Friday, August 7, 2015

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - September October November 2015

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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


SEPTEMBER 14—FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015) - Independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy. (Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence. 119 min.)

SEPTEMBER 21—GOODFELLAS (1990) - SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION! Released September 21, 1990, director Martin Scorsese’s classic mafia tale of gangster Henry Hill and his underworld rise and fall is arguably the most influential film of the past 30 years, filled with spectacular acting, camerawork, music and editing. Starring Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, and Joe Pesci, in an Oscar-winning performance. (Rated R for graphic violence and language. 146 min.)

SEPTEMBER 28—CINDERELLA (2015) - When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. A terrific modern telling of the classic tale! Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Cate Blanchett. (Rated PG for mild thematic elements. 105 min.)

OCTOBER 5—MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015) - In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland. Together, they will attempt to rescue refugees from the clutches of Immortan Joe and his brutal minions to a place where hope may still exist. Directed by George Miller; starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Intense, non-stop action! (Rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images. 120 min.)

OCTOBER 12—LOVE & MERCY (2015) - Love & Mercy tracks Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson through his turbulent creative peak in the 1960s and his emotional devastation in the 1980s under the unscrupulous watch of his psychiatrist. When Brian finds true love in Melinda Ledbetter, it is up to her to help deliver Brian from the mental oppression he faces. Wilson is played by two actors, Paul Dano (1960s) and John Cusack (1980s). (Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content and language. 122 min.)

OCTOBER 19—WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2015) - Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chores, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming roommate conflicts. Filmed in a documentary style, What We Do in the Shadows is a hilarious take on the modern lives of the undead. (Rated R for bloody violent content, some sexual material and language. 86 min.)

OCTOBER 26—IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (1995) - With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creations to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane's twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent's problems! Great psychological horror film from director John Carpenter is a cult classic. (Rated R for images of horror, and for language. 95 min.)

NOVEMBER 2—AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015) - When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. (Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments. 141 min.)

NOVEMBER 9—LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (1992) - PART OF THE LATIN AMERICAN GRANT PROGRAM. Tita and Pedro are passionately in love, but their love is forbidden by an ancient family tradition. To be near Tita, Pedro marries her sister. And Tita, as the family cook, expresses her passion for Pedro through preparing delectable dishes where ordinary spices become a recipe for passion. Her creations bring on tears of longing, heated desire, or chronic pain as Tita and Pedro wait for their moment to finally be together! (Rated R for sexuality. 105 min.)

NOVEMBER 16—SAN ANDREAS (2015) - In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter. Stunning special effects highlight this epic adventure of survival! Starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino. (Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language. 114 min.)

NOVEMBER 23—MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947) - A whiskered old man named Kris Kringle serves as a last-minute substitute Santa in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and is so convincing he becomes the department store’s full-time holiday Santa. Six year old Susan has her doubts about Santa Claus, but after meeting Kris—who is convinced he is the real Santa—Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. A timeless classic to start the holiday week! Starring Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood and an Oscar-winning Edmund Gwenn. (Not rated. 96 min.)

NOVEMBER 30—LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA (2007) - PART OF THE LATIN AMERICAN GRANT PROGRAM. Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart. As decades pass, do Florentino’s hopes for a renewed romance become increasingly delusional? Based on the best-selling book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. (Rated R for sexual content/nudity and brief language. 139 min.)


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