Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Willsboro:Champlain Valley Film Society Winter Movie Schedule



Champlain Valley Film Society Winter 2012 Movie Schedule
NOTE: all Winter films will be shown at 7:30 PM rather than 8:00. And all shows will be held at the Willsboro Central School.


SUPER 8
Saturday, January 7
Directed by J. J. Abrams - creator of the Lost television series - and produced by Steven Spielberg, this action thriller is filled with jaw-dropping special effects and a heart of gold. In the summer of 1979 a group of six friends witness a catastrophic train crash while filming a movie with their Super 8 camera. But soon they suspect that the crash was not an accident. “The year's most thrilling movie” –Time Magazine

MONEYBALL
Saturday, January 21
Based on a true story, this is a movie for anyone who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as the general manager of the Oakland A's, a shoestring budget team that just lost its three best players to wealthy teams. Along with a young Yale economics major, Pitt devises a strategy that challenges baseball's conventional wisdom. It's more than baseball, it's a revolution. "One of the best, most exciting films of the year." - Rolling Stone

THE IDES OF MARCH
Saturday, February 4 
George Clooney's political thriller is the perfect film to mirror our times. During the frantic last days before a razor-thin Ohio primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary, played by Ryan Gosling, discovers a political scandal that could end his candidate's shot at the presidency. The all-star cast includes Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti. "One of the most important films of the year." - Rex Reed
                                                                                                     CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE
Saturday, February 18 
This romantic comedy with a big heart features a sparkling, all-star cast including Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Julianne Moore. When forty-something, straight-laced Cal learns that his wife has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his perfect life quickly unravels. Cal hasn't dated in decades and soon he's looking for love in all the wrong places. "Sharply funny. Here’s a comedy you really can take to heart." - Rolling Stone

SHANE
Saturday, March 3
Film buff David Palmieri will introduce this movie and talk about the career of movie legend and Plattsburgh native, Jean Arthur. In one of the greatest Westerns in movie history, Alan Ladd plays a mysterious drifter who rides into the middle of a range war between farmers and cattlemen. Shane sides with the sod-busters, leading to the classic shootout with an evil gunslinger played by Jack Palance. Jean Arthur plays the farmer's wife in the last performance of her brilliant career.

Tickets: $5 for adults; $2 for under 18s

 © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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