Thursday, November 29, 2012

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - December 2012 , January - Feburary 2013

Blockbusters Free Film Series

HFCL Auditorium
16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI
(313) 943-2330

Monday Evenings
7:00 p.m.

DECEMBER 3—MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012) - Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds, Sam and Suzy (played by newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore - and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way. Featuring Bruce Willis as the local sheriff, Captain Sharp; Edward Norton as the Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward; and Bill Murray and Frances McDormand as the young girl's parents. Directed by Wes Anderson. (Rated PG-13, 94 min.)

DECEMBER 10—BRAVE (2012) - Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, this animated Disney Pixar adventure follows the heroic journey of Princess Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land, unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch, she is granted an ill-fated wish that will force Merida to harness all of her resources (including her mischievous triplet brothers) to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. (Rated PG, 100 min.)

DECEMBER 17—GOLDFINGER (1964) - Celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond movies with this screening of one of the best films in the series! Agent 007 (played by the incomparable Sean Connery) attempts to thwart a daring robbery of Fort Knox by the menacing Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe). Featuring Shirley Bassey’s iconic theme song, the Aston Martin, Oddjob the henchman with the killer bowler hat...what more could you want? (Rated PG, 110 min.)

JANUARY 7—HOPE SPRINGS (2012) - Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough - the real challenge for both of them comes as they try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. (Rated PG-13, 100 min.)

JANUARY 14—THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012) - It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham City drive Bruce Wayne out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. Amazing action set pieces and richly developed characters maker this a fitting conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy. (Rated PG-13, 165 min.)

JANUARY 28—BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012) - In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the world by a sprawling levee, six year-old Hushpuppy exists on the brink of orphanhood. She perceives the natural world to be a fragile web of living, breathing things, in which the entire universe depends on everything fitting together just right. So when a hundred year storm raises the waters around her town, her father is suddenly stricken with illness, and fierce pre-historic creatures awaken from their frozen graves to come charging across the planet, Hushpuppy sees the natural order of everything she holds dear collapsing around her. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive an unstoppable catastrophe of epic proportions. Featuring extraordinary performances by newcomers Quvenzhane Wallis and Dwight Henry. (Rated PG-13, 94 min.)

FEBRUARY 4—RED TAILS (2012) - Join us in acknowledging Black History Month with this powerful and exciting true story about the first African-American unit to serve in World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky...even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. (Rated PG-13, 125 min.)

FEBRUARY 11—AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (1957) - In this poignant and humorous love story nominated for four Academy Awards, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous and the lovers’ future takes an emotional and uncertain turn. A perfect way to begin your Valentine’s Day week! (Not Rated, 119 min.)

FEBRUARY 25—THE STING (1973) - Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this 1973 Best Picture winner about a pair of 1930s con men (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) who join forces to avenge a murdered friend by swindling a brutal mob boss (Robert Shaw). A brilliantly entertaining script presents twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the final, explosive conclusion! Features the ragtime music of Scott Joplin. Directed by George Roy Hill. (Not Rated, 129 min.)


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