by Barbara Shaw
6:30 – WEDNESDAY NIGHT MOVIES AT CCC, $40 pesos
Peter Steiner came up with yet another fun fundraising idea to help the La Peñita Community Cultural Center meet its goals. Starting January 20 and continuing through March, each Wednesday promptly at 6:30, a recent box office hit film will be presented at the CCC. Volunteers will offer refreshments to purchase too. Join other film and entertainment buffs at our pop-up theater for an evening of pleasure and good company. All films with be in English with Spanish subtitles and each has been vetted so we can promise quality is excellent. CCC is located on Ruben Jaramillo #9, near Bahia de Banderas.
Jan. 20 Trumbo – 2015 – In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. More on RottenTomatoes.com 81% liked it.
Jan. 27 Inside Man – 2007 – Spike Lee’s energetic and clever bank-heist matches a determined cop and a perfectionist bank robber. Both are sent spiraling toward disaster when a scheming power broker steps in to take control of the situation in this hair-raising heist starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, and Jodie Foster. This bank robbery will go down in history as one of the most elaborate heists ever executed. More on RottenTomatoes.com 85% liked it.
Feb. 3 The 33 – 2015 – The true story of the 2010 collapse of a Chilean mine and the rescue of the 33 miners who were trapped underground for 69 days. An inspirational account of real-life heroism, but its stirring story and solid performances. More on RottenTomatoes.com 64% liked it.
Feb. 10 Maze Runner 3 – 2014 – Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys. He has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. More on RottenTomatoes.com 68% liked it.
Feb. 17 Heist: bus 657 – 2015 – To pay for treatment of his ill daughter, the father attempts to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster Pope (Robert De Niro). The caper goes awry and a shootout ensues. Vaughn (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Cox (Dave Bautista) are forced to flee on foot and hijack city Bus 657 and take the passengers hostage. More on wikipedia.com.
Feb.24 Woman in Gold Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds
March 2 Ricki and the Flash Meryl Streep & Kevin Kline
March 9 My Old Lady Kristin Scott Thomas, Kevin Kline & Maggie Smith
March 16 Beyond the Reach Michael Douglas & Jeremy Irvine
March 23, March 30 to be announced