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<i>Under the Same Moon</i>
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:00pm
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series
In partnership with Immigrant Hope - Santa Barbara

Single mother Rosario (Kate del Castillo) leaves her young son Carlitos (Adrian Alonso) in the care of his grandmother and illegally crosses the border into the U.S. Though she hopes to eventually make a better life for herself and her son, she toils in a dead-end job as a cleaning lady in Los Angeles. When Carlitos' grandmother passes away some years later, the boy begins a difficult and dangerous journey to join her.

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.



Sat 9/30/17 7:00PM Under the Same Moon


<i>Thank You For Your Service</i>
Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:00pm
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series
In partnership with Claeyssens Veterans Museum

The U.S. military faces a mental health crisis of historic proportions. Thank You For Your Service takes aim at the flawed mental health policies within the Armed Services and their tragic consequences. Director Tom Donahue (Casting By) interweaves the stories of four Iraq War veterans with candid interviews of top military and civilian leaders. Observing the systemic neglect, the film argues for significant internal change and offers a roadmap of hope. Interviews include Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, Generals David Petraeus and Loree Sutton, Sebastian Junger, Nicholas Kristof, Dexter Filkins, Senator Patty Murray, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Colonels Lawrence Wilkerson and Dave Sutherland.

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.



Fri 11/10/17 7:00PM Thank You For Your Service


<i>Instructions Not Included</i>
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 3:00pm
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

An irresponsible playboy (Eugenio Derbez) must grow up quickly when a former lover gives him their daughter to raise -- then leaves without a trace.

Un “playboy” muy irresponsible (Eugenio Derbez) debe crecer rápidamente cuando una amante del pasado le deja a su hija para que la críe y después desaparece sin dejar trazo.

In Spanish with No Subtitles



Sun 11/26/17 3:00PM Instructions Not Included


<i>Capulina Chisme Caliente</i>
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3:00pm
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Capulina, a telephone company employee, eavesdrops on conversations. His gossiping ways gets him involved with a newspaper publisher, the papers blackmailing rivals and the publishers beautiful daughter.

Capulina, un empleado de la companía de teléfonos, disfruta escuchar las conversaciones de otros. Debido a sus chismes, Capulina se involucra con el editor de un periódico, con los rivales de dicho periódico y con la bella hija del editor.

In Spanish with No subtitles



Sun 1/14/18 3:00PM Capulina Chisme Caliente


<i>Queen of Katwe</i>
Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:00pm
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series
In partnership with Turn The Page Uganda and Laguna Blanca School

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

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.



Fri 1/26/18 7:00PM Queen of Katwe


<i>Hidden Figures</i>
Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:00pm
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series
In partnership with Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

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 2/19/18 7:00PM Hidden Figures


<i>Toy Story 3</i>
Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:00pm
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series
In partnership with Cliff Drive Care Center

With their beloved Andy preparing to leave for college, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and the rest of the toys find themselves headed for the attic but mistakenly wind up on the curb with the trash. Woody's quick thinking saves the gang, but all but Woody end up being donated to a day-care center. Unfortunately, the uncontrollable kids do not play nice, so Woody and the gang make plans for a great escape.

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.



Fri 3/9/18 7:00PM Toy Story 3


<i>La Bamba</i>
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00pm
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) becomes an overnight rock 'n' roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called "Donna" that he wrote for his girlfriend (Danielle von Zerneck) whose parents didn't want her to date a Latino boy. But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob (Esai Morales), and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly (Marshall Crenshaw).

Un adolescente de Los Angeles, Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) se convierte en un éxito del rock ‘n’ roll de la noche a la mañana en 1958. Esto, gracias a la balada romántica “Donna”, la cual él escribió para su novia (Danielle von Zerneck), cuyos padres no aceptan que salga con un chico Latino. Pero conforme se hace más famoso, Valens tiene problemas con su celoso hermano, Bob (Esai Morales) y comienza a tener pesadillas recurrentes, precísamente al inicio de su primera gira nacional con Buddy Holly (Marshall Crenshaw), sobre un avión que se estrella.

In Spanish with English subtitles



Sun 3/11/18 3:00PM La Bamba


<i>How to Be a Latin Lover</i>
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3:00pm
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Maximo gets the surprise of his life when his wealthy, 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger car salesman. Forced out of his mansion, he must now move in with his estranged sister Sara and her nerdy but adorable son Hugo. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo hatches a scheme to seduce a widowed billionaire and live the high life once again.

Máximo recibe la sorpresa de su vida cuando su millonaria esposa, de 80 años, lo deja por un vendedor de autos más jóven. Al ser echado de la mansión, se tiene que mudar a casa de su hermana y de su raro pero adorable sobrino Hugo, a quienes no ha visto en mucho tiempo. Ansioso por volver a su vida de lujo, Máximo lleva a cabo un plan para seducir a una viuda billonaria para volver a vivir en la opulencia nuevamente.

In Spanish with No subtitles



Sun 5/6/18 3:00PM How to Be a Latin Lover


<i>Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom</i>
Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00pm
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series
In partnership with Lois and Walter Capps Project

The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, president and world icon Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) takes center stage. Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League. His activities eventually led to his imprisonment on Robben Island from 1964 to 1990. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa.

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.



Fri 5/11/18 7:00PM Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom