Two different movies are shown every Tuesday for free in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Public Library. One is at 10 a.m. and the other is at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Charlie at 484-6790 ext. 223.
May Film Schedule
•May 7 at 10 a.m. — Tender Mercies, starring Robert Duvall and Tess Harper. 92 minutes. 1983. Rated PG.
Duvall won the Academy Award for Best Actor for this absorbing character study of a recovering alcoholic who let alcohol destroy his career, his marriage and nearly his life. Only the love of a young Texas widow (Harper) and her son allow him to regain the self-respect and purpose he so desperately needs.
•April 9 at 1 p.m. — Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. 150 minutes. 2012. Rated PG-13.
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. This film chronicles the president's time in office between 1861 and 1865 as he dealt with personal demons and politics during the Civil War.
•May 14 at 10 a.m. — Wait Until Dark, starring Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna. 108 minutes. 1967. Not rated.
An innocent blind woman (Hepburn) is stalked by three members of a narcotics gang who believe she is in possession of a doll filled with heroin. This electrifying thriller adapted from the New York stage play is full of terrifying plot twists and special effects.
•May 14 at 1 p.m. — Les Miserables, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfrield. 158 minutes. 2012. Rated PG-13.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption — a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
•May 21 at 10 a.m. — Tea with Mussolini, starring Cher, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Lily Tomlin. 116 minutes. 1999. Rated PG.
Set in Tuscany from 1932 to 1945, this bittersweet drama spans the reign of Italy's Fascist regime, the outbreak of World War II and the arrival of peace. The action turns to the character of a young man (18-year-old newcomer Baird Wallace), taken under wing by five eccentric and strong-willed women living in Florence's Anglo-American community.
•May 21 at 1 p.m. — The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan and Elijah Wood. 169 minutes. 2012. Rated PG-13.
A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.
•May 28 at 10 a.m. — Places in the Heart, starring Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich and Danny Glover. 113 minutes. 1984. Rated PG.
Set in the 1930s, Edna Spalding (Field) struggles to keep her family together in spite of enormous hardships. After her husband, Royce (Ray Baker), the town’s sheriff is killed, she takes in an itinerant black worker (Glover), and a blind boarder (Malkovich). The pair helps her overcome the hardships imposed by the times and the region and holds her family together.
•May 28 at 1 p.m. — Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray, Laura Linney and Olivia Colman. 94 minutes. 2012. Rated R (ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult).
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, host the king and queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York — the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as wife, mother and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one.