Sunday, September 5, 2010

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/8 11/5 11/22 11/29

Monday Evenings

HFCL Auditorium
7:00 p.m.


SEPTEMBER 13—GOD GREW TIRED OF US (2006) – Directors Christopher Quinn and Tommy Walker revisit three of the “Lost Boys of Sudan.” After wandering hostile Sub-Saharan Africa for five years in search of safety, these young refugees are now, thankfully, alive and well, struggling to adjust to life in America. This incredibly moving documentary allows us to enter their world. (PG, 89 min

SEPTEMBER 20—THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1947) – Orson Welles wrote, produced, directed and starred in this brilliant film noir about an Irish sailor who falls for a gorgeous femme fatale (Rita Hayworth) and ends up mired in a bizarre murder plot. With luminous and imaginative camerawork, Lady From Shanghai is forever fascinating. Also starring Everett Sloane. (NR, 87 min.)

SEPTEMBER 27—LAST SONG (2010) – In a small southern beach town an estranged father (Greg Kinnear) gets a chance to reunite with his reluctant teenage daughter (the fetching Miley Cyrus). She’d rather be back home in New York. He tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common – music. A story of family, salvation, first loves and second chances. Directed by Julie Anne Robinson. (PG, 107 min.)

OCTOBER 4—ROBIN HOOD (2010) – Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown. Rousing and action-filled. Also stars Cate Blanchett. Directed by Ridley Scott. (PG-13, 148 min.)

OCTOBER 11—THE KARATE KID (2010) – Twelve-year old Dre could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. He immediately falls for classmate Mei, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, his feelings make an enemy of the class bully, a kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. The training begins and soon Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. Starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. Directed by Harald Zwart.(PG, 140 min.)

OCTOBER 18—IRON MAN 2 (2010) – With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark must forge new alliances - and confront powerful new enemies. Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mickey Rourke. Directed by Jon Favreau. (PG-13, 124 min.)

OCTOBER 25—ALIEN (1979) – Celebrate Halloween week with this horror classic! When a deep-space mining ship lands on a distant planet to investigate a distress signal, a strange alien organism is discovered that will unleash untold horrors upon the seven-person crew. Unrelentingly suspenseful and intense, Alien was voted by the AFI as one of the ten greatest sci-fi films of all time. Starring Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt. Directed by Ridley Scott. (R, 117 min.)

NOVEMBER 1—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.)

NOVEMBER 8—SANDS OF IWO JIMA (1949) - Join in the celebration of Veterans Day with this screening of the World War II classic! John Wayne plays Marine sergeant John Stryker, whose tough-as-nails approach to training is resented by his new recruits. As the squad encounters the reality of war, they come to appreciate Stryker’s tough lessons. Directed by Allan Dwan. (NR, 109 min.)

NOVEMBER 15—A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (1964) - Spend a day in the life of The Beatles in this exhilarating, music-filled romp as John, Paul, George and Ringo escape screaming female fans long enough to rehearse and perform on live TV. Songs include “And I Love Her,” “I Should Have Known Better,” “Can’t Buy Me Love” and the title track. Directed by Richard Lester. (NR, 87 min.)

NOVEMBER 22—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 Stevens and Barry Kelley. Directed by Budd Boetticher. (78 min.)

NOVEMBER 29—DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009) - Start your holiday season off right with this Disney adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic from the creators of The Polar Express. Jim Carrey plays the miser Ebeneezer Scrooge, who undergoes a change of heart after being visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. Spectacular visuals highlight this perennial holiday tale. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. (PG, 98 min.)
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