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A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational. (PG13, 106 mins)
"It’s written, shot and acted with a hot-blooded urgency that reminds you the struggle it depicts is an ongoing one – and which shakes up this most well-behaved of genres with a surge of civil disobedience." – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
"Suffragette is an absorbing, ultimately moving portrait of thwarted ideals that rings all too true today."
– Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (played by Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their socialist beliefs and for their activism in defending the rights of union workers. Trumbo (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom. Trumbo refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He emerged from prison blacklisted as a Communist. But he fought back by continuing to write screenplays under false names, winning Oscars for Spartacus and Exodus in the process. His intellectual life entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (played by Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. (R, 124 mins)
"Bryan Cranston finally translates his critical acclaim for “Breaking Bad” into an Oscar-caliber performance in darkly comic Trumbo, playing an eloquent, witty screenwriter who bucked the Hollywood blacklist and triumphed." – Lou Lumenick, New York Post
Steven Spielberg's homage to the great Hollywood classics is an espionage thriller that stars Tom Hanks as James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of captured American pilot, Gary Powers. The Russian have shot down Power's U-2 spy plane and have sentenced him to 10 years in prison. His only hope is that Donovan can negotiate his release in a prisoner exchange with Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), the convicted Russian spy that Donovan had defended in the court case. The screenplay is by Matt Charman and three-time Academy Award winners Ethan Coen & Joel Coen.(PG13, 141 mins)
"Like some of Mr. Spielberg’s other recent movies, notably 'Lincoln' and 'Munich', this one is a meticulously detailed period piece that revisits the anxieties of the past while also speaking to those of the present." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
The comedy/horror/musical turned cult classic stars Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. All shows feature live cast performances by Norfolk's own Fishnet Inc. No props allowed--throw your imagination! Tickets go on sale about 1/2 hour before showtime; plenty of seats always available. Shows every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month and, of course, Halloween night each year, and additionally showing on the 5th Friday (if there is one) with proceeds benefiting Fishnet Inc. (R, 99 mins)
Wed, Dec 2 at 7:15pm – "New Non-Fiction Film'
Presented with World Affairs Council
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund. Directed by Davis Guggenheim (Waiting For Superman, An Inconvenient Truth). (88 mins)
"While the subject is deeply moving — and bringing tissues is recommended — Guggenheim's treatment is restrained, as he deploys inventive storytelling techniques that invite viewers inside Malala's world, to feel her joy, trauma and ultimately forgiveness." – Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times