|July 4: NO MOVIE — INDEPENDENCE DAY|
July 11: The Shape of Water 2017 · 1 hr 59 m · Rated R
From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America, circa 1962. In the high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.
Discussion led by Susan Heath
|July 18: The Post 2017 · 1 hr 58 m · Rated PG 13
An American historical political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. It stars Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post.
Discussion led by Elizabeth Avery
|July 25: A Fantastic Woman 2017 · 1 hr 40m · Rated R
Sebastián Lelio’s Oscar-nominated film is a sublime study in the exalted ordeal of grief. It is also as gripping as any procedural crime thriller, and cops and police doctors play a role. In Spanish with subtitles.
Discussion led by John Avery
August 1: The Florida Project 2015 · 1hr 55 m · Rated R
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadow of Walt Disney World.
Discussion led by Ned Boyajian
|August 8: Battle of the Sexes 2017 · 2 hr 1 m · Rated PG 13
Discussion led by Gayle Robinson
August 15: Maudie 2016 · 1 hr 55 m · Rated PG
Based on the true story of folk artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) and the unlikely romance between Maud and a hardened reclusive bachelor, Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke). Maud, a bright-eyed, intelligent woman, hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, yearns to be independent and to live away.
Discussion led by Jennifer Goodnow
|August 22: Woman in Gold 2015 · 1 hr 50 m · PG13
Discussion led by Katy Blake
|August 29: Mudbound 2017 · 2 hr 14 min · Rated R
Set in the rural American South during World War II, this is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.
Discussion led by Stephanie Braxton