Archive for October, 2014

Snowpiercer — Sat. November 8

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

7:30pm Snowpiercer

Rated R

Donald L. Oat Theater

Norwich Arts Center

60 Broadway

Norwich, CT 06384

Suggested Donation: $7.00

In this sci-fi epic, a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.

Based on the French graphic novel “La Transperceneige,” director Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton and Song Kang Ho.

Trailer here:

Belle — Friday, October 24 at Otis Library

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

6:00 pmBELLE

Otis Library

261 Main Street, Norwich

Free — Donations welcome

This film is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Directed by: Amma Asante

Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode.

Trailer here.