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 Join us on Wednesday, March 15 @ 1 p.m.

Sully

 Airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River after a flock of geese knocks out the engines of his plane, which is loaded with 155 passengers. Hailed as a national hero, Sully faces PTSD and a fight for his career as the NTSB launches an investigation into his landing and questions the validity of his decision. View the trailer here.

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Join us on Saturday, March 11 @ 1 p.m.

Secrets & Lies

 Hortense is a successful, Black optometrist. Adopted at birth, Hortense searches for her birth mother, and is shocked to discover that she’s a lower-class white woman. View the trailer here.

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 Farewell to Two Leading Ladies:

Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher

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This week marked the passing of two of Hollywood's leading ladies—mother and daughter, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. The two died within a day of one another, and those closest to Ms. Reynolds surmise that she died of a broken heart while making funeral arrangements for her daughter, with whom she was very close.

Debbie was a Hollywood survivor whose first major role was alongside Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain. She was a multi-faceted performer, capable of singing, dancing, and acting. She survived Hollywood scandal, failed marriages, and bankruptcy, among other challenges. Like her title character in the 1964 musical, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Reynolds prevailed through tough times.

Carrie's biggest role was that of Princess Leia in Star Wars. This feisty character, and the actress who portrayed her, became an important part of the 1970s zeitgeist. Fisher battled addiction and mental illness, but like her mother, proved to be a survivor. In addition to acting, she enjoyed a career as a writer of fiction and non-fiction. Fisher not only penned her own play and screenplay, but also served as a script doctor for others. She was long admired for her sardonic wit and refreshing honesty.

While these legends have passed on, they leave behind a lasting cultural imprint through their performances and contributions to the arts.

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12 New Holiday Movies to See Right Now


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Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a trip to the movies! This December, the film releases range from anticipated blockbusters to smaller, heartfelt productions. Tim O'Sullivan, of The Washington Post, compiled the following list of 12 recommended titles to watch this season. Happy Holidays!

Arrival

Assassin’s Creed

Bleed for This

The Edge of Seventeen

Elle

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Office Christmas Party

Passengers

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Sing

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