Hepburn, Crowe star in November movies
Audrey Hepburn and Russell Crowe will star in November films at the Jefferson County Library Community Film Center.
All films are free and refreshments are available at the 7:30 p.m. showings. The center is located at 134 S.E. E St., Madras.
Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Roman Holiday (NR): Princess Anne (Audrey Hepburn) is touring Rome when she decides she's tired of the structured life of royalty. When she slips out on her own she meets up with a fiesty American reporter (Gregory Peck) who thinks he has the scoop of the century -- until he falls in love with her.
Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Cinderella Man (PG-13) staring Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger:During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock, the "Cinderella Man," was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history.
By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, the only thing that mattered to him, his family, was in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief.
But deep inside, Jim Braddock never relinquished his determination. Driven by love, honor and an incredible dose of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. He returned to the ring, moved through the ranks and chose to do the unthinkable: take on the heavyweight champ of the world, the unstoppable Max Baer, renowned for having killed two men in the ring.
Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Everything Is Illuminated (PG-13): Tale of a young man's quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather in a small Ukrainian town that was wiped off the map by the Nazi invasion. What starts out as a journey to piece together one family's story under the most absurd circumstances turns into a surprisingly meaningful journey with a powerful series of revelations -- the importance of remembrance, the perilous nature of secrets, the legacy of the Holocaust, the meaning of friendship and, most importantly, love.
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Zathura (PG): In this children's matinee Danny and Walter are two brothers who barely get along as their older sister tries to ignore them. Despite their squabbling, the brothers manage to cooperate enough to play an old mechanical board game named Zathura.
However, after their first move, they find that the game has apparently flung them, their sister and their entire house into outer space. The brothers surmise the only way to return home is to finish the game. However with almost every move, new dangers arise as the siblings find themselves learning to cooperate in ways they never expected as they realize what they mean to each other.