Did You Know? Oscar Nominated Films

The 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 2. We are pleased to bring a number of Academy Award nominated films to the APL screen during February and March. Our Thursday movies are free and refreshments are served.

Captain Phillips was screened February 6. Feel free to reserve this title from our collection. This film has been nominated for: Best Picture, Actor in A Supporting Role (Barkhad Abdi), Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Adapted Screenplay. Tom Hanks stars in this film which is based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years, leaving the world in a state of crisis. Rated PG-13.

Upcoming Films:

Blue Jasmine
February 13 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Nominations for: Actress (Cate Blanchett), Actress in a Supporting Role (Sally Hawkins), and Original Screenplay. Blue Jasmine was directed by Woody Allen and stars Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, and Michael Stuhlbarg. After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. Rated PG-13.

All is Lost
February 20 | 4:00-6:15 pm
Nominated for: Sound Editing. Starring Robert Redford, this film is an open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling, and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face. Rated PG-13.

March 6| 4:00-6:00 pm
Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress (Sandra Bullock), Cinematography, Director, Film Editing, Original Score, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects. Starring George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, and Ed Harris. Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. Rated PG-13.

12 Years a Slave
March 27 | 4:00-6:15 pm
Nominated for: Best Picture, Actor (Michael Fassbender), Actress (Lupita Nyong’o), Costume Design, Director, Film Editing, Production Design, Adapted Screenplay. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Bryan Batt, and Paul Giamatti. The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom. Rated R.


For further information contact Elizabeth Eisen at 832-6392 or eeisen@apl.org.



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