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June 2019

“Captain Blood” (1935)

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood (Errol Flynn), an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate. Co-starring Olivia de Havilland and Basil Rathbone. Directed by Michael Curtiz.   Sponsored by

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Now Read This Book Discussion: “An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic” by Daniel Mendelsohn

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, And An Epic” is the story of what happened after Mendelsohn’s 81-year-old father, Jay, enrolled in his college course on Homer’s “Odyssey.” While the book is family memoir, it is also part literary criticism, as Mendelsohn’s narrative tells us much about — and even reflects — the Greek epic poem itself.

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“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003)

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The first (and some say the best) of the Jack Sparrow series. Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley star. Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love–the governor’s daughter–from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead. Sponsored by

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July 2019

Author & Sailor Zeke Holland: “A Satisfying Sail around the World”

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The ultimate cruise. Not to break speed records, not to face the extremes of high latitudes, not to be the youngest circumnavigator — this is world sailing for the rest of us. To meet the routine challenges of the sea, weather, breakdowns, and crew living in a confined space in stressful conditions. To savor the joys of the stars, the dolphins at the bows, the sensation of being moved by the wind, a destination appearing on the horizon, a welcome…

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“The Princess Bride” (1987)

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

An elderly man reads his bedridden grandson the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. Directed by Rob Reiner, screenplay by William Goldman, and starring Carey Elwes, Robin Wright, and Mandy Patinkin. A cult classic! Sponsored by

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“The Black Swan” (1942)

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor’s pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight. Tyrone Power, Maureen O’Hara, George Sanders and Anthony Quinn star. Sponsored by

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Book Talk and Signing: The Book of Pride

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In The Book of Pride, you’ll meet the leaders and activists on the front lines of the LGBTQ civil rights movement, from the 1960s to the present, through stunning interviews with 75 LGBQT pioneers and elders, compiled and presented by author Mason Funk and OUTWORDS (theoutwordsarchive.org). Founded in 2016 by Mason Funk, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker from Los Angeles, OUTWORDS is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories of LGBTQ pioneers and elders across the United States. Mason…

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“Captain Phillips” (2013)

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tom Hanks stars in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Nominated for six Academy Awards and four Golden Globes. Sponsored by

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“The Crimson Pirate” (1952)

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings-on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, and tons of swordplay.   Sponsored by

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“The Buccaneer” (1958)

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

During the war of 1812, Louisiana buccaneer Jean Lafitte assists the Americans in defending New Orleans against the attacking British war fleet. Starring Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, and Charlton Heston. Directed by Anthony Quinn. Sponsored by

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