Program Date: Thursday, February 26 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Oscars weren't the only celebration of film that occurred this weekend. This year's Spirit Awards - given out annually by Film Independent - were held Saturday night. The winner for Best Female Lead was Melissa Lee for Frozen River, and the Best Male Lead was awarded to Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler - which was also named Best Feature.
Best known for her long running role in the acclaimed TV series Homicide, life on the street, veteran character actress Melissa Leo has been nominated as Best Actress for her role in the independent film Frozen River.
Nominations for the 2009 Academy Awards have been announced, and many of the nominated films are already here at the Library.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
(Sacha Baron Cohen)
Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary, and not only generates strong reactions regarding his extreme prejudices, but also tries to meet and marry Pamela Anderson. (DVD)
(Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney)
Capote(Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener)
Cars(Voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt)
Rookie race car Lightning McQueen takes a detour on his way to the upcoming Piston Cup Championship and ends up in the Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. (DVD)
The Aviator(Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Alan Alda)
Batman Begins(Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson)
Calendar Girls(Helen Mirren, Julie Walters)
The Day After Tomorrow(Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal)
About SchmidtJack Nicholson, Kathy Bates
Barton FinkJohn Goodman, John Turturo
An idealistic playwright agrees to write for the movies and is tormented by paralyzing writer's block. (DVD)