December is Movie Month at MLK!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

December is Movie Month at MLK!

Take a Break From Your Holiday Routine

An enjoyable and enlighting variety of films will be screened this month at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.  There is truly something for everyone!

Take a break from your holiday errands or relax after work and see the following:

Friday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m.
Lounge Out Loud (LOL) Movie Night

Chronicles of Narnia DVD coverThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe
Four British children stumble into a magic wardrobe which leads to a mystical land called Narnia.

Directed by Andrew Adamson. 140 mins. 2005, PG.

Venue: Teen Space, Second Floor

Monday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m.
Fiction Lover's Film Companion

A Simple Twist of Fate DVD CoverA Simple Twist of Fate
A heartbroken man in rural Virginia adopts a seemingly orphaned toddler, not knowing that sooner or later a wealthy local politician will decide to claim her as his own.

Starring Steve Martin, Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne and Stephen Baldwin. Directed by Gillies MacKinnon and based on a novel by George Eliot. 1994, 106 mins. Rated PG-13.

Venue: Room A-5, Lower Level

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m.
Popular Movie Series

Hope SpringsHope Springs
Pleasant romantic comedy with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as a middle-aged couple seeking relationship counseling.

Directed by David Frankel. 100 mins. 2012, PG-13.

Venue: Room A-5, Lower Level

Friday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m.
Lounge Out Loud (LOL) Movie Night

Dr. Doolittle 2 DVD CoverDr. DoLittle 2
Eddie Murphy reprises his earlier role in this sequel of the continuing tale of the doctor who can talk to the animals.

96 mins. 2001, PG.

Venue: Teen Space, Second Floor

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m.
Popular Movie Series

Bourne Legacy DVD coverThe Bourne Legacy
Lively adventure inspired by Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne novels, starring Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz.

Directed by Tony Gilroy. 135 mins. 2012, PG-13.

Venue: Room A-5, Lower Level

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Black Studies Center

John Coltraine DVD coverThe World According to John Coltrane
A retrospective documentary on the life and work of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, featuring reminiscences and interviews with his contemporaries and fellow musicians. 

Directed by Robert Palmer and Toby Byron. 60 mins. 1990, Unrated.

The film will be introduced by local WPFW radio personality and jazz historian, Rusty Hassan.

Venue: Black Studies Reading Room, Third Floor

Friday, Dec. 21, 3 p.m.
Lounge Out Loud (LOL) Movie Night

Grinch DVD coverHow the Grinch Stole Christmas
Jim Carrey plays the lead in this live-action version of the Dr. Seuss classic.

105 mins. 2009, PG.

Venue: Teen Space, Second Floor

Friday, Dec. 28, 3 p.m.
Lounge Out Loud (LOL) Movie Night

Dragon Ball Z DVD coverDragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z is the second TV adaptation of one of the most popular franchises in anime history, based on Akira Toriyama's manga series, Dragon Ball.

Animated. 1989, TV-PG.

Venue: Teen Space, Second Floor