Oscar Nominees 2016

Catch up on these 2016 Oscar-nominated films. They’re available to borrow on DVD from the Lititz Public Library.

The Big ShortThe Big Short
The causes of the 2008 financial meltdown are shown from the perspectives of a number of players caught up in the market’s housing boom, shareholder demand for excessive profits and the growth of toxic derivatives.

Bridge of Spies
A Brooklyn lawyer finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance but, when her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries.

Mad Max : Fury RoadMad Max – Fury Road
Haunted by his turbulent past, the Road Warrior believes the best way to survive is to wander alone, but he becomes swept up with a group fleeing from an enraged warlord.

The Martian
After a bad storm blows across Mars, an astronaut is presumed dead and left behind, stuck on a hostile planet with limited supplies.

The Revenant
On an expedition across the uncharted American wilderness, an explorer is brutally attacked by a bear, left for dead and betrayed by his friends.

After a five-year-old boy and his mother escape from the enclosed environment he has known his entire life, the child finds the outside world a miraculous discovery.

The Boston Globe’s tenacious team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, uncovering a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of the city’s religious, legal and government establishment.

The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo comes to an end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Steve Jobs
A portrait of the man at the center of the digital revolution unfolds through the iconic products he created, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

The Danish Girl
Inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, the remarkable love story evolves as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

45 Years45 Years
As a couple prepare to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, their marriage is shaken when unexpected news threatens to change their lives.

A fighter who never knew his world heavyweight champion father, heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.

The Hateful Eight
With a blizzard approaching, a bounty hunter and his fugitive take refuge at a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass where they are greeted by four unfamiliar faces.

After an idealistic FBI agent is recruited to pursue a drug lord, she begins a perilous mission that forces her to question everything she believes.

This documentary tells the story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring archival footage and previously unheard tracks.

Inside Out
A girl is guided by her emotions when she is uprooted from her Midwestern life after her father starts a new job in San Francisco. (Animated film)

October 15, 2016