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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.

November 16, 2017, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT 

James L. Brooks directs this Academy Award-winning drama that follows widowed Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger) through the years as they support each other through relationships with various men -- and deal with heartbreaking tragedy.
This warm, offbeat film won 5 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress (MacClaine) Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Jack Nicholson). 

1983, PG, 2hr 11m

November 30, 2017, MAX 

In this affecting drama based on real events, military dog Max is adopted by the family of his trainer, who was killed in Afghanistan. Besides helping the family overcome with their grief, Max's arrival provides new clues about the soldier's death.
Cast: Lauren Graham, Joseph Julien Soria, Josh Wiggins.

2015, PG, 1hr 51m

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Past Movies

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

November 9, 2017, FLY AWAY HOME 

When 13-year-old Amy adopts a flock of orphaned Canada geese, she sets out to teach them survival skills. Before long, Amy and her inventor dad take to the skies in a homemade aircraft to help the gaggle migrate 500 miles.
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin. 

1996, PG, 1hr 47m

November 2, 2017, THE GUYS 

In the days following the September 11 World Trade Center tragedy, a journalist agrees to help a New York Fire Department Captain write eulogies for eight of the firemen he lost in the twin towers.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia. 

2002, PG, 1hr 25m

October 26, 2017, GIFTED 

In this drama, Chris Evans plays a single guy who is tasked with raising his 7-year-old niece. His parenting job is made more challenging by the fact that the girl is a math prodigy and his mother, the girl's grandmother, has a plan for the kid's future. The film also stars McKenna Grace and Octavia Spencer.  

2017, Drama, PG-13, 1hr 41min


In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood (Spencer Tracy) hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning (Burt Lancaster) and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe (Maximilian Schell), but also from the widow of a Nazi general (Marlene Dietrich), an idealistic U.S. Army captain (William Shatner) and reluctant witness Irene Wallner (Judy Garland). 

1961, History Drama, PG-12, 3hr 6min

October 12, 2017, COACH CARTER 

The true-life story of a coach who tries to teach his players that there's more to life than basketball is brought to the screen in this sports drama. Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) was once a star player on the Richmond High School basketball team in Richmond, CA, and years later, after establishing himself in publishing and marketing, he returns to the school and to the team as the new basketball coach. Carter quickly sees that his work is cut out for him -- the team is having an awful season, and their fights off the court are more decisive than their play on the court. While Carter wants to make the Richmond Cagers into a winning team, he also wants a lot more -- to teach the boys to respect themselves and one another, and that they must excel in the classroom as well as in the gymnasium.

2005, Drame PG-13, 2hr 16min

October 5, 2017, PATRIOTS DAY 

An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community's courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.


2017, Drama, Rated R, 2hr 10min

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


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 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 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 




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