Film Buff Night - May: Brewvies Fights for Civil Rights!

Every Monday night at Brewvies we will be presenting Film Buff Night. A different feature every Monday at 10:00. Best of all, this will be FREE! Join us in May as Brewvies Fights for Civil Rights!

05/02/2016 - The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
05/09/2016 - The Majestic (2001)
05/16/2016 - The Fifth Estate (2013)
05/23/2016 - Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
05/30/2016 - Footloose (1984)

05/02/2016: The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
The People vs. Larry Flynt

A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.

Pursued by opponents who say his "Hustler" magazine breaks decency laws, pornographer Larry Flynt (Woody Harrelson) hires lawyer Alan Isaacman (Edward Norton) to help fight his legal battles. A zealot shoots the men near a Georgia courthouse, and though Flynt discovers he'll never walk again, his fighting spirit -- like his love for stripper Althea Leasure (Courtney Love) -- stays strong. Ultimately, the unlikely free speech warrior takes his biggest case to a showdown at the Supreme Court.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton
Genre: Biography | Drama
Rated: R
Running Time: 129 minutes
10:00 PM


05/09/2016: The Majestic (2001)
The Majestic

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Rising Hollywood screenwriter Peter Appleton (Jim Carrey) is blacklisted in the early 1950s Red Scare. Following a drunken car accident, he wakes with amnesia near the small town of Lawson, Calif., where the residents mistake him for Luke Trimble, a local boy declared missing in action during World War II. As Peter helps Luke's father (Martin Landau) and high school sweetheart (Laurie Holden) reopen the town's sole movie theater, questions arise about his true identity and motivations.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban
Genre: Drama | Romance
Rated: PG
Running Time: 152 minutes
10:00 PM


05/16/2016: The Fifth Estate (2013)
The Fifth Estate

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and a colleague, Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl), join forces to become watchdogs over actions of the privileged and powerful. Despite scant resources, they are able to create a platform for whistle-blowers to leak covert data anonymously, thereby exposing government secrets and corporate crimes. However, a major battle erupts when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest cache of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history.
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten
Genre: Biography | Drama | Thriller
Rated: R
Running Time: 128 minutes
10:00 PM


05/23/2016: Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Good Night, and Good Luck

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) dedicates himself to exposing the atrocities being committed by McCarthy's Senate "investigation." Murrow is supported by a news team that includes long-time friend and producer Fred Friendly (George Clooney). The CBS team does its best to point out the senator's lies and excesses, despite pressure from CBS' corporate sponsors to desist.

Starring: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson
Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Rated: PG
Running Time: 93 minutes
10:00 PM


05/30/2016: Footloose (1984)

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things. With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt (Christopher Penn), and defiant teen Ariel Moore (Lori Singer), he might loosen up this conservative town. But Ariel's influential father, Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow), stands in the way.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow
Genre: Drama | Music | Romance
Rated: PG
Running Time: 107 minutes
10:00 PM