Friday, May 4 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. -- THE DESCENDANTS (2011) Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, and Amara Miller; Rated R; 115 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Matt King is an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
Academy Award Winner, Best Adapted Screenplay
"One of the year's best films, a bubbly meditation on family and responsibility that weighs just enough to matter." - Tom Long, Detroit News
"A tough, tender, observant, exquisitely nuanced portrait of mixed emotions at their most confounding and profound -- all at play within a deliciously damp, un-touristy Hawaii that's at once lush and lovely to look at." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
For more information, please watch the film's trailer.
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