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Winter Film Series

The best remedy for the winter blues is a good movie. Time-permitting, a casual, audience-led discussion follows matinee screenings.

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The End of the Tour (106min/R/2015)

Friday, February 19, 2 & 6:30 PM

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship develops between journalist and subject.

Steve Jobs (122min/R/2015)
Friday, February 26, 2 & 6:30 PM

Set backstage in the minutes before three iconic product launches spanning Jobs’ career—beginning with the Macintosh in 1984 and ending with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998. This biographical drama takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the man at its epicenter with glimpses into the personal and professional relationships of a genius visionary, technology entrepreneur, and inventor.

Spring Film Series

This season’s selections bring you history, drama, scandal, and more. A casual audience-led discussion follows matinee screenings.

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Women's History & A Wee Bit O' Irish

Suffragette
(106min/PG-13/2015)

Sunday, March 6, 1:30 PM

A heartbreaking yet inspirational British historical drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement—women forced underground to pursue their dangerous goals. The first film in history to be shot in the Houses of Parliament.

Brooklyn (111min/PG-13/2015)

Friday, March 18, 2 & 6:30 PM

A young Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn. Adjusting to her strange, new life, she quickly falls into a romance. When her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Lushly filmed, meticulously acted.

The Coldest War

Pawn Sacrifice (115min/PG-13/2015)

Friday, April 15, 2 & 6:30 PM

American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and Soviet Grandmaster Boris Spassky enthrall the world with their intense battle of wills and strategy during the 1972 World Chess Championship.

Bridge of Spies (141min/PG-13/2015)

Sunday, April 24, 1:30 PM

Based on the 1960 U-2 incident, this film tells the story of an American lawyer recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then to help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U-2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Trumbo (124min/R/2015)

Friday, April 29, 2 & 6:30 PM

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was one of Hollywood’s top screenwriters, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo, as portrayed by Bryan Cranston (Oscar-nominated for Best Actor), uses words and wit to expose the absurdity and injustice of the Hollywood blacklist.

SCANDAL!

Spotlight (128min/R/2015)

Sunday, May 15, 1:30 PM

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of abuse and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

The Big Short (130min/R/2015)

Friday, May 20, 2 & 6:30 PM

Four outsiders in the world of high finance predicted the credit and housing collapse of the mid-2000s, taking on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed. A serious, complicated subject approached with an impressive attention to detail. Delivered with a well-acted, scathingly funny indictment of its real-life villains.

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