• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Monday, July 20, 2015

Escape the Ordinary - Movie Series at Reynolda Manor on August 11, 18, and 25.

Please join us in the Reynolda Manor Auditorium for this movie series, Escape the Ordinary: a screwball comedy with a delightful romantic twist, a coming of age drama based on a true story, and a modern interpretation of old fashioned melodrama. Movie programs at the library are free and open to the public. For more information please call 703-3024.

What's Up Doc?
August 11 at 7 pm
In this screwball comedy, the mix-up of a case of jewels, a case of rocks, a case of underwear, and a case of secret government documents leads to confusion, a wildly comic car chase, and a different kind of love story. Starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal and Madeline Kahn. 1972, Rated G.
“A beautifully disordered farce.” - New York Times.
"A homage to Hollywood screwball comedies." - Time Out.
"Old fashioned and entertaining." - Video Librarian.
For more information about this film click here.

October Sky
August 18 at 6:30 pm
In 1957, a high school student in West Virginia is inspired when the Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the world’s first man-made satellite. He is encouraged by his teacher to pursue his dreams of designing a working rocket, but he must overcome his father’s doubt and the expectations that he can never escape his small, coal-mining town. Based on a true story. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern. 1999, Rated PG.
"Immensely entertaining and unabashedly inspirational." - Variety.
"Thumbs up." - Roger Ebert.
For more information about this film click here.

Far From Heaven
August 25 at 6:30 pm
Cathy and Frank Whitaker’s idyllic 1950’s suburban life is turned upside down when Frank is unfaithful with another man, and Cathy can only confide in her African-American gardener. Beautifully filmed like a melodrama made in the 50's, but with a modern perspective. Starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Haysbert, and Dennis Quaid. 2002, Rated PG-13.
"Dazzling... enthralling drama." - Entertainment Weekly.
"A homage to old Hollywood." - People Magazine.
"Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore give the performances of their careers." - Rolling Stone.
For more information about this film click here.

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