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HUSBAY Film Group

(Thanks to Betty Robinson and Susan
Tschesnok for reviving this popular event.)

ALL Members of HUSBAY are entitled to view our films free of charge.

Films will be shown at the Betty J. Johnson
(North Sarasota Public Library),

2801 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234

(Social gathering at 2:00pm, followed by the film showing)

North Sarasota Public Library

Click on the above image for a map.

For a list of past and future film showings, click here.

Our Next Film


De Tweeling (Twin Sisters)
(Was postponed due to a library conflict.)
March 18th, 2023 at 2:00pm)

Released: 2005

Running Time: 2 hr. 15 minutes
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Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Romance
Featuring: Thekla Reuten, Nadja Uh, Ellen Vogel, Jeroen Spitzenberger
Language: Dutch (with English Substitles)
Writers:  Tessa de Loo
Directd By: Ben Sombogaart 
Synopsys: Twin sisters Lotte (Thekla Reuten) and Anna Bamberg (Nadja Uhl) are raised separately after their parents die. Lotte goes to live with rich relatives in the Netherlands, while Anna stays in Germany, enduring poverty on the farm of her stoic uncle. As adults, the pair long to reunite. But the outbreak of World War II, as well as growing social differences between them, risk keeping the two sisters permanently divided -- especially when Anna marries a Nazi officer.



Previous Films

(Was shown on Saturday,
February 25th, 2023 at 2:00pm)

(Released: 1997)

Running Time: 2 hr. 30 minutes
Click on the poster image for more information from Rotten Tomatoes.
Rated: PG
Genre: Sci-fi
Featuring:  Jodie Foster, James Woods, John Hurt, and Mathew McConaughey
Writers:  Carl Sagan, James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg
Directd By: Robert Zemeckis 
Synopsys:.In this Zemeckis-directed adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel, Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) races to interpret a possible message originating from the Vega star system. Once first contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence is proven, Arroway contends with restrictive National Security Advisor Kitz (James Woods) and religious fanatics bent on containing the implications of such an event. An incredible message is found hidden in the signal, but will Arroway be the one to answer its call?




The Bookshop
(Was shown on Saturday,
January 21st, 2023 at 2:00pm)

(Released: 2018)

Running Time: 1 hr. 53 minutes
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Rated: PG
Genre: Drama
Featuring:  Emily Morttimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson
Writers:  Frank Goodrich, Albert Hackett and Frank Capra
Directd By: Esabel Coixeta 
Synopsys:.Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop -- the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Harborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart, Harborough's vengeful, embittered alpha female who is a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene.

Winner of six Academy Awards.



It's a Wonderful Life
(Will was shown on Saturday,
December 17th, 2022 at 2:00pm)

(Released: 2004)

Running Time: 2 hrs. 9 minutes
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Rated: PG
Genre: Holiday, Comedy, Drama-Romance
Featuring:  Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell
Writers:  Frank Goodrich, Albert Hackett and Frank Capra
Directd By: Frank Capra 
Synopsys:.After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Winner of six Academy Awards.



(Was shown on Saturday,
November 19th, 2022)

(Released: 2021)

Running Time: 1 hr. 51 minutes
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Rated: PG-13
Genre: Comedy-Drama
Featuring:  Emilia Jones, Marlene Martin, and Troy Cotsur
Writers:  Stan Heder, Victoria Bedos
Directd By: Stan Heder
Synopsys: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning her parents.

Winner of three Academy Awards.



African Queen
(Was shown on October 15th, 2022)

(Released: 1952)

Running Time: 1 hr. 45 minutes
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Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure
Featuring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley
Writers:  Writer: C.S. Forester, James Agee, John Huston, John Collier
Directd By: John Huston
Synopsys: After religious spinster's (Katharine Hepburn) missionary brother is killed in WWI Africa, dissolute steamer captain (Humphrey Bogart) offers her safe passage. She's not satisfied so she persuades him to destroy a German gunboat. The two spend most of their time fighting with each other rather than the Germans. Time alone on the river leads to love.



Best in Show
(Was shown on August 20th, 2022)

(Released: 2000)

Running Time: 1 hr. 30 minutes
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Rated: PG13
Genre: Comedy
Featuring: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Coolidge
Writers: Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
Directd By: Christopher Guest
Synopsys:A behind-the-scenes look into the highly competitive and cut-throat world of dog shows through the eyes of a group of ruthless dog owners.
The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show. The canine contestants and their owners are as wondrously diverse as the great country that has bred them.



As Good As It Gets
(Was shown on July 16th, 2022, at 2pm)

(Released: 2004)

Running Time:2 hrs. 6 minutes
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Rated: PG13
Genre: Comedy, Drama Romance
Featuring: Jack Nicholson, Helem Hunt, Cuba Gooding Jr, and
Greg Kinnear

Writers: Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks
Directd By: James L. Brooks
Synopsys: Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is an obsessive-compulsive writer of romantic fiction who's rude to everyone he meets, including his gay neighbor Simon (Greg Kinnear), but when he has to look after Simon's dog, he begins to soften and, if still not completely over his problems, finds he can conduct a relationship with the only waitress (Helen Hunt) at the local diner who'll serve him.



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Sideways (shown on June 18th, 2022)


Running Time:2 hrs. 6 minutes
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Rated: R
Genre: Comedy
Featuring: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, and Viginia Madsen
Written By: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Directd By: Alexander Payne
Synopsys:  A week before his friend Jack is to be married,best man Miles and the prospective groom head off to wine country for a week of fun, relaxation and - of course - wine drinking.
Miles is the oenophile and does his best to teach Jack a bit about the art of appreciating great wine.
All Jack cares about is drinking and carousing, something he accomplishes when he meets the attractive Stephanie at one of the vineyards.
Miles is something of a sad sack, a high school English teacher who is a failed writer at heart. He has yet to get over the fact that his wife has divorced him and that she has remarried and he now faces that nerve racking wait for word from a prospective publisher.
Miles has an opportunity to start anew when he meets Stephanie's friend Maya but when he let's slip that Jack is about to be married any hope of a relationship seems to be lost.—garykmcd

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2018 - *2023 Film Schedule

Arranged By Betty Robinson

Date Film Title
Jan. 21 The Bookshop
Feb. 25 Contact
Mar. 18 De Tweeling (postoned)
Apr. 15 (3:00pm) The Maltese Falcon
May 20 (2:00pm) Amadeus
June 17 (2:00pm) The Reader
July 15 (2:00pm) Remember
Aug. 15 To be decided
Sep. 18 To be decided
Mar.. 19 The Bird Cage
Jun. 18 Sideways (re-scheduled)
July 16 As Good As It Gets
Aug. 20 Best in Show
Oct. 15 African Queen
Nov. 17 Coda
Dec. 17 It's a Wonderful Life
  2020 (Scheduled but not Nessesariily Shown)
Jan. 18 Wonder Wheel
Feb. 22 Black Klansman
  2019 (Shown Films)
Jan. 19 (3rd Sat) The Navigator
Feb. 23 (4th Sat) On Wings of Freedom (1), Maudie (2)
Mar. 16 (3rd Sat) Nashville
April No Film Scheduled
May 4 (1st Sat) The Shape of Water
June 15 (3rd Sat) The Birdcage
July 20 (3rd Sat) Wilde
Aug. 17 (3rd Sat) Game Night
Sep 21 (3rd Sat) The Lives of Others
Oct. 19 (3rd Sat) On the Basis of Sex
Nov. 16 The Post
Dec. 21 The Woman in the Van (note the change)
  2018 (Shown Films)
Jan. 13 (2nd Sat) Dr. Strangelove
Feb. 23 (4th Fri) HER
Mar. 31 (5th Sat) Good Night and Good Luck
Apr. 14 (2nd Sat) Mao's Last Dancer
Nov. 24 (4th Sat) Lars and the Real Girl
Dec. 29 (5th Sat) Creation : A Biography of Charles Darwin


Reserve Your Seat

***Seating is limited.
You must reserve a seat and dinner by emailing
Susan no later than noon, the Saturday before the scheduled showing.

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