Film: Tuesday, July 25th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: 20th Century Women

This Tuesday, July 25th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of 20th Century Women @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

20th Century Women (2016) is a comedy-drama set in 1979 about a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him in Southern California.

Mike Mills directs the one hour, fifty-nine minute  film, starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, and Lucas Jade Zumann. 20th Century Women received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay (Mike Mills). The film carries an R rating from the MPAA.

One can find more information about 20th Century Women at the Internet Movie Database.

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Film: Wednesday, July 19th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Silence

This Wednesday, July 19th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Martin Scorsese’s Silence @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Silence (2017) is a historical drama about two 17th-century Portuguese Jesuits who travel to Japan in an attempt to find their mentor, who is reported to have abandoned the faith.

Martin Scorsese directs the two hour, forty-one minute  film, starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson. Silence received an Academy Award nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography. The film carries an R rating from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Silence at the Internet Movie Database.

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Film: Tuesday, July 11th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Beauty and the Beast

This Tuesday, July 11th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Beauty and the Beast @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Beauty and the Beast (2017) is a live-action fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Bill Condon directs the two hour, nine-minute film, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Kevin Kline. Beauty and the Beast received two MTV Movie + TV Awards, for Best Movie and Best Actor in a Movie (Emma Watson). Beauty and the Beast carries a PG rating from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Beauty and the Beast at the Internet Movie Database.

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Film: Tuesday, June 27st, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Lion

This Tuesday, June 27th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Lion @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Lion (2016) is the story of Saroo, who “years after he got separated from his family, at a train station in India, and long since adopted by an Australian couple, decides to go searching for his birth family.”

Garth Davis directs the one hour, fifty-eight minute film, starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman. Lion received 6 Oscars nominations, including nominations for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Patel), and Supporting Actress (Kidman). Lion carries a PG-13 rating from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Lion at the Internet Movie Database.

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Film: Wednesday, June 21st, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: A Man Called Ove

This Wednesday, June 21st at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of A Man Called Ove @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

A Man Called Ove (2015) is a comedy-drama about “Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, [who] has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.”

Rolf Lassgård stars in the one hour, fifty-six minute film, in Swedish with English subtitles, also starring Bahar Pars and Filip Berg. The movie was an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film, and received an AARP Movies for Grownups Award. One can find more information about A Man Called Ove at the Internet Movie Database.

Please note: this film is being shown on Wednesday, June 21st.

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Film: Tuesday, June 13th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Collateral Beauty

This Tuesday, June 13th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Collateral Beauty @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Collateral Beauty (2016) is a drama about Howard, who, “retreating from life after a tragedy…questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.”

Will Smith stars in the one hour, thirty-seven minute film, also starring Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Michael Peña, and Helen Mirren. The film carries a PG-13 rating from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Collateral Beauty at the Internet Movie Database.

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Film: Tuesday, May 30th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Fences

This Tuesday, May 30th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Fences @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Fences (2016) is the story of an African-American man, Troy Maxson, raising his family in 1950s Pittsburgh. Denzel Washington directs and stars in the two hour, nineteen minute film, also starring Viola Davis and Stephen Henderson. The late August Wilson wrote both the screenplay and the Pulitzer-prize winning play on which the film is based. Viola Davis received a 2017 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Rose Maxson. The film carries a PG-13 rating from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Fences at the Internet Movie Database.

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Film: Tuesday, May 23rd, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Hidden Figures

This Tuesday, May 23rd at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Hidden Figures @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Hidden Figures (2016) is the true story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who were vital contributors to the early America space program. Theodore Melfi directs the two hour, seven minute film, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. Hidden Figures received three 2017 Academy Award nominations (Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Octavia Spencer, and Best Adapted Screenplay by Allison Schroeder & Theodore Melfi). The film carries a PG rating from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Hidden Figures at the Internet Movie Database.

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Film: Tuesday, May 9th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: La La Land

This Tuesday, May 9th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of La La Land @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

La La Land (2016) is a romantic musical comedy-drama about a jazz musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. Damien Chazelle directs the two hour, eight minute film, starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Rosemarie DeWitt. La La Land won six 2017 Academy Awards (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Emma Stone, Best Achievement in Directing for Damien Chazelle, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures Original Score, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures Original Song, and Best Achievement in Production Design). The film carries a PG-13 rating from the MPAA.

One can find more information about La La Land at the Internet Movie Database.

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Cirque du Pizza: The Art of Pizza Acrobatics

Cirque du Pizza: The Art of Pizza Acrobatics from Great Big Story on Vimeo.

When it comes to pizza dough tossing, there’s the classic pitch you’re probably picturing, and then there’s what Tony Gemignani does. The 12-time world pizza champion describes his particular art form as “what a Harlem Globetrotter does with a basketball”—only with pizza dough. But while a basketball never loses its form, soft dough moves and changes shape as it flips through the air, around-the-neck, through-the-shoulders, behind-the-back … you get the idea. At the annual World Pizza Games, witness pizza acrobatics like you never imagined.

Film: Tuesday, April 11th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Moonlight

This Tuesday, April 11th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Moonlight @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Moonlight (2016) is a coming-of-age drama about a young, African-American man growing up and coming to terms with his identity and sexuality while living in a troubled Miami communityBarry Jenkins directs the one hour, fifty-one-minute film, starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, and Duan Sanderson. Moonlight won three 2017 Academy Awards (Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Mahershala Ali, and Best Adapted Screenplay). The film carries an R rating from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Moonlight at the Internet Movie Database.

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Film: Tuesday, March 28th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Jackie

This Tuesday, March 28th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Jackie @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Jackie recounts the life of Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as she fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s legacy.

Pablo Larraín directs the one hour, forty-minute film, starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig. Jackie received three Oscar nominations (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Natalie Portman,  Best Achievement in Costume Design, and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score). The movie carries an R rating from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Jackie at the Internet Movie Database.

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Film: Tuesday, March 14th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Manchester by the Sea

This Tuesday, March 14th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Manchester by the Sea @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Manchester by the Sea is the story of an uncle who is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.

The 2016 film won two Academy Awards (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role to
Casey Affleck and Best Original Screenplay to Kenneth Lonergan). Lonergan also directs the two hour, seventeen-minute film, starring Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler. The movie carries a rating of R from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Manchester by the Sea at the Internet Movie Database.

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The Legacy of China’s Family-Planning Rules

The Party does more than blunder – what it touches, it injures & ruins:

In the late 1970s and early ’80s, China implemented rigid family-planning measures to slow population growth—the most controversial of which was the one-child policy. In 2015, China announced that it would drop this rule. However, millions of second and third children were born during these decades and are not legally registered. This short documentary, Invisible Lives, by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, follows three of the estimated 13 million unregistered people born outside the one-child policy. “You can’t get married without registration,” says Li Xue, a 23-year-old who struggles with the implications of her status. “Then, if you have a child, your child can’t be registered.”

Film: Tuesday, February 28th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Queen of Katwe

This Tuesday, February 28th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Queen of Katwe @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Queen of Katwe is a 2016 biographical drama about Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl who sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

The film is directed by Mira Nair, and stars Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, and Lupita Nyong’o. The movie has a run time of two hours, four minutes and carries a rating of PG from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Queen of Katwe at the Internet Movie Database.

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Film: Last Train

Last Train from Matt Knarr on Vimeo.

A documentary exploring the quiet, empty world of the last subway train of the night, and the stories of the people riding it.
Best Canadian Film – Take 21 Film Festival, 2016
Finalist – LA Cinefest, 2016
Official Selection – BFI Future Film Festival, 2017, Milton Film Festival, 2017, GLARE Arts Festival, 2017, Conway International Film Festival, 2016, Highway 61 Film Festival, 2016, Student International Film Festival, 2016, Filmstock Film Festival, 2016

Film: Hawaii – The Pace of Formation

Hawaii – The Pace of Formation from Givot on Vimeo.

“Hawaii – The Pace of Formation” is a window into the creation of an island. The Kilauea Volcano’s continued flow of lava into the ocean is one of the few places in the world to provide a front row seat of an island’s formation. The Big Island is literally changing before your eyes. This vast island contains 8 out of 13 different climate zones in the world, each with unique ecosystems, making the Big Island one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. To showcase its diversity, we wanted to slow things down and let its beauty speak for itself. Enjoy!

Visit all the locations in this video for yourself in this unique 8k 360 video experience: youtube.com/watch?v=c858UGeCeG4

Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of this adventure: vimeo.com/203005247