Join us on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6:00-8:30pm in the Maccario Room for the Malden Public Library’s first Malden Reads film screening. We will be showing a movie which explores some of the themes in Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore—the power of books, technology, and knowledge, new and old.
Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son–a robot butler programmed to look after him. Robot & Frank become a pair of unlikely friends in this “tender sci-fi comedy-drama” starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, and James Marsden. The Los Angeles Times calls the film, “charming, playful and sly….” Additionally, Rotten Tomatoes, states, “Led by a brilliant performance from…Langella, [the movie] works both as a quirky indie drama and as a smart, thoughtful meditation on aging.”
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation honored the film for “raising profound questions about the role of technology in our collective future.”
A discussion of this year’s Malden Reads book selection, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore will follow the movie. This film is free and open to the public and is accessible. Please call us at 781-324-0218 for more information.