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Fall Film Series

Buckle your seatbelts for a globetrotting adventure from England to Vienna, back home to California, then across continents to Africa. A casual, audience-led discussion follows matinee screenings.

Just Drop In • Resource Guides Provided

A Time & Place
The English Countryside

Far From the Madding Crowd (119min/PG-13/2015)

Friday, September 18, 2 & 6:30 PM

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene inherits land and attracts three very different suitors. Who will win her heart and mind…and what is the fate of her land? Based on the acclaimed Thomas Hardy novel.

Mr. Turner (150min/R/2014)

Sunday, September 27, 1:30 PM

An exploration of the great, albeit eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Epic, revolutionary works counterbalanced by Turner’s moral flaws.
Pair it! England Coast-to-Coast, Tuesday, September 29, 7 PM.

Going for the Gold • The Pursuit of Excellence & Justice

McFarland, USA (129min/PG/2015)

Sunday, October 11, 1:30 PM

A cross country coach (Kevin Costner) in a small California town transforms a team of athletes from a predominately Mexican-American high school into championship contenders.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this inspirational story.

Woman in Gold (109min/PG-13/2015)

Friday, October 16, 2 & 6:30 PM

Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an octogenarian Jewish refugee from Vienna, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Maria is assisted by a passionate young lawyer (Ryan Reynolds) during her exhausting ten-year battle.

Out of Africa • Quiet Lives Interrupted

Timbuktu ((97min/PG-13/2014)

Sunday, November 8, 1:30 PM

A cattle herder and his family reside in the dunes of Timbuktu. They find their quiet lives in the barren outreaches of the Mali desert abruptly disturbed by radical Jihadists determined to control their faith and their fates. Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language film.

The Good Lie (110min/PG-13/2014)

Friday, November 20, 2 & 6:30 PM

A group of Sudanese refugees, often called the “Lost Boys,” are given the chance to resettle in America. Arriving bewildered in Kansas City, Missouri, they encounter an employment agency counselor (Reese Witherspoon) who will forever change their lives.

Special Screaming…Or Was That Screening?

Cat People (73min/1942)

Sunday, October 25, 1:30 PM

Film noir + psychological thriller = Halloween classic. A young newlywed is stricken with an ancient curse in this haunting, atmospheric black and white film. Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 best films of all time. Special Halloween treats (no tricks, we promise).