Maiden

Maiden

Playing at Pickford Film Center
97 minutes, UK, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .
CCAP, AD

Sponsored by the Community Boating Center!

Open Caption Wednesday screenings: August 21 at 1:00 PM and August 28 at 8:05 PM .

Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, to ensure the team made it to the start line. Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown: 50th Anniversary!

A Boy Named Charlie Brown: 50th Anniversary!

Playing at Pickford Film Center
86 minutes, USA, In English, Children’s
Rated G: .


We’re celebrating the 50th Anniversary of a Peanuts classic! Presented in theaters for the first time since its release in 1969.

In this first animated feature film based on Charles M. Schulz’s ever-popular Peanuts comic strip, we see the pint-sized hero step up to the challenge, face his fears and show the world what he is truly made of. When Charlie Brown enters the school spelling bee, the doubtful and openly honest Lucy predicts his abject humiliation. But with the help of his best friend Linus and loyal dog Snoopy, Charlie Brown sets out to surprise his detractors in order to attend the national spelling bee in New York City.

Nominated for an Oscar in 1971 for “Best Original Music/Song Score” by Vince Guaraldi, A Boy Named Charlie Brown projects the innocence of Schulz’s charming characters with glee and takes them on a most spectacular adventure.

The Farewell

The Farewell

Playing at Pickford Film Center
98 minutes, USA, In English and Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Comedy, Drama
Rated PG: (for thematic material, brief language and some smoking)
CCAP, AD

Open Caption Wednesday screenings: August 21 at 1:15 PM, and August 28 at 8:30 PM.

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

Sea of Shadows

Sea of Shadows

Playing at Limelight Cinema
105 minutes, Austria, In English, Spanish, Documentary
Rated PG-13: for thematic material, language and some violence
CCAP

The vaquita, the world’s smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the “cocaine of the sea.” Environmental activists, Mexican navy and undercover investigators are fighting back against this illegal multi-million-dollar business.

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Playing at Limelight Cinema
128 minutes, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Belgium, In English and other languages w/ English subtitles, Documentary
Rated NR: .
CCAP

In 1961 Secretary General of the UN Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia. He was en route to ceasefire negotiations between non combatant UN forces and troops from the breakaway state of Katanga. He was taking a stance in the fight against colonialism in times of instability during the Cold War. What started as conspiracy theories have evolved into a growing consensus that Hammarskjöld and 15 other people were shot down, inciting the UN to reopen the case on the suspicion of assassination.

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl investigate the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than murder.

The Mountain

The Mountain

Playing at Limelight Cinema
106 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated NR: .


1950s America. Since his mother’s confinement to an institution, Andy has lived in the shadow of his stoic father. A family acquaintance, Dr. Wallace Fiennes, employs the introverted young man as a photographer to document an asylum tour advocating for his increasingly controversial lobotomy procedure.As the tour progresses and Andy witnesses the doctor’s career and life unravel, he begins to identify with the institutions’ patients. Arriving at a California mountain town, a growing center of the New Age movement, they encounter an unconventional French healer who requests a lobotomy for his own daughter, Susan.

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