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 SPRING Film Series Schedule

“La La Land”
Spring Film Series
Sunday, May 28 at 3:00 p.m.
La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life depicts the couple pursuing their Hollywood dreams – and finding each other – in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. This most acclaimed film of the year won multiple Oscars, including Best Actress, Best Director, Cinematography and Musical Score. Rated PG-13 for some language. 128 minutes. This film was rescheduled from Sun. May 7th.

Squalus
Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Historian David Ramsay will tell the story of the sinking, rescue and recovery of the USS Squalus submarine (SS 192), the most famous submarine rescue in US Naval history. The sub sank in 243 feet of water 9 miles off the coast of New Hampshire in May 1939. This fascinating talk will be illustrated with many
photographs from the period.

York History: Geology
Thursday, June 1  at 10:30 a.m.
York historian, James Kences covers the geology of York; the relationship of metamorphic and igneous formations of the region, plate tectonics, the movements of continents and the post-Pleistocene landscape. This series is co-sponsored by the Museums of Old York and the York Public Library.

Book Talk
Tuesday, June 6  at 10:30 a.m.
Mary Behnke, York resident and former educator at the University of Chicago and Phillips Exeter Academy, will present a new book by Laura Kipnis called “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to campus”. Laura Kipnis is a professor at Northwestern University. Jennifer Senior of “The New York Times” says in her review that “Few have taken on the excesses of university culture with the brio of Laura Kipnis”. William Deresiewicz, author of “Excellent Sheep”, says that the author is, “brave, honest, mature and self-aware. She has struck a mighty blow for sanity, equality and academic freedom.”

“Fences”
Spring Film Series
Sunday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play and reprise their roles in this film. Oscar winner – Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis) and Oscar nominated for both Best Picture and Best Actor (Denzel Washington). Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references. 139 minutes.

SPRING FILM SCHEDULE:

SPRING Film Series Schedule

Date Title Summary
April 9
3:00 PM
“Manchester by the Sea”
(2016)
Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content. 137 minutes.
After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Although the film is mostly about death and grief, the underlying message is more about life, and how it moves on. It’s a tender film that has the power to trigger all of your emotions. Oscar winner – Best Actor – Casey Affleck.
April 23
3:00 PM
“Jackie”
(2016)
Rated R for brief strong violence and some language.
100 minutes.
Directed by Pablo Larraín, this film is an intimate portrait of a tragic moment in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman). The viewer is placed in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well. Oscar nominated – Best Actress – Natalie Portman.
April 30
3:00 PM
Hidden Figures”
(2016)
Rated PG for thematic elements and some language. 127 minutes.
Directed by Theodore Melfi and based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s inspiring book, this film depicts the little known true story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). These three African-American women who worked for NASA in its infancy and served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. Oscar-nominated – Best Picture and Best Actress (Octavia Spencer).
May 7
3:00 PM
“La La Land”
(2016)
Rated PG-13 for some language.
128 minutes.
We were unable to show this film on May 7 due to technical difficulties.
It has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 28.
May 14
3:00 PM
“Lion”
(2016)
Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality.
118 minutes.
Five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo (now played by Dev Patel) sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Oscar nominated – Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Screenplay, Cinematography and Musical Score.
May 21
3:00
“A Man Called Ove”
(2016)
Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images, and language.
116 minutes
In Swedish with subtitles – Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is an isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse. He spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about and visiting his wife’s grave. Ove has given up on life. A young family moving in next door accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox and earns his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.
May 28
3:00 PM
 “La La Land”
(2016)
Rated PG-13 for some language.
128 minutes.
This film was rescheduled from May 7th.
Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life depicts the couple pursuing their Hollywood dreams – and finding each other – in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. This most acclaimed film of the year won multiple Oscars, including Best Actress, Best Director, Cinematography and Musical Score.

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