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Monday Night Films

Will run on Mondays from November 2018 – March 2019. Stay tuned for our final line up as it becomes available. Please call 239-395-0900 for ticket information for Monday Night Films or visit the Master Calendar for schedule and tickets when they become available.

Summer 1993

01/21: Summer 1993

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01/28: Columbus

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The Insult

02/04: The Insult

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02/11: Colette

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02/18: Shoplifters

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Three Identical Strangers

02/25: Three Identical Strangers

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This Changes Everything

03/04: This Changes Everything

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03/11: 1945

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Ethics Film Series

Ethics Film Series will be screened at Island Cinema, 535 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.

While most films reflect the ethical values of the world they present, only a select few films present sharp and not easily resolved conflicts between competing ethical values. Each of the four films in this series asks its leading characters and us as viewers, “In view of the value in conflict at the center of this story, what is the right thing to do?”

There will be a moderated discussion following each screening about an ethical question posed by the film. The discussion will be moderated by Ronald Michael Green who is Professor Emeritus of Religion and the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor Emeritus for the Study of Ethics and Human Values at Dartmouth College.

Denial (2016)
10/17/18 at 12:30 pm
Island Cinema


Based on the acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system in Defamation, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Also starring two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, the film is directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson ("Temple Grandin") and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award nominated writer David Hare (THE READER).

Incendies (2010)
10/24/18 at 12:30 pm
Island Cinema


A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from WajdiMouawad's acclaimed play, INCENDIES tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.

Anthropoid (2016)
10/31/18 at 12:30 pm
Island Cinema


ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General ReinhardHeydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers (played by Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.

Passengers (2016)
11/7/18 at 12:30 pm
Island Cinema


The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination.