The story of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years, and the rescue of the ship, captain and crew by US Navy SEALs.
2013, Rated: PG-13, 134 min.
12 Years a Slave (Friday, April 4)
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected unkindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
2013, Rated: R, 134 min.
Three Worlds (Sunday, April 13)
The film is about a hit and run accident that results in the death of an illegal foreigner. Three men, including a young executive, are aboard the vehicle responsible of the accident and decide to keep silent about the whole thing - but a young woman is witness to it and succeeds in not only finding the driver but the deceased's wife as well.
A Film Movement selection. In French with English subtitles.
2011, Not Rated, 104 min.
The Book Thief (Friday, May 2)
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others - while under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emma Watson).
2013, Rated: PG-13, 131 min.
American Hustle (Friday, May 16)
The film tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) who, along with his equally cunning and seductive partner, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that is as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could well be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
2013, Rated: R, 138 min.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Friday, May 23)
A day-dreamer (Ben Stiller) escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job (along with that of his co-worker) is threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
2013, Rated: PG, 114 min.
Saving Mr. Banks (Friday, May 30)
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in centered on how Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins. Disney made them a promise — one that he didn't realize would take him twenty years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved and magical nanny become mauled by the Hollywood machine.
2013, Rated: PG-13, 125 min.