Rebel in the Rye (Rated PG 13)
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Rebel in the Rye (Rated PG 13)

Rebel in the Rye. USA, 2017, directed by Danny Strong. This engaging biopic profiles the brilliant but reclusive novelist J.D. Salinger, from his early years as he resolves to become a writer through the scarring World War II experiences that led him to pen his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye. 106 minutes.

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Sweet Bean (Not Rated)
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Sweet Bean (Not Rated)

Wednesday, September 26. Sweet Bean. Japan, 2015, directed by Naomi Kawase. Sweet Bean is about a delicious red bean paste, the heart of the pancakes that Sentaro sells from his bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When seventy-six-year-old Tokue responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady’s ability to endure the long hours. But when she shows up early one morning and reveals to him the secret to the perfect sweet bean paste, Sentaro agrees to take her on. In Japanese with English subtitles. 113 minutes.

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Death of Stalin (Rated R)
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Death of Stalin (Rated R)

Death of Stalin. USA, 2017, directed by Armando Iannucci. Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria. But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? 107 minutes.

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Get Out (Rated R)
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Get Out (Rated R)

Get Out. USA, 2017, directed by Jordan Peele. Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous
attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. 104 Minutes.

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Divine Order (Not Rated)
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Divine Order (Not Rated)

Divine Order. Switzerland, 2017, directed by Petra Biondina Volpe. An uplifting, empowering and crowd-pleasing drama set in Switzerland in the early 1970s, about a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a quaint village who must learn to become an unflinching suffragette leader. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2017 Tribeca International Film Festival. In German with English subtitles; 96 minutes: 

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The Exception (Rated R)
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Exception (Rated R)

The Exception. UK, 2016, directed by David Leveaux. A German soldier tries
to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm

(Christopher Plummer) in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch
woman during his investigation. 110 minutes.

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Jungle (Rated R)
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Jungle (Rated R)

Jungle. Australia, 2017, directed by Greg McLean. Based on the true story of Israeli backpacker, Yossi Ghinsberg (played by Daniel Radcliff), who, in 1981, meets a cryptic Austrian geologist in La Paz, Bolivia, and captivated by his engrossing stories of lost tribes, uncharted adventures and even gold, decides to follow him. With his two good friends, Yossi joins an expedition led by their seasoned trail-leader, deep into impenetrable Amazonian rainforest. However, as the jungle separates the inexperienced team, before long, Yossi will find himself stranded in the depths of a nightmarish environment crawling with adversaries. 115 minutes.

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Man Who Invented Christmas (Rated PG)
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Man Who Invented Christmas (Rated PG)

Man Who Invented Christmas. UK, 2018, directed by Bharat Nalluri. The story of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. The film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today. 110 minutes.

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Finding Your Feet
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Finding Your Feet

Finding Your Feet. UK, 2018, directed by Richard Loncraine. When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend she seeks
refuge in London with her estranged, outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet and romance as she meets her sister’s friends. 60 minutes.

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (Rated R)
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (Rated R)

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. UK, 2017, directed by Paul McGuigan.Annette Bening shines as movie star Gloria Grahame, whose intense affair with a much younger actor springs back to life via flashbacks as he comes to the aid of the ailing actress, who spends her final days with her former lover while battling breast cancer. 105 minutes.

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Megan Leavey (PG-13)
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Megan Leavey (PG-13)

Megan Leavey. USA, 2017, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. 110 minutes; Rated PG 13.

Films are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theater costs. You can donate online now and print a ticket or can donate at the door. No ticket is required.

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The Insult
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Insult

Lebanon, 2017, directed by Ziad Doueiri.

 

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. In Arabic with English subtitles; 112 minutes; Rated R.
 

 

Films are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theater costs. You can donate online now and print a ticket or can donate at the door. No ticket is required.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG)

UK, 2017, directed by Simon Curtis.

 

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? 107 minutes; Rated PG.
 

Films are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theater costs. You can donate online now and print a ticket or can donate at the door. No ticket is required.

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Loving Vincent (not rated)
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Loving Vincent (not rated)

Loving Vincent. UK, 2017, directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. 94 minutes; Not Rated.

Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Big Sick (R)

The Big Sick. USA, 2017, directed by Michael Showalter. The awkward true story of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner who fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. 120 minutes; Rated R.

Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Paterson (R)

Paterson. USA, 2016, directed by Jim Jarmusch. In honor of National Poetry Month here’s a wondrously tender, witty and delicate chronicle of a week in the mostly unremarkable life—in Paterson, New Jersey, once home to William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg, among others—of Paterson (Adam Driver), a bus-driver and amateur poet. 120 minutes; Rated R.

Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

I, Daniel Black (R)

I, Daniel Black. UK, 2016, directed by Ken Loach. A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system. With equal amounts of humor, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end. 100 minutes; Rated R.

Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

20th Century Women (R)

20th Century Women. USA, 2016, directed by Mike Mills. Celebrate Women’s History Month with this charming film about a teenage boy, his mother (Annette Bening), and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979. 119 minutes; Rated R.

Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (not rated)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. UK, 1990, directed by Tom Stoppard. In this cleverly inspired twist on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, two of the outrageous supporting players take center stage for a dazzling game of illusion and reality that delivers one-of-a-kind entertainment! Winner of the prestigious Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion Award - Best Picture. High-voltage cast featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Roth, and Gary Oldman. 117 minutes; Not Rated.

This film supports The BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads Station 11.

Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Maudie (PG13)

Maudie. Canada/Ireland, 2017, directed by Aisling Walsh. This affecting biopic charts the story of Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) who rises above the juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that made her a social outcast and finds a passion for painting, becoming a beloved Canadian folk artist in the process. 115 minutes

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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

On the Beach (not rated)

On the Beach. USA, 1959, directed by Stanley Kramer. Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner star in this 1959 doomsday classic about a U.S. submarine that surfaces near Melbourne, where the passengers learn that nuclear war has wiped out most of humanity. And it won’t be long before radiation kills the Australians as well. 133 minutes; Not Rated.

This film supports The BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads Station 11.

Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

 

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Beautiful Fantastic (PG)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents, This Beautiful Fantastic, UK, 2016, directed by Simon Aboud.  This is a delightful film about Bella Brown, a quirky librarian and aspiring author.  When her landlord forces her to clean up her overgrown garden, she meets grumpy, elderly neighbor Alfie Stephenson, who is an avid horticulturalist, and an unlikely friendship is born.  100 minutes; rated PG.

 When:  Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 p.m.

 Where:  Casino Theater

 Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

People vs. Fritz Bauer (R)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents, People vs Fritz Bauer, Germany, 2017, directed by Lars Kraume.  In 1957 Germany, Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence that Adolf Eichmann, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires.  Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile.  There is little success due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past.  105 minutes; in German with English subtitles; rated R.

When:  Friday, January 5, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Casino Theater

Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

A Christmas Tale (not rated)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents, A Christmas Tale, France, 2008, directed by Arnaud Desplechin.  Artfully unconventional tale (which received a nod for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or award) about members of a dysfunctional family who come together for a strained and animosity-filled Christmas reunion.  The all-star ensemble cast includes Catherine Deneuve and her real-life daughter, Chiara Mastroianni.  150 minutes; in French with English subtitles; not rated.

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Their Finest (R)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents, Their Finest, UK, 2017, directed by Lone Scherfig.  Hired to pen scripts for films intended to boost Britain’s spirits during World War II’s London Blitz, Catrin Cole finds drama and comedy offscreen as she contends with a chauvinistic fellow screenwriter and a self-important aging actor.  117 minutes; rated R.

 When:  Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 p.m.

 Where:  Casino Theater

 Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

A United Kington

UK, 2017, directed by Amma Asante.

A docudrama about Seretse Khama (played by David Oyelowo), who was the son of a king of Botswana.  While being educated in London in 1947, he meets Ruth Williams (played by Rosamund Pike), who he weds to the ire of nearly everyone on the planet.  His marriage to a white woman upsets the neighboring nations of Botswana, especially South Africa introducing apartheid.  111 minutes; rated PG13.

$3.00 donation requested

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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Founder

USA, 2017, directed by John Lee Handcock.

The story of Ray Kroc (played by Michael Keaton), a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast-food eatery, McDonald’s, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence and ruthlessness.  115 minutes; rated PG13.

$3.00 donation requested

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Land of Mine

Denmark, 2015, directed by Martin Zandvliet

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs is forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.  In Danish with English subtitles; 100 minutes; rated R.

 

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Our Little Sister (PG)
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Our Little Sister (PG)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Our Little Sister, Japan, 2015, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.  Sachi Koda was left to care for her sisters, Yoshino and Chika, when their mother left their old, sprawling home in the seaside town of Kamakura a year after their father left her for another woman.  News of the father’s death 14 years later brings the three twenty-somethings north where they meet their sibling from his second marriage, Suzu, and invite her to come live with them.  In Japanese with English subtitles; 127 minutes; rated PG.

When:  Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  St. Simons Island Casino Theater            

Cost:  A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs.

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Harry and the Snowman
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Harry and the Snowman

The St. Simons Island Literary Guild Film Series presents Harry and the Snowman, USA, 2015, directed by Ron Davis.  Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the U.S. after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken-down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory.  Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman.  84 minutes; not rated.

 When:  Wednesday, August 23, 7:00 p.m.

 Where:  St. Simons Island Casino Theater

Cost:  A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs.

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Neruda (R)
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Neruda (R)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Neruda, Chile, 1916, directed Pablo Larrain.  In 1948 Chile, an arrest warrant is issued for acclaimed poet and communist politician Pablo Neruda when he publicly criticizes the government.  After failing to flee the country, Neruda and his wife become fugitives hunted by a relentless policeman.  In Spanish with English subtitles; 107 minutes; rated R.

 When:  Friday, August 11, 7:00 p.m.

 Where:  St. Simons Island Casino Theater

 Cost:  A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs.

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Hologram for a King (R)
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Hologram for a King (R)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Hologram for a King, USA, 2016, directed by Tom Tykwer.  Teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, U.S. businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) tries to reverse his fortunes by landing a lucrative contract in Saudi Arabia.  As Alan attempts to navigate his way through an unfamiliar culture, he unexpectedly finds romance.  97 minutes; rated R.

 When:  Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.

 Where:  St. Simons Island Casino Theater

 Cost:  A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs.

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Loving (PG-13)
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Loving (PG-13)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Loving, USA, 2016, directed by Jeff Nichols.  In 1958 in Virginia the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal.  Richard and Mildred fall in love, get married and are arrested.  The couple decide to take their case all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama that critics are calling “a masterpiece.”  123 minutes; rated PG13.

When: Wednesday, July 5, 7:00 p.m.

Where: St. Simons Island Casino Theater

Cost:  A $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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Living is Easy
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Living is Easy

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Living is Easy, Spain, 2014, directed by David Trueba.  Setting off to meet rock colossus John Lennon after learning that he is making a movie in Almeria, super fan Antonio picks up a pair of disaffected young hitchhikers enroute, giving rise to an unlikely friendship.  108 minutes; in Spanish with English subtitles; not rated.

A $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

 

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Genius (PG-13)
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Genius (PG-13)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Genius, USA, 2016, directed by Michael Grandage.  Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth star in this stirring drama about the friendship between Thomas Wolfe and editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway).  103 minutes; rated PG13.

Cost:  A $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

 

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The Salesman (PG-13)
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Salesman (PG-13)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Salesman, Iran, 2016, directed by Asghar Farhadi.  Forced to move when their apartment building nearly collapses, Emad and Rana find a new flat, unaware that the prior tenant was a hooker.  When Rana unwittingly lets in a stranger and is assaulted, Emad sets out to find and punish his wife’s attacker.  In Farsi with English subtitles; 123 minutes; rated PG13.

The event is free, but a $3.00 donation is suggested.

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Lady in the Van (PG-13)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s Film series presents Lady in the Van. UK, 2016, directed by Nicholas Hytner. 104 minutes; rated PG-13.

The true story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd (played beautifully by Maggie Smith), an eccentric homeless woman befriended by Bennett in the 1970s before allowing her to temporarily park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home, where she stayed for 15 years. 

Cost:     A $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

A Man Called Ove (PG-13)

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s Film series presents A Man Called Ove.  Sweden, 2015, directed by Hannes Holm. In Swedish with English subtitles; 120 minutes; rated PG-13.

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree, who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. 

When:   Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.

Where:   St. Simons Island Casino Theater

Cost:     A $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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