Wednesday, June 28, 2017

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - July August September 2017

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

JULY 3—SULLY (2016) - On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and his copilot (Aaron Eckhart) begin a routine flight that turns terrifying. Sully pulls off the impossible and glides his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. Even though he’s heralded for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an all-out investigation threatens to destroy Sully’s reputation and career. Directed by Clint Eastwood. (Rated PG-13. 96 min.)

JULY 10—THE RED TURTLE (2016) - Originally titled La Tortue Rouge, this masterfully animated fantasy film tells the story of a man shipwrecked at sea who becomes stranded on a beautiful but desolated island. He learns to live in isolation, seemingly tormented in his efforts to escape the island by a giant red turtle. Miraculously, he soon comes upon a young woman also lost at sea and they create a family together. (Rated PG. 80 min.)

JULY 17—LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE (2000) - Directed by Robert Redford, this film draws on the Indian classic the Bhagavad Gita for its inspiration. Will Smith, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron star in this highly-acclaimed tale of a local golfing hero with a promising future whose hopes are shattered on the battlefields of war. The disillusioned young man turns his back on the world—until a fateful visit from a mysterious stranger turns his life around. (PG-13. 127 min.)

JULY 24—SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2009) - Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is just one question away from winning a fortune on India’s version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” But how has this uneducated young man from the slums succeeded in providing correct responses to questions that have stumped countless scholars before him? And will he ultimately win it all or lose everything, including his true love? (Rated R. 120 min.)

JULY 31—A MONSTER CALLS (2016) - Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver star in this visually spectacular and stunningly emotional drama. Young Conor’s life takes a turn after his mother becomes ill and he moves in with his unsympathetic grandmother. As an escape, Conor turns to his artwork and conjures up a 40-foot high monster who becomes a most unlikely ally by guiding him on a journey of courage, faith and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality. (Rated PG-13. 109 min.)

AUGUST 7—LA LA LAND (2016) - Winner of 6 Academy Awards. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams—and finding each other—in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. (Rated PG-13. 128 min.)

AUGUST 14—WAIT UNTIL DARK (1967) - A 50th anniversary screening. Susy Hendrix, recently blinded and still learning how to live in a sighted world, becomes the target of three conmen searching for a heroin-stuffed doll that they believe Susy possesses. Roat, a psychopathic killer, wants the doll and will stop at nothing to get it. All Susy wants is to survive. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna. (Not Rated. 108 min.)

AUGUST 21—HIDDEN FIGURES (2016) - Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson—brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe. (Rated PG. 127 min.)

AUGUST 28—WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (1998) - After Chris Nielsen dies in an accident, he tries to remain close to his beautiful, mortal wife Annie. With the friendly spirit assigned to guide him, he begins to adapt to his new state of being in a setting that can only be described as heavenly. But when his distraught wife takes her own life, she is banished to an eternal damnation. Chris vows to find her so they can share eternity together, but no one has ever succeeded in rescuing a soul from such a horrific fate. With the help of his heavenly friend, Chris sets out on the most perilous and harrowing journey of his life, or afterlife: a quest for everlasting love that will take him to hell and back! Starring Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Rated PG-13. 113 min.)


SEPTEMBER 11—SPY (2015) - Deskbound CIA analyst Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is about to become the world’s newest—and unlikeliest—secret weapon. When her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, Susan volunteers to go deep undercover and bring down a deadly arms dealer. Loaded with wisecracking action and adventure, SPY is a mission impossible to resist! (Rated R. 120 min.) Staff Pick

SEPTEMBER 18—SNOWDEN (2016) - Director Oliver Stone tackles the most important true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged thriller reveals the incredible, untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the controversial figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the National Security Agency and became one of the most wanted men in the world. A hero to some and a traitor to others, the provocative story of what led him to that fateful decision makes for one of the most compelling stories in recent history. (Rated R. 135 min.)

SEPTEMBER 25—SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER...AND SPRING (2003) - A tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breathtaking landscape, tended to by a solitary Monk. Into this serene setting comes a young child, who will become the Old Monk’s protégé…and so begins a life long journey of hope, despair, passion and redemption in a film hailed as “a triumph of sheer cinematic craft." From the brash actions of youth, through the dawn of adolescence and the fullness of adulthood, one man’s life lesson are learned as seasons pass, his emotional inner life changing as the landscape around him. Korean with English Subtitles.(Rated R. 102 min.


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