Where: Berger Center
Screening days and time: Sundays, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Hosts: Barbara Bowman, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty, Mike
McInnis, and Jeff Neuman
NOTE: ALL FILMS ARE SHOWN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES WHEN POSSIBLE;
FREE OF CHARGE, COMPLIMENTS OF THE OVA
May 19, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), taken for granted as a suburban wife and mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles and is drawn into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined. Macdonald is superb in her portrayal of the blossoming Agnes in this poignant film of self-discovery. Iran Khan, as her puzzle partner, and David Denman, as her husband, also shine. Critically acclaimed, Puzzle has become a film festival favorite. (2018),
R (language), 103 minutes.
May 26, 3:00 and 7:00 pm
THE KING’S CHOICE
When the Nazis invade Norway on April 8, 1940, the country’s king – Haakon VII – was given an ultimatum: surrender or die. Haakon answered that he would abdicate before appointing the German-approved government. Unfolding over three pivotal days, the film is an admiring portrait of a monarch with a rare common touch and a monumental decision to make. Gripping and well-acted throughout, with notable cinematography and production design, the movie was nominated for a Foreign Language Film Oscar. (2017), NR, 130 minutes. (In Norwegian.)
June 2, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Focusing on his two-term tenure as second-in-command to President George W. Bush, this biographical drama (with some comedy) chronicles the long and controversial political career of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), an unassuming bureaucratic insider who quietly wielded immense power. Amy Adams plays his wife, Lynne, and Sam Rockwell portrays Bush. The film garnered eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, and won for Best Makeup. (2018), R (language), 132 minutes.
For Your Refrigerator/Wallet
Sunday, May 19, 2:00 & 7:00, Puzzle, (2018), PG-13, R, 103 minutes.
Sunday, May 26, 2:00 & 7:00, The King’s Choice, (2017), NR, 130 minutes,
Sunday, June 2, 2:00 & 7:00, Vice, (2018), R, 132 minutes.