MILLION DOLLAR ARM is based on the true story of independent sports agent J.B. Bernstein and his business partner, Aash, who face financial calamity when they lose an A-list client. Unsure what to do change their fortunes, Aash -- who's of Indian descent -- says he's going to go home and relax by watching cricket, a sport J.B. thinks is ridiculous. But one night of channel surfing between cricket and Britain's Got Talent gives J.B. the idea of a lifetime: producing a talent show in India to discover whether any of the nation's many cricket players have what it takes to be the first Indian players in Major League Baseball.
This movie is rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content.
For ages 9 and up. Free Popcorn! Feel free to bring snacks/dinner, drinks, and a blanket.
Film showing of Belle, directed by Amma Asante and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, and Tom Wilkinson. Although Dido Elizabeth Belle, an eighteenth century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle and his wife, she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds.
"The pleasures of Jane Austen and the horrors of the British slave trade make a surprisingly elegant and emotionally satisfying fit in Belle." --Variety
"Amma Asante's Belle is like a Jane Austen novel spiked with an extra shot of social conscience." --Entertainment Weekly
Film showing of Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg and starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.
"Maleficent feels classical in nature. The characters are boiled down to their essentials, the humor is timelessly broad, and Jolie's at her best when she's curling her claws and elongating her vowels like a black-sabbath Tallulah Bankhead." --Entertainment Weekly
"An exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing work of dark enchantment." --Hollywood Reporter
Film showing of A Most Wanted Man, directed by Anton Corbijn and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman (in his final leading role), Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, and Willem Dafoe. When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity--oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's novel, A Most Wanted Man is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.
"One of the best spy thrillers in recent years." --Richard Roeper
"Hoffman leaves us with a quality film that showcases his tremendous depth and range as an actor." --Toronto Star