Monthly Movies - Oct 26
Oct 26 | 6pm | Double Feature Movie Night
A Beautiful Mind - starring Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly and Christopher Plummer (Running time 2 hrs, 20 minutes)
In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly recreates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize.
“How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?” the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. “Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did,” came the answer. “So I took them seriously.”
Mr. Holland's Opus - starring Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, William H. Macy and Alicia Witt (Running time: 2hrs, 23 minutes)
Composer Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) believes that he'll eventually write a transcendent piece of music, but in the meantime he's taken a job at an Oregon high school. Though at first the job frustrates him, and his unconventional methods often draw the ire of the straight-laced vice principal (W.H. Macy), Mr. Holland grows to love his students as the "temporary" position stretches into a decades-long career -- and in the end, they reveal just how much they love him back.