Saturday, October 25, 2014

Author Rene Steinke at FPL

Author René Steinke with panel members Ruth Ann Prince and Jennifer McAninch at Friendswood Public Library on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Friendswood Library flicks

Friendswood Library flicks is an ongoing movie series held every other Thursday evening in the Friendswood Public Library Activity Room.  Films are shown on an 8 X 10 ft. screen.  Movies are free and begin at 6:20pm.  Refreshments provided.

Thursday, October 23 at 6:20pm: The Others starring Nicole Kidman. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar in 2001. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 104 minutes. 

It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for Best Film and Best Director. Kidman was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama, with Amenábar being nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, a rare occurrence for a horror film.

Thursday, November 6 at 6:20pm: Disney's The Kid starring Bruce Willis, Emily Mortimer, and Lily Tomlin. Directed by John Turteltaub in 2000. This film is rated PG and runs 105 minutes. 

Thursday, November 20 at *6:10pm: The New World starring Q'orianka Kilcher, Colin Farrell, and Christian Bale. Directed by Terrence Malick in 2005. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 135 minutes. 

Malick manages to do something I never thought possible, and that's make America seem like a New World to begin with. ---Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine

An epic retelling of the Pocahontas story that, despite its flaws, leaves you slack-jawed with wonder at times. ---Film4

With most movies, a shorthand description or a reference to another film is enough to convey a sense of the experience. But Terrence Malick's "The New World" is not like any other movie….In its emotional effect and in the ways it makes its points, this motion picture is much more akin to poetry or music. Malick uses cinema in a way no one else uses it, in a way that no one else has ever used it. Through elliptical and seemingly oblique methods, he forges moments of staggering emotional power. –Mick LaSalle, SFGATE

Thursday, December 4 at 6:20pm: Saving Mr. Banks starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. Directed by John Lee Hancock in 2013. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 125 minutes. 

Two-time Academy Award (R)-winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar (R)-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen…Inspired by true events, "Saving Mr. Banks" is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen-and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it. (C) Disney ---MOVIE INFO (Rotten Tomatoes)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Opening Reception - Landscape Photographer Tim Herschbach

Monday, November 10 from 6 - 8pm at the Friendswood Public Library

Tim Herschbach is a landscape photographer living in Pearland, Texas. In the summer of 2013, Tim left his full time position as an IT specialist at a Houston television station and put his full devotion into his art career.  Tim won the 2013 Award of Excellence at Arts Fest Oklahoma and his photograph The Gathering won 2nd Place at Galveston Art League's February 2014 Juried Show. He is a member of the Galveston Art League and Visual Arts Alliance. 

from his Artist Statement: My photographic artwork represents my personal perception of the landscape. I treat light as the subject and I use nature to demonstrate that light. This approach requires constant observation while in the field and an understanding of the nature of light itself… I infuse my personal style into my work at each stage of the process.  

The Tim Herschbach exhibit will remain in the library's Activity Room through December.

Aspen Reflections
Starry Cypress

Big Bend Sunrise