Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Public Library is showing The Martian in its summer film series on Wednesday, July 13, at 1:00 p.m. in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library. The building is located at 31st Street and Avenue C.
In The Martian, when astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who is presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission. The film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 144 minutes.
The films to be shown this summer include award winners and nominees, plus a selection of children’s movies that are not just for kids. The films intended primarily for children will be shown July 27 through August 17. Youngsters attending the children’s films must be accompanied by an adult. No children will be admitted for the adult selections.
The following films will be shown on future Wednesdays. They are listed with their ratings and running times: July 20, Brooklyn, PG-13, 65 minutes; July 27, Hotel Transylvania, PG, 89 minutes; August 3, Minions, PG, 91 minutes; August 10, The Peanuts Movie, G, 88 minutes; August 17, Inside Out, PG, 95 minutes.