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Wednesday Night @ The Movies

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics.

September 1 - A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
A professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest during World War II, funded by a publicity-hungry businessman. Sisters, Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis), and Kit Keller spar with each other, scout Capadino and grumpy coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame.Rated PG 2 hours 8 minutes

September 8 - BIG NIGHT
Primo and Secondo are brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible, gifted chef. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep financially afloat, despite few patrons. The owner of the nearby Pascal’s restaurant, successful despite its mediocre fare offers a solution — a popular musician to play a benefit. Primo prepares the Feast of a Lifetime for the exciting night! Rated PG 2 hours 8 minutes

September 15 - SPINNING PLATES
This is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants. A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion. A 150-year-old restaurant still standing because of the unbreakable bond with its community. A fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are risking everything just to survive and provide for their young daughter. Stories of family, legacy, passion and survival reveal how meaningful food can be! Rated G 1 hour 33 minute

September 22 - THE TOMORROW MAN
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

September 29 - WORLD WAR I - AMERICAN LEGACY
This top documentary fi lm vividly shows the stories of the men and women who served, reminding Americans of their impact on our country. From the summer of 1914 to November 1918,the Great War cost over 14 million lives. Filmed in high-definition and full of period music, photographs and monuments, World War 1 - American Legacy includes images never seen before. Narrated by David Carradine. Not rated 1 hour 52 minutes.

October 6 - LARRY CROWNE
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his free days, Larry heads to his local college. There he become part of a colorful community of outcasts all trying to find a better future. The simple guy will come to learn an unexpected lesson: When you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live. Rated PG13 1 hour 56 minutes

October 13 - BLOODY SUNDAY: A Documentary Film
with Professor Peter Trumbore, Oakland University Professor Trumbore will join us for this event. He introduced us to the roots of Northern Ireland’s conflict, the tenuousness of peace and how Brexit has reignited tensions in the area at his Next presentation in May. Learn more about the story of the 1972 Bloody Sunday shootings in Derry from the perspective of the protestors as well as the British soldiers. Attendance the story. After the film, Professor Trumbore will field questions and share his perspectives.Rated R 1 hour 51 minutes

October 20 - NOMADLAND
Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern — played by Frances McDormand, winner of the Oscar for Best Actress — packs her van and sets of exploring a life as a modern-day nomad. Along the way, Fern develops relationships with friends and mentors as she navigates the vast landscape of the American West.
Rated R 1 hour 50 minutes

October 27 - PSYCHO
Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her love Sam on lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam’s California store. Caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into the Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. Rated R 1 hour 49 minutes

Location:
Birmingham Next