LODI, N.J. -- The Lodi Memorial Library will screen four films for adults in March.
On Wednesday, it will show "Love & Mercy" (2015, PG-13, 103 mins.). Behind the fun of The Beach Boys songs was the fascinating and genius singer/songwriter Brian Wilson. Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian -- portrayed by two actors, Paul Dano in the '60s and John Cusack in the '80s -- and examines his musical brilliance, personal voyage and ultimate salvation.
On March 16, it will show "Room" (2015, R, 118 mins.), the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. However, they are trapped in a windowless 11 x 11-foot room by the mother’s kidnapper/rapist. Eventually they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.
On March 23, the library will screen "The Big Short" (2015, R, 130 mins.). In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting and takes action to profit from the impending collapse. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett, hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the disaster to come.
On March 30, it will show "A Country Called Home" (2015, NR, 93 mins.). After rudderless 26-year-old Ellie learns her estranged, alcoholic father has died, her world is disrupted and she begins a journey that takes her to small-town Texas, where she finds direction, family and friendship in this most unexpected place.
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