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

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

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

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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May
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

All the Way

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island's Film series presents All the Way.  USA, 2016, directed by Jay Roach. 145 minutes; not rated.

Bryan Cranston in his award-winning role as Lyndon Johnson, who becomes President in the chaotic aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination and spends his first year in office fighting to pass the Civil Rights Act. 

When:   Wednesday, May 3, 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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Mar
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Queen of Katwe (PG)

USA, directed by Mira Nair. A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. 120 minutes; Rated PG.

Films in the Island Film Series are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theater rental fees. Most of these films are subtitled, even the ones in English.
 

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Mar
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Rams (R)

Iceland, 2015, Directed by Grímur Hákonarson. Two sheep farmers, estranged brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years, are forced to work together when a rare disease threatens to wipe out both of their flocks in rural Iceland. 93 minutes; in Icelandic with English subtitles; Rated R.

Films in the Island Film Series are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theater rental fees. Most of these films are subtitled, even the ones in English.
 

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Mar
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Love and Friendship (PG)

UK, 2016, directed by Whit Stillman. Based on a Jane Austen novella and set in the 1790s, this centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter. 92 minutes; Rated PG.

Films in the Island Film Series are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theater rental fees. Most of these films are subtitled, even the ones in English.
 

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Feb
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Testament of Youth (PG-13)

UK, 2015, directed by James Kent. A powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. 130 minutes; Rated PG 13.

 

Films in the Island Film Series are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theater rental fees. Most of these films are subtitled, even the ones in English.
 

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