The City of Carlsbad is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2017 Cinema Series at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad City Library, located at 1775 Dove Lane. The Cinema Series takes place on Saturdays, beginning at 1:30 p.m. with a pre-cinema chat led by a film expert, followed by the film screening at 2 p.m. and post show discussion. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served.
At a Glance
The schedule is below.
Trumbo (2015, R, 124 min.) Trumbo is the story of the Hollywood 10, writers blacklisted during the communist witch-hunts of the late 1940s and 1950s. Dalton Trumbo and others refused to give Congress information about the film industry and their colleagues and were jailed. Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist. Pre-show introduction and post-show discussion led by Brandon Cesmat. Brandon teaches Humanities at California State University San Marcos.
Hell or High Water (2016, R, 102 min.) In this Academy Award nominated film, two brothers, a divorced father (Chris Pine) and his ex-con older brother (Ben Foster), resort to a desperate scheme of robbing banks in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. They find themselves on the radar of Texas Ranger Marcus (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement. Pre-show introduction and post-show discussion led by Brandon Cesmat. Brandon teaches Humanities at California State University San Marcos.
The Birth of a Nation(2016, R, 119 min.) A biographical drama set against the antebellum South about Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher. His financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities, Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. Pre-show introduction and post-show discussion led by Brandon Cesmat. Brandon teaches Humanities at California State University San Marcos.
Cuba’s Secret Side(2013, NR, 57 min.) Come and meet director, adventurer and author Karin Mueller as she shares her experiences in Cuba prior to the renewed U.S.-Cuban relations. The film covers Mueller’s adventures hitchhiking for three months, around Cuba – living with fisherman and farmers, a Santeria priestess and country doctors. She filmed undercover on a tourist visa and Swiss passport and was arrested over a dozen times. In the end she gets beyond the propaganda and rhetoric to capture the true soul of Cuba.
This program is made possible in part by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund.