Saturday, February 7, 2015

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - March April May 2015

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

MARCH 2—GONE GIRL (2014) - On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? A dark and disturbing whodunit. Oscar-nominated for Best Actress. (Rated R, 149 min.)

MARCH 9—THE JUDGE (2014) - Robert Downey, Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Duvall). (Rated R, 141 min.)

MARCH 16—WHIPLASH (2014) - Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory and become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Supporting Actor (Simmons). (Rated R, 106 min.)

MARCH 23—BIRDMAN (2014) - A washed up actor (Michael Keaton), who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his new Broadway play. Brilliantly acted and imaginatively filmed, Birdman was nominated for nine Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. (Rated R, 119 min.)

MARCH 30—SONG OF THE SEA (2014) - When Saoirse and Ben's mother mysteriously disappears into the ocean, the two children go on an epic journey to find out the truth about her, and in the process, discover mystical secrets about both their mother and Saoirse herself. An enchanting animated fable about loss, magic and the love of family. Nominated for Best Animated Feature. “A wonder to behold...a visually stunning animation masterwork” - L.A. Times (Rated PG, 94 min.)

APRIL 6—BIG HERO 6 (2014) - Big Hero 6 is an action-packed animated adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends -- adrenaline junky Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred -- who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Great fun for the whole family! Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Feature. (Rated PG, 102 min.)

APRIL 13—FOXCATCHER (2014) - The great Olympic wrestling team of brothers Mark and David Schultz joins Team Foxcatcher, led by multimillionaire sponsor John du Pont (Steve Carell), as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely, and tragic, circumstances. Nominated for five Oscars including Best Director, Actor (Carell), and Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo). (Rated R, 129 min.)

APRIL 20—INTERSTELLAR (2014) - In the near future, Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate. In response, a group of explorers led by Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) must embark on an interstellar voyage beyond our solar system in search of a planet that can sustain life. As time begins to run out, Cooper must choose between seeing his family again, or the future of the human race. Oscar-nominated effects highlight this awe-inspiring adventure! (Rated PG-13, 169 min.)

APRIL 27—EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS (2014) - From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects, the film brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Rated PG-13, 150 min.)

MAY 4—PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2014) - The super spy team of penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind, led by handsome and husky Agent Classified. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. Animated action, laughs and thrills for all! (Rated PG, 92 min.)

MAY 11—THE BABADOOK (2014) - Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel, whose dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control as Amelia wrestles with whether or not the Babadook is simply imagined...or something very real. Relentless psychological suspense! (Not Rated, 94 min.)

MAY 18—FURY (2014) - April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. (Rated R, 134 min.)



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