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

Saturday, 21 August, 2021, 8:30 pm
Spirited Away (2001) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (125 mins.)
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
With Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by UMB
Read more about it at IMDb

STUDENTS ONLY A special outdoor screening for Orientation Week, hosted by the University Media Board, to celebrate the beginning of the new year. This will be an outdoor screening hosted at East Bell Commons (the former site of the Gund Building, across from the Art Museum). The screening equipment is provided by Vertical Sound. Please note: This screening is not open to the public, but our other screenings - all held in Strosacker Auditorium - are.

Sunday, 22 August, 2021, 8:00 PM
Casablanca (1942) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (102 mins.)
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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Per Film Society tradition, we kick off our season with a screening of "Casablanca." Bogie, Bergman, Nazisa, and romance abound in one of the greatest movies of all time, a film referenced so heavily referenced in popular culture that you probably already quote it, even if you haven't seen it yet. Tours of the projection booth will also be available. The Film Society hopes that "this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship".

Friday, 27 August, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
History of the World: Part 1 (1981)
Rated R (92 mins.)
Directed by: Mel Brooks
With Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Gregory Hines
Format: DCP - 4k
Read more about it at IMDb
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From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious, it shows the truth behind the Roman Emperor, what really happened at the Last Supper, the circumstances that surrounded the French Revolution, how to test eunuchs, and what kind of shoes the Spanish Inquisitor wore.

Saturday, 28 August, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Psycho (1960)
Rated R (109 mins.)
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Format: DCP - 4k
Read more about it at IMDb
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For Marion Crane, it's been quite an eventful day. The day before, she had stolen forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, packed her bags, and driven all day on her way to join her paramour several hundred miles away. Now, she is taking a relaxing hot shower after her long day's journey. The remoteness of the motel suits her purposes perfectly. The only sounds heard are the chirping of the crickets, the splashing of the water, and her humming contentedly as the hot needles of water caress her aching shoulders...

Friday, 3 September, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Promising Young Woman (2020)
Rated R (113 mins.)
Directed by: Emerald Fennell
With Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
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Nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be - she's wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs from the past more directly. This darkly comedic approach asks questions about how society views and handles sexual assault, from its perpetrators and victims to enablers and everyone else it affects.

Saturday, 4 September, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Rated PG-13 (107 mins.)
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
With George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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Mississippi, 1937. Three convicts escape from a jail chain-gang intent on getting to the loot stashed away by one of them. But the stash is in a house that will be flooded by a new dam, so speed is of the essence. They find themselves fast-talking their way out of one jam after another, including a group of riverside sirens, but they do get to make a pretty good country record.

Friday, 10 September, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Night at the Museum (2006)
Rated PG (108 mins.)
Directed by: Shawn Levy
With Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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Larry Daley just can't hold a steady job, but he begins to think there may be hope when he is hired as a night watchman at the Museum of Natural History. Everything goes well on the first night, that is, until everything within the Museum start to come to life. Should Larry continue searching for a job, or manage everything that comes to life, including tiny Romans and cowboys, a skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Teddy Roosevelt?

Saturday, 11 September, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Rated PG (87 mins.)
Directed by: Wes Anderson
With George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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After 12 years of bucolic bliss, Mr. Fox breaks a promise to his wife and raids the farms of their human neighbors, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Giving in to his animal instincts endangers not only his tail and his marriage but also the lives of his family and their animal friends. When the farmers force Mr. Fox and company deep underground, he has to resort to his natural craftiness to rise above the opposition. Wes Anderson adapts Roald Dahl's tale of a disaffected fox, the wife he loves, and a meticulously planned robbery that goes wrong.

Friday, 17 September, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Rated PG-13 (106 mins.)
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
With Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
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Hollywood, 1950s. Eddie Mannix is Head of Physical Production at Capitol Studios. His life is one of non-stop action: casting issues, production issues, keeping the studio's stars in line, ensuring the studio avoids negative publicity, dealing with the press, and playing matchmaker to the studio's stars, all a pastiche of golden age settings. His current main issue is that one of the studio's biggest stars, Baird Whitlock, has been kidnapped by Communist screenwriters.

Saturday, 18 September, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Putney Swope (1969)
Rated R (84 mins.)
Directed by: Robert Downey Sr.
With Arnold Johnson, Stan Gottlieb, Allen Garfield
Format: DCP - 4k
Read more about it at IMDb
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Assuming he is incapable of winning, all of the members of a prestigious Madison Avenue advertising firm accidentally vote to appoint the company's only Black executive, Putney Swope, as chairman of the board. His unexpected win behind him, Swope changes the company's name to 'Truth and Soul, Inc.,' fires nearly all of its elderly white employees, and focuses solely on creating subversive, outlandish, and shocking campaigns. As the company is catapulted to new heights of success, Swope finds that he has drawn the ire of the U.S. President, who seeks to declare him and his renegade staff a threat to national security.

Friday, 24 September, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
The Wind Rises (2013)
Rated PG-13 (126 mins.)
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
With Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
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An aviation-obsessed engineer named Jiro Horikoshi has loved the aesthetics, spirit, and science of flight for as long as he can remember. For years he's been designing and building his dream plane, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and it's finally completed. But Jiro's dreams come crashing down when he learns, to his horror, that his creation will be used for combat in World War II.

Saturday, 25 September, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Tampopo (1985)
Rated Not Rated (114 mins.)
Directed by: Jûzô Itami
With Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto
Format: 35mm, DCP backup
Cosponsored by JapanCASE
Read more about it at IMDb
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This Noodle Western is a cult classic at Film Society: a glorious comedic meditation on food that will make you crave a good bowl of ramen. The main plot concerns Tampopo, a widowed noodle chef, who is helped to become a first-class chef by truck driver Goro and friends -- but this bizarro collection of vignettes concerning food, sex and American movie tropes filtered through a Japanese lens is so, so, so much more.

Friday, 1 October, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Back to the Future (1985)
Rated PG (116 mins.)
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Format: DCP
Triple Feature!
Read more about it at IMDb
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Friday, 1 October, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Rated PG (108 mins.)
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Format: DCP
Triple Feature!
Read more about it at IMDb
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Friday, 1 October, 2021, 11:15 p.m.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Rated PG (118 mins.)
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen
Format: DCP
Triple Feature!
Read more about it at IMDb
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Do you remember... the future? Whether you're a longtime fan of this comedy sci-fi adventure or want to see what you've been missing, join us for a special night following Marty McFly and Doc Brown from the first demonstration of the time traveling DeLorean through to the past, the future, and the Old West. Dress up as your favorite character for discounted admission, or show up by 6:30 for a chance to play our trivia challenge and win prizes! Hot dogs available in addition to our usual snacks to help you through the long haul.

Saturday, 2 October, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Rated R (183 mins.)
Directed by: Michael Cimino
With Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
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Michael, Steven, and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall into the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again.

Sunday, 3 October, 2021, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Mean Girls (2004)
Rated PG-13 (97 mins.)
Directed by: Mark Walters
With Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams
Format: 35mm
Cosponsored by Phi Sigma Rho
Read more about it at IMDb
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Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. Although it's a Sunday, we encourage patrons to wear pink to this screening and grab a mocktail from our concessions stand. After all: It's October 3rd.

Friday, 8 October, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Seven Samurai (1954)
Rated Not Rated (207 mins.)
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
With Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb
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A veteran samurai who has fallen on hard times answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.

Saturday, 9 October, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.*
Das Boot (1981)
Rated Not Rated (208 mins.)
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
With Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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It's 1941 and the Battle of the Atlantic--German Unterseeboote (submarines) versus freighters supplying Britain--is underway. We see this struggle from the perspective of the crew of a German U-boat, U-96: the relaxation and fun in port, the boredom of patrol, the tension of stalking a convoy, and the sheer terror when they become the hunted.

*We will be showing the Director's Cut, so the second showtime will be 11 p.m. We will update our site and social media once it arrives if anything changes.

Friday, 22 October, 2021, 8:00 p.m.,10:00 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Moana (2016)
Rated PG (107 mins.)
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
With Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Read more about it at IMDb
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Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian village, is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of returning the relic to Te Fiti and saving her people. What can we say except you're welcome?

Saturday, 23 October, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
UHF (1989)
Rated PG-13 (97 mins.)
Directed by: Jay Levey
With Weird Al' Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy
Format: Digital
Cosponsored by W8EDU
Read more about it at IMDb
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Celebrate "Weird Al" Yankovic's 62nd birthday with some U62! ...UHF, that is--the rerun-filled TV backwater of channels 14 and up that could never compete with the big networks. George Newman is a daydreamer put in charge of channel 62 after his uncle wins it in a poker game. His oddball programming choices, including a smash hit show by janitor Stanley Spadowski, capture the town's imagination and spark a rivalry with channel 8, whose owner wants to bury the competition... or at least turn it into a parking lot! With Weird Al's brand of comedy, we've got it all on UHF!

Friday, 29 October, 2021, 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:59pm
Parasite (2019)
Rated R (132 mins.)
Directed by: Bong Joon Ho
With Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by the Observer
Read more about it at IMDb
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Ki-taek and his family, all unemployed, manage to get themselves entangled in the lives of the wealthy and glamourous Park family. As they scheme to further entrench themselves into the Parks' lives, they become involved in an unexpected incident. This Korean drama and Best Picture of 2019 winner is a must-see.

Saturday, 30 October, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Rated R (100 mins.)
Directed by: Jim Sharman
With Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick
Format: 35mm
Shadowcast by Voyeuristic Intentions
Read more about it at IMDb
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The Film Society is going to do The Time Warp again! Dress up and come join the Film Society and the Rocky crowd in celebrating Halloween with this cult movie classic! Dr. Frank N. Furter, Janet, and the rest will all be there. A live performance by Voyeuristic Intentions, the campus Rocky cast, will accompany the midnight show. Come early for de-virginization exercises and to ensure we have room for you! Check our website and social media for news of any changes to safety protocols, allowed props, etc.

Friday, 5 November, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Lupin III: The First (2019)
Rated Not Rated (93 mins.)
Directed by: Takashi Yamazaki
With Kan'ichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi. Daisuke Namikawa
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
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This adventure-comedy brings the beloved anime series to three dimensions, as it follows gentleman thief Arsène Lupin III and his crew to 1960s Paris and Brazil. The target: the Bresson Diary, itself a guide to find the Eclipse, an immense treasure once sought by the Nazis. Lupin is foiled by a young archaeology student named Laetitia, but they soon join forces when they learn who else is on the trail, hiding out in South America, and what technological horrors the Eclipse might be used for.

Saturday, 6 November, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Rated PG-13 (109 mins.)
Directed by: David Frankel
With Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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Andy is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly. Andy questions her ability to survive her grim tour as Miranda's whipping girl without getting scorched.

Friday, 12 November, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
La La Land (2016)
Rated PG-13 (128 mins.)
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
With Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by Footlighters and Swing Club
Read more about it at IMDb
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Aspiring actress Mia and dedicated jazz musician Sebastian are struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern-day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life asks what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight?

Saturday, 13 November, 2021, 5:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Airplane! (1980)
Rated PG (88 mins.)
Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
With Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen
Format: 35mm
Double Feature!
Read more about it at IMDb
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Double feature with Zero Hour! -- Ex-fighter pilot Ted Stryker is a traumatized war veteran. Because of his pathological fear of flying and subsequent "drinking problem," Stryker has been unable to hold a responsible job. His wartime girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, now a flight attendant, leaves him before boarding her assigned run from Los Angeles to Chicago. Stryker abandons his taxi and buys a ticket on the same flight to try to win her back. When the pilot and copilot are incapacitated, can Ted get past his fear to rescue the passengers? -- See this classic comedy on the big screen, alongside the film that inspired it.

Saturday, 13 November, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Zero Hour! (1957)
Rated Passed (81 mins.)
Directed by: Hall Bartlett
With Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden
Format: Digital
Double Feature!
Read more about it at IMDb
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Double feature: See the film that inspired Airplane! -- Ex-fighter pilot Ted Striker is a traumatized war veteran. Because of his pathological fear of flying - okay, look, it's literally the same plot as Airplane!, but serious. The screenwriters for Airplane! lifted large chunks of dialogue from this film verbatim. Watch the parody first and see it in a new light. Starring Dana Andrews (Laura, The Best Years of Our Lives).

Friday, 19 November, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Captain Marvel (2019)
Rated PG-13 (123 mins.)
Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
With Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by the Observer
Read more about it at IMDb
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Let's go back to the '90s! After crashing an experimental aircraft, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers is discovered by the Kree and trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg. Six years later, after escaping to Earth while under attack by the Skrulls, Danvers begins to discover there's more to her past. With help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, they set out to unravel the truth.

Saturday, 20 November, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Sonatine (1993)
Rated R (94 mins.)
Directed by: Takeshi Kitano
With Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kokumai, Tetsu Watanabe
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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Murakawa, a Tokyo-based yakuza enforcer, has grown tired of gangster life. He is sent by his boss to Okinawa, supposedly to mediate a dispute between their allies, the Nakamatsu and Anan clans. Starring creator Takeshi Kitano. Roger Ebert writes: "It shows how violent gangster movies need not be filled with stupid dialogue, nonstop action and gratuitous gore. Sonatine is pure, minimal and clean in its lines. In Kitano's universe, violence is as transient as a lightning bolt."

Friday, 26 November, 2021,
No Movies Due to
Thanksgiving Break

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Saturday, 27 November, 2021,
No Movies Due to
Thanksgiving Break

Format:

Friday, 3 December, 2021, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
What about Bob? (1991) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (99 mins.)
Directed by: Frank Oz
With Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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Bob Wiley is an obsessive-compulsive neurotic who can't quite cope in the world. Dr. Leo Marvin is a renowned psychotherapist who gets Bob unloaded on him as a patient just before his family vacation. What else can Bob do but follow his new friend to the lakehouse, befriend the doctor's family, and start to push him over the edge? As his oblivious patient makes himself at home, Dr. Marvin loses his professional composure and, before long, may be ready for the loony bin himself. This dark comedy also stars CWRU's own law professor, "Charlie" Korsmo!

Saturday, 4 December, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Shrek (2001) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (90 mins.)
Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
With Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Format: DCP
Double Feature! Cosponsored by Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Council
Read more about it at IMDb
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Shrek is an anti-social and highly-territorial green ogre who loves the solitude of his swamp. His life is interrupted after the short-statured and compensatory Lord Farquaad of Duloc (a perfect place!) unknowingly exiles a vast number of fairy-tale creatures to Shrek's swamp. Angered by the intrusion, he decides to visit Farquaad and demand they be moved elsewhere. He reluctantly allows the talkative Donkey to tag along. Lord Farquaad agrees to vacate the swamp on one condition: Shrek must go on a dangerous quest to retrieve the Princess Fiona from a dark castle guarded by a dragon. Come to relive your childhood memories; stay to watch your classmates dance to Smash Mouth.

Saturday, 4 December, 2021, 9:00 p.m.
Shrek 2 (2004) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (93 mins.)
Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
With Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Format: DCP
Double Feature! Cosponsored by Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Council
Read more about it at IMDb
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(SPOILER ALERT for a movie that came out 20 years ago.) Shrek 2 takes place following the events of the first film, with Shrek and Donkey meeting Fiona's parents as her zealous Fairy Godmother, who wants Fiona to marry her son Prince Charming, plots to destroy Shrek and Fiona's marriage. Shrek and Donkey team up with a swashbuckling cat named Puss in Boots to foil her plans.