Arriving this week
'ANIMATED OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS'
Description: See the Oscar-nominated short films before the 90th annual Academy Awards show on March 4. The films run the gamut from "Dear Basketball" visualizing a letter from basketball great Kobe Bryant about retiring from the sport to "Lou," a Pixar short about a lost-and-found box and the unseen monster within.
Synopsis: Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden. Directed by Will Gluck and featuring the voices of James Corden, Fayssal Bazzi and Domhnall Gleeson.
'50 SHADES FREED'
Genre/rating: Drama, thriller/R
Believing they've left behind the shadowy figures from the past, billionaire Christian Grey and his new wife, Anastasia, fully embrace their inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. Just as the Greys begin to step into their new roles, sinister events come to light and jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins. Directed by James Foley, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
Built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester fortune, the most haunted house in the world stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To an outsider, it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman's madness. But Sarah's actually building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts -- and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters.
'15:17 TO PARIS'
Synopsis: From director Clint Eastwood, this real-life story tells of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a high-speed railway ride. In the early evening of Aug. 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris. The attempt was prevented by three young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film.
Art House Cinema & Pub: "El Rio Documentary," 6:30 p.m., Feb. 13. This is a free screening, followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Juan Carlos Galeano.