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RAAC movies are shown at The Theatre at Washington, 
291 Gay Street, Washington, VA, at 8 PM

The Book Thief
May 2nd, 8pm

Sophie Melisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson

Directed by Brian Percival
Rated PG13 
131 minutes

Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. This film is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.

Philomena

Philomena
June 6th, 8pm

Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark

Directed by Stephen Frears
Rated PG13
98 minutes

The title character of Stephen Frears' Philomena is played by Judi Dench. She is an elderly Irish woman who, as a teenager, gave birth while she was working at a convent. The Catholic Church had the child adopted, and now, decades later, Philomena is introduced to Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), onetime government spokesperson who is now working as a freelance journalist. Martin agrees to help Philomena look for her son, and the trail takes them to the United States, and brings them face-to-face with some long-buried secrets. All the while, the type-A Martin and the ceaselessly charming Philomena learn to trust each other. Philomena screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Author: Perry Seibert

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