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The Homesman
 The Homesman
Tommy Lee Jones directs his second feature film following his acclaimed The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. The story centers around three women living on the edge of the American frontier who are driven mad by harsh pioneer life. The task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank). While transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat. (R, 122 mins)

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Pelican Dreams
 Pelican Dreams
Wednesday, Feb 18 at 7:15pm – "New Non-Fiction Film"

PELICAN DREAMS Filmmaker Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill) follows a wayward, starving California brown pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores the pelicans’ nesting grounds and their Pacific coast migration. The film is about wildness: How close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it? Sometimes referred to as “flying dinosaurs”, pelicans have an ancient magic about them. Their near-extinction in the seventies, their recovery, and now their most recent die-off parallels our human relationship to the environment. (80 mins)

Speakers and post-film discussion:
Catherine Kilduff is a staff lawyer defending marine mammals for The Center for Biological Diversity.
Wildife Response rehabilatators

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AltDaily presents Groundhog Day
 AltDaily presents Groundhog Day
Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself stuck in small-town hell. Just when things couldn't get worse, they get worse; Phil wakes the next morning to find it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again... (1993, PG, 101 mins)

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Remote Area Medical
 Remote Area Medical
Wednesday, Feb 11 at 7:15pm – "New Non-Fiction Film"

During the long U.S. debate about healthcare reform, the media has failed to put a human face on what it means to not have access to healthcare. The non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) produces three-day clinics throughout the Appalachia for hundreds of rural people desperate for healthcare. The film follows the stories of patients who spend hours in line waiting for the limited amount of tickets to be able to be treated. The dysfunctional state of health care in America and the imperative for Medicaid expansion in Virginia has never been better illustrated. Presented by EVMS and Virginia Organizing. (81 mins)

Speakers and Post-Film Discussion:
Terri Babineau, MD teaches Family and Community Medicine at EVMS and has led teams for RAM events the last four years in Appalachia.
Winston Whitehurst works with Virginia Organizing and is the leader of the local Affordable Health Care Issue Team.

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Foxcatcher
 Foxcatcher
Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Actor (Steve Carell), and Best Director (Bennett Miller). Two brothers, both former Olympic wrestling champions (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, nominated for Best Supporting Actor) become involved in a fateful and fatal friendship with a neurotic millionaire (Carell), in this true-life drama from director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball). When Mark is invited by John du Pont (Steve Carrell) to join the US team preparing for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, he asks his brother to take part, but the smarter, more seasoned Dave (Mark Ruffalo) refuses to uproot his family for the sake of glories already achieved. Foxcatcher locates a balance of excitement and burgeoning dread, and keeps us firmly in its hold until its harrowing finish. (R, 130 mins)

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Food Chains
 Food Chains
Shows Wed, Feb 4 at 7:15pm – "New Non-Fiction Film"

There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of living wages. In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their successful organizing which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the U.S. The Fair Food Program asks supermarkets and fast food restaurants to pay just a penny more per pound of tomatoes and to refuse to buy tomatoes from farms with human rights violations. This new movement is now spreading to support other workers in Napa Valley and beyond.
Presented with The Sustainable Living Fair and Virginia Organizing

Speakers and post-film discussion:
Teresa Stanley is the Hampton Roads director of Virginia Organizing
Bev Sell is founder and director of Five Points Community Farm Market

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