Monday Afternoon Films
Event Start Date: 8/21/2017 2:00 PM
Event End Date: 8/21/2017 4:00 PM
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Join us for specially selected films on Monday afternoons in the Program Room. All movies start at 2:00pm sharp. Please note that films may be substituted should planned titles become unavailable.
June 5 - Gold
Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.
Starring Matthew McConaughey & Bryce Dallas Howard
2017, Rated 14A, 2hrs
June 12 - Movies for Change || Environmenalism: No Impact Man
Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.
2009, 1hr 33mins
Followed by a discussion panel with local environmental groups including Oxford Climate Response Team, and Jay Heaman of Future Oxford.
June 19 - The Shack
A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack." Based on the book by William P. Young.
Starring Octavia Spencer, Sam Worthington & Tim McGraw
2017, Rated PG, 2hrs 12mins
June 26 - The Sense of an Ending
A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.
Starring Jim Broadbent & Charlotte Rampling
2017, Rated PG, 1hr 48mins
July 3 - Toni Erdmann
A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.
Starring Sandra Huller & Peter Simonischek
2016, Rated R, 2hrs 42mins
July 10 - Julieta
After a casual encounter, a broken-hearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.
Starring Emma Suarez & Adriana Ugarte
2016, Rated 14A, 1hr 39mins
July 17 - Frantz
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
Starring Pierre Niney & Paula Beer
2016, Rated PG, 1hr 53mins
July 24 - Movies for Change || Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease: Away from Her
A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Starring Julie Christie & Gordon Pinsent
2006, Rated PG, 1hr 50mins
Followed by a discussion panel with individuals from local healthcare groups including VON.
July 31 - Norman: The Moderate Rise & Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.
Starring Richard Gere & Michael Sheen
2016, Rated PG, 1hr 58mins
August 7 - LIBRARY CLOSED
August 14 - Movies for Change || Trust, Fake News, and Dissecting the Media
TED ed: How False News Can Spread
TED Talk: How to Separate Fact and Fiction Online (2012)
TED Talk: Three Ways to Fix a Broken News Industry (2017)
TEDx Talk: Does the Media Have a Duty of Care (2013)
TED Summit: We’ve Stopped Trusting Institutions and Started Trusting Strangers (2017)
Followed by a discussion panel with individuals from the field of media and broadcasting.
August 21 – The Last Word
Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.
Starring Shirley MacLaine & Amanda Seyfried
2017, Rated R, 1hr 48mins
August 28 – A United Kingdom
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
Starring David Oyelowo & Rosamund Pike
2017, Rated PG-13, 1hr 51mins