Hilary Swank and the cast of
Freedom Writers enjoy a light
moment in an emotionally
intense and uplifting film.
A touch of class
Freedom Writers. Imagine trying to teach
freshman English to students who have already
been written off by the school system. This
film, an adaptation of Erin Gruwell’s bestseller, The Freedom Writers Diaries: How a
Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change
Themselves and the World Around Them,
portrays the unconventional means 23-year-
old Gruwell (Hilary Swank) used to break
through to her gang-hardened students.
Available in mid-April.
Charlotte’s Web. Fern (Dakota Fanning)
is the only person who sees that Wilbur the
pig, the runt of the litter, is a special animal. As
Wilbur moves into a new barn, he begins a second profound friendship with the most unlikely
of creatures—a spider named Charlotte—and
their bond inspires the animals around them
to come together. Available early April.
Déjà Vu. What if déjà vu—that flash of
memory when you meet someone new you
feel you’ve known all your life, or recognize a
place even though you’ve never been there
before—served as warnings sent from the past
or clues to the future? Called in to recover evidence after a bomb sets off a cataclysmic explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Doug Carlin
(Denzel Washington) discovers that déjà vu is
a powerful force as it leads him on a mind-bending race to save hundreds of innocent people. Available in late April.
The Queen. When Diana, Princess of
Wales, died, people everywhere were devastated. This film follows Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and the royal family as they struggle to cope with Diana’s death.
It portrays Prime Minister Tony Blair’s (Michael
Sheen) attempts to convince the Queen to
change her traditional, stoic demeanor and
reconnect with her grieving people. Available in
Also available this month: The Good
Shepherd, Volver, Bobby, The Last King of
Scotland, Smokin’ Aces and Night at the
by Harlan Coben
Twenty years ago, four
teenagers walked into the
woods at night. Two were
found murdered, and the
others were never seen
again. Four families had
their lives changed forever.
Now, two decades later, they
are about to change again.
After a homicide victim is
found, County Prosecutor
Paul Copeland, the brother
of one of the missing
campers, must decide what
is better left hidden in the
dark and what truths can be
brought to light.
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