Friday Night Films: April
April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019
Click to see full schedule.
|Date||Title / Description|
|April 5||The Favourite (R: sexual content, nudity, language) 2 hours
An 18th century costume drama unlike other such dramas, with gorgeous settings and costumes. Three leading women contend for power: one has it but doesn’t know how to wield it; the others vie for it.
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture.
|April 12||Instant Family (PG-13: sexual and drug content, language) 2 hours
Based on a true story, this “hilarious and heartwarming” (L.A. Times) comedy fucuses on a married couple that want a family. When they start to adopt a perfect foster child, they find he comes with two siblings.
|April 19||Finding Forester (PG- 13: language, sexual references) 2 hours 16 minutes
A talented 16 year old basketball player in NYC has a secret passion—writing. An accidental meeting with a reclusive Pulitzer Prize winning author of only one novel results in both men’s learning from each other about life and the importance of friendship.
Academy Award winners: Sean Connery. F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin. Newcomer Rob Brown and rap music star Busta Rhymes. Director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk).
Roeper and Ebert: “Two thumbs up.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: “Funny and touching,”
|April 26||A Star is Born (R: language, sexuality, nudity, drug abuse) 2 hours 16 minutes
This is the fourth film version of this story. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga lead this version. Cooper plays a seasoned musician who encourages a discouraged singer to follow her dream and coaxes her into the spotlight. Lady Gaga won an Oscar for the song Shallow, which is featured in the film.
Director Bradley Cooper. Screenplay by Eric Roth, Well Fetters, and Bradley Cooper.
The DVD has over 30 minutes of special features, including songs and not seen in theaters.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: “Passionate. emotional and fearless.”