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Movie: Sophie's Choice

Meryl Streep : Sophie’s Choice    1982 / 150 min. / R

Meryl Streep plays Sophie, a Polish refugee from World War II Europe who lives with a depressed yet often effervescent bipolar man, Nathan (Kevin Kline), in a Brooklyn rooming house—along with Stingo, an aspiring writer from the south. Stingo and Sophie narrate, by turns, and gradually Sophie’s fearsome wartime experiences emerge. Roger Ebert says of Streep: “This is one of the most astonishing and yet one of the most unaffected and natural performances I can imagine.” Streep won the Best Actress Academy Award.

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Movie: In the Heat of the Night

Sidney Poitier : In the Heat of the Night   1967 / 110 min. / NR

It’s 1966.  A white man has been murdered in Sparta, Mississippi. When the police settle on a traveler named Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) as their suspect, they‘re pissed to find that Tibbs is a homicide detective from Philadelphia. While verifying Tibbs’s story, the police chief (Rod Steiger) asks Tibbs’s boss to let Tibbs help with their case. The result is Poitier’s painfully taut portrayal of a smart, wary Black cop dodging resentments in a racist southern town.

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Movie: A Good Day To Die

A Good Day to Die      2010 / 92 min. / NR

Dennis Banks was a co-founder of the American Indian Movement [AIM], which sponsored political actions to protest the treatment of Native Americans—notably the occupation of Alcatraz in 1969, and, in 1973, AIM’s 71-day occupation of the Pine Ridge Reservation while under siege by the FBI. This important documentary uses Banks’s life to trace betrayals Native Americans have suffered as well as their will to fight for their rights.

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Family Film Night : The Lion King@THP South Branch

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

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Family Film Night : The Lion King@THP South Branch

Director Jon Favreau’s fantasy drama film is a computer animated remake of the 1994 animated Disney film of the same name. It features the voice talents of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Beyoncé, and James Earl Jones. A young lion returns from exile in adulthood, ready to reclaim the throne that was stolen from him and his father by his treacherous uncle.

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Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Friday, October 25   Invasion of the Body Snatchers  1956 / 80 min. / NR

Something isn’t right in a small California town. The town doctor (Kevin McCarthy) becomes alarmed when several people report that a family member is not acting like themselves. The doctor investigates. He becomes convinced that an alien force is replacing townspeople with emotionless doppelgängers. Considered a masterpiece among horror films, Invasion has been seen by some as a metaphor for the effects of McCarthyism on Americans.

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Movie: Muholland Drive

Friday, October 18   Mulholland Drive    2001 / 147 min. / R

A dark-haired woman (Laura Elena Harring) awakens with amnesia after a Mulholland Drive car crash that has saved her from being murdered. She finds an open apartment whose occupant, aspiring actress Betty Elms (Naomi Watts), soon returns. Betty tries to help the woman, who adopts the name Rita from a Rita Hayworth poster.  The slip-sliding setup spins into a surreal story, suspension of disbelief required. Director David Lynch earned high praise from critics.

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Movie: L.A. Confidential

Friday, October 11   L.A. Confidential    1997 / 138 min. / R

In this neo-noir film, each of three Los Angeles police officers has his thing—one (Guy Pearce) is looking for his father’s killer, another (Kevin Spacey) pedals lurid celebrity stories to a tabloid magnate (Danny DeVito) and a third (Russell Crowe) is determined to solve a restaurant takedown in which his ex-partner died. They’re all part of a web that is the corrupt LAPD. Kim Basinger won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Based on a James Ellroy novel.

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