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Schedule subject to change without notice. Movie information provided by the Internet Movie Database and Rotten Tomatoes.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 6:30 pm
Casablanca (1942)
Rated NR (102 min.) Director: Michael Curtiz
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Read more about it at IMDb

In the CWRU Film Society tradition, this school year begins with a free screening of this classic film. Bogie, Bergman, Nazis, and romance abound in one of the best movies of all time. The Film Society hopes that "this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Friday, August 29, 2014 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Rated PG-13 (136 min.) Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
With Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson
Read more about it at IMDb

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, is living quietly in Washington, D.C., and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy: the Winter Soldier.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Mad Max (1979)
Rated R (88 min.) Director: George Miller
With Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Read more about it at IMDb

In an apocalyptic future set in the wastelands of Australia, cops do their best to lay down the law while outlaw gangs try their hardest to defy the system. When his wife and child meet a grisly end at the hands of a motorcycle gang, leather-clad cop Max Rockatansky sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 6:30pm
A Place at the Table (2012)
Rated PG (84 min.) Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush
Stars Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by Kids Against Hunger

A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Friday, September 5, 2014 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
The Lego Movie (2014)
Rated PG (100 min.) Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
With voices of Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by Theta Chi Fraternity

Emmet is an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, Lord Business, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly under-prepared.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 7:00pm, 9:00pm
12 Angry Men (1957)
Not Rated (96 min.) Director: Sidney Lumet
With Henry Ford, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by Mock Trial

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a minidrama of each of the jurors. prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

Friday, September 12, 2014 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
District 9 (2009)
Rated R (112 min.) Director: Neill Blomkamp
With Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope
Read more about it at IMDb

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation Multi-National United is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his two new "Prawn" friends.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Rated R (93 min.) Director: Mel Brooks
With Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens
Read more about it at IMDb

When the new railroad is scheduled to go through the frontier town of Rock Ridge, corrupt State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr sends thugs to scare the townspeople off the newly valuable land so he can buy it himself. This causes the citizens to demand that the Governor appoint a new sheriff to protect them. Lamarr convinces the simple-minded Governor to appoint a black railroad worker named Bart, thinking that the racist townsfolk will either move away or lynch him. But the quick-witted, urbane Bart and his alcoholic sidekick The Waco Kid set out to win over the town.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 2pm
Hackers (1995)
Rated PG-13 (107 min.) Directors: Iain Softley
Stars Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by Hackers Society

A young boy is arrested by the U.S. Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus.

Friday, September 19, 2014 7:00pm, 10:00pm
The Abyss (1989)
PG-13 (139 min.) Director: James Cameron
With Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn
Read more about it at IMDb

The ballistic missile submarine USS Montana sinks under mysterious circumstances. US Navy SEALS are brought in to salvage the sub.s missiles and an experimental civilian deep water oil-drilling rig is commandeered to help. During the operation, freak weather conditions damage the platform and sever its communication with the surface. As World War III looms above and tensions rise between the divers and a deployed SEAL team, the rescuers discover that there is something else besides the submarine in the Abyss.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Rated PG (119 min.) Director: Leonard Nimoy
With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Read more about it at IMDb

Branded as fugitives by the Federation, the crew of the USS Enterprise dutifully return to Earth to face charges for crimes committed in the course of rescuing Spock. But en route, they learn that Earth is being ravaged by a space probe demanding a response from a lifeform that no longer exists. Commandeering a captured Klingon Bird of Prey, Kirk and his crew go back in time to 20th century Earth to recover two humpback whales, who are the only Earth beings who can respond to it.

Friday, September 26, 2014 7:00pm, 11:00pm
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Rated R (200 min.) Director: Francis Ford Coppola
With Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
Read more about it at IMDb

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Rated Approved (111 min.) Director: Arthur Penn
With Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard
Read more about it at IMDb

A bored small-town girl and a small-time bank robber leave in their wake a string of violent robberies and newspaper headlines that catch the imagination of the Depression-struck Mid-West in this take on the legendary crime spree of these archetypal lovers on the run.

Friday, October 3, 2014 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Rated PG-13 (131 min.) Director: Bryan Singer
With Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman
Read more about it at IMDb

In 2023, the entire human race is on the brink of extinction. Sentinels, originally created to kill mutants, now hunt all of mankind. The remaining survivors cannot stand against the onslaught of the Sentinel army. Wolverine is transported to the past, where he must unite troubled, younger versions of Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, and Beast to change a future that spells doom for mutants and humans alike.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Rated PG-13 (104 min.) Director: Mel Brooks
With Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by Archery Club

In days of olde, when men were men, men wore tights. And none wore tights mightier-or tighter-than Robin Hood! Aided by his band of merry men, Robin of Loxley wrested power from the evil Prince John, brought humiliation upon the despicable Sheriff of Rottingham, and found the key to the fair Maid Marian's heart-and her chastity belt.

Friday, October 10, 2014 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Rated PG-13 (141 min.) Director: Steven Spielberg
With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
Read more about it at IMDb

Based on the true story of Frank W. Abagnale, a brilliant forger, and whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds.much to the chagrin of the authorities. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to bring Frank to justice. However, it seems that Frank is always one step ahead, baiting Carl to continue the chase.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Dr. No (1962)
Rated PG (110 min.) Director: Terence Young
With Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee
Read more about it at IMDb

Bond's mission takes him to the steamy island of Jamaica, where mysterious energy waves are interfering with U.S. missile launches. He searches for the headquarters of Dr. No, a fanatical scientist who is implementing an evil plan of world domination. Only James Bond, with his combination of wit, charm, and skill, can confront the madman and save the human race from a horrible fate.

Friday, October 17, 2014 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 12:00am
Despicable Me (2010)
Rated PG (95 min.) Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
With voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
Read more about it at IMDb

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. (Yes, the moon!) Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm
Dirty Dancing (2005)
Rated PG-13 (100 min.) Director: Emile Ardolino
With Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
Read more about it at IMDb

Baby Houseman is on vacation with her family at a resort in the Catskills. She expects it to be typically boring until she meets the resort's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Johnny's dance partner, Penny, can't do a performance at a neighboring resort so they recruit Baby as Penny's replacement. As Baby learns to dance, she falls in love with Johnny.

Thursday, October 23, 7:30 pm
Laggies (2014)
Rated R (99 min) Director: Lynn Shelton
With Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell
Read more about it at IMDb

Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind – while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart (Mark Webber) proposes, Megan panics and– given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week – hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell).

Friday, October 24, 2013 - Saturday, October 25, 2013
No Films Due to Fall Break

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 12:00 am
Scream (1996)
Rated R (111 min.) Director: Wes Craven
With Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
Read more about it at IMDb

One year after Sidney's moms death, more killings start to occur. Their only clue is a ghost mask. A local tabloid reporter, Gale Weathers is on the case to find out who the killer is. She tells Sidney that it could possibly be the same man that killed her mom one year earlier. When the night comes, she will see who the person is behind the mask.

Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:00 pm, 12:00 am
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Rated R (100 min.) Director: Jim Sharman
With Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick
Cosponsored, with performance, by Voyeuristic Intentions
Read more about it at IMDb

The Film Society's going to "Do the Time Warp again!" Come join the Film Society and the Rocky crowd in celebrating Halloween with this cult movie classic! Dress up and bring squirt guns, toast, and the Plain Dealer. Dr. Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff, Janet (SLUT!), and the rest will all be there. A live performance by Voyeuristic Intentions, the campus Rocky cast, will accompany the midhight show. Come early for de-virginization exercises!

Friday, November 7, 2014 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 12:00 am
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Rated R (118 min.) Director: Jonathan Demme
With Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney
Read more about it at IMDb

Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist. FBI agent Jack Crawford believes that Lecter, who is also a very powerful and clever mind manipulator, has the answers to their questions and can help locate the killer. However, Clarice must first gain Lecter's confidence before the inmate will give away any information.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm
The Mask of Zorro (1960)
Rated PG-13 (136 min.) Director: Martin Campbell
With Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Read more about it at IMDb

The original Zorro, Don Diego de la Vega (Hopkins), is captured and imprisoned just as Spain concedes California to Santa Anna. Twenty years go by and his mortal enemy, Don Rafael Montero, returns to California with his kidnapped daughter and a plan to become wealthy at the expense of the peasants. Don Diego then escapes from prison, thirsty for revenge, and trains a new Zorro (Banderas) to take his place. Great sword fighting and heroic acts highlight this blockbuster.

Friday, November 14, 2014 9:30pm, 12:00am
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Rated PG (108 min.) Director: Tim Burton
With Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by Sigma Psi Sorority

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, falls down a hole in the garden after following an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason: to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Stardust (2007)
Rated PG-13 (127 min.) Director: Matthew Vaughn
With Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller
Read more about it at IMDb

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy, Tristan, becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock--it.s a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan is not the only one looking for her: three witches want her heart to make them young; and the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her for a ruby she holds that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a cross-dressing pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love?

Friday, November 21, 2014 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 12:00 am
Kung Fu Hustle (2012)
Rated R (99 min.) Director: Stephen Chow
With Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen
Read more about it at IMDb

It is 1940's China, and gangs rule the city. The most notorious of them all is the axe gang, lead by the insane Brother Sum. A slum called Pig Sty Alley is the only area safe from the Axes because the people there are so poor. Soon, wannabe gangster Sing and his pal Bone attempt to extort money out of a barber and fail, drawing the real Axe Gang to Pig Sty. However, it turns out that there are several kung fu masters living in the slum, and soon the two sides are enemies. As the plot thickens, Sing must decide - should he become a mobster, or save the day?

Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm
Tron (1982)
Rated PG (96 min.) Director: Steven Lisberger
With Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner
Read more about it at IMDb

Hacker/arcade owner Kevin Flynn is digitally broken down into a data stream by a villainous software pirate known as Master Control and reconstituted into the internal, 3-D graphical world of computers. It is there, in the ultimate blazingly colorful, geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace, that Flynn joins forces with Tron to outmaneuver the Master Control Program that holds them captive in the equivalent of a gigantic, infinitely challenging computer game.

Friday, November 28 - Saturday, November 39, 2014
No Films for Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 5, 2014 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Scrooged (1988)
Rated PG-13 (101 min.) Director: Richard Donner
With Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe
Read more about it at IMDb

Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, Frank realizes he must change.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:00pm, 9:30pm
A Christmas Story (1983)
Rated PG (94 min.) Director: Bob Clark
With Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin
Read more about it at IMDb

Ralphie, a young boy growing up, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher, and even good ol' Santa Claus himself.