Tuesday, May 25, 2010

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series 6/7 6/14 6/28 7/5 7/12 7/19 7/26 8/2 8/9 8/16 8/23 8/30

Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Free Film Series

JUNE 7—FOOD INC. (2009) – You’ll never look at dinner the same way again. This Oscar-nominated documentary lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry now controlled by a handful of corporations. (Warning: Not for the squeamish. Some disturbing images.) Directed by Robert Kennder. (PG, 94 min.)

JUNE 14—SHERLOCK HOLMES (2009) – A dynamic and bold reinvention of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Holmes, Jude Law as Watson and Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler. Holmes, now an action hero with fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, battles a new nemesis threatening to destroy the country. Directed by Guy Richie (PG-13, 128 min.)

JUNE 21—THE YOUNG VICTORIA (2009) – Emily Blunt is irresistibly charming as the young queen in the turbulent first years of her reign. Rupert Friend is equally appealing as the dashing Prince Albert who steals the Queen’s heart. Lavish, majestic and romantic. Also starring Miranda Richardson and Jim Broadbent. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. (PG, 105 min.)

JUNE 28—IT’S COMPLICATED (2009) – Jane Adler is the mother of three grown kids, has a thriving business, an amicable relationship with her ex-husband and a perfect new beau. She has her life all figured out. But then an innocent dinner turns into an affair and suddenly things get very complicated. Starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Nancy Meyers (R, 120 min.)

JULY 5—BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE (1958) – On his way home to West Texas, Buchanan finds himself in an incredibly corrupt border town and ends up in the middle of a blood feud between both sides of the family – neither of which trusts him! An intriguing and offbeat western starring the great Randolph Scott, Craig Sevens and Barry Kelley. Directed by Budd Boetticher. (78 min.)

JULY 12—ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2009) – Tim Burton’s brilliant re-imagining of the Lewis Carroll classic thankfully presented with a more empowered Alice. We follow her journey down the rabbit hole into a fantasy realm populated by talking playing cards, the raging Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and a stark raving Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Together they lead Alice on a dazzling journey of self-discovery and adventure. Also starring Anne Hathaway. (PG, 108 min.)

JULY 19—SHUTTER ISLAND (2009) – In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding somewhere on remote Shutter Island. Twists and turns abound as Teddy is drawn closer to the shocking truth. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley. Directed by Martin Scorsese. (R, 138 min.)

STEVEN SPIELBERG SERIES—JULY 26, AUGUST 2 AND AUGUST 9: Join us for a three-week celebration of the summer blockbusters of director Steven Spielberg. A perfect opportunity for children and grand-children to experience these timeless classics again or for the very first time.

JULY 26—RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) – Follow swashbuckling archaeologist Indiana Jones as he travels the world in search of the Lost Ark of the Covenant, encountering snakes, Nazis and God’s wrath along the way! One of the greatest action-adventure films ever made, Raiders won four Academy Awards. Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Paul Freeman. (PG, 115 min.)

AUGUST 2—E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) – Phone home! Experience the heartwarming story of a boy and his alien as lonely Elliott (Henry Thomas) befriends a creature from outer space accidentally left behind on earth and attempts to help him find his way back home. Also starring Dee Wallace and Drew Barrymore. (PG, 120 min.)

AUGUST 9—JURASSIC PARK (1993) - A theme park of genetically re-created dinosaurs breaks down, unleashing prehistoric beasts upon an unlucky group of scientific observers in this mega-hit from the summer of 1993. The state-of-the-art special effects are still just as impressive today as they were 17 years ago. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. (PG-13, 127 min.)

AUGUST 16—COLLAPSE (2009) - This acclaimed documentary focuses on the predictions of Michael Ruppert, an investigator-turned-journalist who holds an apocalyptic vision of society’s collapse in the near future due to economic, energy and environmental calamities. Is he a prophet or a madman? “Hypnotic and haunting.” - Time Magazine. “Less wake-up call than four-alarm fire.” - Variety. Directed by Chris Smith. (Unrated, 82 min.)

AUGUST 23—HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2010) - A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. A thrilling animated adventure for the whole family! Featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson and Gerard Butler. (PG, 98 min.)

- Perseus, the mortal son of the god Zeus, embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens. To do so, Perseus and his band of soldiers must face the evil Kraken monster to save mankind! Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Louis Leterrier. (PG-13, 106 min.)


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