The Harvest – Meet the Child Workers Who Pick Your Food: Sat., March 15, 1pm

Presented by ReelTime: Shining a Light on Social Issues.harvesting

Come for a screening of The Harvest, a film that exposes a murky area of agri-business in the United States. The film traces the lives of three teenagers and their families as they move across the US following the harvest, from Texas to Michigan and places in between. Rather than pointing a finger, Director U. Roberto Romano lets the kids and the families speak for themselves.

A discussion will follow. Representatives from organizations that serve immigrant communities in our region will participate and answer questions.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Mid-Winter Break Movie Time for Kids-Monsters University

Wednesday, February 19th 1 p.m.

On break from school? Take a trip back in time to when Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan were just two promising young Scare students themselves. This is a free, full-length screening of the film. Bring your own treats to enjoy.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Fall Film Series: Women in the Lead: Saturday, November 16th 1 p.m.

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With her father dead and having no brothers, a young Afghan girl must disguise herself as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother. This 2003 film was the first film produced in Afghanistan after fifteen years of Taliban control.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Fall Film Series Final Film of 2013: Women in the Lead: Saturday, November 23rd, 1 p.m.

B_PosterThis 2012 Walt Disney/Pixar animated romantic comedy tells the story of a young woman who would rather ride her horse and practice archery than behave like a proper princess.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Fall Film Series: Women in the Lead. Saturday, November 2nd at 1 p.m. .

film posterJulia Roberts stars in the true-life story of an unemployed single mother who talks her way into a job at a legal office, becomes an advocate for people poisoned by an energy facility, and helps win one of the largest class-action lawsuits in history.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Fall Film Series: Women in the Lead. Continues Saturday, October 19th at 1 p.m. .

movieposter1Kentucky woman named Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) is inspired by the anthropologist Louis Leakey (Ian Cuthbertson) to devote her life to the study of primates.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Fall Film Series: Women in the Lead. Starts Saturday, September 21st at 1 p.m. .

2013 posterACome for the first film in the fall series starring Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey (1945). A vivacious, ambitious and proud woman, determined to escape middle-class life, travels to the remote Hebrides Islands where she expects to marry a wealthy industrialist. Along the way, she is waylaid by a tempest and the temptations of a different kind of future. All screenings feature an introduction and Q&A with film historian Lance Rhoades.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Teen Movie Night, Wednesday, August 14, 5pm

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Go Beneath the Surface with Bilbo in, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”.  Our hero travels through treacherous lands, including goblin tunnels, before meeting the creature that will change his life forever.  We’ll take a break in the middle for good snacks that Hobbits would love!  (We might even eat as much as they do.)  Stick it out for the entire show and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of the DVD!  Rated PG-13; 169 minutes, not including the break.

 

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library

Feast Your Eyes: Movies About Food

Saturdays in February, March and April 2013

Each screening will include an educational lecture
and Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades.
Sponsored by the Mercer Island Friends of the Library.

Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m.: MONDOVINO

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mondovino
Directed by Jonathan Nossiter
Produced by Jonathan Nossiter
Emmanuel Giraud
Written by Jonathan Nossiter
Distributed by ThinkFilm
Release date(s) 14 May 2004
Running time 135 minutes
Country United States
Language English, French

Mondovino (Italian: World of Wine) is a 2004 documentary film on the impact of globalization on the world’s different wine regions written and directed by American film maker Jonathan Nossiter. It was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival[1] and a César Award.

The film explores the impact of globalization on the various wine-producing regions, and the influence of critics like Robert Parker and consultants like Michel Rolland in defining an international style. It pits the ambitions of large, multinational wine producers, in particular Robert Mondavi, against the small, single estate wineries who have traditionally boasted wines with individual character driven by their terroir.

Mondovino was originally intended to be a two-month affair as a break between feature projects upon the completion of Nossiter’s film Signs & Wonders (2000). The film gave Nossiter a chance to utilize his knowledge as a trained sommelier from his time working at Balthazar in New York as well as an opportunity to visit some of the great wine regions of the world.

 

Feast Your Eyes: Movies About Food

Saturdays in February, March and April 2013
Each screening will include an educational lecture
and Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades.
Sponsored by the Mercer Island Friends of the Library.

Saturday, February 23, 1pm
Big Night
Two brothers, one a talented and uncompromising chef,
the other an eager-to-please aspiring entrepreneur,
gamble everything on the chance that their Italian
restaurant can be saved with one big night.

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Directed by Campbell Scott
Stanley Tucci
Produced by David Kirkpatrick
Jonathan Filley
Written by Joseph Tropiano
Stanley Tucci
Starring Minnie Driver
Ian Holm
Isabella Rossellini
Tony Shalhoub
Stanley Tucci
Allison Janney
Music by Gary DeMichele
Louis Prima
Editing by Suzy Elmiger
Distributed by The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Release date(s) January 24, 1996 (Sundance Film Festival)
September 20, 1996
Running time 107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4.1 million [1]
Box office $12,008,376