Monday, July 11, 2011


More free flicks at the Pratt Library…this time, for older teens and adults:

Like Water for Chocolate Film

Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate)

Tita’s (Lumi Cavazos) mama (Regina Torne) forbids her to marry. So Tita is understandably devastated when Pedro (Marco Leonardi), the love of her life, marries her sister instead.

In this sumptuous fairy tale set in the early 20th century, Tita’s only solace is her cooking. She magically whisks her sorrows, passions and longings into her tantalizing feasts so that all who partake experience her feelings as she does.

" as fantasy, as seduction, as a replacement for all the elements missing (or wished for) by a Mexican family.... a vivid two-hour dream about impossible, unobtainable food." Suzanne Hamlin, New York Times, July 31, 1994

(Directed by Alfonso Arau, Mexico, 1992, 112 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. Rated R)

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

  • Central Library
  • Saturday, July 16, 2011 (10:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
  • Suggested Audience:  Adults

Film Social Network

The Social Network

Director David Fincher captures the spiteful personalities and hyperactive spirit of the times with this award-winning film about the founding of social networking site Facebook and its controversial maverick creator, Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg).

The Social Network was nominated for eight Academy Awards—including Best Picture, Best Director (Fincher) and Best Actor (Jesse Eisenberg)—and won three for Best Editing, Best Original Score (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross), and Best Adapted Screenplay (West Wing's Aaron Sorkin getting the Oscar for his adaptation of Ben Mezrich's book The Accidental Billionaires). Besides Eisenberg's Oscar-nominated portrayal, the stellar cast also includes Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, and Andrew Garfield. But perhaps the best on-screen performance is our own Johns Hopkins University making a cameo appearance as Harvard!

(Directed by David Fincher, 2010, 120 minutes)

Ben Mezrich will be at the Central Library on July 20 to talk about his new book, Sex on the Moon.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

  • Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
  • Saturday, July 16, 2011 (2:00 PM)
  • Suggested Audience: Adults

Battle LA 175

Battle: Los Angeles

For years, there have been documented cases of UFO Sightings around the world—Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces.

As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand to take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before.
(Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, 2011, 116 min.)
Rated PG-13.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

Iron Man 175

Iron Man

After an accident, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark creates a suit that sustains his life. When he heals, he decides to use his technology to fight crime and leads a double life as Iron Man in this comic book adventure.
(Directed by Jon Favreau, 2008, 126 min.)
Rated PG-13.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)