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Friday Films: Erin Brockovich
September 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us on Fridays at noon in September for a series of films about strong women.
September 23 Erin Brockovich (R, 130 min)
A moving, funny, and unconventional drama based on true events, Erin Brockovich stars Academy Award nominee Julia Roberts as the twice-divorced mother of three young children who uncovers an injustice, takes on the bad guy, and wins. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape, Kafka, Out of Sight), this acclaimed Universal Pictures release features Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart and Marg Helgenberger in a gripping story of truth, tragedy, and triumph.” “With no job, no money, and no prospects, Erin Brockovich is a woman in a tough spot. But when she fast-talks her way into a job at lawyer Ed Masry’s (Finney’s) office, they both get more than they bargain for. The original screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the real-life heroine Erin Brockovich, is, in the works of Chris Hewitt, critic for the Knight-Ridder News Service, “direct, intelligent, and witty in a way you wouldn’t expect a movie about a class-action lawsuit to be.