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<i>42</i>
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42
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Brian Helgeland both writes and directs this inspiring film of the vital importance to healing the racism once rampant in the U.S. Guided by their Christian beliefs and Methodist principles, the two leaders in the integration of the Major League were Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Wesley Branch Rickey and the first African-American to play at that level, Jackie Robinson. The power this film is the documented strength, bravery and self-control that Robinson exhibited in the face of racial slurs and actual physical threats.

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman

(2013) 128 minutes PG-13

Mon 2/20/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre 42


<i>For Greater Glory</i>
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For Greater Glory
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Dean Wright and Michael Love bring to the screen the inspiring and tragic story of the Cristeros War in Mexico (1926-29) where the government tried unsuccessfully to rid the country of the influence of the Catholic Church. While the facts may be distinctly tied to a period of Mexican history, the imagery and evil portrayed is universal.

(2012) 145 minutes R

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

PADRES CREANDO SUEÑOS (Parents Creating Dreams) was founded in 2014 as an opportunity for families living on the Westside to develop and sustain resources for children and youth in their neighborhood. The team is comprised entirely of adult Westside residents and has started a one-on-one neighborhood tutoring service and a volunteer literacy support team at Harding Elementary School on the Westside. The Westside contains the highest population-density tracts in Santa Barbara as of the 2010 census, and the fewest number of health & human services of all the county’s noted “high risk” neighborhoods. The neighborhood also has one of the highest populations of Latino residents in the city. Members of the Padres Creando Sueños team are familiar with the systemic challenges presented by their neighborhood, but are committed to using their strengths to promote positive change for families in their community. For more information, contact Landon Ranck: landon@Uffiziorder.org, 805-259-4692.

Mon 3/6/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre For Greater Glory


<i>Escuela de Vagabundos</i>
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Escuela de Vagabundos
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Considered one of the finest comedies of Mexican cinema, Alberto Medina (Pedro Infante), a famous songwriter, is on a vacation hunting trip. The old car he's driving suddenly starts heating up and shooting vapor through the radiator, Alberto gets out of the car to search for water but the car, not having on the emergency break, starts going downhill in reverse until it falls off a cliff and gets destroyed, so he has to walk to find help and ends up in the Valverde's home, asking to make a phone call, but because of his dirty and ragged clothes Emilia takes him for a tramp and invites him to stay with them, Ultimately, he proves he is not a bad person and earns the family's respect.

Considerada una de las mejores comedias del cine mexicano, Alberto Medina (Pedro Infante) es un famoso compositor y está en un viaje de vacaciones. El coche repentinamente comienza a calentarse y a disparar vapor a través del radiador. Alberto se baja del coche para buscar agua, pero el coche empieza a ir cuesta abajo de reversa hasta que se cae y queda descompuesto. Asi que tiene que caminar para encontrar ayuda y termina en la casa de la prestigiada familia Valverde, pero a causa de sus ropas sucias y rasgadas Emilia lo toma como un vagabundo y le invita a quedarse con ellos, en última instancia él demuestra que no es una mala persona y se gana el respeto de la familia.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limón and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles (when available).

Sun 3/12/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Escuela de Vagabundos


<i>Far From Heaven</i>
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Far From Heaven
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

The story - which crosses both sexual and racial lines - revolves around a privileged suburban family whose lives are filled with daily family etiquette, social events at the club, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. The family is turned upside down when both husband and wife are faced with choices that not only create a gossip mill for the entire community but also change their entire lives forever.
Starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert
Writer/Director: Todd Haynes
2002, 1h48m, PG-13

The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 3/13/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Far From Heaven


<i>The Ten Commandments</i>
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The Ten Commandments
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

Enjoying a life of ease in the court of Egypt's pharaoh, Moses discovers his Hebrew heritage and, later, God's expectations of him. He dedicates himself to liberating his people from captivity and with the aid of plagues and divine intervention manages to lead them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. A greater challenge comes in the form of the golden calf idol, however, and it takes an unforgettable visitation by God on Mount Sinai for Moses' mission to prevail.
Starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter
Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Writers: Joseph Holt Ingraham, Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Arthur Eustace Southon
1956, 4 hours, G


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 4/10/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Ten Commandments


<i>Amistad</i>
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Amistad
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Based on a true incident in 1839, Amistad presents a remarkable dialogue regarding the issue of slavery in the pre-Civil War United States. The fuse which ignited this dialogue was the revolt of the slaves imprisoned in the Spanish slave ship La Amistad. The “Amistad Africans” became a political symbol for the inherent struggle between the North and the South.

(1997) 155 minutes - R

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 4/17/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Amistad


<i>The Birdman of Alcatraz</i>
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The Birdman of Alcatraz
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

Sentenced to life in solitary confinement after killing a prison guard, despondent inmate Robert Stroud combats loneliness and tedium by nursing an ailing bird back to health. Stroud develops an interest in caring for birds and becomes a talented ornithologist. After publishing a book on bird diseases from jail, he meets and marries Stella, a fellow bird enthusiast. When Stroud is suddenly moved to Alcatraz, though, his marriage and work are both threatened.
Starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter
Director: John Frankenheimer |Writers: Guy Trosper, Thomas E. Gaddis
1962, 147 mins,unrated


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 5/8/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Birdman of Alcatraz


<i>Concussion</i>
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Concussion
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

The true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s discovery and campaign to protect football players from repeated, mind-altering concussions is told in Peter’s Landsman’s film Concussion. Though the film reveals in the credits some of the changes that have occurred since Omalu first published his paper in 2005, in real life he continues to campaign to stop young people whose brains are still developing from having the repeated head trauma that football and other sports require.

(2015) 123 minutes PG-13


Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 5/15/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Concussion


<i>Los Albaniles</i>
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Los Albaniles
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

This classic Mexican movie shows us, the classic lifestyle of the Mexican construction workers in the middle 70's. This story begins with the police investigation of the murder of the night watch worker (Ignacio Lopez Tarso). The investigation swiftly expands to the corruption, robberies, acts of infidelity, envy and the poor treatment that these workers receive from their bosses. Some strong language but the movie appropriately portrays the real situation these bricklayers encountered at the time. Based on the novel by Vicente Leñero.

Esta película clásica mexicana nos muestra el estilo de vida clásico de los trabajadores de la construcción en México en la década de mediados de los 70’s. Esta historia comienza con la investigación policial del asesinato del trabajador de guardia nocturna (Ignacio López Tarso). La investigación se expande rápidamente a la corrupción, robos, actos de infidelidad, la envidia y el mal trato que estos trabajadores reciben de sus jefes. Tema y lenguaje fuerte pero la película retrata adecuadamente la situación real que los albañiles encontraron en esos tiempos. Basado en la novela de Vicente Leñero.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limón and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles (when available).

Sun 5/21/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Albaniles


<i>Dead Man Walking</i>
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Dead Man Walking
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Dead Man Walking is the autobiography of Sister Prejean a Roman Catholic nun in Louisiana who brings the love of God to Matt Pontele, a prisoner on death row, as well as to the families whose children he murdered. Hiding behind his walls and lies, it is Sister Prejean's simple love which enables him to confess the truth and come out of hiding to receive God’s love through her.

Starring: Sean Penn

(1995) 122 minutes R

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Mon 6/5/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Dead Man Walking


<i>Trading Places</i>
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Trading Places
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series

Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn't commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.
Starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Director: John Landis | Writers: Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris
1983, 1h58m, R


The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores.

In honor of the life and work of noted film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, this series presents films noteworthy for the importance of their musical scores to the telling of each film’s unique story. Curated by Jon Burlingame there will be discussion and a Q & A.

Mon 6/19/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Trading Places