Friday, September 7, 2012

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - September, October, November 2012

Blockbusters FREE Film Series

HFCL Auditorium
16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI
(313) 943-2330
Monday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 10—THE HUNGER GAMES (2012) - Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games, a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. Based on the bestselling book by Suzanne Collins. (Rated PG-13, 142 min.)

SEPTEMBER 17—THE LORAX (2012) - The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular animated adventure! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. Featuring the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, and Taylor Swift. (Rated PG, 86 min.)

SEPTEMBER 24—A SEPARATION (2011) - Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 2011, A Separation focuses on a contemporary Iranian couple divided between leaving the country for a better life or staying behind to care for family. Their choices result in bitter legal complications, secrets and distortions in this brilliantly directed and acted drama of family and class. In Persian with English subtitles. (Rated PG-13, 123 min.)

OCTOBER 1—THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2012) - A group of British retirees decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy. (Rated PG-13, 124 min.)

OCTOBER 8—THE AVENGERS (2012) - Nick Fury of SHIELD recruits a dream team of superheroes—including Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America and Thor—to combat a villain from another dimension. Non-stop action and sly humor highlight this blockbuster from Marvel comics. (Rated PG-13, 143 min.)

OCTOBER 15—SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (2012) - Kristen Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) originally dispatched to kill her, but now serves as her protector. An intriguing and exciting new twist on the original tale! (Rated PG-13, 127 min.)

Celebrate Halloween on October 22 by bringing a child to see a classic horror movie at the library! Join us for snacks and fun activities before the show. Although this program is aimed at kids, of course all are welcome to attend!

OCTOBER 22—THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) - Claude Rains delivers a remarkable performance in his screen debut as a mysterious doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, Rains arrives at a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery while searching for an antidote. But the same drug which rends him invisible slowly drives him to commit acts of unspeakable terror. Based on H.G. Wells' classic novel and directed by the master of macabre James Whale, featuring special effects that are still imitated today. (Not Rated, 71 min.)

OCTOBER 29—THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012) - A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. Sounds familiar? Then just wait as the story twists from standard horror movie conventions to something much more strange and terrifying! (Rated R, 94 min.)

NOVEMBER 5—MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) - Get ready for Election Day with this Frank Capra classic about an idealistic, naïve new Senator named Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) who discovers rampant corruption in Congress. Jean Arthur plays the cynical secretary who shows Jefferson how to work the system in his favor. Funny and heartfelt, with insights about special interests, political machines and the press that are still relevant today. Also starring Claude Rains and Harry Carey. (Not rated, 129 min.)

NOVEMBER 19—THE GODFATHER (1972) - Start your holiday week off right by joining us for a visit with the Corleone family with this special 40th anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s enduring mob classic. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall head a legendary cast in this tale of family, crime and power. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1972. (Rated R, 175 min.)

NOVEMBER 26—NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) - Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the Griswold family! The hapless Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) tries to give his family an old-fashioned family Christmas despite the obnoxious relatives, snooty neighbors and unruly holiday decorations that stand in his way. (Rated PG-13, 97 min.)


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