Monday, November 30, 2015

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - December 2015 January February 2016

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

DECEMBER 7—TOMORROWLAND (2015) - Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever. Exciting family adventure! (124 min. Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and peril, thematic elements, and language.)

DECEMBER 14—FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) - HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, FRANK SINATRA! Celebrate The Chairman of the Board’s December 12, 1915 birthday with this special screening of his Oscar-winning performance as Maggio in Fred Zinnemann’s World War II classic. Also starring Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. (118 min. Not rated.)

DECEMBER 21—INSIDE OUT (2015) - Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters as the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. Another funny, touching classic from Pixar! (94 min. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action.)

DECEMBER 28—JURASSIC WORLD (2015) - A new dinosaur theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant named Indominus Rex--escapes containment and begins terrorizing the island. It then falls to raptor tamer Owen (Chris Pratt) and park manager Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save as many people as they can before it’s too late. One of the biggest hits of 2015! (124 min. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril.)

JANUARY 4—MAX (2015) - Max, a precision-trained military dog, serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. The only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle's teenage brother, Justin. Justin's growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race against time to unravel the mystery behind Kyle's death, they find more excitement and danger than they bargained for. A great family film. (111 min. Rated PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements.)

JANUARY 11—TRAINWRECK (2015) - Since she was a little girl, Amy (Amy Schumer) has been told by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. (125 min. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use.)


JANUARY 25—ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL (2015) - Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg, a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl, with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a 'co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom insists he spend time with Rachel – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. (105 min. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements.)

FEBRUARY 1—ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976) - SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING! Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman star as Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in this Oscar-winning film of their investigation into the 1972 Watergate break-in with ties leading all the way to the White House. Also starring an Academy Award-winning Jason Robards as Post editor Ben Bradlee. (138 min. Rated R for language.)

FEBRUARY 8—THE BLACK CAT (1934) - PART OF THE BIG READ DEARBORN. Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi star in this creepy adaptation of the Edgar Allen Poe story about American honeymooners in Hungary trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest. (65 min. Not rated.)


FEBRUARY 22—HOUSE OF USHER (1960) - PART OF THE BIG READ DEARBORN. A man, upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely. Starring Vincent Price and based on the Edgar Allen Poe story. (79 min. Not Rated.)

FEBRUARY 29—BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) - Paul Newman and Robert Redford star as the amiable outlaws Butch and Sundance in director George Roy Hill’s classic Western. Winner of four Academy Awards including one for the Burt Bacharach song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.” (110 min. Not Rated.)


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