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CWRU Film Society Spring 2016 Schedule

Old Schedules:

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

Friday, January 15, Saturday, January 16, 2016
41st Annual Science Fiction Marathon

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15 at 6pm in Strosacker Auditorium. Admission is $30. More details are available.

Friday, January 22, 2016 7pm, 9pm, 11pm
Lilo and Stitch (2002)
Rated PG (85 min.) Director: Michael Curtiz
With Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere Read more about it at IMDb

In a place far, far away, an illegal and aggressive genetic experiment #626 is detected after being created by a ruthless scientist. When the creature is bound for prison with his creator, experiment #626 escapes and heads for Earth. He impersonates a dog and and is adopted by Lilo, who names him Stitch. Stitch plans to use Lilo as a human shield against the aliens sent to recapture him. But, without a greater purpose in life, Stitch begins to understand the meaning of “ohana”.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm
Aliens (1986)
Rated R (137 min.) Director: James Cameron
With Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn Read more about it at IMDb

Fifty seven years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, her escape vessel is recovered where she has slept in cryogenic stasis. Back on earth, nobody believed her story about the aliens on the planet LV-426, so the Company sent a colony. When communication is lost, Ripley is enlisted to aid a rescue mission in the hopes of finding survivors. As the mission unfolds, Ripley will be forced to come to grips with her worst nightmare and that the worst is yet to come.

Firday, January 29, 2016 7pm, 9pm, 11pm
High Anxiety (1977)
Rated PG (94 min.) Director: Mel Brooks
With Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman
Read more about it at IMDb

Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, "high anxiety," in order to clear his name.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm
North by Northwest (1959)
Rated Approved (136 min.) Director: Alfred Hitchcock
With Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
Read more about it at IMDb

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man named George Kaplan. Foreign spies try to eliminate Thornhill and finds himself framed for murder. On the run from the police, he manages to board a train for Chicago where Eve Kendall helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems.

Friday, February 5, 2016 7pm, 9pm, 11pm
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Rated R (99 min.) Director: Quentin Tarantino
With Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen
Read more about it at IMDb

They were six strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime: Mr. White, a professional criminal; Mr. Orange, a young newcomer; Mr. Blonde, a trigger-happy killer; Mr. Pink, a paranoid neurotic; Mr. Brown; and Mr. Blue. Hired by mob boss Joe Cabot, their heist could not fail. But when a police ambush kills Mr. Brown and seriously injures Mr. Orange, the criminals return to their rendezvous point and realize that one of them must be a police informant. But who?

Saturday, February 6, 2016 7pm, 9:00pm
Secretary (2002)
Rated R (104 min.) Director: Steven Shainberg
With James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by S2exC

After an emotionally fragile woman is released from a mental hospital for self mutilation, she goes to school for secretarial skills. She has an alcoholic father and a co-dependent mother who are clueless as to who she really is: a tormented soul who wants to find success. She turns into a great secretary and finds a job with a unique, old fashioned, but off center in charge boss with a somewhat sociopathic sexual proclivity. As she grows and evolves, so does he.

Friday, February 12, 2016 7pm, 9pm, 11pm
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)
Rated R (89 min.) Director: Eli Craig
With Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by The Athenian

Tucker and Dale, two West Virginian hillbillies, are heading to their "fixer-upper" vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin', and have a good time. But, they run into a group of preppy college kids who assume they are in-bred, chainsaw wielding killers. Tucker & Dale's vacation quickly takes a bloody and hilarious turn for the worse.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm
Pretty Woman (1990) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (119 min.) Director: Garry Marshall
With Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander
Read more about it at IMDb

Edward is a rich and sophisticated businessman who specializes in corporate raiding. Vivian is a Los Angeles prostitute struggling with her lifestyle and a need to pay rent. On a business trip in Los Angeles, Edward hires Vivian to be his date for a week while he traverses the local social circles. Love and various social complications invade their tidy arrangement and have the pair wondering if this Cinderella-story could have a happy ending.

Friday, February 19, 2016 7pm, 9pm, 11pm
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Rated R (86 min.) Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
With Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
Read more about it at IMDb

Follow the lives of Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav, three flatmates who are trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles: being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. The vampires find that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection, modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, getting into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate life.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 7pm, 10pm
A Time To Kill (1996) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (149 min.) Director: Joel Schumacher
With Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Phi Alpha Delta

In the southern Mississippi town of Clanton, the K.K.K. is active and tension is high after the rape and beating of a 10-year-old girl. Against his attorney’s advice, the distraught father takes revenge, gunning down the two criminals in the local courthouse. Racial hatred heightens and conflict threatens to break out, regardless of the verdict. The attorney, Jake, must decide whether he and his family can run the risk of defending the father.

Friday, February 26, 2016 7pm, 9pm, 11pm
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Rated R (99 min.) Director: Wes Anderson
With Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
Read more about it at IMDb

In the far reaches of Eastern Europe, there once was the Grand Budapest hotel. A writer remembers a stay at the hotel during the off season many years ago and recalls the tales he heard of about the hotel's elderly owner, Mr. Mustafa. Mustafa told the young writer about how he came to acquire the hotel and of the original concierge of the Grand Budapest, Mr. Gustave.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm
The Omen (1976) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (111 min.) Director: Richard Donner
With Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens
Read more about it at IMDb

Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all: a happy marriage and a job as the US Ambassador to Great Britain. But, they want children. When Katharine has a stillborn child, a priest approaches Robert at the hospital and suggests they take a newborn whose mother died during childbirth. Without telling his wife, he agrees and switches the babies. Soon after, strange events—and the ominous warnings of a priest—lead him to believe the child is evil incarnate.