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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War of the Buttons (Rated PG13)
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

War of the Buttons (Rated PG13)

War of the Buttons. France, 2011, Directed by Christopher Barratier. In occupied France Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who’s Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathizers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what’s happening. In French with English subtitles; 100 minutes.

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A Streetcar Named Bob (Rated R)
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

A Streetcar Named Bob (Rated R)

A Street Cat Named BobUK, 2016, directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Based on the international best selling book. The delightful true feel good story of how James Bowen, a London busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. 103 minutes.

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Won't You Be My Neighbor (Rated PG13)
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Won't You Be My Neighbor (Rated PG13)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor. USA, 2018, directed by Morgan Neville. This documentary reveals why a Mr. Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister from Pittsburgh, deserves such attention. The director has gifted audiences with an emotionally intelligent film about a television personality who reverenced children and bequeathed to them his spiritual vision of love, kindness, caring, compassion, respect, and much more. 134 minutes.

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BlacKkKlansman (Rated R)
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

BlacKkKlansman (Rated R)

BlacKkKlansman. USA, 2018, directed by Spike Lee. Based on a true story, this film illustrates the absurdity and danger of the 1970’s civil rights movement, when Ron Stallworth (John David Washington, who is Denzel’s son) becomes the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. He sets out to prove his worth by infiltrating the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague (Adam Driver) to go undercover as a white supremacist. 135 minutes.

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The Celebration (Rated R)
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Celebration (Rated R)

Wednesday, February 27. The Celebration. Denmark, 1998, directed by Thomas VinterbergAn upper-class Danish family, with friends, spouses and lovers in tow, congregates in the palatial country home to mark the patriarch’s 60th birthday, and all hell breaks loose in the unblinking Scandinavian summer. In Danish with English subtitles; 105 minutes.

(Note: This film is being shown as part of The Big Read: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.)

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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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Finding Your Feet
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Finding Your Feet

Wednesday, November 28. 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; 110 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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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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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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Death of Stalin (Rated R)
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Death of Stalin (Rated R)

RESCHEDULED DUE TO COUNTY CLOSING FACILITIES DUE TO STORM MICHAEL 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. CALENDAR WILL BE ADJUSTED ONCE WE HAVE A NEW DATE.

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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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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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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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