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Bulletin, Iecorcl, Progressive, Reporter AI00?'s and EN'FERTAINMENT Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 11B J Plenty of great movies coming to Town Hall Theatre Plumas Arts manages the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. The most current information on the movie schedule is available by calling the Town Hall Theatre movie line at 283-1140, or visiting plumasarts.org or the Town Hall Theatre Facebook page. "Philomena" is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 28 - March 3 at 7 p.m. Friday - Monday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Call the movie line at 283-1140 to confirm. Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee," "Philomena" focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock -- something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of-- and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son. The film is Oscar-nominated for best film, actress, screenplay and original score. Local favorite Mare Winningham also has a starring role. This 95-minute dramedy is rated PG-13 for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references. "12 Years a Slave" is confirmed for March 7 - 10 at 7 p.m. Friday - Monday, 4 p.m. Sunday. This frontrunner for 2014 Best Picture Oscar is based on the book by Solomon Northup that was considered a "best-seller" at 30,000 copies back in 1853. "12 Years a Slave" is based on an incredible true story of An all-star cast convenes in "The Monuments Men" to bring to life the story of the platoon tasked with rescuing art from the Nazis in World War II. one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the 12th year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. The all-star cast also includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti and Alfre Woodard. This 133-minute drama based on a true story is rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality. Website: foxsearchlight.com/ 12yearsaslave. "The Lego Movie" is fiTi-rmed tor March 14 - 17 at 7 p.m. Friday - Monday, 4 p.m. Sunday. "The Lego Movie" tells the story of Emmet, an ordinary, Regular LEGO minifigure Emmet is thrust into a world of intrigue in "The Lego Movie." rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epm quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. The film features the vocal talents of Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett. This 101-minute family friendly animated adventure is rated PG for mild ici6n =  and rude humor. Website: thelegomovie.com. "The Monuments Men" is tentatively scheduled for Denim & Diamonds raise funds for foundation Save the date for Plumas Health Care Foundation's second annual Denim & Diamonds Dance Party, set for Saturday, March 22, at the Veterans Hall in Quincy. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and is best summed up "throw on your best pair of jeans, add some 'bling' and come have a good time." Guests can wear their denim or wear their diamonds or both! And faux diamonds are perfectly acceptable. Local group Stratus is on deck to provide live dance music. The first Denim & Diamonds Dance Party took place in 2013. The fundraising event was the brainchild of then high school senior Madison Hokanson. Hokanson planned the event in collaboration with Plumas Health Care Foundation to meet her senior project requirements. It went over so well that members of the Foundation added it to their fundraising repertoire for 2014. Admission is $20 per person and includes appetizers. A no-host bar and silent auction are also planned. Tickets are available at Carey Candy Co. and Pangaea Caf6 and Pub. NITOU 00ITII COMING: THE LEGO MOVIE Handcrafters Wanted Be a vendor at: Lake Almanor Memorial Weekend Craft Fair Contact Cheri at 258-2516 or LakeAImanorMemorialDayCraftFair@yahoo.com Sponsored by Rotary Club of Chester DATZ doe00,;n t ll00lve to be expensive! I FREt Appetizer ~ or ~ Dessert for Two With any dinner for two from our dinner entree menu. Bring in' this ad and receive appetizer or dessert with your dinner! (Up to $8 value. Offer good through 3-11-14) Pasta Steak Seafood Judi Dench portrays Philomena Lee, a real-life mother searching for her adopted son, in "Philomena." March 21 - 24 at 7 p.m. Friday - Monday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Call the movie line at 283-1140 to confirm. Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, "The Monuments Men" is a dramatic thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys -- seven museum directors, curators and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 -- possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements. The all-star cast includes George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett. This ll8-minute drama based in history is rated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking. Website: monumentsmenmovie:com. TOWN HALL THEATRE PHILOMENA Fri., Feb. 28 - Mon., Mar. 3 7pro Show 4pm Sunday Matinee Rated PG-13 98min. Drama When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what to do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son's fate. Furthermore, both find their basic beliefs challenged. 12 YEARS A SLAVE Fri., Mar. 7 - Mon., Mar. 10 7pm Show 4pm Sunday Matinee Rated R 134min. Comedy/Sci Fi Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life. Monthly movie schedules are created with the most current information at the time of their creation. Limited film print availability sometimes results in last minute booking cancellations. Patrons are advised to call the Town Hall Theatre movie line at 283-1140, check the website at quincytownhall.com or "Like" us on Facebook for the most current film schedule. TOIJJH HALL THEATRE J Adults ..... ............... $8 i Students/Seniors . ......... $7 ][ 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com