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Summer Film Series

Cool off, meet friends, and join us for the best and the brightest this summer. A casual audience-led discussion follows matinee screenings.

Just Drop In • Resource Guides Provided

June • And The Oscar Winner Is

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (119min/R/2014)

Sunday, June 7, 1:30 PM

A washed-up actor attempts to recover his family and his career in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play.
Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, and Original Screenplay.

Still Alice (101min/PG-13/2014)

Friday, June 19, 2 & 6:30 PM

A linguistics professor and her family find bonds are tested with her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Best Actress (Julianne Moore).

Selma (128min/PG-13/2014)

Friday, June 26, 2 & 6:30 PM

A chronicle of MLK’s campaign to secure voting rights via the epic Selma march in 1965.
Best Original Song.
Pair it! The Mississippi Burning Case, Tuesday, June 23, 7 PM.

July • Danger Zones

American Sniper (132min/R/2014)

Sunday, July 12, 1:30 PM

Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives in battle. Returning home to his family after four tours of duty and with war hero status, Chris finds that it is a war he can’t leave behind.

Rosewater (103min/R/2014)

Friday, July 17, 2 & 6:30 PM

BBC Journalist Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen, returned to his native country on assignment. After smuggling political riot footage to the BBC, he was arrested, interrogated, and tortured by a man known only as “Rosewater.” Directed by Jon Stewart.

Citizenfour (114min/R/2014)

Sunday, July 26, 1:30 PM

Encrypted emails sent by a mysterious stranger calling himself Citizen Four lead to a real-life espionage story. The Edward Snowden story will unfold before your eyes. 2015 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary Feature.

August • You May Have Missed

Interstellar (169min/PG-13/2014)

Sunday, August 2, 1:30 PM

A global crop blight slowly renders the planet Earth uninhabitable. A team of space explorers travels through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival. With Michael Caine and Matthew McConaughey.
Pair it! The Science of Interstellar by Adler Planetarium astronomer Michelle Nichols, Tuesday, August 4, 7 PM.

Love Is Strange (94min/R/2014)

Sunday, August 9, 1:30 PM

A tender tale about longtime partners, Ben and George, who face late in life crises. Starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

Big Eyes (106min/PG-13/2014)

Friday, August 21, 2 & 6:30 PM

A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) and the difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her phenomenally successful works in the 1960s.