Sunday, October 1, 2017

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - October November December 2017

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

OCTOBER 2—SEASONS (2015) - Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to the lush green forests, when the ice retreated, and the cycle of seasons was established. SEASONS is the awe-inspiring tale of the long shared history that binds humankind and nature. (Rated PG. 97 min.)

OCTOBER 9 — ALTERED STATES (1980) - A respected scientist and psychology professor Edward Jessup (William Hurt) decides to combine his experiments in sensory deprivation tanks with powerful hallucinogenic drugs, convinced that it may help him unlock different states of consciousness. The experiments are a success at first, but as Jessup continues his work, he begins to experience altered mental and also physical states. (Rated R. 102 min.)

OCTOBER 16—POLLOCK (2000) - Artist Jackson Pollock revolutionized American painting in the 1940's with his exciting abstract canvases that used dripped and splattered paint in a manner at once excitingly physical and structurally intelligent. While Pollock became a heroic figure in the art world, his private life was nothing to envy, and this biography looks at both his professional triumphs and personal tragedies. Pollock was the first feature directed by actor Ed Harris, who also plays the title role; the cast also includes Val Kilmer, Marcia Gay Harden, Amy Madigan and Jennifer Connelly. (Rated R. 122 min.)

OCTOBER 23—THE ILLUSIONIST (2006) - The Illusionist conjures an exhilarating blend of suspense, romance and mind-bending twists. The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold. But when Leopold’s new fiancée rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince’s interest evolves into obsession. Starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel and Rufus Sewell. (Rated PG-13. 109 min.)

OCTOBER 30—KONG SKULL ISLAND (2017) - A team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, but their mission of discovery becomes the ultimate battle between man and nature when they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong. (Rated PG-13. 118 min.)

NOVEMBER 6— THE KING’S SPEECH (2010) - When England’s throne is suddenly thrust upon him, amidst royal family scandal and impending world war, King George VI (Colin Firth) must overcome a lifelong, debilitating speech impediment to lead his nation. After his iron-willed, compassionate wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) secretly enlists an eccentric speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush), the two men forge an unlikely friendship that will ultimately empower the monarch to find his voice, inspire his people and rally the world. Based on a true story, The King’s Speech has been universally hailed as “a masterpiece.” (Rated R. 118min.)

NOVEMBER 13—THE 13th WARRIOR (1999) - A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land. Based on the Michael Crichton novel Eaters of the Dead. (Rated R. 102 min.)

NOVEMBER 20—THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE (2017) - In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Bruhl). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo’s hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality. (Rated PG-13. 126 min.)

NOVEMBER 27—KON TIKI (2012) - Based on the amazing true adventure of Thor Heyerdahl (Pal Sverre Hagen), Kon-Tiki is the tale of a Norwegian explorer in 1947 who embarks on the voyage of a lifetime to prove a point. When the scientific community rejects his theory that South Americans were the first to settle in the Polynesian Islands, Heyerdahl resolves to prove its validity-and save his reputation-by embarking on the voyage himself. Recruiting a group of five men who are just bold enough to tackle the seemingly impossible trip, he builds a simple raft to original pre-Columbian specifications and sets off on the epic 101 day-long journey across the treacherous ocean to meet his fate, while the world watches. (Rated PG-13. 118 min.)

DECEMBER 4—LIFE (2017) - Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected. (Rated. R. 104min.)

DECEMBER 11—GOING IN STYLE (2017) - Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. (Rated PG-13. 96 min.)

DECEMBER 18—JOYEUX NOEL (2005) - Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) tells the true-life story of the spontaneous Christmas Eve truce declared by Scottish, French and German troops in the trenches of World War I. Enemies leave their weapons behind for one night as they band together in brotherhood and forget about the brutalities of war. (Rated PG-13. 116 min.)



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