- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Cinema15
- Published: 31 July 2020
Join us on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. for Cinema 15 as we explore the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films of their careers.
A man gets a last-chance job coaching a small-town Indiana high-school basketball team and faces the dual challenge of bringing this underdog team to the 1951 state championship and redeeming himself from a mysterious past.
A richly deserved Oscar went to Geoffrey Rush for his riveting portrayal of Australian virtuoso David Helfgott and his ultimate triumph over a domineering father, schizophrenia and an obsession with Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 3."
10/2 Ghosts of Mississippi
Decades after two hung juries cleared white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith (Oscar nominee James Woods) in the 1963 shooting death of civil-rights activist Medgar Evers, assistant district attorney Bobby DeLaughter (Alec Baldwin) reopens the case to bring the man to justice.
10/9 Good Night, and Good Luck
George Clooney's Oscar-nominated docudrama pits veteran television newsman Edward R. Murrow against a determined Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his single-minded crusade to quell the threat of communism in America.
10/16 The Manchurian Candidate
Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is a Korean War hero with a lethal secret: He's been brainwashed by communist China. With one phone call, they can transform Shaw into a deadly assassin -- unless fellow veteran Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) can stop them first.
10/23 Mystic Pizza
The coming-of-age of three best friends who work at a pizzeria in the seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut.
10/30 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
San Francisco biologist Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) turns to health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) for help when her live-in beau begins acting odd -- and distant. Matthew and Elizabeth notice that suddenly almost everyone around them has become impassive.
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