Upcoming Movies at the Library
Second Saturday Cinema
Second Saturday classic films start at 1:30 pm. Registration is not required. Seating is limited.
January 14 –The Stratton Story (1949 Historical Fiction / Drama)
Directed by Sam Wood.
Stars James Stewart, June Allyson & Frank Morgan.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton is a pitcher who is so unhittable the young phenom racks ups consecutive 15–win seasons. Although he loses a leg in an accident just as his career is on the rise, his triumph over despair and disability leads him to pitch again. (102 minutes)
February 11 - Sergeant Rutledge (1960 Historical Fiction /Drama)
Directed by John Ford.
Stars Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Tower, & Woody Strode.
In 1866, new fighting units are formed within the U.S. Cavalry: the courageous 9th and 10th regiments. Plains Indians call them "Buffalo Soldiers" because of the bison coats they wear in the winter. History, judging from the regiments' list of Medals of Honors call them heroes, but a 9th Cavalry officer (Woody Strode) goes on trial for rape and murder. (111 minutes)
March 11– Young Frankenstein (1974 Comedy)
Directed by Mel Brooks.
Stars Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, & Cloris Leachman.
A hilarious tribute to Mary Shelley’s classic horror film that makes fun at just about every Frankenstein movie ever made. Summoned by a will to his grandfathers castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein discovers the scientist’s step-by-step manual to bringing dead corpses back to life. (102 minutes)
April 8 —Glory (1989 Historical Fiction/ Drama)
Directed by Edward Zwick.
Stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, &Morgan Freeman.
The heart-stopping true story of the first Black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. (124 minutes)
May 13 — The High and The Mighty (1954 Action /Drama)
Directed by William A. Wellman.
Stars John Wayne, Claire Trevor, & Robert Stack.
Soar into the skies with one of John Wayne’s most memorable films. Wayne plays a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Relegated to a second-in-command, Wayne finds himself on a terrifying flight struck with disaster. (148 minutes)
June 10 —The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947 Musical Comedy)
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod.
Stars Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, & Boris Karloff.
Danny Kaye plays Walter Mitty, a man with daydreams about heroic deeds. When a mysterious blonde (Virginia Mayo) comes into his life, his humorous dreams of heroism become a hilarious and dangerous web of murder and conspiracy. (110 minutes)