“The Tree of Life” – Jun 5th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 5th at 7pm for The Tree of Life at the Kendall Square Cinema . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, comes The Tree of Life, an impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life. Winner of the Palme d’Or (top honors) at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival.

“Midnight in Paris” – May 29th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 29th at 7:20p for Midnight in Paris at the Coolidge Corner Theatre . Look for Howard wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams star as a young engaged couple traveling to Paris with her parents on a business trip in Woody Allen’s new romantic comedy. Once in Paris, however, this couple must confront the fact that perhaps the life that they are living is an illusion.

Gil (Wilson) is a man who is comfortable with the basic pleasures of every-day life, but when he and his fiancee arrive in Paris, Inez (McAdams) is swept off her feet by the charm of the city, including a visit by an old acquaintance, Paul (Michael Sheen). As Gil becomes the curmudgeon of the group, not wanting to take part in the Parisian night-life, he ends up taking midnight strolls along the streets of Paris, alone, and finds a completely new twist on life. Wanting to find out where her fiance goes at night, Inez and her father hire a private detective, but when he goes missing after following Gil on one of his midnight strolls, is the marriage in trouble?

“Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3D” – May 22nd

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 22nd at 6:35p for Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3D at the AMC Boston Common 19 . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

“Incendies” – May 15th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 15th at 7pm for Incendies at the Coolidge Corner Theatre . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

When notary Lebel (Remy Girard) sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan (Melissa Desormeaux Poulin, Maxim Gaudette) to read them their mother Nawals will (Lubna Azabal), the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didnt know existed.

In this enigmatic inheritance, Jeanne sees the key to Nawals retreat into unexplained silence during the final weeks of her life. She immediately decides to go to the Middle East to dig into a family history of which she knows next to nothing.

Simon is unmoved by their mothers posthumous mind games. However, the love he has for his sister is strong, and he soon joins her in combing their ancestral homeland in search of a Nawal who is very different from the mother they knew.

With Lebels help, the twins piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as the courage of an exceptional woman.

An adaptation of Wajdi Mouawads hit play, INCENDIES is a deeply moving story that brings the extremism and violence of todays world to a starkly personal level, delivering a powerful and poetic testament to the uncanny power of the will to survive.

“Thor: 3D” – May 8th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 8th at 7:30p for Thor: 3D at the AMC Boston Common 19 . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

“As the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), the king of the Norse gods, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is soon to inherit the throne of Asgard from his aging father. However, on the day that he is to be crowned, Thor reacts with brutality when the gods’ enemies , the Frost Giants, enter the palace in violation of their treaty. As punishment, Odin banishes Thor to Earth. While Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor’s brother, plots mischief in Asgard, Thor, now stripped of his powers, faces his greatest threat yet.”

“Another Earth” – May 1st

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 1st at 7:30pm for Another Earth at the Somerville Theatre . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Rhoda Williams (co-writer Brit Marling) has just been accepted at MIT to study astrophysics and has her whole life ahead of her. John Burroughs (William Mapother, Ethan from Lost) is a noted composer about to have his second child with his loving wife. While the world is entranced by the discovery of a duplicate Earth, Rhoda’s and John’s lives become tragically intertwined.

The film is evocative of other recent, low-budget science fiction films like MOON, in that characters and storytelling take precedence over special effects. The relationship between the two leads is the focus, but the prospect of an alternate planet, potentially home to alternate selves, looms at the edges of the story. Like the best science fiction, ANOTHER EARTH uses a fantastical setting to ask questions that confront us in the here and now: Could a new world provide redemption? Or was that within us all along?

Note: This film is part of the Independent Film Festival of Boston 2011, and may sell out. If you are interested in coming please buy tickets in advance.

“The Conspirator” – Apr 24th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 24th at 6:35p for The Conspirator at the Kendall Square Cinema . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Robert Redford directs the riveting thriller The Conspirator, the powerful story of a woman who would do anything to protect her family, and the man who risked everything to save her. In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous backdrop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John (Johnny Simmons). As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life. Also starring Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood and Colm Meaney.

“Win Win” – Apr 17th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 17th at 6pm for Win Win at the AMC Boston Common 19 . Look for Dan wearing a multicolored shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy’s mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.

“Hanna” – Apr 10th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 10th at 7:10p for Hanna at the AMC Harvard Square 5 . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Ms. Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

“Source Code” – Apr 3rd

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 3rd at 7pm for Source Code at the AMC Harvard Square 5 . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.