Saturday, June 1, 2013

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - June, July, August 2013

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

JUNE 3—LINCOLN (2012) - Daniel Day-Lewis won an Academy Award as Best Actor for his portrayal as America’s 16th President. With the Civil War nearing conclusion, President Abraham Lincoln fights to convince a fractious Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment that will change the course of history. Facing fierce opposition, he wages a battle of strategy, persuasion, and political muscle to build a coalition out of his team of rivals. Directed by Steven Spielberg. (Rated PG-13, 150 min.)

JUNE 10—LES MISERABLES (2012) - Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe), after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Oscar winner Anne Hathaway) young daughter Cosette, their lives change forever. A riveting musical experience of struggle and survival of the human spirit. (Rated PG-13, 158 min.)

JUNE 17—THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012) - Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest when he is approached by the wizard Gandalf the Grey to join a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers, and eventually to the creature Gollum, whose mysterious ring will change Bilbo’s life forever. (Rated PG-13, 169 min.)

JUNE 24—JACK REACHER (2012) - When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Reacher (Tom Cruise) against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence and a dark secret to keep. Based on the character from the best-selling series by Lee Child. (Rated PG-13, 130 min.)

JULY 1—MAMA (2012) - This supernatural thriller tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When the young sisters are found alive in a decrepit cabin, their uncle and his girlfriend Annabel (Jessica Chastain) take them in. As they try to introduce the children to a normal life, Annabel begins to wonder if the traumatized girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home. (Rated PG-13, 100 min.)

JULY 8—SAFE HAVEN (2013) - Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough star in this spellbinding romantic drama based on the novel by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks. When a mysterious, beautiful woman named Katie moves to Southport, North Carolina, she sparks the interest of the locals, especially Alex, a handsome widower. Although she is attracted to Alex, Katie is reluctant to trust him - that is, until a new friend convinces her to give Alex a chance. But before long, a dark secret from Katie's past threatens her happiness in this thrilling and suspenseful romance. (Rated PG-13, 120 min.)

JULY 15—DIE HARD (1988) - SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING! Released July 15, 1988, Die Hard re-wrote the rules for the action film and has taken its place as a modern classic. Off-duty cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) visits his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) for Christmas at her high-rise L.A. office building while unbeknownst to them, a team of terrorists led by the suave Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) plans on taking over in pursuit of their own nefarious plan. Directed by John McTiernan. (Rated R, 131 min.)

JULY 22—IDENTITY THIEF (2013) - Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy lead an all-star cast in this hilarious comedy of stolen identity. Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Orlando. There's only one glitch: she's financing her shopping sprees with an ID stolen from Sandy Patterson (Bateman), an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Patterson is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. (Rated R, 111 min.)

JULY 29—OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (2013) - Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics. When Diggs is hurled away to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot —until he meets three witches who aren’t convinced he’s the great wizard everyone’s expecting. Reluctantly drawn into epic problems facing Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it’s too late. Eye-popping special effects highlight this terrific family film. (Rated PG, 130 min.)

Join us this August for 4 weeks of classic films set during the summertime!

AUGUST 5—JAWS (1975) - When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark during the busy summer tourist season, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history. (Rated PG, 124 min.)

AUGUST 12—AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) - In the summer of 1962, a group of teenagers spend one last memorable night together, cruising the streets to the sounds of Wolfman Jack and contemplating decisions that will impact the rest of their lives. Featuring an unforgettable soundtrack and a cast of actors (Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford among others) on their way to stardom. Directed by George Lucas. (Rated PG, 110 min.)

AUGUST 19—CADDYSHACK (1980) - Join the members of Bushwood Country Club for a rollicking summer of golf, gophers and other exploits. Featuring the legendary cast of Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight. Remember: “Be the ball.” (Rated R, 99 min.)

AUGUST 26—THE GRADUATE (1967) - Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just graduated from college and is confused about his future. It doesn’t help matters that he is carrying on an affair with the married Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) while also falling in love with her daughter, Elaine. Groundbreaking comedy is just as funny and relevant today. Featuring the songs of Simon and Garfunkel. (Not rated, 106 min.)


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