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Sunday Movies @ Main - The Awakening (2012)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
This haunting thriller is set in 1921, in a post-war England where many of the bereaved seek solace in spiritualism. Haunted by the death of her fiance, Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is committed to debunking supernatural claims. When she is asked to visit a boarding school in the countryside to investigate the alleged sightings of a ghostly young boy, she feels compelled to take the job.

She sets to work, laying traps and gathering scientific evidence. Gradually secrets begin to unravel and the mystery surrounding the ghost appears nothing more than a prank. As Florence is set to leave, however, she experiences a chilling encounter that defies all reason. 

Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and the London Film Festival.

"An enjoyably old-fashioned ghost story in the vein of "The Others" and "The Orphanage." - Sara Stewart, The New York Post

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Sunday Movies @ Main: Dead Ringer (1988)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Claire Niveau (Genevieve Bujold) is in love with handsome Beverly. Or does she love Elliot? It's uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle (both played by Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons) are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women - including unsuspecting Claire.

Nominated for Best Horror Film, Best Actor (Jeremy Irons), and Best Writing from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Winner of 11 Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Achievement in Direction, Best Screenplay, Adapted, and Best Achievement in Cinematography. Winner of Best Supporting Actress (Genevieve Bujold), Best Director, and 2nd Place for Best Picture from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.

"An intense psychological drama which confronts [Cronenberg's] familiar preoccupations -- fear of physical and mental disintegration, mortality, the power struggle between the sexes -- without the paradoxical protection of visceral disgust." - Nigel Floyd, Time Out

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Sunday Movies @ Main: Indiscreet (1958)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
In this classic romantic comedy Cary Grant plays Philip Adams, a suave American diplomat who pretends to be married in order to preserve his bachelor status. Ingrid Bergman is Anna Kalman, a glamorous leading lady of the London stage who has no scruples about having an affair with a married man. Soon their blazing romance is the talk of the town, but when Bergman discovers that Grant is not married, sparks really begin to fly.

Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Comedy, Best Actress - Comedy or Musical (Ingrid Bergman), Best Actor - Comedy or Musical (Cary Grant) at the Golden Globes. Nominated for Best British Film and Best British Screenplay at the BAFTA Awards. Nominated for Best Written American Comedy at the Writers Guild of America Awards.

"A beguiling love story delicately deranged by the complications of sophisticated comedy, INDISCREET is an expert film version of Norman Krasna's 1953 stage play ..." - Variety

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Sunday Movies @ Main: Dead Man Walking (1995)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Susan Sarandon portrays Sister Helen Prejean, a spiritual woman who embarks on a dangerous quest with a convicted killer (Sean Penn) and the profound changes it makes in her life. Confronted with the anger of the community and the private pain of his victims' parents, Sister Helen overcomes her own fears to fight for the life and soul of a death row inmate.

Winner of Best Actress (Susan Sarandon) at the Academy Awards. Nominated for Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes. Winner of four prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival.

"Absorbing, surprising, technically superb and worth talking about for a long time afterward." - Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

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Sunday Movies @ Main: You Can Count On Me (2000)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
While conservative Sammy (Laura Linney) stayed in her quiet hometown, her rebellious brother Terry (Mark Ruffalo) was on the road, drifting in and out of trouble. When Terry suddenly comes to visit, his presence has a profound influence on Sammy's world.
As Terry forms a bond with Sammy's precocious eight-year-old son, Rudy (Rory Culkin), Sammy rediscovers her passion for life, entertaining a marriage proposal from her boyfriend while having a fling with her boss (Matthew Broderick). But when Terry's behavior become disruptive, Sammy must finally confront the choices of the past...and make new ones to renew her family's future.

Nominated for Best Actress and Best Writing at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes nominee. Winner of Best First Feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Winner of two prizes at the Sundance Film Festival.

"With warm humor and perceptive writing, director Kenneth Lonergan displays a gift for creating realistic characters and a compelling story." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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Sunday Movies @ Main: Room (2015)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
In this award-winning film, a kidnapped mother (Brie Larson) and son (Jacob Tremblay) make a daring escape and experience a dramatic homecoming. Based on the best-selling novel ROOM is a riveting look at the power of imagination and unstoppable force of a mother's love.

Brie Larson won an Oscar, Golden Globe, Film Independent Spirit Award and BAFTA for her performance.

"This is one of the best movies of the decade."- Richard Roeper, The Chicago Sun-Times

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Sunday Movies @ Main: Central Park Five (2012)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. This Peabody Award winning film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

On April 20, 1989, the body of a woman barely clinging to life is discovered in Central Park. Within days, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam confess to her rape and beating after many hours of aggressive interrogation at the hands of seasoned homicide detectives. The five serve their complete sentences, between 6 and 13 years, before another man, serial rapist Matias Reyes, admits to the crime, and DNA testing supports his confession.

In 2002, based upon Matias Reyes's confession, a judge vacated the original convictions of the Central Park Five. A year later, the men filed civil lawsuits against the City of New York, and the police officers and prosecutors who had worked toward their conviction. On June 19, 2014, the New York Times reported that New York City had agreed to a settlement.

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Sunday Movies @ Main: The Hours (2002)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Three women (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore) in different times are related by a parallel in their personal lives. One throwing a party for a friend suffering from AIDS. Another in 1949, suffering as a young wife. The last, Virginia Woolf, writing "Mrs. Dalloway".

Winner of Best Actress (Nicole Kidman) at the Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards and the Golden Globes. Winner of a Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

"An elegant movie-triptych - its constituent, handsomely mounted panels are inhabited by three earnest, meticulous performances." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Sunday Movies @ Main: The African Queen (1951)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Starring screen legends Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, THE AFRICAN QUEEN tells the timeless tale of two mismatched strangers joining forces in a common cause - and finding love along the way.

The story chronicles the burgeoning romance between Bogie's river rat Charlie Allnut and Hepburn's missionary Rose Sayer, as they reluctantly join forces to torpedo a German gunboat in war-torn East Africa.

Directed by Academy Award winner John Huston, and filmed on location in the Belgian Congo, THE AFRICAN QUEEN is arguably one of the finest films ever made - with one of the most legendary star pairings ever to appear on the screen.

Humphrey Bogart won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in this film.

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Sunday Movies @ Main: The Great Dictator (1940)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
In his controversial masterpiece, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona.

Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, THE GREAT DICTATOR, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned speech.

Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Writing.

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