Carlsbad CA— The Carlsbad City Library Film Series features films on the first three Wednesdays in April at Georgina Cole Library, located, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. Special features begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the film at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served. Attendees are invited to stay afterward for an optional post-film discussion.
April’s film series theme is Academy Award Best Picture Nominees.
Wednesday, April 6, 6 p.m.
Bridge of Spies (2015, PG-13, 142 min.)
During the Cold War, an American lawyer (Tom Hanks) is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA exchange the spy for the captured American U2 spy plane pilot. A true story of one man’s courage to remain honest and impartial despite the troubled times and international pressures.
Wednesday, April 13, 6 p.m.
Spotlight (2015, R, 128 min.)
The Boston Globe opens the eyes of the world with the Spotlight team of four reporters played by Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber as they dig into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. The investigation uncovers decades of cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal and government establishments.
Wednesday, April 20, 6 p.m.
The Revenant (2015, R, 156 min.)
Inspired by true events, a frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for his life after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. One man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit to persevere.