Films at the Library
With the launch of Kanopy our FREE eFilm streaming service, Eaton Community Library is now offering a NEW program called Films at the Library where we stream films live on the TV every second Tuesday afternoon.
This month we will be featuring classics The Fifth Element and also Time Bandits.
The Fifth Element
Tuesday 13th February
3:15pm to 5:20pm
Set in the 23rd century, Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element takes us to a world vastly different from that which we know today. For ex-Marine Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), life has become tediously repetitive: he drives a flying cab for a living, and eats take away from the same Chinese restaurant, which delivers directly to his window, every day. But little does Korben know, a great extra-terrestrial Evil has teamed up with Zorg (Gary Oldman), and threatens to destroy the Earth, an event which can only be prevented by combining the four Earthly elements with an alien “Fifth” element. Soon, Korben finds himself a pivotal figure in saving the Earth when a beautiful alien, Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), falls through the roof of his cab, and turns out to be the elusive fifth element. In the ultimate battle of good versus evil, only Korben and Leeloo control the key to humanity’s survival. And the clock is ticking…
Tuesday 27th February
3:00pm to 4:50pm
A dark but extremely entertaining fantasy, courtesy of one-time Monty Python cohorts Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, Time Bandits spotlights Craig Wornock as Kevin, the son of two grotesquely dull parents. Kevin is whisked away to a thrilling adventure by six capricious dwarves, who are being pursued by the disgruntled Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson). The dwarves have in their possession a map, charting various “holes” in the universe. Before Kevin quite knows what is happening, he is hopscotching through time, meeting the likes of Robin Hood (John Cleese), Agamemnon (Sean Connery), Napoleon (Ian Holm) and various and sundry other historical oddities. Don’t write off Time Bandits as a kiddie movie, lest you be unprepared for the surprisingly apocalyptic finale. Despite its grim undertones, the film is a smorgasbord of slapstick and verbal witticisms.
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