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.

  1. Current Films
  2. Past Films


Wednesday, 6/15 – Magnolia [R], available on Kanopy

This sprawling character study follows 10 people whose damaged lives intersect—often by sheer coincidence—during a single day in Southern California's San Fernando Valley.


Wednesday, 7/20 – The Battle of Algiers [NR], available on Kanopy

One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950's.


Wednesday, 8/17 – The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) [R], available on Kanopy

A gang of armed professionals hijack a New York subway train somewhere outside the Pelham station threatening to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met.