BELFAST — The theme for December at the Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix film series is “Local Rewind.”
This is a chance to get a second look at some of the quality movies from the last year that were first shown at the local movie theater.
All of the movies are free and take place at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library.
On December 6, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) features Melissa McCarthy as biographer Lee Israel, who made her living in the 1970s and and 80s profiling the celebrities like Katharine Hepburn and Estee Lauder. When she’s told she can’t be published because she is out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, aided by her loyal friend (Richard E. Grant).
Both actors were nominated for Oscars, as was the screenplay. 106 min. Rated R for profanity and some nudity.
The Favourite (2018), on December 13, is a black comedy set in early 18th-century England about the relationship between two cousins battling to be the court favorite of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman).
The film received ten Oscar nominations, with Colman winning Best Actress. 119 min. Rated R for profanity and some nudity.
Emma Thompson is featured in Late Night (2019) on December 20. Thompson is the host of a long-running late-night talk show who is forced to team up with one of her new staff writers in order to make her show more “contemporary.”
Mindy Kalin also wrote the screenplay, based on her personal experiences, and John Lithgow also co-stars. 102 min. Rated R for moderate profanity.
In a snippet from the recent past, on December 27 the Flix will show On The Basis of Sex (2018). In a lightly-fictionalized chapter from the early career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s it becomes clear why she was nominated and confirmed as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
“As we enter 2020, this one is a reminder that the push for true justice was waged before us, and will go on after us,” said Flix, in a news release.
With Armie Hammer, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston. 120 Min, Rated PG-13.