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Free Friday Movies

Join us for free movies and popcorn on the 2nd Friday of the month (Sept. – May) at the Dr. James Carlson Library. All Free Friday Movies start at 1 p.m. Adults must accompany children age 9 and younger.
Upcoming dates and film titles:

  • Friday, March 13 – The Art of Racing in the Rain (PG) at the Dr. James Carlson Library
  • Friday, April 17 – Judy (PG-13) at the Dr. James Carlson Library
  • Friday, May 8 – Ad Astra (PG-13) at the Dr. James Carlson Library

A World View: Foreign Language Films Classics

Local film critic Matt Olien along with film historian and former Concordia College Professor Tony McRae and his wife, Michele, will host a film series featuring three foreign language film classics. A short discussion will follow each screening. Free popcorn. All films will be screened Sundays at the downtown Main Library. All films start at 2 p.m. Adults must accompany children age 9 and younger.
Upcoming dates and film titles:

  • Sunday, March 1 – The Big City (1963, not rated from India)
  • Sunday, March 8 – A Man and a Woman (1966, not rated from France)
  • Sunday, March 22 – The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, rated R from Argentina)

Poetic Cinema: Writers on Screen

Celebrate National Poetry Month (April) at the library by attending our film series featuring world-renowned poets! Ranging from romance to documentary, these movies depict Reinaldo Arenas, Sylvia Plath, John Keats, and Maya Angelou. Watch award-winning actors and filmmakers dive deep into the lives of these extraordinary artists. Films begin at 2 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. Free popcorn, too! Contact Andy at 701.476.4040.

  • Saturday, April 4 – Before Night Falls (2000, rated R)
  • Saturday, April 11 – Sylvia (2003, rated R)
  • Saturday, April 18 – Bright Star (2009, rated PG)
  • Saturday, April 25 – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016, not rated)