Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics.
February 22 - THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL
King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) lacks an heir. Seeing this as an opportunity for personal gain, the Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) and Sir Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance) persuade Thomas’ daughter Anne (Natalie Portman) to seduce the king. But Henry falls in love with Anne’s sister, Mary (Scarlett Johansson), instead. When Mary becomes pregnant, she’s confined to bed, charging Anne with keeping the king from straying. But the plan backfires when Anne seeks the king’s affections for herself.
Rated PG 13 1 hour 55 minutes
March 1 - FORDSON: FAITH, FASTING & FOOTBALL
This award-winning documentary follows a predominately Arab-American high school football team from a working-class Detroit suburb as they practice for the big game during the last ten days of Ramadan, revealing a community holding onto its Islamic faith while they struggle for acceptance in post 9/11 America. The fi lm was distributed in the US via AMC Theatres during the Fall of 2011. It has also been distributed via cable and network television in over 40 countries worldwide. Fordson won the Grand Jury Award for Best US Documentary at the 2011 Traverse City Film Festival, with founder and filmmaker Michael Moore commenting, “It’s one of the best documentaries I’ve seen this year — I want everybody in the country to see this film.” Not Rated 1 hour 32 minutes
March 8 - FALLING IN LOVE
Falling In Love is a shining example of the magic that’s created when two of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars join forces in one special film. Frank Raftis (Robert De Niro) and Molly Gilmore (Meryl Streep), two everyday people who meet first by chance, and later by choice. There’s just one thing standing between Frank and Molly’s intense newfound love – both are already married. It’s a genuine modern dilemma, and De Niro and Streep bring the story to life with flair and sensitivity.
Rated PG13 1 hour 46 minutes
March 15 - ALADDIN
Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer, Jafar,from overthrowing young Jasmine’s kingdom. Rated PG 2 hours 8 minutes
March 22 - THE KITE RUNNER
Afghani immigrant Amir is summoned from his California home to Pakistan by Rahim Khan, an old, dying friend of his father. As a boy in Afghanistan, wealthy Amir was best friends with servant’s son Hassan, but when Hassan was brutally assaulted by a local bully, Amir was too scared to save him, and has been tormented by guilt ever since. Rated PG13 2 hours 8 minutes
March 29 - THREE KINGS
Just after the end of the Gulf War, four American soldiers decide to steal a cache of Saddam Hussein’s hidden gold. Ledby cynical Sergeant Major Archie Gates (George Clooney), three of the men are rescued by rebels, but Sergeant Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) is captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence. The Iraqi rebels beg for the American trio to help fight against the impending arrival of Hussein’s Elite Guard. The men agree to fight in return for help rescuing Troy.Rated R 1 hour 54 minutes
April 5 - HIDALGO
Rugged cowboy Frank Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) is an expert horseman who performs in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. When affluent Sheik Riyadh (Omar Sharif), piqued by tales of Hopkins’talent, challenges Hopkins to prove himself in a treacherous long-distance horse race called the Ocean of Fire, Hopkins is forced to oblige. In the Middle East with his American mustang,he must race against thoroughbred horses ridden by the best riders in the world with his reputation — and his life — at stake.
Rated PG13 2 hours 16 minutes
April 12 - WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT
In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie),a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent. Rated R 1 hour 52 minutes
April 19 - ARGO
On November 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and fi nd refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it’s just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez’s plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his “fi lm” crew.
Rated R 2 hours
April 26 - BODY OF LIES
Body of Lies is a 2008 American spy thriller fi lm directed and produced by Ridley Scott, written by William Monahan, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in the lead roles. Set in the Middle East, it follows the attempts of the CIA and the GID of Jordan to catch “al-Saleem”, a terrorist. Rated R 2 hours 8 minutes