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12B Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter The weeks ahead bring a wealth of films that are winners and contenders in this year's awards season competitions. Town Halt The- atre management has made an effort to have screenings of almost all the nominated films either before the Oscars telecast Feb. 26 or shortly thereafter. The hometown movie house also will host a special movie event Wednesday, Feb. 29, with a presentation by five of the seven original Tuskegee Airmen speaking before the screening of George Lucas' film "Red Tails." A $10 admission will be charged for that event. "We Bought A Zoo" plays two days, Friday and Satur- day, Feb. 10 and 11. Acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe ("Jerry Maguire," "Almost Famous") directs an amazing and true story about a single dad who decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. With the help of an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, the family works to return the dilapi- dated zoo to its former wonder and glory. The cast includes Matt Damon, Scar- lett Johansson, Elle Fanning and Thomas Haden Church. This 126-minute dramatic comedy is rated PG for language and some thematic elements. Website: webought "My Week With Marilyn" plays two days, Sunday and Monday, Feb. 12 and 13. While filming a movie in England, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe slips away with a young Brit for a week of self-discovery and frivolity. The story that ensues is based on the real- life memoirs of Colin Clark, once assistant to Sir Lau- rence Olivier, and documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Monroe during production of "The Prince and the Showgirl." The cast includes Michelle Williams, Golden Globe winner and George Clooney's character in "The Descendents" must come to terms with his family life and heritage. Oscar nominee for her role as Monroe, as well as supporting actor nominee Kenneth Branagh and Emma Watson, Dominic Cooper, Derek Jacobi, Julia Ormond and Judi Dench. This 99-minute showbiz drama is rated R for some language. Website: myweek "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" plays two days, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18. In this best picture nomi- nated film, Oskar (Thomas Horn) is convinced that his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things .that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater un- derstanding of the observable world around him. Also star- ing James Gandolfini, Zoe Caldwell, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright and Max yon Sydow. This 129-minute drama, based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, is rated PG-13 for emotional thematic mate- rial, some disturbing images and language. Website: "The Descendants" plays two days, Sunday and Mon- day, Feb. 19 and 20. Nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globe winner for best picture and actor, "The Descendants" is set in Hawaii, depicting a sometimes humorous, some- times tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney in what is considered a career- best role), an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re- examine his past and erh- brace his future when his wife suffers a boating acci- dent off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and mis- sionaries. The film was directed by Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar- winning "Sideways." . This ll5-minute drama is rated R for language includ- ing some sexual references. Website: thedescendants. "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" plays two days, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25. "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" is the long-awaited feature film version of John le CarrS's classic bestselling novel. In 1973 Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with other countries' espionage efforts. A gnawing fear that the Circus has long been compromised bya double agent, or mole, working for the Soviets, sends George Smiley (Gary Oldman in a Oscar nominated perfor- mance), a career spy with razor-sharp senses, to track the mole. Before the startling truth is revealed, the emo- tional and physical tolls on the players enmeshed in the deadly international spy game escalate. Also starring Colin Firth, Ralph Fiennes and Michael Fassbender. This 128-minute suspense thriller is rated R for vio- lence, some sexuality/nudity and language. Website: "Joyful Noise" plays two days, Sunday and Monday, Feb. 26 and 27. Folks in the small town of Pacashau, Ga., are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir Agents fear that Britain's Secret Intelligence Service is harbor- ing a mole in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Patton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old. Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.'s rebellious grandson, Randy. Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose's beautiful and talented daughter. Olivia, and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more heat between G.G. and Vi Rose. If these two strong- willed women can overcome their differences and find a common voice, they- and their choir -- may make the most joyful noise of all. This ll8-minute musical comedy is rated PG-13 for some language including a sexual reference. Website: "Red Tails" plays two days, Wednesday and Thurs- day, Feb. 29 and March 1. In 1944, as the war in Europe continues to take its toll on Allied forces, the Pentagon brass has no recourse but to consider unorthodox options- in- cluding the untried and untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program. Just as the young Tuskegee men are on the brink of being shut down and shipped back home, they are given the ultimate chance to show their courage. Against all odds, with something to prove and everything to lose, these intrepid young airmen take to the skiesto fight for their country and the fate of the free world. This 125-minute war history adventure is rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence. Website:, i Lassen Community College ire ness ALTURAS Brass Rail Friday, March 9 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Max 120 Students ADIN Adin Community Hall Saturday, March 10 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Max 80 Students SUSANVILLE Lassen College Room HU-201 Fri & Sat, Mar 23 & 24 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Max 120 Students each day GREENVILLE Town Hall Saturday, April 14 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Max 100 students SUSANVILLE Lassen College Room HU 201 Saturday, May 5 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Max 120 students li tractors ' :~::i~ ............... Lassen Community College will be presenting an eight hour annual fire safety training class for fire contractors who work directly on the fire line (dozers, water tender operators, timber railers, pickup drivers). In order to work on the fire line, you MUST attend this class. For more information and to RSVP, contact the Lassen College Fire Science Department at 251-8829. You Must RSVP as space is limited! 2012 Cost of Attendance California Residents : $45 Out of State Residents: $66 Rival choir leaders Dolly Parton'and Queen Latifah duke it out in the musical comedy "Joyful Noise." Lots going on and you don't know which way to turn? Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 for support, information and referrals. Crisis Line ~ Resource 283-4333 ~'~ Center 1-877-332-2754 or 283-5515 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center DISABILITY mental or physical illness, on-the:job or off-the- job injury Laws are being tightened. Qualified representation is critical. Disability Associates can take your case to every level, including court. Call for FREE consultation (775) FRF:E 1-877-832-8757 se habla espafiol DISABILITY ASSOCIATES ..,/