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.
July 14, 2017 - LINCOLN (2012): Taking home the Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year, this 2012 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”.
September 8, 2017 - CLUE (1985): This “whodunit” mystery involves 6 unique guests invited to a sprawling mansion where murder is plotted by everyone in the house. The film is the first to claim the credit for being based on a popular board game and this PG rated version stars Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, Martin Mull, Eileen Brennan, just to name a few! Plan to join us to pick your favorite ending….A……B…..or everyone’s favorite….Ending C?