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Darkest Hour

Directed by Joe Wright. UK. 2017. PG-13. 2 hours 8 minutes. Focus Features. Digital.
Fri., December 22, 2017 thru Thu., January 18, 2018
Friday
December 22, 2017
2:00 pm
Friday
December 22, 2017
4:45 pm
Friday
December 22, 2017
7:30 pm
Saturday
December 23, 2017
1:00 pm
Saturday
December 23, 2017
3:45 pm
Saturday
December 23, 2017
6:30 pm
Saturday
December 23, 2017
9:10 pm
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December 24, 2017
2:15 pm
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December 24, 2017
4:45 pm
Sunday
December 24, 2017
7:30 pm
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December 25, 2017
4:45 pm
Monday
December 25, 2017
7:30 pm
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December 26, 2017
2:00 pm
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December 26, 2017
4:45 pm
Tuesday
December 26, 2017
7:30 pm
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December 27, 2017
2:00 pm
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December 27, 2017
4:45 pm
Wednesday
December 27, 2017
7:30 pm
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December 28, 2017
2:00 pm
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December 28, 2017
4:45 pm
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December 28, 2017
7:30 pm
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December 30, 2017
12:30 pm
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December 30, 2017
3:15 pm
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December 30, 2017
6:00 pm
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December 30, 2017
8:45 pm
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December 31, 2017
2:00 pm
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January 1, 2018
2:00 pm
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January 2, 2018
2:00 pm
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January 3, 2018
2:00 pm
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January 4, 2018
2:00 pm
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December 29, 2017
4:45 pm
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December 31, 2017
4:45 pm
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January 1, 2018
4:45 pm
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January 2, 2018
4:45 pm
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January 3, 2018
4:45 pm
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January 4, 2018
4:45 pm
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December 29, 2017
7:30 pm
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December 31, 2017
7:30 pm
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January 1, 2018
7:30 pm
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January 2, 2018
7:30 pm
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January 3, 2018
7:30 pm
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January 4, 2018
7:30 pm
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December 29, 2017
2:00 pm
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January 5, 2018
1:45 pm
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January 6, 2018
1:45 pm
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January 7, 2018
1:45 pm
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January 8, 2018
1:45 pm
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January 9, 2018
1:45 pm
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January 10, 2018
1:45 pm
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January 11, 2018
1:45 pm
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January 5, 2018
4:30 pm
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January 6, 2018
3:45 pm
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January 7, 2018
4:30 pm
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January 8, 2018
4:30 pm
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January 9, 2018
4:30 pm
Wednesday
January 10, 2018
4:30 pm
Thursday
January 11, 2018
4:30 pm
Friday
January 5, 2018
7:00 pm
Saturday
January 6, 2018
6:45 pm
Sunday
January 7, 2018
7:15 pm
Monday
January 8, 2018
7:15 pm
Tuesday
January 9, 2018
7:15 pm
Wednesday
January 10, 2018
7:15 pm
Thursday
January 11, 2018
7:15 pm
Friday
January 12, 2018
1:45 pm
Saturday
January 13, 2018
2:00 pm
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January 14, 2018
2:15 pm
Monday
January 15, 2018
1:45 pm
Tuesday
January 16, 2018
1:45 pm
Wednesday
January 17, 2018
1:45 pm
Thursday
January 18, 2018
1:45 pm
Friday
January 12, 2018
4:30 pm
Saturday
January 13, 2018
5:30 pm
Sunday
January 14, 2018
4:30 pm
Monday
January 15, 2018
4:30 pm
Tuesday
January 16, 2018
4:30 pm
Wednesday
January 17, 2018
4:30 pm
Thursday
January 18, 2018
4:30 pm
Friday
January 12, 2018
7:00 pm
Saturday
January 13, 2018
8:00 pm
Sunday
January 14, 2018
7:15 pm
Monday
January 15, 2018
7:15 pm
Tuesday
January 16, 2018
7:15 pm
Wednesday
January 17, 2018
7:15 pm
Thursday
January 18, 2018
7:15 pm
Ends Thu, Jan 18.

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Join us after the 6:45PM screening on Sat, Jan 6 for a Q&A with John Lukacs, a historical consultant to the film. (If you have already seen Darkest Hour, you are welcome to join us for the Q&A after the film‘s conclusion at approx. 9:00PM.) John Lukacs is a Hungarian-born American historian who has written more than thirty books, including Five Days in London, May 1940 and A New Republic. Five Days in London deals with the final five days depicted in the film and was used as a key source by the screenwriter of Darkest Hour. John was a professor of history at Chestnut Hill College from 1947 to 1994 and held the chair of that department from 1947 to 1974. He has served as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, Princeton University, La Salle University, Regent College in British Columbia and the University of Budapest, and Hanover College.

“Like Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, it takes about 30 seconds for you to forget that you’re watching an actor and just believe. Hidden under pounds of latex jowls, pear-shaped body padding, and flawless aging make-up, Gary Oldman is Churchill. And not only the look, but also the mischievous wit, the twinkle in the eye, the rousing oratory, and the crippling self-doubt when he most needed to project confidence – especially in his scenes with his wife (Kristin Scott Thomas), his secretary (Lily James), and King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn). It’s remarkable. Over the years a lot of great actors, have tackled Churchill: Albert Finney, Brendan Gleeson, Rod Taylor, Richard Burton, Timothy Spall, Bob Hoskins, and most recently John Lithgow in The Crown. But Oldman’s Churchill seems to go beyond acting into a sort of conjuring act.” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

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