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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.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 3pm
La Mia Strada (My Road) - 2012 (71 mins.)
with documentary filmmaker Michael DiLauro

A feature-length documentary on ethnicity and tradition as it links the "ancient traturro" and contemporary Italian culture with its Italian-American counterpart. It's a discovery of how fragile the bonds are that connect a family from generation to generation, from country to country. "This compelling story crosses inter-generational lines that are faithful to the disapora of all ethnic groups who have been distanced by space and time from their native lands." --Michael DiLauro

Tuesday, March 1, 7pm
360 Degrees of Italy - 2015 (24 mins.)
with TV Producer and creator Luigi Scapino

A pilot documentary-style travel television show, non-fictional, made by standalone episodes.which aims to highlight amazing stories and places of Italy that are unknown to most people. Incredible stories usually untold, amazing places that tourist rarely visit, curious traditions unknown to most, historical events not that famous but fascinating. Hosted by Luigi Scapino, a native Italian born and raised in Rome, living in the US since 1994. "I will tell you all about a land that I call 'the country of my roots', but known to the world as Italy. This show is all about it with an all-round view, this is 360 degrees of Italy." --Luigi Scapino

Thursday, March 3, 7pm
18 IUS SOLI (The Right of Soil) - 2012 (55 mins.)
with filmmaker and director Fred Kuwornu

Award-winning grassroots Italian documentary about the issue of citizenship in Italy. Follows the stories of 18 young people born and raised in Italy, whose parents are originally from, African, Asian, and South American countries and long lived in different areas of Italy. To obtain citizenship, they must go through a lengthy and complicated process and can only do so after they turn age 18. With the intention of breaking down stereotypes and preconceptions of their fellow citizens, we hear how these people, overcoming all kinds of obstacles, have succeed in getting degrees, starting their own businesses and, in many cases, giving their free time to volunteer at the Red Cross and various other cooperative organizations. They represent the situation of at least one million others in Italy.

Friday, March 18, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm, 12am
Into the Woods (2014)
Rated PG (125 min.) Director: Rob Marshall
With Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Footlighters

A blood-red cape, a strand of corn-yellow hair, a pure golden shoe, and a milky-white cow. It's these four items that send a baker and his barren wife through the woods on a magical journey to reverse an evil spell. Their reward: A child. In the woods, they meet Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. Will they be able to make their wish come true by the third midnight?

Saturday, March 19, 2016 7pm, 9pm
Sixteen Candles (1984) 35mm
Rated PG (93 min.) Director: John Hughes
With Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry
Read more about it at IMDb

With Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The sixteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement, the rest of her family forgets her birthday! Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duk Dong, and a school dance, and we have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood.

Friday, March 25, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm, 12am
Jurassic World (2015)
Rated PG-13 (124 min.) Director: Colin Trevorrow
With Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins
Read more about it at IMDb Girl Scout Cookies for Sale at the showings.

22 years after John Hammond envisioned a theme park full of dinosaurs, Jurassic World is a reality. The park is everything he originally hoped it would be, but attendance in the last decade has been lackluster. With the future of the park hanging in the balance, InGen scientists genetically engineer a new hybrid "attraction". When their new creation turns on them, will anyone get out alive?

Saturday, March 26, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm
Dead Poets Society (1989) 35mm
Rated PG (128 min.) Director: Peter Weir
With Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Cleveland Common Book Community Project

The shy Todd Anderson has been sent to a prestigious school, but lives under the shadow of his valedictorian older brother. His bright and popular roommate, Neil, is under the thumb of his overbearing father. Professor Keating, their new English teacher, teaches their class the beauty and power of the English language and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each follows their teacher’s advice in his own way and is changed for life.

Friday, April 1, 2016 7pm, 9pm, 11pm
Aladdin (1992) 35mm
Rated G (90 min.) Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
With Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin
Read more about it at IMDb

Aladdin, a street rat in Agrabah, has his entire life changed when he meets Princess Jasmine. To secure her heart, Aladdin agrees to enter the cave of wonders and retrieve a magical lamp for a mysterious old man. However, Aladdin becomes trapped in the cave with his sidekick, Abu, and accidentally discovers the resident of the lamp, Genie. Aladdin develops a relationship with Genie and uses his wishes to become a prince to chase the affections of Princess Jasmine. When the dark Vizier Jafar steals the lamp and gets three wishes of his own, Aladdin must rely on his skills as a street rat to save his friends and the Kingdom.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Rated PG-13 (125 min.) Director: Chris Columbus
With Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan
Read more about it at IMDb

Daniel Hillard is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father to his three kids, Lydia, Chris, and Natalie, but Daniel's wife Miranda sees him as a poor disciplinarian and a bad role model. Miranda reaches the end of her limited patience and files for divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is given custody of the kids and he's only allowed to visit them once a week. Determined to stay in contact with his kids, Daniel discovers that Miranda is looking for a housekeeper, and takes the job disguised as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire, a Scottish nanny.

Friday, April 8, 2016 6pm, 8:30pm, and 11pm respectively
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 35mm Rated PG (115 min.)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Rated PG (118 min.)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 35mm Rated PG-13 (127 min.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
With Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Kate Capshaw, Karen Allen
Read more about Raiders of the Lost Ark at IMDb Read more about Temple of Doom at IMDb Read more about Last Crusade at IMDb

Join the CWRU Film Society for a night of adventure as we watch Indiana Jones battle against Nazis, rescue enslaved children from the Thuggee cult, and find the Holy Grail.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 7pm, 9pm
Ex Machina (2015)
Rated R (108 min.) Director: Alex Garland
With Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
Read more about it at IMDb

Programmer Caleb wins a competition at work and gets to spend a week at the state-of-the-art mountain estate of his company’s owner, Nathan. Under a non-disclosure contract, Caleb is assigned to evaluate the reactions and emotions of an artificial intelligence in a female form called Ava. When Caleb interviews Ava, she tells him not to trust Nathan. Meanwhile, Nathan tells Caleb that Ava is manipulating him. Who is telling the truth?

Friday, April 15, 2016 7pm, 9pm, 11pm
Inside Out (2015) 35mm
Rated PG (95 min.) Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
With Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Read more about it at IMDb

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions—Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 1pm
Gone Girl (2014)
Rated R (149 min.) Director: David Fincher
With Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Gamma Sigma Alpha

Nick and Amy Dunne are a couple living in a small town in Missouri. Nick calls the authorities when Amy goes missing, but something is off about his behavior. Is he hiding something? Is he sad and distraught enough? While the police continue their investigation, Nick is battling a media frenzy and the people who believe his innocence is dwindling by the minute.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 7pm
Short Films of the Cleveland International Film Festival
FREE ADMISSION (to Film Festival Passholders)
Cosponsored by Dreamachiev

If you love short films then this program is for you. Join us for a collection of the best short films screened at the 40th Cleveland International Film Festivals. If you haven't really seen many short films before, then come discover a new passion as we screen a collection of audience favorites, loaded with comedies and fun.

Friday, April 22, 2016 7pm, 9pm, 11pm
Treasure Planet (2002) 35mm
Rated PG (95 min.) Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short
Read more about it at IMDb FREE ADMISSION

Jim Hawkins has always been restless for adventure. After he is given a map to treasure planet, he begins on a fantastic journey across the universe as cabin boy aboard a majestic space galleon. Befriended by the ship's charismatic cyborg cook, John Silver, Jim blossoms under his guidance and shows the makings of a fine shipmate as he and the alien crew battle a supernova, a black hole, and a ferocious space storm. But even greater dangers lie ahead when Jim discovers that there is a scheming pirate onboard with mutiny on his mind.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 7pm, 9pm
The Sword in the Stone (1963) 35mm
Rated G (79 min.) Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
With Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson
Read more about it at IMDb FREE ADMISSION

With Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson The kingdom of England has, for years, remained divided. Wart, a measly servant knave, dreams of becoming a knight but is barely certain he may act as squire to castle lord Sir Ector's son Kay. The sorcerer Merlin and his grumpy, talking owl Archimedes invite themselves to the castle and move into its dilapidated north tower. Merlin, who can magically access the future, intends to prepare Wart for a grand future, so he gives the squirt dangerous lessons, transforming themselves into animals to learn the mental skills befitting a knight and a ruler.