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Life is Beautiful

(Italy / subtitled / PG-13 / 110 Minutes)

Description:
In this WW II tragicomedy, famed Italian funnyman Roberto Benigni (The Monster) portrays Guido, who moves during the '30s from the country to a Tuscan town, where he is entranced by schoolteacher Dora (Nicoletta Braschi, Benigni's real-life wife). Dora likes Guido, but she remains faithful to her pompous fianc?, so Guido has an uphill struggle. Meanwhile, anti-Semitic attitudes lead to attacks against Guido's Jewish uncle (Giustino Durano). Leaping ahead to five years later, during WW II, Guido and Dora are married and have a son Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini). After they are imprisoned in a concentration camp, Guido goes to elaborate lengths to keep his son from understanding the truth of their situation. He tells the boy that they are competing with others to win an armored tank -- so everything from food shortages to tattoos is explained as necessary for participation in the contest.

Actors:
Roberto Benigni
Nicoletta Braschi
Giorgio Cantarini
Giustino Durano
Sergio Bustric
Marisa Paredes

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Keys to the House

(Itay / subtitled / NR / 105 Minutes)

Description:
A man makes friends with his teenaged son for the first time in this emotional drama from Italy. Gianni (Kim Rossi Stuart) fathered a child with his wife, but she died in childbirth, and the baby was born with severe physical and mental handicaps. The boy, Paolo (Andrea Rossi), was raised by the late woman's family until he reached the age of 15, when Gianni decided he wanted to meet and spend time with his son. With Paolo scheduled for treatment with medical specialists in Germany, Gianni offers to pick up his son and travel with him to Berlin. At first, Gianni is taken aback by the extent of his son's disabilities, but he also sees the great warmth and charm that his son possesses, and over the course of their first few days together, Gianni begins to feel a real bond with Paolo for the first time. While in Berlin, Gianni makes friends with Nicole (Charlotte Rampling), a woman whose daughter faces many of the same challenges as Paolo, and through her he begins to appreciate the responsibilities and the rewards of caring for a handicapped child. La Chiavi di Casa (aka The Keys to the House) was screened in competition at the 2004 Venice Film Festival.


Actors:
Kim Rossi Stuart
Andrea Rossi
Charlotte Rampling
Alla Faerovich
Pierfrancesco Favino
Manuel Katzy

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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Pride

Film Series
(R/ 120 Minutes)
Description: PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.


Actors:

Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Imedla Staunton,

Monday, May 04, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Kill the Messenger

Kill the Messenger
(R/ 112 Minutes)
Description: Adapted from author Nick Schou's book Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb, director Michael Cuestra's fact-based drama stars two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner as the reporter whose life came to an abrupt and particularly suspicious end after revealing the CIA's involvement with the importing of cocaine into the United States in the 1980s. Paz Vega co-stars.

Actors:

Jeremy Renner
Rosemarie DeWitt
Paz Vega
Ray Liotta
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Michael Sheen

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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The Theory of Everything

Film Series
(PG-13/ 123 Minutes)
Description: James Marsh's biopic of the celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, stars Eddie Redmayne as the famous figure. Enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge, Hawking establishes himself as one of the leading minds of his generation, and begins to win the heart of Jane (Felicity Jones). After one of his earliest breakthroughs, Hawking is diagnosed with ALS, and he becomes less and less able to control his own body. With the loyal Jane at his side, he continues his work. However, as the years progress, Jane starts to feel more like a nurse than a wife, and Hawking begins to have feelings for a woman who is hired to care for him. The Theory of Everything screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.


Actors:

Eddie Redmayne *Academy Award Winner
Felicity Jones
David Thewlis
Emily Watson
Charlie Cox
Simon McBurney

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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