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New Films Spring/Summer 2014

New films at the Highland Park Library

Set in the future (AD 2031) where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an ice age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. Sci-Fi/Action, Rated R, 126 min.

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. Sci-Fi/Action, Rated PG-13, 131 min.

In a near future, an alien race has hit the Earth in an unbeatable assault. Major William Cage has never seen a day of combat, but is dropped into a suicide mission and killed within minutes. Cage now finds himself thrown into a time loop--forcing him to live out the same day over and over, fighting and dying each time. Action/Sci-Fi, Rated PG-13, 113 min.

The classic tale of finding success and romance in the big city is given a contemporary, and unconventional, spin in Alan Brown's new film Five Dances. Collaborating with internationally renowned choreographer Jonah Bokaer, Brown has taken five gifted New York dancers, and fashioned a story. Drama, Not Rated, 83 min.

A film drama that tells the dramatic, poignant and often-exasperating story of the early days of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early '80s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. Drama, Rated TV-MA, 143 min.

After her husband suffers a debilitating stroke, a spirited Irish housewife struggles to keep her family together in the wake of tragedy. Help comes in the form of American doctor, whose research grant for documenting the family's recovery process takes care of finances but also requires that the straight-laced doctor live with the chaotic Casey family for two months. Drama, Not Rated, 106 min.