Tuesday, May 10, 2016

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - June July August 2016

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

JUNE 6 —MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (2003) - At sea during the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain, “Lucky” Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) pushes his ship the HMS Surprise and her crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel the Acheron around South America. His orders: To “Sink, Burn, or take her as a Prize.” Nominated for 10 Academy Awards and stars Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd. (Rated PG-13. 138 min.)

JUNE 13 —TRISTAN & ISOLDE (2006) - Before Romeo and Juliet there was the legend of Tristan and Isolde. Dating to the 11th or 12th century, this Celtic folktale tells the story of an affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (James Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Sophia Myles) spells doom for the young lovers. Directed by Kevin Reynolds. (Rated PG-13. 125 min.)

JUNE 20 — IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (2015) - Based on the 1820 event that would inspire Moby Dick. Author Herman Melville visits the last survivor of the New England whaling ship Essex’s last voyage. The ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home. Directed by Ron Howard and stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw. (Rated PG-13. 122 min.)

JUNE 27 —THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015) - Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home. (Rated G. 88 min.)


JULY 11 — OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? (2000) - Written and directed by the Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan, this film is an adventure story set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression. Three escaped convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson) search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman (John Goodman) pursues them. The film's story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. (Rated PG-13. 106 min.)

JULY 18 — THE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015) - An epic journey set on a fictional Earth in which dinosaurs never went extinct. The film follows a young Apatosaurus named Arlo, who meets an unlikely human friend while traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape. (Rated PG. 93 min.)

JULY 25 —CAROL (2016) - Adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, the film follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected and forbidden love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Sarah Paulson. (Rated R. 118 min.)

AUGUST 1 —CITY OF JOY (1992) - Hazari Pal (Om Puri) lives in a small village in Bihar, India, with his family. Unable to repay the loan they had taken years ago from a moneylender, their land and property are auctioned, and they are rendered homeless. Hazari and his family re-locate to Calcutta with hopes of starting life anew but things do not go as planned, as they lose their entire savings to a con-man. Befriending and American Doctor (Patrick Swayze) and a local social worker (Pauline Collins), they challenge local corruption, care for the sick and the poor and find true joy living in Calcutta. (Rated PG-13. 132 min.)

AUGUST 8 — THE REVENANT (2015) - Set during the 1820s, a group of trappers are attacked by Native Americans in the Dakota Territory. Fleeing the Natives and in search of the safety of a military outpost, one of the frontiersman, Hugh Glass, scouts ahead where he encounters a grizzly bear. Being left for dead by his companions after the bear mauling, Glass sets out on a path of vengeance. Stars Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. (Rated R. 156 min.)

AUGUST 15 —THEEB (2014) - In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Arabic language with English subtitles. (Not Rated. 100 min.)

AUGUST 22 —I SAW THE LIGHT (2016) - The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health, his personal life and his sudden death at age 29. (Rated R. 123 min.)

AUGUST 29 —THE WATER DIVINER (2014) - An epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery. An Australian man travels to Turkey in search of his three missing sons, last known to have been fighting at the Battle of Gallipoli. Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) travels across the battle scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth and his own peace. Directed by and stars Russell Crowe, also starring Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney. (Rated R. 111 min.)


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