Movie Mondays & More
Mondays, weekly | 6:30 PM | Watertown Savings Bank Room
Looking for a communal watching experience without paying movie theater prices? Join us for Movie Mondays! We'll take a cinematic journey through new releases and great films from around the world.
In-person programming has been canceled for the month of January.
2/7 – Neruda [R], 107 min, Spanish language film
An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.
2/14 – Lorelei [NR], 111 min
A working-class fable about a biker, a mermaid and three shades of blue.
2/21 – No movie, library closed
2/28 – Last Night in Soho [R], 116 min
An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker.
As the current year progresses, see what we have watched so far!
1/3 – Free Guy [PG-13]
2/7 – Neruda [R], Spanish language film
2/14 – Lorelei [NR]
2/28 – Last Night in Soho [R]
Mad About the Movies
Third Wednesday, monthly | 7 PM | Raya Stern Trustees Room
Watch each month's movie on Kanopy, Hoopla, or library DVD, then join us for a discussion led by Kevin Carson, a Watertown resident and film buff with an MFA in Filmmaking and Film Studies.
In January we will meet via Zoom. Check watertownlib.org/events for an updated registration link soon.
Wednesday, 1/19 – Miss Juneteenth [R], streaming on Kanopy
Built like a bird, Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen—she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slavery was abolished in Texas. Life didn’t turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else.
Wednesday, 2/16 – Her [R], streaming on Kanopy
A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with a new operating system which reportedly develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), whose bright voice reveals a sensitive, playful personality. Though "friends" initially, the relationship soon deepens into love.