Friday, April 18 | 7:00pm
Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
“With a string of gratifying action sequences, and a breakneck pace leavened by a frequently witty script, The Winter Soldier stands alone as a solidly entertaining blockbuster.”
Friday, April 18 | 7:15pm
Directed By: Valeria Golino
Irene lives alone on the coastline outside Rome. To her father and her married lover, she’s a student. In reality, she often travels to Mexico where she can legally buy a powerful barbiturate. Working under the name of Miele (Honey), her clandestine job is to help terminally-ill people to die with dignity by giving them the drug. One day she supplies a new “client” with a fatal dose, only to find out he’s perfectly healthy but tired of life. Irene is determined not to be responsible for his suicide. In Italian with English subtitles.
NYT Critics’ Pick. “the impressive debut feature by Ms. Golino sustains a contemplative mood ... never evolves into a thudding, issue-oriented debate.”
Friday, April 18 | 7:30pm
Starring: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert
Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, gourmand, two-time Olympic medalist and genius ... who also happens to be a dog. Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future, while Mr. Peabody may face his biggest challenge yet - being a parent.
"It's sweet-natured and amusing, with a story to captivate kids; yet the script has enough witty touches to keep adults laughing too."
Friday, April 18 | 7:30pm
Starring: Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman
A terminally ill scientist uploads his mind to a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.
Saturday, April 19 | 7:15pm
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams
“The best film of the decade.”
In Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut, Philip Seymour Hoffman played an ailing theater director whose stage production becomes increasingly elaborate, eventually blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality. This post-modernist work predictably drew praise from critics though failed to recoup its $20 million budget - nevertheless, it remains of one Hoffman’s most enduring performances. (Matthew West, ContactMusic.com)
Saturday, April 19 | 4:15pm
Directed By: Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto
APRIL IS EARTH MONTH!
A stunningly beautiful new film narrated by Frances McDormand, Rebels with a Cause spotlights the rebels, a group of citizens from many walks of life, who fought to establish public parks next to a densely populated urban center yearning for access to nature. Beginning in the 1950s, a national movement was born of principles that may seem obvious today. Unconvinced by land developers who promoted residential construction as unmitigated progress, citizens began banding together to preserve open spaces near where they lived. Rebels with a Cause is the story of the schemers and dreamers who fought to keep developers from taking over the breathtaking landscape of the northern California coast.
“In entertaining, brisk fashion, the film chronicles decades of activism that made the San Francisco Bay region the environmental envy of the planet.”
Friday, April 25 | 7:15pm
Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman
In an odd twist of fate, [Hoffman’s] portrayal of Brandt, the manservant to the millionaire Lebowski in The Big Lebowski, has become one of his most beloved roles despite the fact he’s on only onscreen for a few minutes. (Andy Greene, Rolling Stone)
Friday, May 2 | 7:15pm
Directed By: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine won France’s César Award for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards®.
“This tale of forbidden friendship between a bear and a mouse is so winning that audiences will cherish it as the classic it’s sure to become. ”