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March 1  No Film — Member Preview 3/1 and Book Sale 3/2
March 8 The Wife 1 hour 40 minutes (rated R: language and some sexual references)

The Wife interweaves the story of the couple’s early passion and ambition and the shared compromises reflected in a marriage of more than thirty years.

Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern. Director Bjorn Runge.

Based on novel by Meg Wolitzer.

March 15 Crazy Rich Asians 2 hours (Rated PG-13: some suggestive content and language.)

A New York young woman meets her boyfriend’s family when she goes with him to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. After the film, points of discussion might be the role of family, class, money, mothers-in-law, and ron-coms in general.

 March 22 Measure of a Man 1 hour 40 minutes (Rated PG-13: teen drinking, language)

A fourteen-year-old boy is enduring an emotional roller coaster of a summer with bad job, and problems with his parents, sister, and a bully. Eventually he learns “the measure of a man.”

Donald Sutherland, Judy Greer, Luke Wilson.

 March 29 BlacKkKlansman  2 hours 15 minutes  (Rated R: language throughout, racial epithets, disturbing violent material, and sexual references.)

Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal. Produced by the team behind the Oscar-winning Get Out, this film offers an unflinching examination of race relations in 1970’s America that is relevant today.

Based on a true story.

John David Washington, Adam Driver. Director Spike Lee. Producer Jordan Peele.

The Friday Night Films Series has shown 170 films from 18 countries such as the USA, Mongolia, France, Spain, Denmark, and Sweden. The Friends of the Ashland Public Library pay for the Public Viewing License, and film goers’ optional donations provide the funds for the movies, which then become part of the library’s collection. Most films are shown closed captioned. 
Films begin at 7:00pm in the Schiesske Community Room on the lower level of the library. Doors will be locked at 7:05 after the film starts.

Recommendations for fine films that this series is not licensed to show, but two are available in the Ashland Library and one on Netflix. All three feature actor Paul Rudd.

The Catcher Was a Spy, based on Red Sox catcher Mo Berg in the 30’s and 40’s.
Ideal Home, filmed in Santa Fe with Steve Coogan.
The Fundamentals of Caring (Netflix).