Senior Cinema

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

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


The Americanization of Emily

Aug 7, 2014

1964. 115 min. An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission. Tribute to James Garner who passed away in July. – this was his favorite film. Stars: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas


The Great Beauty

Aug 14, 2014

2013. 142 min. Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Won Oscar for Best Foreign Film 2014. An Italian film with English subtitles. Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli



Aug 21, 2014

2006. 86 min. Rated R. Once is a modern-day musical set on the streets of Dublin. Featuring the Irish band The Frames, it tells the story of a street musician and a Czech immigrant during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal their unique love story. Won Oscar Best Music, Original Song Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh


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