ROCKPORT — The Rockport Public Library is once again hosting its annual free winter Cabin Fever Matinees to provide some diversion in the darkest months of the year.
The series features two movies each week, on Saturday and Tuesday, both at 2 p.m. Saturday features are recent award-nominated films and Tuesdays feature light-hearted classics. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Rockport Public Library. Movies and popcorn are free. The building is handicapped accessible.
“We started the Cabin Fever movie series at the library about seven years ago to fill in the post-holiday gap and help beat the winter doldrums,” said library director Hope Coffman. “The movie series has become one of our popular programs. Early in the fall people start to ask if the library is going to do the movies again.”
She said the movies are selected to represent a variety of stories and actors that appeal to the community.
“The staff enjoys welcoming people to the free movies and popcorn,” she added.
This winter’s lineup is:
Saturday matinees at 2 p.M.
Jan. 12: “The Bourne Legacy” features Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz. Agent Aaron Cross relies on his genetically-enhanced skills to finish what Jason Bourne started in this action-packed hit that takes the Bourne series to explosive new levels.
Jan. 19: “Hope Springs” features Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. The film is about a middle-aged couple who attend an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
Jan. 26: “Arbitrage,” starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, is a thriller about a troubled hedge fund magnate who is desperate to sell his trading empire and makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Feb. 2: “Moonrise Kingdom” features Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis and an ensemble cast in a story about a pair of lovers who flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to find them.