2019) Saturday, November 16, 2019 2:00PM – 4:15PM
A family moves to rural Maine where they discover the dark powers of a burial site known as the “Pet Sematary.” Starring: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow. © Paramount Pictures 133 minutes Rated R
Film Screening: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:00PM – 3:45PM
Video game villain Wreck-It-Ralph must brave the Internet to help Vanellope fix her game Sugar Rush. Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch. © Walt Disney Pictures 112 minutes Rated PG.
Film Screening: Murphy’s Romance (1985) Saturday, December 7, 2019 2:00PM – 3:45PM
A widowed small-town pharmacist develops a reticent affection for a spunky divorcee. Starring: James Garner, Sally Field, Corey Haim. © Columbia Pictures 107 minutes Rated PG-13.
Film Screening: Ordinary People (1980) Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Story of an upper-middle-class family struggling to grapple with the death of the oldest son in a boating accident. Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth McGovern. © Paramount Pictures 124 minutes Rated R
Film Screening: Just Friends (2005) Saturday, December 21, 2019 2:00PM – 3:30PM
A music executive woos his high school crush. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein. © New Line Cinema 96 minutes Rated PG-13
Film Screening: Dumbo (2019) Saturday, December 28, 2019 2:00PM – 4:00PM
A young elephant with over-sized ears and the powers of flight becomes a circus superstar. Starring: Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito. © Walt Disney Pictures 112 minutes Rated PG
About the Near North Library
- Near North Branch was dedicated August 6, 1997, replacing a temporary reading room in Seward Park.
- Near North Branch originally opened October 12, 1972 in two combined apartments at 1157 N. Cleveland Avenue as a study center for residents of theCabrini Green Housing Projects.
- a painting entitled “Two Children: Boy and Girl” by William Gettings
- Near North Branch also features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
- a mixed media collage entitled “Scott Street at Cabrini Green” by Mat Barber Kennedy
- a series of paintings entitled “Illinois Writers” by Steve Musgrave
- a painting entitled “Key Bearer U” by Jane Williams Ferris