Saturday, March 14, 2009

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Movie Locations and Times:

Cadillac Wexford Public Library:       

12 Noon: ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD -  documentary, Rated G          

2:30 p.m. MILLIONS -  Adventure Drama, Rate PG

First Congregational Church 

12 Noon: MAN ON A WIRE  - Documentary, Rage PG13 

2:30 p.m.  TROUBLE THE WATER - Documentary, Not rated  

5:00 p.m. FROZEN RIVER -  Drama, Rated R  

7:30 p.m.  IN BRUGES - Drama/Dark Comedy, Rated R

Shepherd's Table (First Baptist Church) 

12 Noon  NEVER CRY WOLF - Adventure, Rated PG 

2:30 p.m.  PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL - Documentary, not rated 

5:00 p.m. SOPHIE SCHOLL: The final days -  Foreigh Drama: Subtitles, Not rated  

7:30 p.m. ISLAND (Ostrov) -  Foreign Drama:subtitles, Not rated



Celebrated documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog takes you on a wild and woolly journey to the South Pole, from the National Science Foundation's headquarters on Ross Island to some of Antarctica's most remote and dangerous terrain. With a keen eye for the wonders, and sometimes hilarious peculiarities, of this icy land's animal and human inhabitants, Herzog offers an astounding look at the world's most inhospitable landscape in this Best Documentary contender for an Academy Award.


On a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian border, Ray (Melissa Leo, in an Oscar-nominated role) teams with widowed tribe member Lila (Misty Upham) to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States. Although the work provides the women with much-needed money, each trip puts them in danger. How long will their luck hold before the authorities close in? Charlie  Dermott co-stars in this drama nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature.


In Martin McDonagh's dark comedy, after accidentally killing an innocent boy in London, hit men Ray (Colin Farrell, in a Golden Globe-winning role) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are sent by their boss, Harry (Ralph Fiennes), to lay low in Bruges, Belgium. Uncomfortable in this foreign city, the two professional killers meet ecletic characters (including a drug-dealing beauty, a little person actor and a pregnant hotel owner) and soon get into trouble.

ISLAND (Ostrov)

Father Anatoli (portrayed by former Russian rock star Pyotr Mamonov) lives a hermitlike existence in a remote Russian Orthodox monastery, where he's visited by people who believe he has the power to heal, see the future and exorcise demons. But Anatoli's odd behavior confuses his fellow monks, who are unaware that he's tortured by a past sin and considers himself an unworthy fraud. Pavel Lungin directed this poignant parable.


Philippe Petit captured the world's attention in 1974 when he successfully walked across a high wire between New York's Twin Towers. This documentary (nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar) explores the preparations that went into the stunt as well as the event and its aftermath. Obsessed with the towers even before they were fully constructed, Petit sneaked into the buildings several times to determine the equipment he needed to accomplish his daring feat.


Acclaimed director Danny Boyle posits a tantalizing question in this engaging film: What happens when two boys stumble upon a cache of cash? Damian (Alex Etel) and his brother, Anthony (Lewis McGibbon), find a satchel filled with British  pounds, but with the country just days away from switching to the Euro, they must quickly find a way to spend and share the wealth.Trouble is, Damian wants to give to the poor, while Anthony aims to live it up.


Carroll Ballard's adaptation of Farley Mowat's autobiographical novel follows Mowat (Charles Martin Smith) into the tundra, where he's supposed to study the harm that wolves inflict on the caribou herds. As he struggles to make it in the harsh surroundings, he comes to the conclusion that the caribous' worst enemies are not the wolves at all. Hiro Narita's cinematography is spectacular, and the evocative sound was nominated for an Academy Award.


Director Virginia Reticker's documentary tells the story of the thousands of Liberian women who helped end the bloody late- 1990s civil war that killed 250,000 people, allegedly supported in secret by then-President Charles Taylor. Through on violent protests, the Christian Women's Peace Initiative forced a resolution in the peace talks, and their efforts led to the election of Africa's first female head of state, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

SOPHIE SCHOLL: The final days

Based on true events, director Marc Rothemund's absorbing Oscar-nominated drama tells the story of young anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch). Arrested for her membership in the resistance movement, Sophie is subjected to a highly charged interrogation by the Gestapo, testing her loyalty to her cause, her family and her convictions. Can she maintain her resolve in the face of intense pressure from a system determined to silence her?


Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal recount a surprising tale of heroism in New Orleans, where a wannabe rapper and her husband brave the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina to rescue their neighbors. Featuring live video diary footage from the couple, the Oscar-nominated documentary is both a poignant portrait of a family's will to survive and a startling portrayal of Katrina's devastating power.