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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: The Hateful Eight

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The Hateful EightThe Hateful Eight is directed by QuentinTarantino. While racing toward a town in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all. Won Oscar for Best Original Score. Nominated for two other Academay Awards including Best Supporting Actress and Best Cinematography. 3 hrs, 7 mins.)

May movies

Tuesdays in May at 2 pm. Films shown with closed captioning when available.

5/3: The Danish Girl (119 mins.)
5/10: Spectre (148 mins.)
5/17: Sicario (2 hrs.)
5/24: The Hateful Eight (3 hrs., 7 mins.)
5/31: Son of Saul (107 mins.)

 

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Anomalisa

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anomalisaIn Anomalisa, an inspirational speaker (David Thewlis) becomes reinvigorated after meeting a lively woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who shakes up his mundane existence. Nominated for Best Animated Feature. (90 mins.)

June movies

Tuesdays in June at 2 pm. Films shown with closed captioning when available.

6/7: The Revenant (2 hrs., 36 mins.)
6/14: Anomalisa (90 mins.)
6/21: 45 Years (95 mins.)
6/28: Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens (PG-13; 135 mins.)

 

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Spectre

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spectreIn Spectre, a cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Stars Daniel Craig. Won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. (148 mins.)

May movies

Tuesdays in May at 2 pm. Films shown with closed captioning when available.

5/3: The Danish Girl (119 mins.)
5/10: Spectre (148 mins.)
5/17: Sicario (2 hrs.)
5/24: The Hateful Eight (3 hrs., 7 mins.)
5/31: Son of Saul (107 mins.)

 

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: The Danish Girl, Followed by Discussion

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the danish girlThe Danish Girl is a biographical romantic drama loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex change surgery, Alicia Vikander (won Oscar as Best Supporting Actress) as Gerda Wegener, Matthias Schoenaerts as Hans Axgil and Ben Whishaw as Henrik. Nominated for four Academy Awards. (119 mins.)

After the film, Frank Gaffney, a former publicist at 20th Century Fox Films and a lifelong fan of movies, will lead a discussion. He is currently the artistic director of the Carriage House Arts Center in Cranbury Park in Norwalk, which is in its 11th Season of providing Arts to the Community.

May movies

Tuesdays in May at 2 pm. Films shown with closed captioning when available.

5/3: The Danish Girl (119 mins.)
5/10: Spectre (148 mins.)
5/17: Sicario (2 hrs.)
5/24: The Hateful Eight (3 hrs., 7 mins.)
5/31: Son of Saul (107 mins.)

 

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Screening & Discussion of "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket"

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james baldwin-the price of the ticketKaren Thorsen, producer and director of the PBS American Master's award-winning documentary James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (2013, 90 mins.) will lead a discussion following its screening. Without using narration, the film allows James Baldwin to tell his own story: exploring what it means to be born black, impoverished, gay, and gifted—in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.”

New York Times series, "Unpublished Black History: Looking Again at James Baldwin," February 5, 2016

Community partner: TEAM Westport

karen thorsenKaren Thorsen began the project when Baldwin was still alive, working with documentary legend Albert Maysles. When Baldwin died, Maysles passed the directing torch to Karen. At this event, Thorsen will
provide a quick introduction to the film and be part of the discussion following the screening.
Interview with Karen Thorsen on PBS.

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: A Family Movie—Shaun the Sheep Movie

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shaun the sheep movieShaun the Sheep Movie is a British stop-motion animated adventure comedy. Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun. He gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. (PG, 2015, 85 mins.)

April movies

Tuesdays in April at 2 pm.

4/5: Spotlight (2015, 128 mins.)
4/12: Trumbo (2015, 124 mins.)
4/19: Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015, 85 mins.)
4/26: Carol (2015, 118 mins.)

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Carol

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carol Carol follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Actress, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Cinematography. for Best Actor. (2015, 118 mins.)

April movies

Tuesdays in April at 2 pm.

4/5: Spotlight (2015, 128 mins.)
4/12: Trumbo (2015, 124 mins.)
4/19: Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015, 85 mins.)
4/26: Carol (2015, 118 mins.)

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Trumbo

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spotlightTrumbo is a biographical drama which follows the life of Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) who was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor. (2015, 124 mins.)

April movies

Tuesdays in April at 2 pm.

4/5: Spotlight (2015, 128 mins.)
4/12: Trumbo (2015, 124 mins.)
4/19: Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015, 85 mins.)
4/26: Carol (2015, 118 mins.)

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Spotlight

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spotlightSpotlight is the true story of a team of reporters at the Boston Globe who, in 2001, began investigating reports of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests. The "Spotlight" team, as it was known, eventually revealed that the abuse had been happening for decades—and that church leaders in Boston had been aware of it and had been involved in covering it up. Directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci. Nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Director. (2015, 128 mins.)

April movies

Tuesdays in April at 2 pm.

4/5: Spotlight (2015, 128 mins.)
4/12: Trumbo (2015, 124 mins.)
4/19: Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015, 85 mins.)
4/26: Carol (2015, 118 mins.)

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Brooklyn

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brooklynIn Brooklyn, an Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s New York falls for a tough Italian plumber (Emory Cohen), but faces temptation from another man (Domhnall Gleeson) when she returns to her homeland for a visit. Nominated for three Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actress. (2015, 111 mins.)

mar films

Tuesdays in March (except for March 8) at 2 pm

3/1: The Martian (2015, 144 mins.)
3/15: Bridge of Spies (2015, 141 mins.)
3/22: Steve Jobs (2015, 122 mins.)
3/29: Brooklyn (2015, 111 mins.)

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