Wednesday, July 13, 2011

FREE FILMS @ THE PRATT LIBRARY

The Social Network film

The Social Network
WHEN: Saturday, July 16, 2 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Wheeler Auditorium
Suggested Audience: Adults

    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)

    Julie and Julia film

    Julie and Julia
    WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 6 PM

    WHERE:
    Orleans Street Branch
    Suggested Audience:  Adults, Seniors

    Join Julie as she cooks her way through the trailblazing book Master the Art of French Cooking and meets its iconic author Julia Child along the way.

    Seating is limited to 64 (Room Size).