NIFF Film Society Summer Series: June - September!

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There’s something for everyone at the NIFF Film Society Summer Series! This diverse mix of films offers a range of genres and cinematic styles. We’ll screen the summer blockbuster that changed the film industry forever, a breakout hit from the festival circuit, an American masterpiece, and the most successful French film of all-time.

Join other film lovers for the unique opportunity to see these influential films on the big screen. We’ll share information about the film before each screening, and have an informal discussion after the credits roll.

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When: June 10, July 8, August 5 & September 9
Where: Silverspot Cinema at Mercato
Time: 7:00 pm (food and drink begins at 6:30)

$25 per ticket, per film: includes one movie ticket, choice of house wine, beer or 12 oz. fountain drink, savory bites & sweet treat. Current NIFF members also receive a complimentary promo size popcorn.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Rated PG (1975, 124 minutes)
$25 per ticket

Featuring John Williams’ iconic score, JAWS is the quintessential summer movie. It’s the height of the summer on Amity Island, a small New England resort community. When a shark is suspected of fatally attacking a young woman, Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) tries to cover it up so the tourists won’t get scared away. But after a child is killed, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) go on a quest to catch the deadly great white.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
Rated R (2000, 109 minutes)
$25 per ticket

Featuring breakout performances by Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME won the Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Sammy (Laura Linney) lives a quiet life as a single mother, working at a bank in her hometown. She misses her younger brother, Terry (Mark Ruffalo), a drifter who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. When Terry comes for a visit, Sammy is thrilled to see him bond with her eight-year-old son, Rudy (Rory Culkin). But Terry pushes things a little too far and Sammy is forced consider her own choices including her relationship with her new boss (Matthew Broderick) and her on again/off again boyfriend (Jon Tenney).

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Directed by Roman Polanski
Rated R (1974, 130 minutes)
$25 per ticket

Winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, CHINATOWN is a brilliant example of neo-noir. It’s 1937 in Los Angeles and there’s a war going on to control the municipal water supply. Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is a private detective hired to find evidence that Hollis Mulwray (Darrell Zwerling), the builder of the city’s water system, is having an affair. Jake gets photos of Hollis with a young girl and thinks his job is done. But he soon finds himself embroiled in a complex web of corruption, deceit and murder along with the beautiful Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and Hollis’ business partner, Noah Cross (John Huston).

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Rated R (2001, 121 minutes)
$25 per ticket

This quirky, crowd-pleasing romantic comedy is the highest-grossing French film of all-time. Amélie (Audrey Tautou) is a painfully shy waitress working at a tiny Paris cafe. One day, she makes a surprising discovery that changes her life. From then on, Amélie dedicates herself to helping others find happiness in the most delightfully unexpected ways. But will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others?

In French with English subtitles.