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Monthly Film Screenings
  • Every Tuesday 6pm @ the American Center Auditorium

    Entrance Free! Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. Please contact the American Center at amcentersl@state.gov or at (11) 249-8100 with any questions. No parking available. 

  • August 4 - Cimarron

    This Academy Award-winning adaptation of Edna Ferber's novel traces the lives of two people who are in love with each other--but in love with life even more--as they struggle to bring civilization to the Western frontier in Cimarron. As thousands of would-be settlers race across a barren desert to be the first to stake their claim to a plot of land, Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix) is cheated out of his property by Dixie Lee (Estelle Taylor). Without the farm they had hoped to start, Yancey and his wife, Sabra (Irene Dunne), take over the local newspaper after the editor is assassinated trying to bring order to a lawless land. (Running time: 124 minutes) 

  • August 11 - Mutiny on the Bounty

    The highlight of Mutiny on the Bounty is undoubtedly Charles Laughton's bracingly evil performance as Captain Bligh, a man so mean that he insists on having a dead sailor flogged. Bligh pushes his men beyond physical endurance, slashes their rations for his own profit, and drastically cuts down their frolicking time with scantily clad Tahitians. Finally, the moment everyone has been waiting for arrives: first mate Fletcher Christian (Clark Gable) hits his limit and all hell breaks loose. Mutiny on the Bounty won the 1935 Academy Award for Best Picture and picked up a Leading Actor nomination for each of its male leads. (Running time: 132 minutes) 

  • August 18 - Ordinary People

    An extraordinary motion picture, Ordinary People is an intense examination of a family being torn apart by tension and tragedy. Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore star as the upper-middle-class couple whose "ordinary" existence is irrevocably shattered by the death of their oldest son in a boating accident. Timothy Hutton is the younger son, struggling against suicide and guilt left by the drowning. Judd Hirsch is the empathetic psychiatrist who provides his lifeline to survival. Robert Redford's achievement as director, after more than twenty years as a superstar in front of the camera, earned him an Oscar. (Running time: 124 minutes) 

  • August 25 - Platoon

    Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and directing, Platoon is a harrowing realistic war film and a dark, unforgettable memorial to every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen, Platoon is a powerful, riveting and starkly brutal tale of an American soldier’s descent into the chaos and horror of war. (Running time: 120 minutes) 

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