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. Our next feature is Emma, based on the Jane Austen novel, starring Gwyneth Paltrow in 2002. Emma will be shown on Thursday, April 2 at 6:20pm.
April 23: To Have and Have Not starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Directed by Howard Hawks in 1944. This film is not rated and runs 100 minutes.
"You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow," said Lauren Bacall to Bogey in this entertaining follow-up to Casablanca, thus launching the onscreen (and offscreen) romance that made them a popular team in the 1940s. –Emanuel Levy
May 7: Gigi starring Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, and Maurice Chevalier. Directed by Vincente Minnelli in 1958. This film is not rated and runs 115 minutes. In 1991, Gigi was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
...one of Hollywood's most celebrated classics from an era when studios were still making meticulous, tune-filled musicals.
---John J. Puccio (Movie Metropolis)
May 21: Young Mr. Lincoln starring Henry Fonda. Directed by John Ford in 1939. This film is not rated and runs 100 minutes. In 2003, Young Mr. Lincoln was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
One of John Ford's most perfectly realized works, an effortless jelling of his bawdy sense of humor, his patriotism, his mythical sense of history and his gorgeous, cinematic poetry. ---Jeffrey M. Anderson (Common Sense Media)
June 4: The More the Merrier starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, and Charles Coburn. This film is not rated and runs 104 minutes. Directed by George Stevens in 1943. George Stevens' charming romantic comedy, about wartime housing conditions, benefits immensely from the chemistry between Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea. ---Emanuel Levy
Coburn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor while Arthur was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Other nominations included Best Director, Best Picture, Best Writing, Original Story and Best Writing, Screenplay.