Film Fanatics


Join the Library on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of cinematic gems you may have missed. Admission to the show is free! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event.

August 17 | September 21 | October 19 | November 16 | December 21 | January 18 | February 15


Thursday, December 21 – Four Christmases

When their plans for an exotic vacation fall apart, unmarried couple Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) must spend Christmas Day trudging around to a quartet of family get-togethers. While Brad counts the hours till he can escape the onslaught of crazy relatives, Kate begins to wonder about her own choices and ponders whether her family members are so crazy after all.

(2008, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 28 minutes)

Foreign Language Film Series


Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for our Foreign Language Film Series, featuring films in a variety of languages. Admission is free! All films will be presented in their native languages with English subtitles.

August 14 | September 11 | October 9 | November 13 | December 11 | January 8 | February 12


Monday, December 11 – The Way Home

Little Sang-woo doesn’t want to leave Seoul, South Korea, to live with his mute grandmother in the countryside, but his mother compels him, as she needs to look for a new job. Fractious and ill-mannered, Sang-woo variously ignores and taunts his grandmother with insulting epithets. When she won’t buy batteries for his toy, he even steals from her. But over time, and in the face of her unquestioning love, he comes to admire and respect her.

(2002, Rated PG, 1 hour 20 minutes) – Language: Korean


Monday, January 8 – What To Do In Case of Fire

The humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still an island in the middle of the former eastern Germany. At the end of the 80s they went their separate ways with the exception of Tim and Hotte, who have remained true to their ideals and continue to fight the issues they did as a group. In 2000, with Berlin as Germany’s new capital, an event happens forcing the group out of existential reason to reunite and, ultimately, come to grips with the reason they separated 12 years ago.

(2002, Rated R, 1 hour 41 minutes) – Language: German


Monday, February 12 – Zokkomon

Abandoned by his heartless uncle and aided by a street artist, an orphan discovers his inner hero.

(2011, Rated PG, 1 hour 49 minutes) – Language: Hindi


 

Family Movie Night


 

Join the Library the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of our favorite family films. Admission to the show is free! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event. Visit the Library’s website for more information.

September 5 | October 3 | November 7 | December 5 | January 2 | February 6


Tuesday, January 2 – The Emoji Movie

Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone’s very existence.

(2017, Rated PG, 1 hour 31 minutes)