Where: Berger Center.
Screening days and times: Sundays, 2:00 and 7:00 pm.
Hosts: Barbara Bowman, Chris Decker, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty and Mike McInnis.
NOTE: ALL FILMS ARE SHOWN WITH SUBTITLES WHEN POSSSIBLE; FREE OF CHARGE, COMPLIMENTS OF THE OVA
September 16, 2pm and 7pm: ERIN BROCKOVICH
In concert with Oakmont’s Sunday Symposium appearance of Erin Brockovich, Movies at Oakmont screens this unconventional drama based on actual events. Julia Roberts earned an Oscar for her portrayal of Brockovich, a twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on PG&E, and wins! Attend this compelling film that made her a household name, and then hear her speak at the symposium on September 23. (2000), R (language), 121 minutes.
September 23, 2pm and 7pm: URBAN INFERNO: THE NIGHT SANTA ROSA BURNED
Drawn from cell phone videos shot by evacuees fleeing their homes and body-cam film from sheriff’s deputies striving to find and save residents from the blaze, this 40-minute documentary captures the panic and spontaneous heroism of the fire’s first 12 hours. Dr. Stephen Seager will introduce the film he produced, and will be available to take questions later. Urban Inferno is a joint presentation of MAO and the Oakmont Disaster Preparedness Committee. A $5 donation per attendee is recommended for a fire recovery fund for those who lost their homes. Note: it’s expected that the Berger will be full for the 2:00 showing; if you’re someone who stays up late, consider the 7:00 showing.
September 30, 2pm and 7pm: DENIAL
In the 1990s, well-known Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall) sued historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weiz) for libel, meaning that under British law she must prove that the greatest atrocity of World War II actually took place. Lipstadt raised funds for a high-powered defense team and battled Irving at trial. Based on Lipstadt’s book History
On Trial, this thoughtful courtroom drama proves to be an attention-holding film. Tom Wilkinson and Andrew Scott also star. (2016), PG-13, 109 minutes.
October 7, 2pm and 7pm: WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
This timely documentary takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans, puppets and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since. (2018), PG-13, 104 minutes.
For Your Refrigerator/Wallet
Sunday, September 16, 2:00 & 7:00, Erin Brockovich, (2000), R, 121 minutes.
Sunday, September 23, 2:00 & 7:00, Urban Inferno: The Night Santa Rosa Burned,
(2018), 40 minutes plus the Q and A that follows.
Sunday, September 30, 2:00 & 700, Denial, (2016), PG-13, 109 minutes.
Sunday, October 7, 2:00 & 7:00, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018), PG-13, 104