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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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May
3
7:00 PM19:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

Testament of Youth (PG-13)

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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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