Wednesday, August 31, 2016

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - September October November December 2016

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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


SEPTEMBER 12— MILES AHEAD (2016) - An exploration of the life and music of the late-great, jazz veteran Miles Davis. In the 1970s, down-and-out jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) tries to recover his new session tape from music producers. Miles Ahead is directed by, co-written by and stars Don Cheadle. Also starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor. (Rated R. 100 min.)

SEPTEMBER 19— MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011) - A romantic comedy about a couple who travel to Paris prior to their wedding. While in the City of Light, they meet with family and friends only to discover the magic of Paris and for at least one, a life changing experience. This is the story of a young man’s great love for a city and the illusion people have that a life different from their own would be a much better life lived. (Rated PG-13. 94 min.)

SEPTEMBER 26 —TRUTH (2015) - A newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers. Directed by James Vanderbilt and based on the memoir of Mary Mapes. Starring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett and Elisabeth Moss. (Rated R. 125 min.)

OCTOBER 3—PELE: BIRTH OF A LEGEND (2016) - An inspirational biographical drama that chronicles Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to the height of the world soccer stage. Using soccer skills learned on the streets, Pele leads Brazil to its first soccer World Cup victory at the age of 17. (Rated PG. 107 min.)

OCTOBER 10—APOCALYPTO (2006) - In the twilight of the mysterious Mayan culture, young Jaguar Paw is captured and taken to the great Mayan city, where he faces a harrowing end. Driven by the power of his love for his wife and son, he makes an adrenaline-soaked, heart-racing escape to rescue them and save his way of life. Directed by Mel Gibson. Written by Mel Gibson and Farhad Safinia. Mayan language with English subtitles. (Rated R. 139 min.)

OCTOBER 17— BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016) - Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before. (Rated PG-13. 151 min.)

OCTOBER 24— VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (2015) - The classic tale told from Igor's perspective. We see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and we become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - known today. (Rated PG-13. 110 min.)

OCTOBER 31—GODS OF EGYPT (2016) - The mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. (Rated PG-13. 127 min.)

NOVEMBER 7 —JUNGLE BOOK (2016) - After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo. (Rated PG. 106 mins.)

NOVEMBER 14 —VERTIGO (1958) - A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and stars James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes. (Rated PG. 128 min.)

NOVEMBER 21 —THE WALK (2015) - In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream and artistic crime of the century: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Charlotte LeBon. Rated PG. 123 mins.)

NOVEMBER 28 —EVEREST (2016) - A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm. The film is based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, and focuses on the survival attempts of two expedition groups. (Rated PG-13. 121 mins.)

DECEMBER 5— AWAKENINGS (1990) - The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them. Starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. (PG-13. 121 mins.)

DECEMBER 12 —THE GIVER (2014) - The story centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. (Rated PG-13. 97 mins.)

DECEMBER 19—POLAR EXPRESS (2004) - A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks. (Rated G. 100 min.)


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