Posted Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
Come out to the Morris County library’s free screenings of recent blockbuster films and independent movies for adults on Fridays at 2 p.m. Films are free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. All showings are in the public meeting room.
Ad Astra, Jan. 31: An astronaut travels across the solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father’s doomed expedition that now threatens the universe. Stars Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones. Drama — not sci-fi action. (PG13, 2 hrs & 3 mins, 2019)
Judy, Feb. 7: Thirty years after starring in “The Wizard of Oz,” beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Stars Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock. Biography, drama, romance. (PG-13, 1 Hr & 58 mins, 2019)
What They Had, Feb. 14: After her ailing mother wanders off during a blizzard, Bridget returns to her childhood home in Chicago, accompanied by her rebellious daughter. Forced to referee between her father’s stubborn insistence that his wife remains at home and her equally determined brother’s efforts to place her in a “memory care” facility, Bridget struggles to make sense of a lifetime of family conflict. With her mother’s decline becoming increasingly obvious, long-simmering resentments bubble to the surface. Stars Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster. Drama. (R, 1 Hr & 41 mins, 2018)
Harriet, Feb. 21: From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told. Stars Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn. Action, biography, drama. (PG-13, 2 hrs & 5 mins, 2019)
The Lighthouse, Feb. 28: Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890’s. Stars Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman. Drama, fantasy, horror. (R, 1 Hr & 49 mins, 2019)