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June 2017

Movie Milestones: “The Goodbye Girl”

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor. Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason star in this 1977 romantic comedy. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor; the film received four other Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress.

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July 2017

Movie Milestones: “Dirty Dancing”

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

Were you having the time of your life in 1987 when “Dirty Dancing” was released? Do you remember those hot summer nights in the Catskills and the “lift” scene at the end of the movie? Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray star. Oscar winner for Best Original Song.

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Movie Milestones: “Life Is Beautiful” (La Vita e Bella)

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

It’s been 20 years since the release of this winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Who can forget the exuberant Roberto Benigni (Best Actor) climbing over and then standing on the backs of the seats in front of him as he applauded the audience before proceeding to the stage to embrace Sophia Loren, the presenter? Find out why life truly IS beautiful.

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Movie Milestones: “In Cold Blood”

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity. Robert Blake and Scott Wilson star in the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s bestselling book of the same name. Released 50 years ago, the movie was nominated for four Oscars.

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August 2017

Movie Milestones: “Wag the Dog”

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Barry Levinson directs two of our greatest actors in this satire, which still resonates 20 years after its release in 1997. Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor (Robert DeNiro) and a Hollywood producer (Dustin Hoffman) join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal. You can’t make this stuff up–or can you?

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Movie Milestones: “Cool Hand Luke”

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Paul Newman stars in this 1967 production as a man who refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. “What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate.” Newman was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar; George Kennedy won for Best Supporting Actor.

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Movie Milestones: “The Dirty Dozen”

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers. Lee Marvin heads an all-star cast that includes Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, George Kennedy, and Robert Ryan. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of this acclaimed war film.

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