Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - April May June 2017

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

APRIL 3—COLLATERAL BEAUTY (2016) - When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it's not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. (PG-13. 97 min.)

APRIL 10—BLACK ROBE (1991) - Set in 1634, this film follows the travels of Father LaForgue (Lothaire Bluteau), a Jesuit priest called upon to search for a remote Canadian mission surrounded by Huron settlements. LaForgue, guided by a group of distrustful yet kind Algonquin natives, embarks on a trek across unfamiliar and treacherous terrain. The young priest's small party fends off the vicious attacks of the Iroquois tribe before finally reaching their destination. There, LaForgue finds the mission in a tragic state. (Rated R. 101 min.) Staff Pick

APRIL 17—ARRIVAL (2016) - When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team, lead by expert linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. (Rated PG-13. 116 min.)

APRIL 24—FENCES (2016) - Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. Starring Denzel Washington. (Rated PG-13. 139 min.)

MAY 1—INFERNO (2016) - When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. Loosely based on the 2013 Dan Brown novel of the same name,the film is the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, and is the third installment in the Robert Langdon film series. It stars Tom Hanks, reprising his role as Robert Langdon. (Rated PG-13. 121 min.)

MAY 8 —A WALK IN THE WOODS (2015) - After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. (Rated R. 104 min.)

MAY 15—CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (2016) - Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids -- educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time. (Rated R. 118 min.)

MAY 22—THE IN-LAWS (1979) - On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators. Stars Peter Falk and Alan Arkin. (Rated PG . 103 min.) Staff Pick


JUNE 5—WOLF TOTEM (2015) - The 1960s, the final heyday for the people of the Inner Mongolian grasslands: a time when an age-old balance based on culture and tradition was maintained between the nomads, their livestock, and the wild wolves who roamed the plains. Chen Zhen, a student from Beijing volunteers to live in a remote nomadic settlement. There, he discovers life of apparent idyllic simplicity based on an eternal struggle between the wolves and the humans in their fight to survive. Once the careful balance between the wolves and humans is disrupted, however, culture and tradition are damaged, and the environment suffers. Chinese language with English subtitles. (Rated PG-13. 121min.)

JUNE 12—A DOG’S PURPOSE (2017) - A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. (Rated PG. 100 min.)

JUNE 19—A STREET CAT NAMED BOB (2016) - Based on the international best selling book. The true feel-good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. (Not Rated. 103 min.) Staff Pick

JUNE 26—FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016) - The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. (Rated PG-13. 133 min.)


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