• By Michael Ackerman
  • Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Movies that ROCK!!!

Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 pm - Love & Mercy
Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 pm - Straight Outta Compton
Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 pm - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Come rock out at this after-hours film series at the Southside Branch Library! Free snacks and beverages will be provided.
Warning: You MUST be 18 years old to attend the R-rated movies.

Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 pm - Love & Mercy (Rated PG-13)
Brian Wilson (Paul Dano and John Cusack) is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti), Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up.

Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 pm - Straight Outta Compton (Rated R)
In 1988, a groundbreaking new group revolutionizes music and pop culture, changing and influencing hip-hop forever. N.W.A's first studio album, Straight Outta Compton, stirs controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in Southern Los Angeles. With guidance from veteran manager Jerry Heller, band members Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren navigate their way through the industry, acquiring fame, fortune and a place in history.

Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 pm - Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Rated R)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the tale of how a “slip of a girlyboy” from communist East Berlin, Hansel, becomes the “internationally ignored song stylist” known as Hedwig after a botched sex change operation. The show daringly breaks the fourth wall, as Hedwig directly tells the audience of her past tribulations and heartbreak in the form of an extended monologue paired with rock songs. With a little help from her band and her back-up singer Yitzhak, Hedwig examines her quest for her other half, for love, and ultimately for her identity. Featuring a groundbreaking rock musical score by Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is hilarious, harrowing, and essentially uplifting for anyone who’s ever felt different.

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