(2008) Starring Gary Cole and Aaron Yoo. This heartfelt family drama is based on the true story of a community in crisis in a World War II Japanese-American internment camp. Their loyalties questioned, their freedom suspended and their lives interrupted, numerous American families of Japanese descent were forced to live in internment camps. Unshakeable in their patriotism, they turned to the most American of sports -- baseball -- as an escape from their hardship. NR; 107 min.
(2014) Starring John Cusack and Elizabeth Banks. Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter.
(2015) Starring Al Pacino and Annette Benning. An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon. Rated R; 106 min. Discussion and refreshments will follow screeening.
(2014) Starring Kristoffer Polaha, David DeSanctis and Danica McKellar. A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down Syndrome who works at the local grocery store. Rated PG-13; 95 min.
(1994) Starring Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins and Walter Matthau. Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist. Rated PG; 100 min.
(2015) Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. The remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S.
(2010) Starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska. Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny" to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. Rated PG; 108 min.
The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. We know it simply as "the pill," yet its genesis was anything but simple.
Natalie Angier takes us on a "guided whirligig through the scientific canon." She draws on conversations with hundreds of the world's top scientists, and her own work as a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times, to create a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy. People magazine says "Angier has that rare dual talent: a true passion for science combined with a poet's linguistic flair." Those gifts are on full display in THE CANON, an ebullient celebration of science that stands to become a classic.
Join us for a screening Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts. In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. Rated PG-13; 119 min.