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At the Movies

Enjoy movies every Thursday in the Game Room in Building B of the Benson Multipurpose Complex.

Movies are shown in the morning and afternoon. They start promptly at 10:00 am and 1:15 pm unless advance notice is given of a time change. There will be no admittance after the doors are closed and the movie starts.

Flyers for the monthly movie program and movie reviews are available at the doors to the Game Room and in the lobby.

September 14, 2017, FENCES 

Working as a trash collector in 1950’s Pittsburgh, Troy Maxson struggles to raise his family while trying to transcend the bitter experience of being a talented baseball player denied the opportunity to play in the majors because of his race.

2016, PG-13, 2hr 19min

September 21, 2017, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN 

The film that launched a thousand journalism school students, All the President’s Men chronicles how the work of reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein contributed to the public downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. The duo connected a Washington D.C. hotel break-in with a Nixon “dirty tricks” team assigned to discredit Democratic rivals, launching a series of tense events that forced Nixon to resign.

Cast: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards. 

1976, PG, 2hr 19min

September 28, 2017, LOVING 

Recounting a landmark chapter in the struggle for civil rights, this absorbing drama depicts the 1958 arrest and imprisonment of Richard and Mildred Loving for violating Virginia’s law against interracial marriage.

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga. 

2016, PG-13, 2hr 3min

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Past Movies

Below is a collection of movies that we have shown in the recent past: 

September 7, 2017, THE ZOOKEEPSER'S WIFE 

After the Nazis invade Poland, Warsaw Zoo caretakers Antonia and Jan Zabinski place themselves in grave danger when they begin collaborating with the Resistance in an effort to save Jews from the horrors of  the Warsaw Ghetto.

2017, PG, 2hr 6min


Appalachian Journey is the second album from the string trio of bassist and  composer Edgar Meyer,  fiddler and composer Mark O'Connor, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. James Taylor and Alison Krauss join the trio individually on two Stephen Foster songs arranged for the trio. Kiki, Kyara Uchida, more... 

2000, Classical  Bluegrass, 1hr 11min

August 24, 2017, SWEET BEAN 

Looking for help in his bakery -- where he specializes in doriyaki pastries -- Sentaro hires 76 year old Tokue. To Sentaro’s surprise, his new employee has a unique talent for making the popular delicacy … but she’s also hiding a troubling secret.

Cast: Masatoshi Nagase,  Kirin Kiki, Kyara Uchida, more... 

2016, Drama NR, 1 hr 53min


Enterprising reporter Phil Green (Gregory Peck), eager to blow the lid off Antisemitism, accepts an assignment to pen a series of frank exposes for a progressive magazine.  Looking for a new angle, Green poses as a Jew and soon endures the full spectrum of bigotry from being denied a job and use of public facilities to his son suffering a beating. Little by little, the journalist comes to understand the cruel effects of prejudice. 

Cast: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, more…

1947, Drama NR,  1 hr 58 min

August 10, 2017, LIFE OF A KING 

After serving an 18-year prison sentence, Eugene Brown resolves to remake his life and gets a job as detention monitor at a local high school. In an effort to raise the goals of the malcontents he deals with, Eugene founds the Big Chair Chess Club.

Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Malcolm M. Mays, Richard T. Jones, more… 

2013, Drama PG-13, 1 hr 41 min 

August 3, 2017, SAINT RALPH

Ralph (Adam Butcher) is a typical teenager with atypical questions, the largest of which concerns his mother. She’s fallen into a coma, and the 14 year old has set his sights on winning the 1954 Boston Marathon in a makeshift barter with God to make his mother well. His teach, Father Hibbert (Campbell Scott), wants to encourage his dream, but in doing so, he goes up against the reserved, ever-realistic Father Fitzpatrick (Gordon Pinsent).  

2004, Comedy/Drama PG-13, 1 hr 38 min


Raimund Gregorius, a classics professor in Switzerland, embarks on a quest to uncover the truth about the life and death of charismatic Portuguese poet Amadeu de Prado, whose life in the 1970s was dedicated to overthrowing Salazar's dictatorship.

Cast: Jeremy Irons, Melanie Laurent, Jack Huston

2016, Drama, Rated PG 2 hr 7 min

July 20, 2017, BULLITT

Lt. Frank Bullitt must baby-sit a Chicago gangster for 48 hours before he testifies against his brother. But when hit men snuff the witness, Bullitt won't be stopped in his quest for vengeance.

Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset

1968, Drama, Rated PG, 1 hr 54 min

July 13, 2017, QUEEN OF KATWE

Disney presents Queen of Katwe, a movie based on a vibrant true story starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo, and directed by Mira Nair. A Ugandan girl's life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess, in this celebration of the human spirit.

2004, Biography/Drama, Rated PG-13, 2 hr 4 min


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