Wednesday, May 20, 2015

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - June July August 2015

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

JUNE 1 - UNBROKEN (2014) - Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. An unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Directed by Angelina Jolie. (Rated PG-13, 137 min.)

JUNE 8 - WILD (2014) - With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. (Rated R, 115 min.)

JUNE 15 - SKY HIGH (2005) SUMMER READING KICKOFF SPECIAL PRESENTATION! Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being. Great family fun! (Rated PG, 100 min.)

JUNE 22 - INTO THE WOODS (2014) - Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel - all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. (Rated PG, 125 min.)

JUNE 29 - TRACKS (2013) - PART OF SUMMER READING 2015! Tracks tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets a National Geographic photographer who begins to photograph her voyage. (Rated PG-13, 112 min.)

JULY 6 - AMERICAN SNIPER (2014) - U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname "Legend." However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. But upon returning to his wife and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. (Rated R, 122 min.)

JULY 13 - MCFARLAND, USA (2015) - Inspired by a true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys' exceptional running ability, their relationship begins to change. (Rated PG, 129 min.)

JULY 20 - THE GREAT DETROIT (2014) - Local filmmaker Anthony Brogdon produced this documentary highlighting the positive aspects of Detroit. Featuring over 50 interviews of local Detroiters, The Great Detroit is a portrait of a city on its way back to greatness. (Not rated, 74 min.)

JULY 27 - KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (2015) - Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Fast-paced action and suspense! Starring Colin Firth and Michael Caine. (Rated R, 129 min.)


We're taking you back to 1995 with four weeks of great films celebrating their 20th anniversary!

AUGUST 3 - BABE (1995) - Nominated for seven Academy Awards, Babe tells the charming story of a lonely farm pig raised by sheepdogs who eventually learns to herd sheep, thanks to the belief and encouragement of Farmer Hoggett. A beautifully made, classic family film everyone will enjoy! (Rated G, 91 min.)

AUGUST 10 - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (1995) - Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep star in this romantic and heartbreaking film version of the bestselling novel. Eastwood stars as a National Geographic photographer and Streep an Iowa housewife whose paths briefly cross, leading to a brief but passionate affair over the period of a few days. (Rated PG-13, 135 min.)

AUGUST 17 - THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995) - A sole survivor (Kevin Spacey, in an Oscar-winning role) tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, all of which began when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup. (Rated R, 106 min.)

AUGUST 24 - HEAT (1995) - Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro star in this classic L.A. crime story of a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game between a wildly determined cop (Pacino) and a master thief (DeNiro). Intense action and performances; directed by Michael Mann. (Rated R, 170 min.)

AUGUST 31 - CITIZEN KANE (1941) - HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, ORSON WELLES! - Born in 1915, Welles was only 26 when he co-wrote and directed this story of the rise and fall of Charles Foster Kane, widely regarded as one of the greatest - and most innovative - films ever made. (Not rated, 119 min.)


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