First Friday Films

Watch the latest releases, from blockbusters to independent films, for free on our big screen the first Friday of the month. The films chosen are new, interesting, and difficult to get via Netflix. Snacks are available by donation, or bring your own.

All film screenings are free and start at 6 p.m. in the Oak Room.

*Due to licensing restrictions, we cannot list movie titles online. Please call the library at 503-682-2744 for upcoming movie titles.

Upcoming Showings


film reel Friday, January 6 - rated PG-13, 96 minutes
Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented and heroic feat, the traumatized pilot must endure second-guessing by investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his actions that fateful day. Anna Gunn, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart co-star. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Friday, February 3 - rated PG-13, 111 minutes
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Starring Meryl Streep (who really can sing), Hugh Grant, and Howard Wolowitz (er, Simon Helberg).

Friday, March 3 - rated PG-13, 2 hrs 4 min.
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess, and as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Starring Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, and Lupita Nyong'o, and directed by Mira Nair.

Friday, April 7 - rated PG-13, 2 hrs 19 min.
Based on August Wilson's play "Fences." A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and a whole slew of award nominations and wins.

Friday, May 5 - rated PG-13, 1 hr 37 min.
Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. Starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, and a number of famous British actresses (Winslet, Mirren, Knightley).

Friday, June 2 - TBA

Friday, July 7 - TBA

Friday, August 4 - TBA