POSTPONED: Movie: The Public

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely.

In The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library, where a group of homeless people turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging a “sleep-in.” What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgement by the media. This David vs. Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most pressing issues and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy – The Public Library!

Written and directed by Emilio Estevez. Starring Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, and Gabrielle Union.

2019 ; 2 hrs ; Rated PG-13.

Open to the public, no charge, no need to register. Shown in the Library Community Room.

CANCELED: Judy Judy Judy Movie Series: Meet Me in St. Louis

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely (cancelled).  We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Avon Free Public Library presents Judy, Judy, Judy, a three-part Judy Garland movie series.

Judy Garland was one of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received an Academy Juvenile Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Special Tony Award, and was the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her 1961 live recording Judy at Carnegie Hall.

The series begins on Tuesday, March 3 at 1:30 pm with the new award-winning biopic Judy starring Renée Zellweger. The film examines Garland through the prism of a late-in-life UK engagement peppered with flashbacks to key moments in her early years as a child star. (2019 ; 2 hrs., PG-13)

Second in the series is Meet Me in St. Louis on Tuesday, March 17 at 1:30 pm. The Oscar-nominated MGM romantic musical, released in 1944, is one of Garland’s most popular films. She stars as a St. Louis teen whose world is turned upside down when she learns her family might move to New York. (1944, 1 hr. and 53 min, Not Rated)

The series concludes with A Star is Born on Tuesday, March 31 at 1:30 pm. The film, a remake of the 1937 picture of the same name, stars Garland as Esther Blodgett. Garland was nominated for a best actress Oscar, and Esther become one of her most iconic roles, though it would also be her last major movie role. (1954 ; 2 hrs. and 34 min. ; Rated PG)

Judy judy Judy movie Series: Judy

The Avon Free Public Library presents Judy, Judy, Judy, a three-part Judy Garland movie series.

Judy Garland was one of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. 

The series begins on Tuesday, March 3 at 1:30 pm with the new award-winning biopic Judy starring Renée Zellweger. The film examines Garland through the prism of a late-in-life UK engagement peppered with flashbacks to key moments in her early years as a child star. (2019 ; 2 hrs., PG-13)

Second in the series is Meet Me in St. Louis on Tuesday, March 17 at 1:30 pm. The Oscar-nominated MGM romantic musical, released in 1944, is one of Garland’s most popular films. She stars as a St. Louis teen whose world is turned upside down when she learns her family might move to New York. (1944, 1 hr. and 53 min, Not Rated)

The series concludes with A Star is Born on Tuesday, March 31 at 1:30 pm. The film, a remake of the 1937 picture of the same name, stars Garland as Esther Blodgett. Garland was nominated for a best actress Oscar, and Esther become one of her most iconic roles, though it would also be her last major movie role. (1954 ; 2 hrs. and 34 min. ; Rated PG)

Winning Women Movie Series: The Favourite

Get ready for the upcoming Academy Awards with 5 fantastic films featuring previous Academy Award winning women!

The final movie in the series is…

The Favourite

Outrageous rivalry in 18th century England starring Rachel Weisz, Emma stone, and 2019 Best Actress Olivia Colman

2018 ; 2 hrs. ; Rated R

Winning Women Movie Series: A Star is Born

Get ready for the upcoming Academy Awards with 5 fantastic films featuring previous Academy Award winning women!

Fourth in the series is…

A Star is Born

A new take on a tragic love story starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, who also won the 2019 Academy award for Best Song

 

2018 ; 2 hrs. and 16 min, Rated R

Winning Women Movie Series: Fences

Get ready for the upcoming Academy Awards with 5 fantastic films featuring previous Academy Award winning women!

Third in the series is…

Fences

The film adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize Winning play set in 1950’s Pittsburgh. The film takes a passionate look at a former baseball player as he fights to provide for his family. Starring Denzel Washington and 2017 Best Supporting Actress Viola Davis.

2017 ; 2 hrs. and 19 min. ; Rated PG-13

Winning Women Movie Series: The Help

Get ready for the upcoming Academy Awards with 5 fantastic films featuring previous Academy Award winning women!

Second in the series is…

The Help

The New York Times best seller comes to life through powerful performances led by Emma Stone and Best Supporting actress Octavia Spencer. The Help is an inspirational story about unlikely friendships in the 1960’s South.

2012 ; 2 hrs and 26 min. ; Rated PG-13

Winning Women Movie Series: Dreamgirls

Get ready for the upcoming Academy Awards with 5 fantastic films featuring previous Academy Award winning women!

First in the series is…

Dreamgirls

Starring Beyonce Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, and 2007 Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson.

With show-stopping performances, Dreamgirls is the story of three female singers who discover that anything is possible when you hold onto your dreams.

2007, 2 hrs and 11 min., Rated PG-13

“The Games” Movie Series: Wordplay

50 million Americans do it every week! A fun and fascinating look into the world of crossword puzzles, with Will Shortz, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, and more.

2006 ; 1 hr. and 15 min. ; Rated PG

Shown in the Community Room. Snacks provided!

“The Games” Movie Series: Queen of Katwe

Based on a true story of a young Ugandan girl whose life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess. Starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo.

2017 ; 2 hrs. and 4 min. ; Rated PG

Shown in the Community Room. Snacks provided!