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Wednesday Night @ The Movies

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics.

March 3 - JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
This delectable 2010 documentary profi les sushi chef Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old master whose 10-seat, $300-a-plate restaurant is legendary among Tokyo foodies. Ono is also a father, whose sons struggle to live up to his legacy and make their own marks. Rated PG 1 hour 21 minutes

March 10 - THE BOOKSHOP
Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop — the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies, including the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and Mrs. Gamart (Patricia Clarkson). Mrs. Gamart is Harborough’s vengeful, embittered alpha female who is a wannabe “respected expert” of the local arts scene. Narrated by Julie Christie.
Rated PG 1 hour 58 minutes

March 17 - DARK WATERS
Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations.In the process, he risks everything — his future, his wife (Anne Hathaway), his family, and his own life — to expose the truth. Also starring Tim Robbins and Bill Pullman.Rated PG13 2 hours

March 24 THE LEISURE SEEKER
Starring acclaimed actors, Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to the Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.Rated R 1 hour 52 minutes

March 31 - PORTRAIT OF JENNIE
In 1934, impoverished Eben Adams (Joseph Cotton) meets a little girl named Jennie (Jennifer Jones) in Central Park. She is wearing old-fashioned clothing. He makes a sketch of her from memory which connects him to an art dealer Miss Spinney (Ethel Barrymore) who sees his potential. This inspires him to paint a portrait of Jennie. Eben encounters Jennie at intermittent intervals and strangely, she appears to be growing up more rapidly than is possible. Eventually he learns the truth about her
and, though tragedy ensues, she continues to be an inspiration to Eben’s art as his career takes off with his portrait of Jennie. Not Rated 1 hour 26 minutes

April 7 - PAVAROTTI
From director Ron Howard comes an intimate portrait of Luciano Pavarotti, the most beloved opera singer of all time, by interweaving Pavarotti’s genre-defining performances with revealing, never-before-seen footage. Rated PG13 1 hour 54 minutes

April 14 - TRUMBO
Based on a true story, Trumbo is set in 1947, when Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Also stars Diane Lane, John
Goodman and Elle Fanning.Rated R 2 hours 3 minutes

April 21 - SEASONS in honor of Earth Day
Enjoy this third installment of Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud’s trilogy of nature documentaries that began with Winged Migration and Oceans. Narration is used sparingly in Seasons, allowing for immersion into the wordless world of animals conveying much more that words ever could. This fi lm is the awe-inspiring tale of the long shared history that binds humankind and nature, traveling throughout Europe to film brown bears, wild horses, wolves and other animals in their natural habitat.
Rated PG 1 hour 36 minutes

April 28 - TO CATCH A THIEF
Notorious cat burglar, John Robie (Cary Grant) has long since retired to tend vineyards on the French Riviera. When a series of robberies is committed in his style, John must clear his name. Armed with a list of people who own the most expensive jewels currently in the area, John begins following the first owner, young Francie (Grace Kelly). When her jewels are stolen, Francie suspects John, destroying their tentative romance. John goes on the lam to catch the thief and clear his own name.
Rated PG 1 hour 46 minutes

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