"Grand Slam Summer Series"

at Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library, 701 Deal Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
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Alibi Ike (1935)
July 10, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm


"Grand Slam Summer Series" - A series of films dedicated to our National Pastime.  A joint venture sponsored by the Township of Ocean Historical Museum and the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.  One free film per week, every Tuesday in July and August 2018, at the Library. Check out the line-up, mark your calendar, and stop by the Museum to take in our Prohibition exhibit on your way to the show.

This Week: Rookie pitcher Francis "Ike" Farrell comes seemingly out of nowhere to help the Cubs go for the pennant. His idiosyncratic ways, which include excuses and alibis for everything, drive his manager and fiancee crazy in this baseball farce. Director: Ray Enright; Stars: Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth Donnelly; Runtime: 72 min

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026055/

A League of Their Own (1992)
July 17, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm


"Grand Slam Summer Series" - A series of films dedicated to our National Pastime.  A joint venture sponsored by the Township of Ocean Historical Museum and the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.  One free film per week, every Tuesday in July and August 2018, at the Library. Check out the line-up, mark your calendar, and stop by the Museum to take in our Prohibition exhibit on your way to the show.

This Week: During World War II when all the men are fighting the war, most of the jobs that were left vacant because of their absence were filled in by women. The owners of the baseball teams, not wanting baseball to be dormant indefinitely, decide to form teams with women. So scouts are sent all over the country to find women players. One of the scouts, passes through Oregon and finds a woman named Dottie Hinson, who is incredible. He approaches her and asks her to try out but she's not interested. However, her sister, Kit who wants to get out of Oregon, offers to go. But he agrees only if she can get her sister to go. When they try out, they're chosen and are on the same team. Jimmy Dugan, a former player, who's now a drunk, is the team manager. But he doesn't feel as if it's a real job so he drinks and is not exactly doing his job. So Dottie steps up. After a few months when it appears the girls are not garnering any attention, the league is facing closure till Dottie does something that ... Director: Penny Marshall; Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty; Runtime: 128 min

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104694/

'42 (2013)
July 24, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm


"Grand Slam Summer Series" - A series of films dedicated to our National Pastime.  A joint venture sponsored by the Township of Ocean Historical Museum and the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.  One free film per week, every Tuesday in July and August 2018, at the Library. Check out the line-up, mark your calendar, and stop by the Museum to take in our Prohibition exhibit on your way to the show.

This Week: In 1946, Jackie Robinson is a Negro League baseball player who never takes racism lying down. Branch Rickey is a Major League team executive with a bold idea. To that end, Rickey recruits Robinson to break the unspoken color line as the first modern African American Major League player. As both anticipate, this proves a major challenge for Robinson and his family as they endure unrelenting racist hostility on and off the field, from player and fan alike. As Jackie struggles against his nature to endure such abuse without complaint, he finds allies and hope where he least expects it. Director: Brian Helgeland; Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford; Runtime: 116 min

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453562/

It Happens Every Spring (1949)
July 31, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm


"Grand Slam Summer Series" - A series of films dedicated to our National Pastime.  A joint venture sponsored by the Township of Ocean Historical Museum and the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.  One free film per week, every Tuesday in July and August 2018, at the Library. Check out the line-up, mark your calendar, and stop by the Museum to take in our Prohibition exhibit on your way to the show.

This Week: A college professor is working on a long-term experiment when a baseball comes through the window destroying all his glassware. The resultant fluid causes the baseball to be repelled by wood. Suddenly he realizes the possibilities and takes a leave of absence to go to St. Louis to pitch in the big leagues where he becomes a star and propels the team to a World Series appearance. Director: Lloyd Bacon; Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas; Runtime: 87 min

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041514/

Field of Dreams (1989)

August 7, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm


"Grand Slam Summer Series" - A series of films dedicated to our National Pastime.  A joint venture sponsored by the Township of Ocean Historical Museum and the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.  One free film per week, every Tuesday in July and August 2018, at the Library. Check out the line-up, mark your calendar, and stop by the Museum to take in our Prohibition exhibit on your way to the show.

This Week: Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field. Director: Phil Alden Robinson; Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta; Runtime: 107 min

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/

Angels in the Outfield (1951)

August 14, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm


"Grand Slam Summer Series" - A series of films dedicated to our National Pastime.  A joint venture sponsored by the Township of Ocean Historical Museum and the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.  One free film per week, every Tuesday in July and August 2018, at the Library. Check out the line-up, mark your calendar, and stop by the Museum to take in our Prohibition exhibit on your way to the show.

This Week: A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice of an angel promising him help for the team if he will mend his ways. As he does so, an orphan girl who is a Pirates fan and has been praying for the team begins noticing angels on the ballfield. Sure enough, the Pirates start winning, and McGovern tries to turn his life around. But can he keep his temper long enough for the Pirates to win the NL pennant? Director: Clarence Brown; Stars: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn; Runtime: 99 min

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043286/

Bull Durham (1988)

August 21, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm


"Grand Slam Summer Series" - A series of films dedicated to our National Pastime.  A joint venture sponsored by the Township of Ocean Historical Museum and the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.  One free film per week, every Tuesday in July and August 2018, at the Library. Check out the line-up, mark your calendar, and stop by the Museum to take in our Prohibition exhibit on your way to the show.

This Week: A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. Director: Ron Shelton; Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins; Runtime: 108 min

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094812/

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

August 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm


"Grand Slam Summer Series" - A series of films dedicated to our National Pastime.  A joint venture sponsored by the Township of Ocean Historical Museum and the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.  One free film per week, every Tuesday in July and August 2018, at the Library. Check out the line-up, mark your calendar, and stop by the Museum to take in our Prohibition exhibit on your way to the show.

This Week: Two turn-of-the-century baseball players, who work in vaudeville during the off-season, run into trouble with their team's new female owner and a gambler who doesn't want them to win the pennant. Director: Busby Berkeley; Stars: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly; Runtime: 93 min

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041944/

Past Films

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Rhubarb (1951)
July 2, 2018 - 2:00 pm Only (Library closed at 5:00 pm -Independence Day Holiday)



"Grand Slam Summer Series" - A series of films dedicated to our National Pastime.  A joint venture sponsored by the Township of Ocean Historical Museum and the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.  One free film per week, every Tuesday in July and August 2018, at the Library. Check out the line-up, mark your calendar, and stop by the Museum to take in our Prohibition exhibit on your way to the show.

This Week: Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb. Director: Arthur Lubin; Stars: Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart; Runtime: 94 min

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043967/