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“Rules Don’t Apply”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, July 30 at  7:00 p.m.
An aspiring young actress Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) for whom they work. It’s Hollywood, 1958. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed. Rated PG-13 for sexual material including brief strong language, thematic elements, and drug references. 127 minutes.

“Toni Erdmann”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
A practical joking father tires to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach. 2017 Oscar nominee – Best Foreign Film. In German with subtitles. Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language & brief drug use. 162 minutes.

Monthly Poetry Evening
Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Please bring poems to share – either your own or favorite poems by someone else. The prompt for August is “song”; the topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

“Arrival”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team–lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)–is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers–and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Arrival is bold, emotionally-resonant and poignant. It’s science fiction at its most beautiful with a finale that will simultaneously make your heart swell and break. 2017 Oscar nominated – Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Cinematography. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. 116 minutes.

Annette Fazio “Finding the Leader Within”
Author Talk
Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m.
In the wake of 9/11, local restaurant owner Annette Fazio felt compelled to honor firefighters by writing “Finding the Leader Within”.  She weaves in the stories of how the residents of York, Maine and the business owners of the Seacoast Area stepped up to support her vision of feeding a Brooklyn fire house, physically and spiritually for one year. Her book describes how extraordinary people face down their towering obstacles and proceed with grace and courage. Annette calls this action, tapping into their “leader within.”

“20th Century Women”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m.
During the summer of 1979, Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord Dorothea (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants – a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son’s shrewd best friend (Elle Fanning) – to serve as role models in a changing world. Annette Bening brings perhaps the finest performance of her long and rich career as the well-intended but at times confused, sad and/or lonely Dorothea. Oscar nominated – Best Original Screenplay. Rated R for sexual material, language, some nudity and brief drug use. 118 minutes.

“Patriot’s Day”
Summer Film Series
Sunday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m.
An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, this film is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston. Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use. 133 minutes.

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