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Argo, Oscar nominated shorts, Silver Linings Playbook at the Avalon

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  • Sarah Pokempner
    The winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, Argo is continuing. Starring and directed by Ben Affleck, Argo chronicles the real life-or-death covert
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2013

      The winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, "Argo" is continuing.  Starring and directed by Ben Affleck, "Argo" chronicles the real life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis -- the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. Costars are John Goodman and Alan Arkin.

      Winner of the Oscar for Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence stars in "Silver Linings Playbook" which also continues. 
      The film centers on a former teacher who, after a stint in a mental institution, moves in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  Things get more challenging when he meets a mysterious girl with problems of her own.  The film costars Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Jackie Weaver.

      Check out the winners of Oscars for best live and animated short films as the
      Oscar nominated shorts continue.  This year's Oscar nominated live short films include Asad, Buzkashi Boys, Curfew, Death of a Shadow, and Henry.  The animated short films receiving Oscar nominations are Head Over Heels, Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare, Paperman, Fresh Guacamole and Adam and Dog.

      The Avalon is delighted to announce that an exciting new series is being added to its line-up of outstanding programming.  The best of recent documentaries will be shown on occasional Wednesday evenings and other time slots as available.  Watch for details about a contest to help us name this new program. 

      On Wednesday, March 6 at 8 pm, the series opens with "The Central Park Five" which takes place i
      n 1989 when five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged for brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case but the truth about what really happened didn't become clear until after the five had spent years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. The film receives a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

      Opening March 8:  Koch

      For complete information about show times, online purchases, film trailers and to sign up for the Avalon weekly newsletter, visit  http://www.theavalon.org   

      Sarah Pokempner


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