- March 18 9:15 pm
- March 20 4:15pm • 7:15pm
- March 21 4:15pm • 7:15pm
- March 22 4:15pm • 7:15pm
Plot: Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes.
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- March 23 4:15pm • 7:15pm
- March 24 4:15pm • 7:15pm
- March 25 4:15pm • 7:15pm
- March 27 4:15pm • 7:15pm
- March 28 4:15pm • 7:15pm
- March 29 7:15pm • 9:15pm
- March 30 4:15pm • 7:15pm
- March 31 4:15pm • 7:15pm
- April 1 TBA
- April 3 TBA
- April 4 TBA
- April 5 TBA
Plot: After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.
- March 23 4pm • 7pm
- March 24 4pm • 7pm
- March 25 4pm • 7pm
- March 27 4pm • 7pm
- March 28 4pm • 7pm
- March 29 7pm • 9:15pm
- March 30 4pm • 7pm
- March 31 4pm • 7pm
- April 1 TBA
- April 3 TBA
- April 4 TBA
- April 5 TBA
Plot: Jake Pentecost is a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through cities and bring the world to its knees, Jake is given one last chance by his estranged sister, Mako Mori, to live up to his father's legacy.
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- March 18 3:30 • 7pm
Plot: After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne) leaves America and returns to his native Ireland, hoping buy his family's homestead and live in peace. In doing so, he runs afoul of Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who long coveted the property. Spitefully, Will objects when his fiery sister, Mary Kate (Maureen O'Hara), begins a romance with Sean, and refuses to hand over her dowry. Mary Kate refuses to consummate the marriage until Sean retrieves the money.
- March 4 4pm
Note: Chinese language with English subtitles
Plot: One of the greatest kung-fu films of all time is making its way back to the big screen with the fury of 1,000 fists!
After a deadly attack from anti-Ching patriots, San Te (the legendary Gordon Liu of KILL BILL) devotes himself to learning the martial arts under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, in order to seek revenge upon the people who attacked his school. Also known as THE MASTER KILLER and SHAOLIN MASTER KILLER, the film contains one of the longest and most impressive training montages ever put to film as San Te trains his way through the 35 chambers.
36TH CHAMBER was a major influence on both the works of Quentin Tarantino and the Wu-Tang Clan, and set the high bar for the many kung fu movies to come out of Hong Kong in the 1970s.
- March 4 4:15pm
Plot: After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon -- an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence -- gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated.
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- Feb 25 4pm • 7pm
Plot: Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.
- Feb 11 7pm
Plot: Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family.
- March 1 Animation 4:15pm
Plot: For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.
Dear Basketball – Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant, USA, 5 minutes
Negative Space – Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, 5 minutes
Lou – Dave Mullins and Dana Murray, USA, 7 minutes
Revolting Rhymes – Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, UK, 29 minutes
Garden Party – Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, France 7 minutes
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LIVE ACTION SHORTS
DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk
The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
My Nephew Emmett – Kevin Wilson, Jr.
The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia
Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen
- Feb 11 9:15pm
Plot: It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
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- Feb 14 4pm • 7pm
- Feb 15 4pm • 7pm
Plot: Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bring long-buried truths to light.
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- Jan 24 4:15 pm • 7:15 pm
- Jan 25 4:15 pm • 7:15 pm Plot: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.
- Jan 5 9:15pm
- Jan 6 9:15pm
Plot: In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.
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- Jan 18 4pm • 7pm
Plot: Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever.
- Jan 11 3:30 pm •7:15 pm
Plot: Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moon’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they've been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.
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- Dec 23 11am • 1:30pm • 4pm • 6:30pm • 9pm
Plot: After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.
- Dec 22 9pm
Plot: The most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight...
The tale of a cute and furry Christmas gift that multiplies into many, many, many terrifying Christmas gifts, GREMLINS is a sublimely perfect mix of comedy and horror. This December, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents a movie party celebration of the hilarious and wickedly scary 1984 film, featuring a special conversation with director Joe Dante that’ll take you behind the scenes of this all-time classic.
Beginning life as a spec script by Chris Columbus that was championed by executive producer Steven Spielberg, what’s amazing about GREMLINS is how everything works so, so well. Joe Dante’s cast is splendid, featuring newcomer Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, and the voices of Howie Mandel as Gizmo and Frank Welker as the big bad gremlin Stripe. The magic (and terror) gets brought to life via the pioneering pre-CGI creature work by Chris Walas, all punctuated by composer extraordinaire Jerry Goldsmith’s incredible score.
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- Dec 23 4:15 pm • 7:15 pm
Plot: New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there's no one to save the hostages -- but him.
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- Dec 14 4pm • 7pm
Plot: Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
- Dec 17 7pm
Plot: Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish that their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he's never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue and Rose reads an enticing headline, they both set out on epic quests to find what they're missing.
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- Dec 1 7pm
- Dec 2 7pm
- Dec 3 7pm
Plot: Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE is a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.
- Nov 30 1pm
Plot: After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner," published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.
- Nov 30 1pm
Plot: A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. Everyone's a suspect when Detective Hercule Poirot arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.
- Nov 15 7pm
About: Please assist the HCCC in raising awareness and funds for Homelessness in Livingston County. Yes! Homelessness does exist…….and they are homeless…..NOT hopeless! November 11-19, 2017 is Homeless Awareness Week (HAW). Support efforts to help the homeless by attending one of the many events held in honor of #HAW2017! On November 11, there will be a bake sale at Brighton First United Methodist Church from 9am – 4pm. On November 12th we will host a Paint and Pour Event at Studio West in Brighton from 3:30 – 5:30pm. Attend the Main Event in the Howell Opera House at 4pm to hear the stories of the homeless in our county, to participate
- Nov 12 4:15pm • 7:15pm - ONE DAY ONLY!
Plot: In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam's partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon.