Tuesday afternoons at the movies
Join us for some screen time! Every Tuesday at 12:45 pm, meet us in The North Event Room for a free movie.
April 4 | Snowden (R)
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Melissa Leo
In 2013, Edward Snowden quietly leaves his job at the NSA and flies to Hong Kong to meet with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, and filmmaker Laura Poitras to reveal U.S. government cyber surveillance programs of epic proportions. A top security contractor with virtuoso programming skills, Ed has discovered that a virtual mountain of data is being assembled tracking all forms of digital communication — not just from foreign governments and terror groups, but from ordinary Americans. Disillusioned with his work in the intelligence community, Snowden meticulously gathers hundreds of thousands of secret documents that will expose the full extent of the abuses. Leaving his longtime love Lindsay Mills behind, Ed finds the courage to act on his principles.
April 11 | Masterminds (PG-13)
Starring: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis & Kristen Wiig
David Ghantt is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hit man, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.
April 18 | Jason Bourne (PG-13)
Starring: Matt Damon & Tommy Lee Jones
Almost two decades ago, a brilliant young soldier volunteered for an experimental special-ops program after terrorists killed his father. Subjected to brutal training, the elite-trained assassin who became Jason Bourne was molded into a human weapon who, according to his designers, malfunctioned. When Bourne tracked his makers, they tried to erase him and took away the only woman he ever loved. Once he found revenge, learned his real identity and what he believed was the goal of his creators’ campaign, Bourne felt a semblance of peace and vanished. But when a new program is activated, he is flushed out of hiding by a network more dangerous than any individual government. The goal of this power nexus is to manipulate terror, technology and insurgency to fit its end game. While his pursuers believe Bourne will come in for reconditioning, the most elite weapon ever designed knows what his trackers cannot grasp: even broken soldiers defend the innocent from those with unchecked power.
April 25 | Fences (PG-13)
Starring: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis
Troy was once a baseball player in the Negro League, but he never got into the Majors because of his age. Now, in 1950s Pittsburgh, he works as a garbage man and has been trying to convince his boss to let him drive a truck, even though no black men are allowed to do so. Troy is also having problems with his two sons: Although Lyons doesn’t live at home, he continues to ask Troy for money. But Cory is the son who is causing the most trouble for his father, because he is determined to be a football player and has given up his studies at school and his job in favor of the game. Troy reacts by kicking Cory out of the house and a wedge is driven between father and son that will last for the rest of Troy’s life.