The Spring 2013 Series Screening Schedules have arrived. They should be delivered to your mail boxes this week and will also be distributed around town. The program committee has selected a great mix of U.S. and foreign films. Many of the foreign films received numerous awards in their own countries and one, Amour, won this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Two of the three documentaries in the spring series, The Gatekeepers and The Invisible War, were nominated for 2013 Oscars.
The series will open with Promised Land on Sun., April 7. Promised Land is a character-driven drama about two natural gas company sales execs who face unexpected opposition while attempting to convince landowners in a rural community to sign over the drilling rights on their property. The film stars Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski and Hal Holbrook.