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CWRU Film Society Fall 2015 Schedule

Old Schedules:

Sunday, August 23, 2015 6:30 p.m.
Casablanca (1942)
Not Rated (102 min.) Director: Michael Curtiz
Format: Digital, Blu-ray
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Free Admission

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 28, 2015 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
PG-13 (141 min.) Director: Joss Whedon
Format: 35mm film
With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Theta Chi

Tony Stark tries to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program, but things begin to go awry and the villainous Ultron emerges. Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, are now put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. It is up to the Avengers to stop Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. Uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure.

Saturday, August 29, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Batman (1989)
PG-13 (126 min.) Director: Tim Burton
Format: 35mm film
With Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger
Read more about it at IMDb

In Gotham City, a vigilante known as Batman helps to defeat evil and keep the city's citizens safe. When Jack Napier is transformed into the evil Joker and promises to take over Gotham, it is up to Batman to stop him before it is too late.

Friday, September 4, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Up (2009)
PG (96 min.) Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Format: 35mm film
With Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Alpha Phi Omega

Carl Fredricksen shared the dream of going to a lost land in South America with his adventure-minded wife and childhood sweetheart. Now, about to be forced into a home, the elderly widower defiantly takes his house on the journey with the help of a few balloons. However, there is a stowaway aboard: an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. Together, they encounter talking dogs, a childhood hero, and a rare bird named Kevin.

Saturday, September 5, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG (108 min.) Director: Robert Zemeckis
Format: Digital, DVD
With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by UPB Located on Frieberger Field (between Kelvin Smith Library and The Tink)

Marty McFly and Doc Brown make an exhilarating visit to the year 2015 to resolve a few problems with the future McFly family. However, when the two return home, they discover that someone has tampered with the timeline, resulting in a nightmarish Hill Valley in 1985. Their only hope to save the present is to fix the problem at the source: back in the year 1955.
NOTE: this Special FREE SCREENING is sponsored by the University Program Board (UPB), for Undergraduate students only and is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. (The BttF fans among the Rest of Us should mark Wednesday, October 21, 2015 on our calendars...and stay tuned for further announcements!)

Friday, September 11, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Hercules (1997)
G (93 min.) Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Format: 35mm film
With Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods
Read more about it at IMDb

Hercules, son of the Greek god Zeus, is turned into a half-god, half-mortal by the evil Hades, god of the Underworld. Hercules is then raised on Earth but retains his godlike strength. When he discovers his immortal heritage, Zeus tells him that in order to return to Mount Olympus he must become a true hero. Hercules becomes a famous hero with the help of his friend Pegasus and his personal trainer, Phil the Satyr. However, he must learn what it means to be a true hero in order to be accepted amongst the gods.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
The Rocketeer (1991)
PG (108 min.) Director: Joe Johnston
Format: 35mm film
With Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin
Read more about it at IMDb

In the years leading up to World War II, stunt pilot Cliff Secord takes a trial run in a Gee Bee racing aircraft to prepare for an upcoming air show. However, he accidentally comes into possession of a rocket-propelled backpack coveted by the Nazis. With the aid of his mechanic pal, he gets it up and running and uses it to foil a plot by a gang of vicious Nazi spies. The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero.

Thursday, September 17 , 2015 10:00pm
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG (135 min.) Director: Ron Howard
Format: DVD
With Russel Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by RHA

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally—late in life—received the Nobel Prize.

Friday, September 18 , 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
PG (113 min.) Director: Nicholas Meyer
Format: 35mm film
With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by ConCoction NOTE: There will be a costume conteset taking place at 9pm. Enjoy!

It is the 23rd century, the USS Enterprise is on routine training maneuvers, and Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned to the fact that this may well be the last space mission of his career. But Khan Noonien Singh is back. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan—infamous conqueror from late 20th century Earth—has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen a top secret device called Project Genesis, and wrested control of another Federation starship. He now schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy Kirk... with the threat of a universal Armageddon.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
R (121 min.) Director: Barry Levinson
Format: 35mm film
With Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by WRUW

A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He turns the studio on its ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul with the middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough. While he is off the air, he tries to meet Vietnamese people, especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on the radio.

Friday, September 25, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Nightcrawler (2014)
R (117 min.) Director: Dan Gilroy
Format: Digital, Blu-ray
With Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by the Observer

Lou Bloom, a driven young man who is desperate for work, discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder, and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cutthroat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling—where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
The Fugitive (1993)
PG-13 (130 min.) Director: Andre Davis
Format: Digital, Blu-ray
With Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward
Read more about it at IMDb

The well-respected Chicago surgeon, Dr. Richard Kimble, has found his wife, Helen, murdered ferociously in their own home. The police find Kimble at the scene of the crime and accuse him of the murder. Kimble is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death, but his prison transport crashes and he escapes. Now on the run, Kimble starts his own investigation while Deputy U. S. Marshal Samuel Gerard takes charge of chasing him down. While Kimble starts to find out the truth about his wife's murder, he also tries to lure Gerard and his team into it as well.

Friday, October 2, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
PG (119 min.) Director: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Format: [TBD, should be 35mm film]
With Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Kung Fu Club

Po is an irreverent slacker panda who works in his family’s noodle shop, the biggest fan of Kung Fu around, and unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five—Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper, and Monkey—under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality?

Saturday, October 3, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Imagine Me and You (2006)
R (94 min.) Director: Ol Parker
Format: [TBD, should be 35mm film]
With Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Good
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Spectrum

Rachel and Heck, longtime friends and lovers, finally tie the knot. During the celebration, Rachel starts a friendship with their florist, Luce. While Rachel originally intended to match her new friend up with her husband's friend, Cooper, she soon finds out that Luce is a lesbian. Over the course of their friendship, Rachel starts to question her own sexuality. As she comes to realize she may have feelings for her new friend, Rachel must decide who will ultimately give her the most happiness: Heck, her new husband who is also adored by her family, or Luce, who has turned her life and everything she thought she knew about love upside down.

Friday, October 9, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Moon (2009)
R (97 min.) Director: Duncan Jones
Format: 35mm film
With Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott
Read more about it at IMDb

With only three weeks left in his three-year contract, Sam Bell is getting eager to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a moon-based manufacturing facility alongside his computer assistant, GERTY. Direct communication with Earth isn't possible because of a persistent communications malfunction, so in between the intermittent transmissions from his wife, Tess, Sam finds company where he can. When he has an accident, however, he wakens to find that not only is he not alone, but the world is not what he thought it was.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Rebecca (1940)
Not Rated (130 min.) Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Format: 35mm film
With Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders
Read more about it at IMDb

A shy ladies' companion staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. She and Max fall in love, marry, and return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. Max is still troubled by the death of his first wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before. The second Mrs. de Winter clashes with the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderley.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 7 pm
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Rated PG (108 min.) Director: Robert Zemeckis
Format: 35mm film
With Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Read more about it at IMDb

Marty McFly and Doc Brown make an exhilarating visit to October 21, 2015 to resolve a few problems with the future McFly family. But when the two return home, they soon discover that someone has tampered with time to produce a nightmarish Hill Valley back in 1985. Their only hope to save the present is to fix the problem at the source: back in the year 1955.

Friday, October 23, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Memento (2001)
Rated R (113 min.) Director: Christopher Nolan
Format: 35mm film
With Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Read more about it at IMDb

Leonard is determined to avenge his wife's murder. However, unable to remember anything that happens day-to-day due to his short term memory loss, he has to write himself note after note. Each bit of the puzzle is slowly revealed as we go back in time and Leonard tries to find the person who killed his wife.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
The Shining (1980)
Rated R (146 min.) Director: Stanley Kubrick
Format: 35mm film
With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Read more about it at IMDb

Frustrated writer, Jack Torrance, takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Ascent: Commemorating Shuttle (2014)
Not Rated (45 min)
Format: DVD
Free Admission

Enjoy epic footage of the shuttle program on our big screen! Produced by NASA engineers Matt Melis and Kevin Burke, this film offers a behind-the-scenes look at shuttle launches STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124. Mr. Melis and Mr. Burke will be on hand for a Q&A session after the film. (This event is presented in conjunction with a lecture on the Columbia disaster investigation on Wednesday, October 21 at 12:30 pm in Schmitt Auditorium. Check for the most up to date information.

Friday, October 30, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
The Addams Family (1991)
Rated PG-13 (99 min.) Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Format: 35mm film
With Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd
Read more about it at IMDb

When a man claiming to be the missing Uncle Fester arrives at their home, the Addams family is thrilled. However, events turn suspicious when the man cannot recall crucial, pre-disappearance details and begins conspiring with a lawyer to swindle the family out of their fortune. With their futures at stake, will the Addams family prevail?

Saturday, October 31, 2015 7:00 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Rated R (100 min.) Director: Jim Sharman
Format: 35mm film
With Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Voyeuristic Intentions

The Film Society’s going to “Do the Time Warp again!” Come join the Film Society and the Rocky crowd in celebrating Halloween with this cult movie classic! Dress up and bring squirt guns, toast, and the Plain Dealer. Dr. Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff, Janet (SLUT!), 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!

Friday, November 6, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Big Hero 6 (2015)
Rated PG (102 min.) Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Format: 35mm film
With Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Robotics Club

Fourteen-year-old tech genius, Hiro Hamada, loses his brother and pours all of his energy into perfecting his robot pal Baymax. But when some of his most dangerous inventions fall into the wrong hands, Hiro and Baymax are forced to team up with friendly monster Fredzilla, fearless bike messenger Gogo Tomago, germophobe Wasabi, and barista-turned-master-chemist Honey Lemon to save the future mega-city of San Fransokyo before it's too late.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
RoboCop (1987)
Rated R (102 min.) Director: Paul Verhoeven
With Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy
Read more about it at IMDb

In the not-too-distant-future, a newly transferred Detroit police officer is remade into an indestructible cybernetic cop after being dismembered by a gang of thugs in an abandoned warehouse. Reborn as Robocop, he is programmed to serve and protect the citizens of Detroit and eliminate the rampant crime in the city streets. But once he has completed his task, he sets his sights on the corruption inside Securities Concepts, Inc.—the corporation that created him.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:30 p.m.
Finding the Gold Within (2014)
Not Rated (90 min.)
Cosponsored by SJI, OMA, OIDEO, the Brotherhood Free Admission

Q&A session with the Director will be after the movie

Friday, November 13, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Rated PG-13 (97 min.) Director: Gil Junger
Format: 35mm film
With Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by the English Honor Society

Bianca Stratford is pretty and popular, but her strict family won't allow her to date until her older sister does; the problem is that sister, Kat, is an outsider who tries to alienate any guy who might be interested in her. So Bianca's would-be boyfriend bribes fellow outsider Patrick to ask out Kat, thinking that this sullen young man with a mysterious past might tempt Kat to rise to the challenge.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Drumline (2002)
Rated PG-13 (118 min.) Director: Charles Stone III
With Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by CWRU Pep Band

A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more than talent to reach the top.

Friday, November 20, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Rated PG (106 min.) Director: Mel Brooks
With Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman
Read more about it at IMDb

Victor Frankenstein is a neurosurgeon who has spent his life distancing himself from the legend of his grandfather who created the monster. But when Victor inherits Frankenstein Castle, he is drawn into the family business of reanimating life. Victor is aided in his work by his pretty assistant Inga, hunchback Igor, and Frau Blücher, who turns out to have been his grandfather's girlfriend. Together, they create a new monster/man-about-town.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Rated PG (83 min.) Director: Charles Barton
Format: 35mm film
With Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr.
Read more about it at IMDb

The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens and escapes with the weakened monster, whom he plans to re-energize with a new brain.The Wolfman arrives from London in an attempt to thwart Dracula. And when the full moon rises, all hell breaks loose with the Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein all running rampant.

Friday, December 4, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
The Aristocats (1970)
Rated G (78 min.) Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
With Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway
Read more about it at IMDb Free Admission

A wealthy Countess decides to leave all of her money to her cat, Duchess, and her kittens, Berlioz, Toulouse, and Marie. Her jealous butler, Edgar, dumps the cats in the French countryside in order to take the fortune himself. But the four cats meet country feline Thomas O'Malley who helps them get back home.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
Rated G (75 min.) Director: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells
Format: 35mm film
With James Stewart, John Cleese, Amy Irving
Read more about it at IMDb Free Admission

Fievel and the rest of the Mousekewitz family continue their pursuit of the American dream by heading West. Fievel wants to be a lawman and his sister wants to make it as a dance hall singer. Having been told that the West is a place where mice and cats live in peace, the Mousekewitz family is in for a surprise.