Friday, December 6 | 7:30pm
Starring: Tom Hanks
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali priates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
"Captain Phillips is harrowing, inspiring, a must-see piece of moviemaking."
Friday, December 6 | 7:30pm
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
"Catching Fire is a monumental achievement, a massively entertaining crowd-pleaser that is thought-provoking and personally inspiring in all of the ways that it aspires to be."
Friday, December 6 | 7:00pm
Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdome in eternal winter.
"As far as animated movies go, it doesn't get that much better than Frozen. It's a new Disney classic."
Friday, December 6 | 7:15pm
Directed By: Haifaa Al Mansour
Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself, by trying to win a Koran recitation competition at her school.
Friday, December 13 | 7:15pm
Directed By: James Ponsoldt
With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, The Spectacular Now creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. This is the tale of Sutter Keely, a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with “good girl” Aimee Finecky. What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth—one that doesn’t look for tidy truths.
Friday, December 13 | 7:30pm
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
Friday, December 20 | 7:15pm
Directed By: Lake Bell
Lake Bell (Children’s Hospital) stars in In a World..., a hilarious romantic comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry’s reigning king—her father. Written and directed by Bell, In a World... won the Sundance 2013 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for the script.
Friday, December 27 | 7:15pm
Directed By: Joel Allen Schroeder
Calvin & Hobbes dominated the comics in thousands of newspapers for over 10 years, having a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe. When the strip’s creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year’s Eve in 1995, devoted readers everywhere felt the void left by the departure of Calvin, Hobbes, and Watterson’s other cast of characters. It has now been more than a decade since the end of the Calvin & Hobbes era. Bill Watterson has kept an extremely low profile during this time, living a very private life outside of Cleveland. This film is an exploration to discover why his ‘simple’ comic strip made such an impact on so many readers in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and why it still means so much to us today.
Friday, January 3 | 7:15pm
Directed By: Jacob Kornbluth
A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, Inequality for All features Robert Reich—professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member—as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this Inconvenient Truth for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.
Sunday, January 5 | 2:15pm
Directed By: Bob Hercules
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance takes a look at the Joffrey Ballet, the groundbreaking cultural treasure known as the first truly American dance company. Narrated by Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Mandy Patinkin, the film documents how the Joffrey revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, combining art with social statement and setting ballets to pop and rock music scores. The film features rare excerpts from many seminal Joffrey works including Astarte, Trinity and Billboards.