Book-Movie Selection for Feb 25th, Mar 25th, Apr 29th & May 27th

February 25th, 2019

Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 7pm @ the Rosseau Memorial Hall, the Movie is:

Crazy Rich Asians
120 minutes

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This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Director:  Jon M. Chu

Writers:  Peter Chiarelli (screenplay by), Adele Lim (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Stars:  Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

Storyline

The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down. Written by JAP




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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)


Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language



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April 29th, 2019

Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 7pm @ the Rosseau Memorial Hall, the Movie is:

The Bookshop
113 minutes

The Bookshop Poster

England 1959. In a small East Anglican town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Storyline

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglican coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.




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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)


Rated PG for some thematic elements, language, and brief smoking



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March 25th, 2019

Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 7pm @ the Rosseau Memorial Hall, the Movie is:

The Children Act
105 minutes

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As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

Director:  Richard Eyre

Writers:  Ian McEwan (screenplay by), Ian McEwan (based on the novel by)

Stars:  Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin

Storyline

As her marriage to Jack flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her. Written by Duncan Kenworthy




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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)


Rated R for a sexual reference



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May 27th, 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 7pm @ the Rosseau Memorial Hall, the Movie is:

Widows
129 minutes

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Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director:  Steve McQueen

Writers:  Gillian Flynn (screenplay by), Steve McQueen (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Storyline

"Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Written by Twentieth Century Fox




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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)


Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual content/nudity



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