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Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.
Showtimes for PHILOMENA at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, December 6th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Saturday, December 7th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Sunday, December 8th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Monday, December 9th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Tuesday, December 10th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Wednesday, December 11th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Thursday, December 12th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man (Robert Redford) who must fight for survival after being lost at sea.
Showtimes for ALL IS LOST at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, December 13th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Saturday, December 14th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Sunday, December 15th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Monday, December 16th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Tuesday, December 17th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Wednesday, December 18th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM
- Thursday, December 19th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
This is director Frank Capra's classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in the typical American small town of Bedford Falls. As the film opens, it's Christmas Eve, 1946, and George, who has long considered himself a failure, faces financial ruin and arrest and is seriously contemplating suicide. High above Bedford Falls, two celestial voices discuss Bailey's dilemma and decide to send down eternally bumbling angel Clarence Oddbody (Henry Travers), who after 200 years has yet to earn his wings, to help George out. But first, Clarence is given a crash course on George's life, and the multitude of selfless acts he has performed: rescuing his younger brother from drowning, losing the hearing in his left ear in the process; enduring a beating rather than allow a grieving druggist (H.B. Warner) to deliver poison by mistake to an ailing child; foregoing college and a long-planned trip to Europe to keep the Bailey Building and Loan from letting its Depression-era customers down; and, most important, preventing town despot Potter (Lionel Barrymore) from taking over Bedford Mills and reducing its inhabitants to penury. Along the way, George has married his childhood sweetheart Mary (Donna Reed), who has stuck by him through thick and thin. But even the love of Mary and his children are insufficient when George, faced with an $8000 shortage in his books, becomes a likely candidate for prison thanks to the vengeful Potter. Bitterly, George declares that he wishes that he had never been born, and Clarence, hoping to teach George a lesson, shows him how different life would have been had he in fact never been born. After a nightmarish odyssey through a George Bailey-less Bedford Falls (now a glorified slum called Potterville), wherein none of his friends or family recognize him, George is made to realize how many lives he has touched, and helped, through his existence; and, just as Clarence had planned, George awakens to the fact that, despite all its deprivations, he has truly had a wonderful life. Capra's first production through his newly-formed Liberty Films, It's a Wonderful Life lost money in its original run, when it was percieved as a fairly downbeat view of small-town life. Only after it lapsed into the public domain in 1973 and became a Christmastime TV perennial did it don the mantle of a holiday classic.
Showtimes for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, December 20th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Saturday, December 21st - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Sunday, December 22nd - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Monday, December 23rd - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an 'archeological' dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.
Showtimes for RARE EXPORTS
- Friday, December 20th - 8:30 PM
- Saturday, December 21st - 8:30 PM
- Sunday, December 22nd - 8:30 PM
- Monday, December 23rd - 8:30 PM
Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts - who he once would have shunned - and established a hugely successful "buyers' club." Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience.
Showtimes for DALLAS BUYERS CLUB at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Wednesday, December 25th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Thursday, December 26th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Friday, December 27th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Saturday, December 28th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Sunday, December 29th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Monday, December 30th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Tuesday, December 31st - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Wednesday, January 1st - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Thursday, January 2nd - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Friday, January 3rd - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Saturday, January 4th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Sunday, January 5th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Monday, January 6th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Tuesday, January 7th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Wednesday, January 8th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
- Thursday, January 9th - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts' play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago's legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.
Coming soon, showtimes for August: Osage County TBD.