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.
March 7 | USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (R)
Starring: Nicholas Cage, Tom Sizemore & Thomas Jane
During WWII, the USS Indianapolis was regarded as one of the fastest ships in the US Navy. Commanded by Captain Charles Butler McVay III, the ship’s crew fought in every major US campaign in the Pacific. In 1945, they are given the mission of transporting a new secret weapon to Guam and because of the secrecy, they are not given the usual fleet of destroyers as an escort. After a successful mission, they are on their way to an island for further training when a surprise attack by a Japanese submarine and the ship goes down within twelve minutes. 900 of the 1,200 men on board survive and wait in the water for their rescue, but by morning they are surrounded by sharks who are killing them one by one. When the ship doesn’t arrive at its destination, it is considered a low priority problem, and as the men’s chance of survival grows more hopeless they have only their will to live to depend on.
March 14 | Hacksaw Ridge (R)
Starring: Andrew Garfield & Sam Worthington
This is the extraordinary, true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
March 21 | Manchester by the Sea (R)
Starring: Casey Affleck & Michelle Williams
After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held the family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.
March 28 | The Magnificent Seven (PG-13)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt & Ethan Hawke
With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm, Josh Farraday, Goodnight Robicheaux, Jack Horne, Billy Rocks, Vasquez, and Red Harvest. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.