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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.

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.

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.