During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.
The 6th annual Fridays with Oscar Film Festival at the Matheson Memorial Library begins next month, and we now know the film selections! Here’s the full schedule:
February 5th: The Martian (Rated PG-13)
February 12th: Bridge of Spies (Rated PG-13)
February 19th: Mad Max: Fury Road (Rated R)
February 26th: Spotlight (Rated PG-13)
For those of you who have never attended Fridays with Oscar, you’re in for a treat! Admission is free, and drinks and popcorn are all provided by the Friends. We’ll also have a red carpet for photo ops, so dress in your finest threads! And if the movies weren’t enough, there will also be trivia and other fun activities. So join us for each film…maybe you can predict this year’s big winner!
We’ll supply the treats and books, you fill the bags!