Critics Choice Movies

Join us for our Critic’s Choice Film Series once a month. The FREE movie is presented the second Friday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Community Room. Snacks are provided. Plan on calling the Merrill-Go-Round early for a ride to and from the library on the day of the event.  If you have any questions, please call the library at (715) 536-7191.

June 9, 2017 - BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015):  Directed by Steven Spielberg and winner of the Oscar Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year, this 2015 Historical drama centers on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War and an American lawyer recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court. Following the court hearing, the lawyer then needs to help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U-2 spy plane pilot. Starring Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Victor Verhaeghe and Brian Hutchison to name a few, this thriller is rated PG-13 and is 2 hours and 22 minutes long.

July 14, 2017 - LINCOLN (2012):  Taking home the Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year, this PG-13 historical feature directed by Steven Spielberg shows the struggles of an American President during the Civil War not only with the fighting on the battlefield, but also the difficulties within his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis who won the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in the 2013 Academy Awards and bringing to life Mary Todd Lincoln was the superb acting of Sally Field. This movie is one of our longest to date at 2 ½ hours, but well worth every minute.

August 11, 2017 - SULLY (2016):  Nominated for the People’s Choice Awards and winning the Hollywood Film Awards, this is the biographical drama film of the American Pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after making an emergency landing in his damaged plane on the Hudson River which saved the flight’s passengers and crew. Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney this PG-13 film portrays the incident that became named “Miracle on the Hudson”.