Wednesdays in November include stories of service and of family. Please join us every Wednesday at 2 p.m. for our Wednesday Matinee Film Series.
Wednesday, November 3 at 2 p.m. -- MY BOY JACK Starring Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig, and Kim Cattrall; Not rated; 112 minutes (2008)
At age 17, author Rudyard Kipling's son, like most of his generation, is swept up in the enthusiasm to fight the Germans. Jack is cripplingly short-sighted and the army has rejected him twice. Kipling persuades Lord Roberts to get Jack a commission in the Irish guards.
Only days after his 18th birthday, the Kipling family is informed that Jack is "missing believed wounded." Desperately clinging to the hope that their son is still alive, his parents scour hospitals and obsessively track down survivors. Will they ever learn Jack's fate?
Wednesday, November 10 at 2 p.m. -- THE WAY WE GET BY (Pictured left) Documentary feature; Not rated; 84 minutes (2009)
A deeply moving documentary film about life and how to live it. Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport (Bangor, Maine) to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, the film quickly turns into an unsettling , compassionate, and inspiring story about aging, loneliness, war, and mortality.
Wednesday, November 17 at 2 p.m. -- THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHTStarring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mia Wasikowska; Rated R; 104 minutes (2010)
Two teenaged children get the notion to seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them. Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, re-defined, and re-re-defined.
Wednesday, November 24 at 2 p.m. -- PIECES OF APRIL Starring Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Oliver Platt, and Sean Hayes; Rated PG-13; 80 minutes (2003)
April Burns thinks that it is finally time to get her extremely dysfunctional family together for Thanksgiving dinner. She invites them to her small dumpy apartment but while preparing the meal, her oven breaks down. That is the least of her problems as this motley crew attempts to organize themselves for the trip. Everyone brings their own bad taste to the table in this offbeat and different family comedy.
All films are free and open to the public.