Tuesday, April 3, 2018

FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - April May June 2018

Blockbusters Free Film Series

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

APRIL 2 - THE NAMESAKE (2006) - Presented by Big Read Dearborn. Based upon the best-selling novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, this epic family saga ?brims with intelligence, compassion and sensuous delight.? Kal Penn stars as Gogol Ganguli, a suburban teenager caught between his Indian roots and his American birthright. Gogol and his Indian-born parents must somehow strike a balance between age-old traditions and modern-day sensibilities as they search for a patch of common ground. An inspirational tale about the ties that bind us all. (Rated PG-13. 122 mins.)

APRIL 9 - THE IMMIGRANT (2013) - Ewa Cybulska (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan and quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. Can she escape her nightmare? (Rated R. 120 mins.)

APRIL 16 - ESSENTIAL ARRIVAL: MICHIGAN?S IMMIGRANTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY (2014) - Presented by Big Read Dearborn. Produced by Professor Arifa Javed of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, this film is ?a comprehensive, multi-angled inquiry, Essential Arrival features interviews with experts in fields such as law, sociology, and public policy, in addition to many families of Indian immigrants in Michigan, and paints a comprehensive, essential picture of Indian Americans.? Q & A with Professor Arifa Javed follows the film. (Not Rated. 61 mins.)

APRIL 23 - AN AMERICAN TAIL (1986) - An American Tail chronicles the wide-eyed adventures of a courageous little mouse named Fievel. Journeying by ship from Russia to turn-of-the-century America, Fievel is lost at sea during a ferocious storm. Washing ashore in New York Harbor, Fievel braves the perils and wonders of a strange new world in a thrilling quest to find his family. Featuring the Voices of Dom Deluise, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Plummer, it?s a rousing, heartwarming animated adventure for the entire family! (Rated G. 80 mins.)

APRIL 30- WEST SIDE STORY (1961) - The film sets the ageless story of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950?s New York. A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs?the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony (Richard Beymer) falls for Maria (Natalie Wood), the sister of the Sharks leader, it?s more that these two warring gangs can handle. And as mounting tensions rise a battle to the death ensues and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale. (Not Rated. 153 min.)

MAY 7- GOLDEN DOOR (2006) - Salvatore is a poor farmer and a widower who decides to emigrate to the U.S. with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is a British woman who wants to go back to the States. Lucy needs to marry someone before she arrives at Ellis Island in New York. Salvatore accepts her proposal. Once they arrive in Ellis Island they spend the quarantine period trying to pass the examinations to be admitted to the States. Tests are not so simple for poor farmers coming from Sicily. Their destiny is in the hands of the custom officers. Italian and with English Subtitles. (Rated PG-13. 118 mins.)

MAY 14 - THE VISITOR (2007) - When, in a chance encounter on a trip into New York, Walter (Richard Jenkins) discovers a couple has taken up residence in his apartment in the city, he develops an unexpected and profound connection to them that will change his life forever. As challenges arise for his tenants Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Dani Gurira), Walter finds himself compelled to help his new friends, and rediscovers a passion he thought he has lost long ago. (Rated PG-13. 104 mins.)

MAY 21- CROSSING OVER (2009) - Max Brogan (Harrison Ford) is on a quest for justice as an immigration agent investigating the case of a missing illegal. In a cross-fire of crime and bureaucracy, fraud and murder, he must race against time to try to save a family from becoming collateral damage in the fight for the American dream. Also starring Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess and Cliff Curtis. (Rated R. 113 mins.)


JUNE 4- GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK (2005) - It?s 1953, and the piece of talking furniture called TV is still a novelty in America?s living rooms. On it, Sen. Joseph McCarthy uses fear, falsehoods and belligerence to become arguably the most powerful man in the land. On it, newsman Edward R. Murrow, who?s had his fill of the senator?s tactics, fights back. Starring David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr. and Frank Langella. (Rated PG. 93 mins.)

JUNE 11?- CHILDREN OF MEN (2006) - No Children. No Future. No hope. In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for. Co-starring Michael Caine. (Rated R. 109 mins.)

JUNE 18- THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017) - Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret? a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. (Rated R. 123 mins.)

JUNE 25- GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (2017) - After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner," published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England. (Rated PG. 107 mins.)


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