Friday Film Club

Friday Film Club is back for Fall 2018.

Ever want to go off the grid, weigh Faith & Freedom?
Our September movies do all of the above.

Films are shown Friday Afternoon at 1 PM in our upstairs theater for adults 18 & up.
Hot Tea, Pastries & Popcorn served and discussion after all movies.

 September 7 @ 1 PM: The House of Tomorrow

Sebastian (Asa Butterfield) has spent most of his life with his Nana (Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn) in their geodesic dome home tourist attraction where she raises him on the futurist teachings of her former mentor Buckminster Fuller in hopes that one day Sebastian will carry Fuller’s torch and make the world a better place.

But when a stroke sidelines Nana, Sebastian begins sneaking around with Jared, a chain-smoking, punk-obsessed 16-year-old with a heart transplant who lives in the suburbs with his bible-banging single father Alan (Nick Offerman). Sebastian and Jared form a band and with his Nana’s dreams, his first real friendship, and a church talent show at stake, Sebastian must decide if he wants to become the next Buckminster Fuller, the next Sid Vicious, or something else entirely.

September 14 @ 1 PM: First Reformed

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.

September 21 @ 1 PM: Disobedience

New York photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning about the death of her estranged father. Ronit is returning to the same Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to Esti, a female friend. Their fortuitous and happy reunion soon reignites their burning passion as the two women explore boundaries of faith and sexuality.

September 28 @ 1 PM: In Between

When devout university student Nour moves in with successful lawyer Laila and club DJ Salma, she is shocked by their partying. As Laila fights to retain her freedom in the face of a new relationship, Salma falls for a trainee doctor, a romance she must hide from her family. Nour is set for an arranged marriage to Wissam, an exemplary member of the community, who may not be as respectable as he appears.

IN BETWEEN follows the lives of these strong, independent minded Palestinian-Israeli women in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they aspire to lead, and the restrictions imposed on them by a blinkered society.

We Honor the Supreme Court for the first weeks of October and then Leave No Trace and head into A Quiet Place for ‘All Hallows Eve’.

October 5 @ 1 PM: RBG

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revealing documentary exploring Ginsburg ‘s exceptional life and career.

October 12 @ 1 PM: Little Pink House

Based on a true story, a small-town paramedic named Susette Kelo never expected to be at the center of one of our nation’s most controversial legal battles. She leaves a bad marriage and starts over in a new town. She buys a rundown cottage with a gorgeous water view. She fixes it up and paints it pink. Then she discovers powerful politicians want to bulldoze her blue-collar neighborhood for the benefit of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Susette emerges as the reluctant leader of her neighbors in an epic battle that goes all the way to the Supreme Court and helps millions of Americans protect their homes.

October 19 @ 1 PM: Leave No Trace

Ben Foster, a veteran suffering from PTSD, lives an isolated, off-the-grid existence in a mysterious forest outside Portland, Oregon with his young daughter, Tom. When one small mistake tips off the authorities, their lives are derailed as they are both put into the social services system. Trapped and struggling to adjust to their new surroundings, their lives change forever as they struggle to return to the wild and find a place to call home.

October 26 @ 1 PM: A Quiet Place

IF THEY HEAR YOU, THEY HUNT YOU.

In this “mind-blowingly tense”* thriller, a family must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back. Hailed by critics as “sensationally gripping” ** and “heart-pounding” *** A Quiet Place is the must-see movie of the year.

In November, we return to Wonder, Wonderfulness and Family before Thanksgiving.

November 2 @ 1 PM: Wonderstruck

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.

November 9 @ 1 PM: Won’t you be my Neighbor

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

November 16 @ 1 PM: The Big Sick

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.