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Wednesday Night @ The Movies

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics.

May 5 - MR. HOLMES
Enjoy this murder mystery featuring the character, Sherlock Holmes. This film stars Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes and Laura Linney as his housekeeper, with Milo Parker as her son, Roger. Set primarily during his retirement in Sussex, the film follows a 93-year-old Holmes who struggles to recall the details of his final case because his mind is slowly deteriorating. With the help of Roger and persistent flashbacks triggered by their conversations, can Holmes solve remember the case that
ended his career? Rated PG 1 hour 44 minutes

May 12 - THINK LIKE A DOG
A 12-year-old boy, Oliver develops a telepathic connection with his very cute dog after a middle-school science experiment goes awry. The dog-boy duo joins forces and uses their unique perspectives on life to comically overcome the complications of family and school. Stars Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox as Oliver’s parents. Movie critics say this is a welcome throwback to Disney live-action classics like “The Absent Minded Professor” and “The Shaggy Dog.” Rated PG 1 hour 35 minutes

May 19 - IRON LADY
In her twilight years, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) reflects on her life and career as she finally prepares to dispose of the belongings of her late husband. Daughter of a grocer, she successfully broke through a double-paned glass ceiling of gender and class. Thatcher became the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom and remained as such for 11 consecutive years, until declining popularity forced her to resign. Rated PG13 1 hour 45 minutes

May 26 - RUDY
Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for scholarship. Rudy redoubles his efforts to leave the steel mill where is father works when his best friend (Christopher Reed) dies in an accident there. Overcoming his dyslexia thanks to a friend and tutor, Rudy gains admission to Notre Dame and begins to fight his way onto the school’s fabled football team. Rated PG 1 hour 56 minutes

June 2 - AD ASTRA
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet and our place in the cosmos. Rated PG13 2 hours 3 minutes

June 9 - AMAZING GRACE
In 1972, Aretha Franklin, came to the New Bethel Baptist Church in L.A. to record gospel classics, the music of her youth. The result was one of the most acclaimed albums of her career. Witness Aretha Franklin as you’ve never seen her before — an electrifying performance where she is resplendent in beautiful kaftans with an endearing aura of humility. Rated G 2 hours

June 16 - THE FAREWELL
After learning that her family’s matriarch, Nai Nai has mere weeks to live, Chinese-born, US-raised Billie returns to China to find her family has decided to keep the news from Nai Nai. While the family gathers under the guise of an expedited wedding, Billie rediscovers the country she left behind and is forever changed by her grandmother. Rated PG 1 hours 40 minutes

June 23 - BEWITCHED
Movie star Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell) has hit a rough patch in his career. Looking to make a comeback, he signs on to play the role of Darrin in a movie version of the popular 1960s sitcom “Bewitched.” Jack insists that an unknown is hired to play his wife, Samantha, so the studio finds an up and comer, Isabel (Nicole Kidman.) Jack later learns that Isabel was cast too well as she actually is a witch! Rated PG13 1 hour 56 minutes

June 30 – ROOM WITH A VIEW
In this British drama, Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham- Carter), a young Englishwoman is touring Italy with her older cousin (Maggie Smith). At a hotel in Florence, Lucy meets the charming George Emerson (Julian Sands). Although intrigued by George, once she’s back in England Lucy ponders settling down with wealthy, staid Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis). When George reappears, Lucy must decide between him and Cecil. Also stars Dame Judi Dench. Rated PG 1 hour 47 minutes

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