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Wednesday Night @ The Movies

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics.

One of the best baseball movies ever made was adapted from the 2003 book by Michael Lewis, which recounts the management of the 2002 season of the Oakland Athletics, and how they changed the way the game is run by bringing analytics into the mix. Brad Pitt gives one of his best performances as general manager Billy Beane, a man who knew he would have to find a new way to evaluate talent if the A’s were going to compete. This is a rich, smart, riveting movie that’s extra interesting given what the Oakland franchise is going through in 2024. Rated PG13 2 hours 13 minutes

A rule about ‘90s rom-coms: If Julia Roberts is in it, it’s going to be good. This is absolutely the case with My Best Friend’s Wedding, a rom-com with a cheeky concept. In the film, Roberts stars as Julianne Potter, a 28-year-old woman who falls in love with her childhood friend, Michael O’Neil (Dermot Mulroney). Years earlier, they decided that if they were both single at 28, they’d marry each other. Now, as an almost 28-year-old, Julianne thinks it’s silly—but when Michael calls
with news of his engagement to a younger woman, jealousy creeps in. Rated PG13 1 hour 45 minutes

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.
Rated PG13 1 hour and 56 minutes

Director Iliana Sosa recounts her grandfather’s, Julian Morenos’, final trips between Mexico and Texas as he overcame hardships to provide for his family. After a lifetime of bus rides to the US to visit his children, Julian quietly starts building a house in rural Mexico. In filming his work, his granddaughter
crafts a personal and poetic love letter to him and his homeland. Rated TVPG - Documentary 1 hour 10 minutes

May 29 – DUMPLIN
Willowdean (“Dumplin”), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, Rosie Dickson (Jennifer Aniston), signs up for her Mom’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town. Rated PG13 1 hour 50 minutes

Miranda Wells (Katie Holmes) is a hardworking young widow who’s struggling to raise three children on her own. A powerful storm soon brings a devastating challenge and a mysterious man, Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas), into her life. In just a few short days, Bray’s presence reignites the family’s spirit - but he carries a secret that could change everything. Rated PG 1 hour 47 minutes

In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma—which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing’s team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison. Rated PG13 1 hour 54 minutes

June 19 – WHIPLASH
Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons, Native Michigander), an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man’s life. But Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and his sanity. Rated R 1 hour 46 minutes

On January 25th 1985, dozens of music’s and the “era’s” most popular musicians gathered in Los Angeles to record “We Are the World”, a charity single for African famine relief. Setting egos aside, the team goes behind the scenes of the event to see how all of the artists came together and collaborated on a song that would make history.
Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis, Tina Turner and more! PG13 - Documentary 1 hour 36 minutes

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