ADULT SUMMER READING MOVIES for 2017

THEME: BUILD A BETTER WORLD

 

All of these movies are being shown on a Thursday and start at 1:30pm. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open one-half hour prior to the start of the movie. These movies are all rated PG13.

Please note that due to limited licensing agreements, movie titles are not allowed to be shown. Hopefully these descriptions will help you in identifying the movie and whether or not it is of interest to you. For more information, please visit the Library to obtain more information about the movies.

 

April 20: The true story of a heroic man determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventures where no doctor has ventured before, using humor and pathos.

May 18: Based on the true story of Jackie Robinson, recruited by Branch Rickey, Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows Robinson from his signing with the Dodgers in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

June 1: During World War II, President F.D. Roosevelt learns of Adolf Hitlerís plan to destroy all captured art work in an effort to eliminate more than 1,000 years of world history and culture. Roosevelt orders a specialized military task force composed of art specialists to assemble for the purpose of sneaking behind enemy lines and rescuing the artwork and returning them to their owners.

June 15: A working class African American father tries to raise his family in the 1950ís while coming to terms with the events in his life.  Based on the play by August Wilson. Academy Award nominee and winner of the Screen Actors Guild awards for Best Actor and Best Actress.

July 20: NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage which puts the lives of the three astronauts in jeopardy.

July 27: When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for his wrongful dismissal lawsuit.  As the lawyer prepares for the courtroom battle, he begins to realize the discrimination against his client is no different than the discrimination he has had to battle.

 

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