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Wednesday Night @ The Movies

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics.

January 6 - ROBOT & FRANK

A former jewel thief with dementia, Frank, receives a gift from his son, a robot programmed to take care of his every need. Initially reluctant to accept the robot, Frank soon finds that it may have its uses, as he introduces it to a life of crime. Rated PG13 1 hour 29 minutes

January 13 - PARASITE with English subtitles

Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, this South Korean drama, comedy and thriller delves into the bizarre lower-class Kim family that struggles to keep food on the table. Ki-wood,the son, is given a recommendation for a tutoring job with the wealthy Park family. He and his sister forge credentials and thus begins the long-con that sees each member of the Kim family infiltrating the upper-class Park family one-by-one. Real deception is carried out by the Kims and works flawlessly. Once the entire Kim family is employed in the Park household, the con-artists begin to assume more and more of this fabricated identity of wealth until a surprise visitor returns and
everything changes. Rated R 2 hours 12 minutes

January 20 - DRIVEWAYS

Cody is a sweet, sensitive boy who doesn’t always fit in. He’s not bothered by spending the summer in an unfamiliar town while his mother cleans out the house left behind by his recently deceased aunt. His mother, who’d been estranged from her reclusive sister for years, learns how much she didn’t know about her — while Cody strikes up a surprising friendship with a gruff retiree who lives next door. Del (the late Brian Dennehy) is a vet who’s been whiling away his days living alone and sitting on his porch. In Cody, he comes to see not just a solitary boy in need of connection but also a reflection of his past regrets about his own family.
Not Rated 1 hour 23 minutes

January 27 - THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR - 1999

Bored billionaire Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) decides to entertain himself by stealing a Monet from a reputed museum. When Catherine (Rene Russo), an investigator for the museum’s insurance company, takes an interest in Crown, a complicated game with romantic undertones begins between them. In an attempt to find out where Catherine’s loyalties lie, Crown returns the painting and essentially turns himself in, hoping that Catherine’s feelings for him will lead to an escape. Rated R 2 hours

February 3 - THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM

This very entertaining documentary, chronicles the life of Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York Times photographer and fashion historian as he shares his life story in his own words and photographs from his remarkable archive of over 3 million images. Sarah Jessica Parker narrates. Not Rated 1 hour 14 minutes

February 10 - THE CALL OF THE WILD
Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the l890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime as he ultimately finds his true place in the world. Rated PG 1 hour 40 minutes

February 17 - IRRESISTIBLE

Irresistible is a 2020 American political comedy film written and directed by Jon Stewart. Steve Carell stars in this movie that follows a Democratic strategist who tries to help a local candidate win an election in a small right-wing town. Rated R 1 hour 42 minutes

February 24 - RED RIVER - 1948

Headstrong Thomas Dunson (John Wayne) starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful train hand, Groot (Walter Brennan) and his protégé, Matt Garth (Montgomery Clift), an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner begin to butt heads on the exhausting journey. Not Rated 2 hours 3 minutes

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