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Movie: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 9:30am to 11:00am
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Discussion led by Dr. Jennifer Garlen to follow the movie:

Movie poster: A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's CourtMovie: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Released: 1949
Stars: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming
Plays in: 2nd Floor Room
Rating: not rated

A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

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"Mark Twain Tonight" with Hal Holbrook

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Friday, April 9, 2010 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
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Join us to view a one-man play devised by Hal Holbrook, in which he depicts Mark Twain giving a dramatic recitation selected from several of Twain's writings, with an emphasis on the comic ones.

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Movie: The Blind Side (2009)

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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The Blind Side

Movie: The Blind Side
Released: 2009
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head
Rating: PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references.
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Read more about Movie: The Blind Side (2009)

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Movie: Planet 51 (2009)

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Friday, March 12, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Planet 51

Movie: Planet 51
Released: 2009
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Gary Oldman
Rating: PG for mild sci-fi action and some suggestive humor.
American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders...like Chuck! Read more about Movie: Planet 51 (2009)

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Movie: Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Where the Wild Things Are

Movie: Where the Wild Things Are
Released: 2009
Stars: Max Record, James Galdonfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker
Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.
An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler. Read more about Movie: Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

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Movie: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

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Friday, February 26, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Movie: The Vampire's Assistant
Released: 2009
Stars: John C.Rielly, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense supernatural violence and action, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language.
Welcome to the Cirque Du Freak, a traveling sideshow filled with magical creatures, misunderstood freaks, and the mysterious vampire, Larten Crepsley. Drawn to the dark, unpredictable world of the Cirque, 16-year-old Darren decides to trade in his ordinary life for a chance to become an immortal vampire. As Darren explores his newfound powers and faces unexpected enemies, he’ll find that his existence as a member of the undead is filled with more challenges, suspense and fun than he ever thought possible.Popcorn and drinks provided.. Read more about Movie: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

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Movie: Whip It (2009)

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Friday, January 29, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Movie: Whip It
Released: 2009
Stars: Sarah Habel, Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden
Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material
Bliss Cavendar has grown unhappy with the apparent small-town Texas life of Friday night football and beauty pageant competition, the football championed by her father Earl and the pageants by her mother Brooke. She commiserates with her best friend Pash at their waitressing jobs. Pash has a plan to get out: she is applying to Ivy League schools. Bliss just wants to get out and needs a plan and a calling. She finds it during a shopping trip to Austin, Texas where she picks up a flyer for a Roller Derby event, schemes to attend, gets invited to try out and becomes Babe Ruthless, her alter-ego roller derby character. She makes the team, lies about her age, works hard to succeed, experiences her first love with the young lead singer of an Indie rock band, gets disappointed in love, bonds with her new family of roller derby girls, fights with her mother to escape the beauty pageant and live her new dream as roller derby star.Popcorn and drinks provided. Read more about Movie: Whip It (2009)

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Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Released: 2009
Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan
Rating: PG for brief mild language
In the small island of Swallow Falls, the outcast boy Flint Lockwood is a clumsy inventor encouraged by his mother. When the island is not capable of exporting the production of sardine, the fish becomes the basis of the alimentation of the locals that have to consume it all the times. Years later, Flint's mother dies and his skeptical father Tim Lockwood, who is an old fisherman that has a store that sells sardine, gives a partnership in his store and invites Flint to work with him. But Flint has just invented a food processor that converts water into food and decides to test the piece of equipment. However, he accidentally launches it to the space and begins to rain hamburgers and other food in the island. A television sends the trainee of the weather department Sam Sparks to cover the phenomenon and Flint becomes famous. However, the greedy and glutton Mayor Shelbourne overworks the machine and the food becomes a menace to the human race.Popcorn and drinks provided. Read more about Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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Movie: Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

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Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Movie: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Released: 2009
Stars: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson,Hank Azaria
Rating: PG for mild action and brief language.
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. Read more about Movie: Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

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Movie: Jean de Florette (1987)

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Released: 1987
Stars: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu
Rating: PG
A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. Read more about Movie: Jean de Florette (1987)

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