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Wednesday Night @ The Movies

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics.

As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by a publicity-hungry businessman. Competitive sisters, Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller spar with each other, scout Capadino and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell also star in this fun film.Rated PG 2 hours 8 minutes

July 14 - CHOSIN: A Documentary Film with
Professor Bruce Zellers, Oakland University Details for this presentation can be found on page 2. Join us for this special event.

Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow) spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come — and Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to fi nd love while trying not to get lost in each other’s stuff. Rated PG13 1 hour 34 minutes

In Vichy France, fishing boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart) avoids getting involved in politics, refusing to smuggle French Resistance fighters into Martinique. But when a Resistance client is shot before he can pay, Harry agrees to help hotel owner Gerard (Marcel Dalio) smuggle two fighters to the island. Harry is further swayed by Slim (Lauren Bacall), a wandering American girl — and when the police take his friend, Eddie (Walter Brennan) hostage, he is forced to fight for the Resistance.
Not rated 1 hour 40 minutes

Based on a bestselling novel by Laura Moriarty, and adapted to film by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), this film stars Elizabeth McGovern, acting as a chaperone to an irreverent Louise Brooks. They travel to New York City in the 1920s where Louise studies with a leading dance troupe and experiences a summer that changes Louise and her chaperone, Cora forever. This movie is anchored by a superb supporting cast including Miranda Otto, Géza Röhrig and Blythe Danner in a key cameo.Rated PG13 1 hour 48 minutes

August 11 - PHILOMENA
In 1952, Irish teenager Philomena (Judi Dench) became pregnant out of wedlock and was sent to a convent. When her baby, Anthony, was a toddler, the nuns took Philomena’s child away from her and put him up for adoption in the United States. For the next 50 years, she searched tirelessly for her son. When former BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith learns of the story, he becomes her ally. They travel together to America to find Anthony and become unexpectedly close in the process.
Rated PG13 1 hour 38 minutes

August 18 - TESLA
Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition — then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The fi lm tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison and his patron George Westinghouse. Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan, whose daughter, Anne, takes a more than casual interest in the inventor.
Rated PG13 1 hour 42 minutes

When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart)winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn’t as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys’ campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor. Directed by Frank Kapra.
Not rated 2 hours 10 minutes

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