Movies

Take a Break from the Heat with these Cool Titles!

Here in Harris County, we know August is the hottest month.  Why don’t you check out some of these movies from our collection and cool off!


    Christmas Vacation- Spend some time with the Griswolds as they celebrate the holidays with family.                                It’s sure to be a disaster!

75 Years Ago...

When you’re a classic movie fan, there’s one bit of common knowledge that is universally accepted: 1939 was a best year for movies.  There’s a lot to be said for that year.  Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith goes to Washington, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Wuthering Heights, and so many others.

Here Comes the Bride

heartsLast weekend, I attended the wedding of one of my younger siblings. It was a crazy weekend full of unexpected issues, but, ultimately, the wedding was beautiful for all involved. This wedding was only the latest in a string of ceremonies and receptions I have attended in the last six months. Love is definitely in the air!

Weddings, both the planning and the actual event, have long been a favorite topic in film. They can be the overarching theme of a movie, as in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, or simply a pivotal part of the plot, as in The Princess Bride. The wedding day in movies is often one where anything that can go wrong, will. While no one wants their wedding day to be a catastrophe (or even a little bit bumpy) in real life, it provides plenty of laughs on screen!

If you’re in the mood for a movie this weekend (and, let’s face it, it’s far too hot to be outside!), check out one of these wedding favorites.

Garry Marshall (1934-2016)

Garry Marshall didn’t win Oscars.  He didn’t win an Emmy, although he was nominated several times.  He was also nominated for Writer’s Guild awards, but didn’t win.  In later years he received honorary awards from the Guild.  But by and large, those accolades we associate with successful writers and producers and directors eluded him.

However, it’s safe to say that his work is among the most enjoyable, fun, and crowd-pleasing that movies and TV have to offer.

The Heart of the Game, a documentary film will be screened @ 6:30 pm on August 2nd, 2016 in the Earl Elliot Room.

This passionate and inspirational  documentary goes up close and personal to capture the Roosevelt Roughriders girls'  basketball team during six turbulent  seasons, taking us far beyond the court to the unbridled desire to make history.

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Date: August  2nd,  2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Earl Elliot Room (1st floor)
Rating: PG-13

The Endless Summer, a documentary film will be screened @ 6:30 pm on July 26th, 2016 in the Earl Elliot Room.

The Endless Summer is a 1966 documentary on the search for the perfect wave, in which two Californians take off with their surfboards for Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii.  The Endless Summer originally ran as a motion picture  directed by Bruce Brown.

 

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Olivia de Havilland

The golden age of Hollywood produced so many stars we remember and enjoy even today.  Most of those actors and actresses have left us.  But one lovely, talented actress is with us still: Olivia de Havilland.  And on July 1st, she turned 100 years old.

Senna, a documentary film will be screened @ 6:30 pm on July 19th, 2016 in the Earl Elliot Room.

Spanning his years as a Formula One racing driver from 1984 to his untimely death a decade later, Senna explores the life and work of the triple world champion, his  physical and spiritual achievements on the track, his quest for perfection and the  mythical status he has since attained.

   

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Anton Yelchin (1989-2016)

When talented people are lost to us, it’s always sad.

When that person was so young, it’s even worse.

Man on Wire, a documentary film will be screened @ 6:30 pm on July 5th, 2016 in the Earl Elliot Room.

On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame       seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century.

SHOWTIME
Date: July 5th, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Earl Elliot Room (1st floor)
Rating: PG-13

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