The Oscars may be on March 2nd, but Oscar Fever is happening at the Dracut Library in February! On Saturdays, from February 8th-March 1st, (with a special Tuesday & Wednesday happening during February School Vacation week!), we’ll be premiering free 2014 Oscar nominated films. Registration is required – so make sure you check out our Events Calendar and register a.s.a.p!
Saturday, February 8th from 1:00pm-3:15pm.
“The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.” (from IMDb)
Saturday, February 15th from 1:00pm-2:30pm.
“After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger’s modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.” (from Metacritic.com)
TUESDAY, February 18th from 3:00pm-4:30pm.
Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. (from IMDb) This film is nominated for two Academy Awards.
WEDNESDAY, February 19th from 3:00pm-4:30pm.
“After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.” (from IMDb) Nominated for one Academy Award.
Saturday, February 22th from 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts – who he once would have shunned – and established a hugely successful “buyers’ club.” Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience. (c) Focus Features
Saturday, March 1st from 1:00pm-2:30pm.
“A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.” (from IMDb) Nominated for 10 Academy Awards.
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