January 10 – 16
DARK WATERS tells the shocking and heroic story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals. Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Academy Award-nominee Mark Ruffalo) has just made partner at his prestigious Cincinnati law firm in large part due to his work defending Big Chem companies. He finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two West Virginia farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth about just what is happening, Bilott, with help from his supervising partner in the firm, Tom Terp (Academy Award-winner Tim Robbins), files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight—one that will not only test his relationship with his wife, Sarah (Academy Award-winner Anne Hathaway) but also his reputation, his health and his livelihood.
Dir: Todd Haynes / 2019 / US / 126 min
“Mark Ruffalo, a great actor of seemingly limitless range, brings a growing sense of moral outrage to this gripping Todd Haynes docudrama about a corporate lawyer who risks it all to take on the chemical companies he’s been hired to defend.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“It’s exceedingly well executed and technically impeccable.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“It’s a perfect movie, and not the least of its power is due to Ruffalo’s flawless performance.” – Rex Reed, Observer
SCREENING: FRI 1/10 6:30PM; SAT 1/11 4:00PM; SUN 1/12 2:30PM; WED 1/15 7:00PM; THU 1/16 4:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.