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All films at Calvert Library Southern Branch are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. All shows start at 1:00 p.m. at Calvert Library Southern Branch in Solomons, MD.

Join us every month for a good film, good company, and coffee.


Film: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Date: Friday, September 27, 2013 

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Southern Branch directions

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel IMDb info & trailer


Description:When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to "outsource" their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. Smart, life-affirming and genuinely charming, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a "true classic that reminds us that it's never too late to find love and a fresh beginning." Rated PG-13

Registration for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Film: 42 (2013)

Date: Friday, October 25, 2013

Time: 1:00pm 

Location: Southern Branch directions

42 IMDb info & Trailer

Description: 42 is a powerful film about how one man changed baseball… and changed America. Jackie Robinson is the choosen one both because he's an excellent baseball player and because he is a man with the inner strength to withstand the bullying and abuse that's sure to follow his appointment to an all-white team. Come enjoy this movie on our big screen and a cup of coffee.

Registration for 42


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Film: Life of Pi (2012)

Date: Friday, November 6, 2013

Time: 1:00pm 

Location: Southern Branch directions

Life of Pi IMDb info & trailer

Description: Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this visual masterpiece from Oscarr winner Ang Lee, based on the best-selling novel. After a cataclysmic shipwreck, young Pi Patel finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the only other survivor - a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Bound by the need to survive, the two are cast on an epic journey that must be seen to be believed. Enjoy this movie on our big screen and a cup of coffee.

Registration for Life of Pi

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Film: The Polar Express (1989)

Date: Friday, December 27, 2013

Time: 1:00pm 

Location: Southern Branch directions

The Polar Express IMDb info & trailer

Description: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Registration for The Polar Express

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Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Date: Friday, January 24, 2014

Time: 1:00pm 

Location: Southern Branch directions

Beasts of the Southern Wild IMDb info & trailer

Description: Hushpuppy, the six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community with her tough but loving father Wink, but when he succumbs to a mysterious malady, the fierce and determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to the outside world. But Hushpuppy's quest is hindered by a "busted" universe that melts the ice caps and unleashes an army of prehistoric beasts.

Registration for Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Film: Les Miserables (2012)

Date: Friday, Feb 28, 2013

Time: 1:00pm 

Location: Southern Branch directions

Les Miserables IMDb info & trailer

Description:  Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Mis‚rables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert, after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. This enthralling story is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit and "an unforgettable experience".

Registration for Les Miserables

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Film: The Great Gatsby

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

Time: 1:00pm 

Location: Southern Branch directions

The Great Gatsby IMDb info & trailer

Description: The Great Gatsby, follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin Daisy and her philandering, blue-blooded husband Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Film: The Kite Runner

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014

Time: 1:00pm 

Location: Southern Branch directions

The Kite Runner IMDb info & trailer

Description: Amir is a young Afghani from a well-to-do Kabul family; his best friend Hassan is the son of a family servant. Together the two boys form a bond of friendship that breaks tragically on one fateful day, when Amir fails to save his friend from brutal neighborhood bullies. Amir and Hassan become separated, and as first the Soviets and then the Taliban seize control of Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape to the United States to pursue a new life. Years later, Amir – now an accomplished author living in San Francisco – is called back to Kabul to right the wrongs he and his father committed years ago.

Film: Mud

Date: Friday, May 23, 2014

Time: 1:00pm 

Location: Southern Branch directions

Mud IMDb info and trailer

Description: MUD is a timeless adventure about two boys, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone, who find a mysterious man named Mud hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life, including how he killed a man in Texas and that vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. But it isn't long until Mud's tall tales come to life, and their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood.



For more information about Southern Matinee, Calvert Library Southern Branch, 410-326-5289.