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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)


 

North Sarasota Public Library

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


Our Next Film:Some Like it Hot
Will show on April 19th. (social gathering at 1:30pm,
folowed by the film showing at 2pm.

Some Like it Hot

Running Time: 2 hr. 30 min.

Released: 1959

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Rated: R

Genre: Comedy

 
Featuring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, and Robert Thoeren

Director: Billy Wilder

Synopsys:After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

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Our Past Film: the Reader Showed on March 29th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Long Day's Journey Into Night
(Showed on Saturday, February 3rd)

Running Time: 2 hr. 54 min.

Released: 1962

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Rated: Not Rated

Genre: Drama

 
Featuring: Katherine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Dean Stockwell and Jason Robards

Writer: Eugene O'Neil

Director: Sidney Lumet

Synopsys: A quiet Connecticut vacation home is the backdrop for domestic decline. Sensitive son Edmund (Dean Stockwell) returns home from spending time at sea to a family in a state of collapse. His father (Ralph Richardson) is an alcoholic miser. His mother, Mary (Katharine Hepburn), is addicted to morphine. His brother, Jamie (Jason Robards), is aggressive and unstable. As Edmund and his brother clash over how to help their mother, she becomes increasingly concerned about Edmund's worsening health.

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A Christmas Carol
(Was Shown on Saturday, December 16th at 2:00pm) Social gathering began at 1:30pm

 

Running Time: 1 hr. 26 min.

Released: 1951

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Rated: PG13

Genre: Holiday, Fantasy

 
Featuring: Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison

Writer: Samuel D Hunter

Directed and Produced By: Brian Desmond Hurst

Synopsys: Crotchety Victorian businessman Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) has no use for festivity, even at Christmas. After resentfully allowing timid clerk Bob Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) to have the holiday to spend with his loving wife (Hermione Baddeley) and family, Scrooge is swept into a nightmare. The ghost of his late partner, Jacob Marley (Michael Hordern), appears, warning that Ebenezer will be visited by three more spirits who will show the coldhearted man the error of his parsimonious behavior.


The Emperor's Club
(Showed on Saturday, November 25th at 2:00pm)
Social gathering began at 1:30pm

 

Running Time: 1 hr. 49 min.

Released: 2002

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Rated: PG13

Genre: Drama

 
Featuring: Kevin Kline
Writer: Samuel D Hunter

Directed By: Michael Hoffman

Synopsys: William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a century later.


The Whale
(Showed on Saturday, October21st at 2:00pm)
Social gathering began at 1:30pm

 

Running Time: 1 hr. 57 min.

Released: 2022

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Rated: R

Genre: Drama

 
Featuring: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink and Ty Simpkins
Writer: Samuel D Hunter

Directed By: Darren Aronofsky

Synopsys: A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.


Inherit the Wind
(Showed on Saturday, September 16th at 2:00pm)
Social gathering began at 1:30pm

 

Running Time: 2 hr. 8 min.

Released: 1960

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Rated: (not rated)

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Biography

 
Featuring: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly

Writers: Nedrik Young, Harold Jacob Smith, and Jerome Lawrence

Directed By: Stanley Kramer

Synopsys: In the 1920s, Tennessee schoolteacher Bertram Cates (Dick York) is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution instead of creationism. Drawing intense national attention in the media with writer E. K. Hornbeck (Gene Kelly) reporting, two of the nation's leading lawyers go head to head: Matthew Harrison Brady (Fredric March) for the prosecution, and Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy) for the defense.


Remember
(Showed on Saturday, August 19th at 2:00pm)

 

Running Time: 1 hr. 35 minutes

Released: 2015

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Rated: R

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

 
Featuring: Christopher Plummer, Kim Roberts and Amanda Smith

Writer: Benjamin August

Directed By: Atom Egoyan

Synopsys: "Remember" is the contemporary story of Zev, who discovers that the Nazi guard who murdered his family some 70 years ago is living in America under an assumed identity. Despite the obvious challenges, Zev sets out on a mission to deliver long-delayed justice with his own trembling hand. What follows is a remarkable cross-continent road-trip with surprising consequences.


Last Up - Amadeus
(Was Shown on Saturday, July 15th at 2:00pm)

 

Running Time: 2 hr. 41 minutes

Released: 1984

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Rated: R

Genre: Biography, Drama and Music

 
Featuring:  F Murray Abraham, Tim Hulce and Elizabeth Berridge

Writers:  Peter Shaffer and Zdenek Mahler

Directed By: Milos Forman
Synopsys: The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was deeply jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.



To Kill a Mockingbird
(Showed on Saturday, June 17th at 2:00pm)
(Last Minute Change)

 

Running Time: 2 hr. 35 minutes

Released: 1960

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Rated: R

Genre: Crime Drama

 
Featuring:  Gregory Peck, John Magna and Frank Overton

Writers:  Harper Lee and Horton Foote

Directed By: Robert Mulligan

Synopsys: Atticus Finch, a widowed lawyer in Depression-era Alabama, defends a Black man against an undeserved rape charge, and tries to educate his young children against prejudice.

The Reader
(Will show on Friday, March 29th at 2:00pm)

 

Running Time: 2 hr. 15 minutes

Released: 2008

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Rated: R

Genre: Drama, Romance

 
Featuring:  Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes and Bruno Ganz

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Writers:  David Hare and Bernhard Schlink

Directed By: Steven Daldry

Synopsys: Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.



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De Tweeling (Twin Sisters) was posponed
(It has not yet been scheduled)


 

Running Time: 2 hr. 15 minutes

Released: 2005

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Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Romance
 
Featuring:  Thekla Reuten, Nadja Uh, Ellen Vogel, Jeroen SpitzenbergerMF
Writer:  Tessa de Loo
Directed By: Ben Sombogaar 
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

The Maltese Falcon
(Was shown on Saturday,
April 15th, 2023 at 3:00pm)


(Released: 1941)

Running Time: 1 hr. 41 minutes
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Rated: PG
Genre: Crime, Drama
 
Featuring:  Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter LorreMF
Writers:  John Huston, Dashell Hammett
Directed By: John Huston 
Synopsys:.Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wonderly, walks into their office; and by that night everything's changed. Miles is dead. And so is a man named Floyd Thursby. It seems Miss Wonderly is surrounded by dangerous men.
There's Joel Cairo, who uses gardenia-scented calling cards. There's Kasper Gutman, with his enormous girth and feigned civility. Her only hope of protection comes from Sam, who is suspected by the police of one or the other murder. More murders are yet to come, and it will all be because of these dangerous men -- and their lust for a statuette of a bird: the Maltese Falcon

Nominated for Three Oscars.


 


 

Previous Films


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


(Released: 1997)

Running Time: 2 hr. 30 minutes
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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
(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.


 

 

CODA
(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)

(Released:2004)

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
2024
Frb. 3 (Sat) 2:00 - 4:30 A Long Days Journey Into Night
Mar. 29 (Fri) 2:00 - 4:30 The Reader
Apr. 19 (Fri) 2:00 - 4:30  
May 18 (Sat) 2:00 - 4:30  
Jun. 15 (Sat) 2:00 - 4:30  
Jul. 20 (Sat) 2:00 - 4:30  
Aug 17 (Sat) 2:00 - 4:30  
Sep  
Oct  
Nov  
Dec  
2023
Jan. 21 The Bookshop
Feb. 25 Contact
Mar. 18 De Tweeling (Cancelled)
Apr. 15 (3:00pm) The Maltese Falcon
May 20 (2:00pm) De Tweeling (postoned - again)
June 17 (2:00pm) The Reader (Cancelled)
June 17 (2:00pm) To Kill a Mockingb1rd
July 15 Amadeus
Aug. 19 Remember
Sep. 16 Inherit the Wind
Oct. 21 The Whale
Nov. 25 The Emperor's Club
Dec. 16 A Christmas Carol
2022
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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