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The Huntsman: Winter's War

Tuesday, April 5
8 p.m.

Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Cast: Jessica Chastain (Sara), Chris Hemsworth (Eric/The Huntsman), Sam Claflin (William), Emily Blunt (Freya), Charlize Theron (Ravenna)

The Huntsman: Winter's War is an original sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, built on characters from the classic Brothers Grimm Snow White fairy tale, as well as Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. In the aftermath of Ravenna's demise at the end of the first film, her sister Freya, a young ice queen, sends a legion of soldiers to retrieve the infamous magic mirror. When she successfully resurrects her sister from the depths of the mirror, the world is threatened by two all-powerful sisters. It is once again up to Eric, along with his fellow fighter Sara, to save the enchanted land from the clutches of the two evil queens.

Concussion

Friday, April 8
10:30 p.m.

Director: Peter Landesman
Cast: Will Smith (Dr. Bennet Omalu), Alec Baldwin (Dr. Julian Bailes), Albert Brooks (Dr. Cyril Wecht), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Prema Mutiso)

Concussion tells the story of Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who fights to get his research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain damage suffered by professional football players recognized against tremendous opposition from the establishment, particularly the NFL. When Mike Webster, a former Pittsburgh Steeler, is found dead in his truck, Omalu handles the autopsy. On examining Wesbter, he finds evidence of severe brain damage as a result of repeated blows to the head. When he publishes a paper describing his findings, the establishment, led by the NFL, largely dismisses it. Over time, Omalu discovers other cases of deceased NFL players having severe brain damage with similar symptoms as Webster. As he continues to struggle to have his voice heard, the NFL is gradually compelled to consider his case.