The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., and its film series, BACinema, will screen popular holiday movies through the end of 2019.
“Coco” will play on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Hector, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” will be screened on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.
“Die Hard” will be shown on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But, the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise and everyone in it. McClane quickly realizes that there’s no one to save the hostages—except him.
“Happy Christmas” will be screened on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Irresponsible Jenny (Anna Kendrick) arrives in Chicago to live with her older brother Jeff (Joe Swanberg), a young filmmaker living with his wife Kelly (Melanie Lynskey) and their baby son. Jenny’s arrival shakes up their quiet domesticity as she and high school friend Carson (Lena Dunham) instigate an evolution in Kelly’s life.
Following the movie, there will be a discussion with Writer/Director Joe Swanberg.
BACinema was started in 2003 as a way to give community members an escape from the everyday and a way to discover something new on the silver screen. Unlike the usual megaplexes that dominate the movie industry, BACinema offers a comfortable and non-commercial environment for audiences to become immersed in cinematic storytelling.
Tickets to each BACinema screening are $6, $5 for BAC members.
For more information or tickets, call (773) 445-3838 or visit the website at beverlyartcenter.org.