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CWRU Film Society Spring 2018 Schedule

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

Friday, January 26, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
City Lights (1931)
Rated G (87 min.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
With Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

A tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind girl. Her family is in financial trouble. The tramp's on-and-off friendship with a wealthy man allows him to be the girl's benefactor and suitor.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 7:00pm, 10:15pm
The Sound of Music (1965)
Rated G (174 min.)
Director: Robert Wise
With Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

In 1930s Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. The abbey sends her to Navy captain Georg Von Trapp to fill an opening for a governess who can handle his seven mischievous children; her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draw them to her and bring some much-needed joy to the entire family. Eventually, Von Trapp and Maria find themselves falling in love. Their personal lives soon become overshadowed, however, by world events. Austria is about to come under the control of Nazi Germany, and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy.

Friday, February 2, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Groundhog Day (1993) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (101 min.)
Director: Harold Ramis
With With Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
Format: 4k DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Misanthropic TV weatherman/broadcaster Phil Connors is annoyed and despondent when he's assigned the job of covering the annual Groundhog festivities in the small town of Punxsutawney—making this his fourth in a row. The only noticeable upside is his attractive and good-natured producer. But the real nightmare begins when Phil ends up reliving the same day over and over again. Unable to leave the town due to a severe blizzard, and with no end in sight, Phil struggles to find a way to escape his seemingly hopeless situation.

Saturday, February 3, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Tron: Legacy (2010)
Rated PG (125 min.)
Director: Joseph Kosinski
With Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

It’s been almost three decades since genius programmer Kevin Flynn set the digital world inside his former employer’s computer system free, cultivated a flourishing new utopia inside it, and vanished. Sam Flynn, his tech-savvy 27-year-old son, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. Meanwhile, the malevolent program CLU, who dominates the digital world, plans to invade the real world and will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.

Friday, February 9, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Baby Driver (2017) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (112 min.)
Director: Edgar Wright
With Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Baby is a young getaway driver, contracted to a master-criminal, Doc. Doc's specialty is armed robberies—he puts together teams for each heist, with Baby being the only constant. After completing his last job for Doc, Baby uses his newfound freedom to start leading a normal life with a legitimate job and a new relationship. However, Doc still has plans in mind for Baby, and, using threats of violence, pulls him back into the criminal world. With a particular job in mind, Doc assembles his team. However, the other individuals are incompatible, if not psychotic, and soon, Baby’s life isn’t the only one at risk.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Waterloo (1970)
Rated G (123 min.)
Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
With Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles
Format: DVD
Read more about it at IMDb

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napoleon's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon. Wellington stands between Napoleon with a makeshift Anglo-allied army and the Prussians. A Napoleon victory will plunge Europe back into a long term war. An allied victory could bring long term peace to Europe. The two meet at Waterloo, where the fate of Europe will be decided.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:00pm
Game Night (2018) Free Advance Screening!
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Rated R (100 min.)
Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
With Jesse Plemons, Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman
Read more about it at IMDb

Join a group of friends as the regularly schedule game night turns into a murder mystery.

Come join us for our FREE advance screening of Game Night! In order to ensure seating, attendants must present a pass at the door. Passes will be handed out in Thwing Atrium (11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106) on Feb. 8th-9th and 12th-14th from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Passes can also be downloaded at (Users will need to create an account and signify CWRU as their university. Passes may then be selected and presented at the door.) Time starts at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM.

Friday, February 16, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Johnny Guitar (1954) FREE ADMISSION
Passed (110 min.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
With Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Vienna has built a saloon outside of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man, the town officials, led by Emma Small, come to the saloon to grab four of Vienna's friends, the Dancin' Kid and his men. Vienna stands strong against them, and is aided by the presence of an old acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm
The Room (2003)
Rated R (99 min.)
Director: Tommy Wiseau
With Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle
Format: TBD
Read more about it at IMDb

Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

Friday, February 23, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Rated R (104 min.)
Director: Jordan Peele
With Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
Format: TBD
Read more about it at IMDb

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Rated R (115 min.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
With Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Friday, March 2, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Pokémon: The First Movie (1998) FREE ADMISSION
Rated G (96 min.)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
With Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ōtani, Mayumi Iizuka
Format: DVD
Read more about it at IMDb

When a group of scientists are offered funding to try to clone the greatest ever Pokémon, Mew, the end result is a success and Mewtwo is born. However, Mewtwo is bitter about his purpose in life and kills his masters. In order to become the greatest, he throws open a challenge to the world to battle him and his Pokémon. Ash and his friends are one of the few groups of trainers who pass the first test and prepare for battle. However, they soon find out about further cloning and Mewtwo's ultimate plan for the earth.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Chinatown (1974) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (130 min.)
Director: Roman Polanski
With Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest, and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply.