Tuesday, February 26, 2013

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - March, April, May 2013

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

MARCH 4—ARGO (2012) -REVIEW - In 1979, six American embassy workers in Iran escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador when the embassy is overrun by Iranian revolutionaries. CIA exfiltration expert Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) devises a daring plan to get them out: create a phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez creates the ruse and proceeds to Iran to carry out the mission; however, time is running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House have grave doubts about the operation themselves. (Rated R, 120 min.)

MARCH 11—SKYFALL (2012) - REVIEW - When James Bond's (Daniel Craig) latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked, forcing M (Judi Dench) to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows, following the trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves. (Rated PG-13, 143 min.)

MARCH 18—ANNA KARENINA (2012) - At the twilight of an empire, Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley), the beautiful high-ranking wife of one of imperial Russia's most esteemed men (Jude Law), has it all. But when she meets the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky, there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot be ignored. She's immediately swept up in a passionate affair that will shock a nation and change the lives of everyone around her. A stunning, inventively staged and dazzlingly filmed version of Leo Tolstoy’s epic love story. (Rated R, 129 min.)

MARCH 25—EASTER PARADE (1948) - Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) is devastated when his longtime dancing partner, Nadine Hale (Ann Miller), breaks up the team to set out on her own. Determined to prove that he can succeed without her, Astaire vows that he can pick a random chorus girl (Judy Garland) and make her a star. A perfect way to start the holiday week! (Not rated, 107 min.)

APRIL 1—WRECK-IT RALPH (2012) - REVIEW - For decades, Ralph has played the bad guy in his popular video game. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart. As he explores exciting new worlds, he teams up with some unlikely new friends and when an evil enemy threatens their world, Ralph realizes he holds the fate of the entire arcade in his massive hands. Nominated for an Academy Award as the best animated feature of 2012. (Rated PG, 108 min.)

APRIL 8—LIFE OF PI (2012) - REVIEW - Director Ang Lee creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor...a fearsome Bengal tiger. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and based on the bestselling book by Yann Martel. (Rated PG, 127 min.)

APRIL 15—PARENTAL GUIDANCE (2012) - REVIEW - Old-school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane's old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it's learning to bend -- and not holding your ground -- that binds a family together. (Rated PG, 105 min.)

APRIL 22—ZERO DARK THIRTY (2012) - REVIEW - For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Jessica Chastain plays Maya, the agent who helped end the story of one of history's greatest manhunts. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture of 2012. (Rated R, 157 min.)


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Join the Dearborn Main Library for three weeks of films celebrating The Master, Alfred Hitchcock. On April 29, we will screen Hitchcock from 2012, starring Anthony Hopkins as the famed director as he films one of his masterpieces, Psycho. On May 6 and May 13 we will screen two of Hitchcock’s most thrilling films.

APRIL 29—HITCHCOCK (2012) - Plagued by both a reckless ego and nagging self-doubt, Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) becomes obsessed with a grisly murder story that the studios won't back. Determined, he risks his reputation, his home and even the love of his wife Alma (Helen Mirren), as he sets out to make the film. Ultimately, Hitch wins Alma over, and the two collaborate to create the enduring masterpiece Psycho. (Rated PG-13, 98 min.)

MAY 6—REAR WINDOW (1954) - A wheelchair-bound photographer (James Stewart) spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed a murder. Also starring Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr and an impossibly beautiful Grace Kelly. (Not rated, 112 min.)

MAY 13—NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) - A hapless New York advertising executive (Cary Grant) is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he desperately searches for a way to survive. Featuring several iconic moments including the crop-duster chase and a foot pursuit across Mount Rushmore, as well as a thrilling Bernard Herrmann score. Also starring Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. (Not rated, 136 min.)

MAY 20—ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) - Marlon Brando delivers a legendary performance as Terry Malloy, a former boxer turned longshoreman who finds himself in a crisis of conscience involving his corrupt union bosses. Winner of 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor and Director. (Not rated, 108 min.)



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