Monday, May 26, 2014

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - June, July, August 2014

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

JUNE 2—SAVING MR. BANKS (2013) - For two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) pulls out all the stops to convince curmudgeonly author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to sell him the rights to her famous “Mary Poppins” books. His many attempts to charm the author are unsuccessful; it is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, allowing them to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. (Rated PG-13, 125 min.)

JUNE 9—NEBRASKA (2013) - After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the story of family life and redemption in the heartland of America. (Rated R, 114 min.)

JUNE 16—THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2013) - Ben Stiller directs and stars in this classic story of a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a fantasy world filled with heroism, romance and adventure. When his job, along with that of a co-worker (Kristen Wiig), is threatened, Walter takes action in the real world, embarking on a journey more extraordinary than anything he could have imagined. (Rated PG-13, 114 min.)

JUNE 23—HER (2013) - Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, Her follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who, after the end of a long relationship, becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system named “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. An original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world. Winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Spike Jonze). (Rated R, 126 min.)

JUNE 30—LONE SURVIVOR (2013) - Based on the bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level terrorist operative. The four men must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish. Gripping and unforgettable. (Rated R, 121 min.)

JULY 7—NON-STOP (2014) - Liam Neeson stars in this action thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air! During a transatlantic flight, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred into an off-shore account. With the lives of hundreds of passengers hanging in the balance, Marks must use every nuance of his training to uncover the killer traveling on board. Suspenseful, action-packed fun! (Rated PG-13, 106 min.)

JULY 14—THE LEGO MOVIE (2014) - This blockbuster animated adventure follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Great family fun! (Rated PG, 100 min.)

JULY 21—THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014) - Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend, become engaged in a series of misadventures involving the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent. Quirky, sad and funny, all done in the inimitable Wes Anderson style. (Rated R, 100 min.)

Join us for five groovy summer weeks as we flash back to some of the most totally awesome films of the 1980s!

JULY 28—FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) - Ferris Bueller decides he needs to take a day off from school, and no one—including nosy principals, jealous siblings or reluctant best friends—will stand in his way of the ultimate day of relaxation. A touchstone ’80s classic. (Rated PG-13, 103 min.)

AUGUST 4—THE TERMINATOR (1984) - “I’ll be back!” Revisit Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic performance as a futuristic terminator sent back to execute the future savior of mankind in James Cameron’s landmark science fiction film. Also starring Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. (Rated R, 107 min.)

AUGUST 11—BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) - Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by a slightly mad scientist and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. Terrific ‘80s crowd pleaser! (Rated PG, 116 min.)

AUGUST 18—THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984) - SPECIAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION! Turn it up to 11 as we present the classic ‘80s “rockumentary” of the world’s loudest band. Starring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. (Rated R, 82 min.)

AUGUST 25—THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) - A grandfather relates to his grandson an exciting story of love and adventure about a lowly stable boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), who pursues his love of the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright) through a series of thrilling situations and unforgettable characters. An enchanting family classic! (Rated PG, 98 min.)


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