Apr 13

Phantom Thread

Daniel Day-Lewis’ supposed final film, Phantom Thread releases this week on disk. Lesley Manville co-stars along with Vicky Krieps. Paul Thomas Anderson directs. From DVDreleasedates,

Reynolds Woodstock and his sister Cyril are living in 1950’s post-war London. As a dressmaker, Woodstock is constantly winning over the hearts of women who just want a taste of the wealthy bachelor. Until one day Woodstock meets Alma, a woman whose strong will and demeanor sets her apart from the rest. Fixated on her charm and beauty, Alma quickly becomes the muse of Woodstock’s life, transforming his crass perception of love into an honorable way of life.

Find Phantom Thread in our catalog.

Mar 23

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

France’s selection for Best Foreign film didn’t win an Oscar, but swept the Cesar Awards (France’s Oscars) this year including Best Picture. BPM (Beats Per Minute) chronicles the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990’s right before the drugs were released which would save millions of lives worldwide. With a 99% critics rating from Rotten Tomatoes,

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

Watch BPM on DVD from the library’s collection.

Mar 16

Kanopy Staff Picks

You may already know that Kanopy is our newest streaming service for residents of Fairfield. Kanopy is chock full out truly outstanding documentaries, classics, shorts, foreign, and indie titles. As a tease, we’ve compiled a quick list of some of our favorite staff picks from Kanopy’s catalog:

The Battle of Algiers
Donnie Darko
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
In the Mood for Love
Life Itself
The Official Story
Pather Panchali
The Watermelon Woman
We Need to Talk About Kevin
White Like Me

What are some of your favorite films Kanopy streams?

Find out more about Kanopy.
Go directly to Kanopy.

 

Feb 28

Annual Library Event: How to Win Your Oscar Pool

Join us this Friday, March 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Main Library’s Rotary Room on the second floor for our annual love letter to the movies, How to Win Your Oscar Pool. This year we honor #TimesUp with an all female review panel.

The nominations were announced today. Who do you think will win Best Picture?
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Click here to register.

Feb 07

Staff Favorites: Movies 2017

We gathered a list of favorite films from your full and part-time staff at Fairfield Public Library for 2017. Pretty sure there’s something on this list for everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Movie Favorites 2017

13th
20th Century Women
A Dog’s Purpose
A Quiet Passion
Accountant
All Eyez On Me
Arrival
Atomic Blonde
Baby Driver*
Beauty & the Beast*
Belko Experiment
The Big Sick*
Book of Henry
Chips
Churchill
Collateral Beauty*
Dr. Strange
Dunkirk
Eagle Huntress
Fantastic Beasts…
Get Out*
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures*
I Am Not Your Negro*
IT
John Wick 2
Julieta
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Kingsman:The Golden Circle
Lady Bird
LEGO Batman Movie
Lion
Logan*
Logan Lucky
The Lost City of Z
Manchester by the Sea*
Masterminds
Moonlight
O.J.: Made in America
Okja
Once Upon a Time in Venice
Pitch Perfect 3
Rogue One
The Shack*
Split
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Strong Island
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Why Him?
The Wizard of Lies
Wonder
Wonder Woman*
Zero Days

*more than one vote

Feb 06

Best Actor Nominees in Earlier Work

Below find the nominated actors for this year’s Academy Awards. I’ve listed previous films they’ve been in as a way to look back over their careers. Some are very young and so the list is short. Others are Meryl Streep and well… Enjoy the recommendations.

2018 Oscar Actor Nominees:
Timothée Chalamet
Daniel Day-Lewis
Sally Hawkins
Daniel Kaluuya
Frances McDormand
Gary Oldman
Margot Robbie
Saoirse Ronan
Meryl Streep
Denzel Washington

Timothée Chalamet:
Love the Coopers
Interstellar

Daniel Day-Lewis:
Lincoln
There Will Be Blood
Gangs of New York
Boxer
Crucible
In the Name of the Father
Age of Innocence
Last of the Mohicans

Sally Hawkins:
Happy-Go-Lucky
Made in Dagenham
Godzilla
Paddington
Vera Drake
An Education
Layer Cake

Daniel Kaluuya:
Sicario
Kick-Ass 2
Johnny English Reborn

Frances McDormand:
Hail, Caesar!
Olive Kitteridge
Moonrise Kingdom
Burn After Reading
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
North Country
Laurel Canyon
Almost Famous
Lonestar

Gary Oldman:
Child 44
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Harry Potter (Deathly Hallows 2 or Goblet)
Dark Knight/Batman Begins
Airforce One
Fifth Element
Leon the Professional
Prick up Your Ears
Sid and Nancy

Margot Robbie:
Z for Zachariah
Suicide Squad

Saoirse Ronan:
Brooklyn
Grand Budapest Hotel
How I Live Now
Hanna
Lovely Bones
Atonement

Meryl Streep:
Out of Africa
Devil Wears Prada
August Osage County
Iron Lady
Julie & Julia
Mamma Mia!
Hours
Bridges of Madison County
Defending Your Life
Postcards from the Edge
Silkwood
Sophie’s Choice

Denzel Washington:
American Gangster
Antwone Fisher
John Q
Training Day
Hurricane
Remember the Titans
He Got Game
Philadelphia
Malcolm X
Mo’ Better Blues
Glory
Cry Freedom

Jan 30

Staff Favorites: Television 2017

We gathered favorite television shows from your full and part-time staff at Fairfield Public Library for 2017. The list this year is massive, a nod to the outstanding programming available in this golden age of television. And by television we mean the traditional networks, cable channels, PBS imports, originals from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, and more. Our staff watches a diverse batch of series.

Staff Favorite Television 2017
* = more than one vote
L = available on disk at the library
#1 = most popular show for 2017

Alias Grace
American Crime Story: OJ Simpson (L)
American Gods* (L)
American Vandal
Animals
Arrow
Better Call Saul* (L)
Better Things*
The Big Bang Theory (L)
Big Little Lies* (L)
Billions (L)
Black Mirror*
Colony
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (L)
The Crown* (L)
Dark
The Deuce (L)
Divorce (L)
The Durrells in Corfu (L)
Emerald City
Endeavour (L)
Fargo* (L)
Flash
Game of Thrones* (L)
Gilmore Girls (L)
The Good Place (L)
Grace & Frankie* (L)
The Great British Baking Show* (L)
Halt and Catch Fire (L)
The Handmaid’s Tale* (L)
Homeland (L)
The Leftovers (L)
Legends of Tomorrow
Manhunt: Unabomber*
The Mantis
Midsomer Murders (L)
Mindhunter*
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (L)
Mr. Robot (L)
The Night of (L)
Orange is the New Black (L)
Ozark*
Party Down
Peaky Blinders (L)
Prime Suspect: Tennison (L)
Ray Donovan (L)
Riverdale (L)
Schitts Creek*
Shameless
The Sopranos (L)
Southcliffe
Stranger Things* (#1) (L)
Supergirl
Timeless
Trapped
Twin Peaks (L)
Victoria (L)
The Walking Dead* (L)
You’re the Worst
The Young Pope (L)

 

 

Jan 24

Film Series: Seeing Ourselves in Film: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Seeing Ourselves in Film continues a conversation we began last Fall during the John Sayles’ Independent Director series: “what does it mean to be an American?”

This Winter and Spring we will look at one film from each decade 1940’s – 2010’s. We will ask ourselves:
How does Hollywood depict Americans in this film?
What happened during this decade which helped create this film?
Does Hollywood influence or reflect changes in culture? Or both?

Click on image below to register:

Jan 23

Oscar Season 2018

Oscar season is upon us. We do a fun-filled Oscar program each year at the library, How to Win Your Oscar Pool. Please join us this year as we honor #TimesUp with an all female review panel.

Click here to register.

The nominations were announced today. Who do you think will win Best Picture?

Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk (already in the library’s collection)
Get Out (already in the library’s collection)
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Jan 04

Kanopy is here!

Kanopy is here! What does that mean? Fairfield Public Library now offers over 30,000 streaming films to its patrons for free. All you need is a valid Fairfield Public Library card and a device able to download the Kanopy app (IOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast) or watch via a computer browser. Kanopy’s tagline is “thoughtful entertainment.” They specialize in documentaries, classic and international cinema, indie and short film. You won’t find Despicable Me 3 or Girls Trip on Kanopy. But you will find outstanding selections certain to appeal to a diverse group of library users. Currently we are offering user access to 7 films per month.

Click here to access Kanopy with your library card.
Or click here for more information on Kanopy.

Happy Streaming!