Events Calendar / Movies

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No Short Climb: ‘Race Workers’ and America’s Defense Technology

Framingham State University Professor Robert Johnson, Jr. will screen his documentary film “No Short Climb,” and will discuss the contributions made to science and technology by African-Americans prior to and during WWII. This documentary brings to light this previously unknown story and the important role of these African-American scientists and technicians in the technological success of WWII.

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February Break Teen Movie at the Main Library - Venom

It’s February Break week, so let’s watch some movies! On Tuesday the 19th, we’ll watch Mission: Impossible - Fallout at the McAuliffe Branch, and then on Wednesday the 20th, we’ll watch Venom at the Main Library. Join us for either or both!

Grades 6-12

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Vacation Week Movie at McAuliffe: Snowtime!

To amuse themselves during the winter break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. The winning side gets to occupy an elaborate snow fort, but a more serious conflict arises. Can they work things out and become friends again?

 

(2015) 82 minutes, Rated PG for mild thematic elements and rude humor.

 

All ages at parents discretion. Please bring your own snacks.

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Red Carpet and Oscars Watch Party

Drop by and watch the Oscars with us!

View the red carpet arrivals, then settle in to watch the awards. Feel free to bring on the glamour (or not)—feather boas will be available. And snacks will be provided, courtesy of Wegman’s and Trader Joe’s!

Red Carpet coverage starts 6:30pm; Oscars broadcast begins at 8:00pm.

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Films Around the World: Close-Up (Namaye-e Nazdik)

Discussion Leader: Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Framingham State University

A fascinating investigation into the nature of identity, this film combines real documentary footage and fictional reenactments to tell the story of a young man who impersonates his idol, Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

(1990) 1 hr. 38 min.

Persian with English subtitles.

Note location change: Due to updates to the Costin Room, this event will take place at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

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McAuliffe Matinee: A Star is Born (1976)

Starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Rock star John Norman Howard’s career is on the decline, thanks to his excessive drinking. He falls in love with talented young singer Esther Hoffman and helps her move into the spotlight. But as Esther’s success grows, his career continues its downward spiral.

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Movie Matinee: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

All Ages at parents discretion. Bring your own snacks.

(2018) 1 hour 52 minutes. rated PG for some action and rude humor

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Friday Night Movie: A Star is Born

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Nominated for 8 Oscars. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

(2018). 2hr.16min. Rated R.