Senior Cinema

Coolidge Corner Branch Library
31 Pleasant Street, Brookline MA 02446
Telephone 617-730-2380

Thursdays
Refreshments 1:00 p.m.
Film 1:30 p.m.

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Tim's Vermeer

Aug 28, 2014

2013. 80 min PG-13. Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. He attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did the 17th century Dutch master manage to paint so photo-realistically - 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Stars: Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull

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Good Will Hunting

Sep 4, 2014

1997. 126 min. Rated R. Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. Matt Damon, who created the title character and wrote the script with costar Ben Affleck, gives a star-making performance as a working class genius with a chip on his shoulder. Won 2 Oscars: Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Robin Williams; Best Writing/Screenplay – Damon, Affleck Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

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Mrs. Doubtfire

Sep 11, 2014

1993. 125 min. Rated PG-13. Robin Williams learns that keeping in touch with his children can be a drag in this hit comedy. After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. Won Oscar – Best Makeup; Also won Golden Globe for Williams for Best Actor in Comedy/Musical Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan

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Still Mine

Sep 18, 2014

2013. 102 min. Rated PG-13. In his first lead role after decades of playing supporting characters, James Cromwell gives a tour de force performance in a deeply affecting love story about a couple in their twilight years. Based on true events and laced with wry humor, it tells the story of an elderly couple’s fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home. A Canadian film. Stars: James Cromwell, Ronan Rees, Geneviève Bujold

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To Have and Have Not

Sep 25, 2014

1944. 100 min. During WWII, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. This is Bacall’s first film performance in a thriller full of chemistry between her and Bogart. TRIBUTE TO LAUREN BACALL Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan