Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood, and delivered an impassioned speech on equal pay for women. John Legend and Common, along with a full choir, brought the audience to their feet with their performance of Glory, which won Best Original Song (from the movie Selma). In what many saw as an upset, Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything over Birdman/Batman Michael Keaton. Kitchener native Chris Williams picked up an Oscar for his Best Animated Feature Film, Big Hero 6.
And Neil Patrick Harris’s locked box magic trick dragged on too long.
If you missed some of the Oscar-winning and nominated films, don’t worry. We’ve got an outstanding roster of Free Flicks coming up in the Theatre at Central Library throughout March, April, and May (and some little-noticed gems, as well). And we’ve got a local mini film-fest. Maybe Kitchener’s next Oscar winner will come from the ranks of those honoured in this year’s Youth Video Competition.
That’s right – all these movies are FREE. You can even bring your own snacks. No registration required – just drop in, get comfortable in our big new seats, and immerse yourself in movie magic. Click on the images below for more info.
These movies are suitable for adults and teens (check ratings) and run on Saturdays, beginning at 2 p.m.
Kitchener Public Library thanks our sponsors, Steve’s Movieworld, for their support. Titles are subject to change due to availability.