Every Saturdays and
Tuesdays twice a month
7:00 pm in the Auditorium
The Movie Committee has announced that movies are now showing every Saturday evening at 7 p.m In the Auditorium and on Tuesdays twice a month. In
Saturday, November 11: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
In the 1950s, a British housekeeper whose husband died in the war comes into some money and pursues her heart’s desire: to buy a Dior dress. With Leslie Manville, Isabelle Huppert.
2022 British Comedy PG 1 hr 55 min
Saturday, November 18: Air
The movie follows the history of sports marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro, and how he led Nike in its pursuit of the greatest athlete in the history of basketball, Michael Jordan. Directed by Ben Affleck. With Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis.
2023 Drama R 1 hr 54 min
Saturday, November 25: Purple Rose of Cairo
Cecilia, a waitress, goes to the movies to escape her bleak life and abusive marriage. One night, a film character named Tom Baxter steps out of the movie and enters the real world. Directed by Woody Allen. With Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels.
1985 Fantasy/Romance PG 1hr 22 min
Tuesday, November 28: Rabbit-Proof Fence
Three young girls labeled as “half-castes” escape after being forcibly removed from their parents. They walk the 1500 miles back to their homes while being pursued by White law enforcement authorities and an Aboriginal tracker. The child removal policy existed in Australia between 1905 and 1967. With Everlyn Sampi, Kenneth Branagh, David Gulpilil.
2002 Australian Drama PG 1 hr 34 min
Saturday, December 2: The Lost King
Based on the true story of how Philippa Langley, a British amateur historian, pursued her belief that the remains of King Richard III were buried under a parking lot in Leicester. With Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan.
2022 Historical PG-13 1hr 47 min
Saturday, December 9: Hester Street
Gitl (Carol Kane) and her son arrive on the Lower East Side of New York in 1896 to join her husband Jake (Steven Keats), as they and other Jews struggle to assimilate while remaining true to their old ways. Yiddish and English with subtitles.
1975 Comedy PG 1hr 29 min
Tuesday, December 12: Topsy Turvy—Start time: 6:30 p.m.
A dramatization of the first staging of The Mikado in the 1880s. Written and directed by Mike Leigh, with Allan Corduner as Arthur Sullivan and Jim Broadbent as W.S. Gilbert.
1999 Musical drama 2 hr 40 min plus 10-minute intermission.
Saturday, December 16: Defending Your Life
After Daniel Miller crashes his car, he is transported to Judgment City, where he meets the love of his life, Julia. Unfortunately, Daniel needs to defend his life on Earth before he can join Julia. Directed by and starring Albert Brooks. With Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant.
1991 Fantasy/Comedy PG 1h 52m
Saturday, December 23: A Christmas Carol
The Charles Dickens story. With George C. Scott.
1984 PG 1 hr 38 min
Saturday, December 30: Mostly Martha
After her sister’s death, Martha—a high-powered, perfectionist chef—reluctantly assumes care for her 8-year-old niece. Her restaurant, against her wishes, hires Mario, a charming Italian chef. With Martina Gedeck, Sergio Castellitto. In German with subtitles.
2002 Romantic comedy PG 1 h 46 min
The Movie Committee always appreciates feedback. Thank you to all the residents who have suggested movies for future showings. These suggestions are always welcome.
Movie Reviews: For those looking for movie reviews, most major movies are reviewed on the Roger Ebert site, which has a rotating group of reviewers. The reviews give a detailed plot summary. Four stars is the highest rating.
Wikipedia has entries for most movies. In addition to a very detailed plot summary (including spoilers), the entries give the production history, cast, summary of critical reviews, and awards for which the movie was nominated or won.
The Guardian, one of the few major newspapers without a pay wall, also has reviews.
If you have access to the New York Times, their reviewers are excellent, and their recommendations are noted as “Critics’ Choice.”
For those interested in movie history, MIT, in its Open Courseware program, has a series of recorded lectures by David Thorburn, with an associated list of suggested films. The lectures include some movie clips. Thorburn has a very animated style of lecturing. His approach is particularly interesting because he places cinema in the context of society and points to connections with the other arts. His lectures are carried on YouTube, so you can view them on your TV, but you have to search for them. You can find information about the lectures at https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/21l-011-the-film-experience-fall-2013/video_galleries/lecture-videos-notes/