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2015 Oscar Awards

See the films nominated for The 87th Academy Award Winners and Nominees for the 2015 Oscars


Spectre

(PG-13 / 148 min)Skyfall director Sam Mendes returns to the James Bond franchise with this adventure that finds Daniel Craig once again stepping into the role of the sophisticated MI6 spy. This time, a cryptic message from Bond's past leads him to a nefarious group, while M fights political forces that are threatening the secret service.

Monday, May 09, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Cinema Then and Now

<p>**The class will meet for three weeks&nbsp;beginning Tuesday, May 10, 17, 24**Back by popular demand, Join Ed Everroad and join in the lively learning discussion about the History of Film! Each class will cover the history of film and&nbsp;current films that are playing in the community. Specific discussion will be given to the 1930's and 1940's &nbsp;with clips followed by discussion.</p><p>--PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY--</p>

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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Bridge of Spies

(PG-13 / 135 min) In this historical drama set during the Cold War, a Brooklyn attorney (Tom Hanks) is tasked with negotiating a prisoner exchange between an American pilot who was shot down over the USSR and a Soviet spy serving a 45-year sentence for espionage against the U.S. Bridge of Spies was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Matt Charman and Joel and Ethan Coen.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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The 33

(PG-13 / 127 min) Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, and Martin Sheen star in this ensemble drama detailing the daring real-life rescue of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in the San Jose Mine for 69 days in 2010. Patricia Riggen directs from a script by Jose Rivera and Mikko Alanne.

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Cinema Then and Now

<p>**The class will meet for three weeks beginning Tuesday, May 10, 17, 24** Back by popular demand, meet Instructor Ed Everroad and join in the lively learning discussion about the History of Film! Each class will cover the history of film and current films that are playing in the community. Specific discussion will be given to the 1930's and 1940's with clips followed by discussion.</p><p>--PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY--</p>

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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Mr. Holmes

(PG / 105 min) Director Bill Condon puts a spin on Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated character with Mr. Holmes, which stars Ian McKellen as the famous detective. The set-up is that a now-retired Holmes, his steel-trap mind starting to fade with old age, lives out his golden years in the late 1940s. He returns from a trip to Japan searching for a plant that could slow the aging process and help him regain the faculties he knows he's lost. While there, he witnessed first-hand the result of America's bombing of Hiroshima, which has put him in a contemplative state. He lives with his devoted housekeeper Mrs. Murno (Laura Linney), and her son Roger (Milo Parker), who turns out to be of great help when the detective reopens his investigation into the case that led to his retirement.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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The 33

(PG-13 / 127 min) Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, and Martin Sheen star in this ensemble drama detailing the daring real-life rescue of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in the San Jose Mine for 69 days in 2010. Patricia Riggen directs from a script by Jose Rivera and Mikko Alanne.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Appaloosa Library - Meeting Room Combined

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The Big Sleep

(NR / 114 min)&nbsp;The definitive Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall vehicle, The Big Sleep casts Bogart as Raymond Chandler's cynical private eye Philip Marlowe. Summoned to the home of the fabulously wealthy General Sternwood (Charles Waldron), Marlowe is hired to deal with a blackmailer shaking down the General's sensuous, thumb-sucking daughter Carmen (Martha Vickers). This earns Marlowe the displeasure of Carmen's sloe-eyed, seemingly straight-laced older sister Vivian (Bacall), who is fiercely protective of her somewhat addled sibling. As he pursues the case at hand, Marlowe gets mixed up in the murder of Arthur Geiger (Theodore von Eltz), a dealer in pornography. He also runs afoul of gambling-house proprietor Eddie Mars (John Ridgely), who seems to have some sort of hold over the enigmatic Vivian. Any further attempts to outline the plot would be futile: the storyline becomes so complicated and convoluted that even screenwriters William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthmann were forced to consult Raymond Chandler for advice (he was as confused by the plot as the screenwriters). When originally prepared for release in 1945, The Big Sleep featured a long exposition scene featuring police detective Bernie Ohls (Regis Toomey) explaining the more obscure plot details. This expository scene was ultimately sacrificed, along with several others, in favor of building up Bacall's part; for instance, a climactic sequence was reshot to emphasize sexual electricity between Bogart and Bacall, obliging Warners to replace a supporting player who'd gone on to another project. The end result was one of the most famously baffling film noirs but also one of the most successful in sheer star power.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Civic Center Library - Auditorium

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Cinema Then and Now

**The class will meet for three weeks beginning Tuesday, May 10, 17, 24**&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>Back by popular demand, meet Instructor Ed Everroad and join in the lively learning discussion about the History of Film! Each class will cover the history of film and current films that are playing in the community. Specific discussion will be given to the 1930's and 1940's with clips followed by discussion.</div><div><p>--PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH DATE SEPARATELY--</p></div>

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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Mountain Patrol

(China / subtitled / PG-13 / 95 min)&nbsp;Captivating tale of Tibetan mountaineers tracking poachers. Duo Bujie, Zhang Lei. Fact-based story written and directed by Lu Chuan.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Mustang Library - Auditorium

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