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

Friday, January 19, 2024: Starts at 8:00pm
49th Annual Science Fiction Marathon
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Join the Film Society for our 49th Annual Science Fiction Marathon!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023)
Alphaville (1965)
Surprise 1 [Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me]
Cube (1997)
Zardoz (1974)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Invaders from Mars (1953)
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)
Interstellar (2014)
Surprise 2: [Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings]
The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (2014)
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Surprise 3: [Sphere]
Asteroid City (2023)
For more information, visit the marathon page here.

Friday, January 26, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Rated PG (128 mins.)
Directed by: Peter Weir
With Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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At a New England boys’ boarding prep school in 1959, a group of freshmen try to make their way in their new home and are inspired by their English professor, John Keating, an alumnus now returning to teach. As the year goes on, they revive his old poetry appreciation club and find other ways to discover themselves, break free from the expected, and “seize the day”. Some faculty and parents, however, consider Keating a bad influence and worry about what it all means for the boys.

Saturday, January 27, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Sneakers (1992)
Rated PG-13 (126 mins.)
Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson
With Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb
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Can you truly call yourself a Case nerd if you haven’t seen Sneakers? It’s not about shoes. It’s all about the information! When a device is made that can crack RSA-style encryption, the title group of security experts is employed to acquire it through some hacking, social engineering, and other ingenuity, but more are on the hunt. If the black box is lost to the wrong hands, it may soon be a world with no more secrets. Equal parts comedy and heist movie, this comes from the writers of WarGames!

Friday, February 2, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Friday (1995)
Rated R (91 mins.)
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
With Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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A lot can happen between Thursday and Saturday! Before the sun sets, Craig must get his friend Smokey out of trouble, find a new job so his parents don’t evict him, escape his girlfriend long enough to capture a new woman’s heart, and survive a climactic confrontation with the neighborhood menace. Bye Felisha!

Saturday, February 3, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
City Lights (1931) FREE ADMISSION
Passed (87 mins.)
Directed by: Charles Chaplin
With Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
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In his first film made during the sound era (though still essentially a silent), Charlie Chaplin’s “Little Tramp” falls for a beautiful, blind flower seller on a street corner, who mistakes him for his millionaire acquaintance. Determined to help her and her grandmother avoid eviction, he ricochets through odd jobs in an effort to scrape together enough money. What follows is a heartwarming slapstick masterpiece of the Tramp’s pursuit to make good on his promise.

Friday, February 9, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Moulin Rouge! (2001) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG-13 (127 mins.)
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
With Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo
Format: 35mm
Cosponsored by UMBe Mine
Read more about it at IMDb
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This story is about truth, beauty, freedom, and love. Christian, a young Bohemian poet in 1899 Paris, finds himself in the Moulin Rouge, a seedy but glamorous nightclub. He falls in love with the star courtesan of the club, Satine, but her affections are also coveted by the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine.

Saturday, February 10, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
The Coca-Cola Kid (1985) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (98 mins.)
Directed by: Dusan Makavejev
With Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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Dug up from the Film Society crypt is a down-under comedy you have to see to believe! If you thought there was nowhere on Earth untouched by the hand of Coca-Cola, you haven’t heard of Anderson Valley, an isolated Australian town with a strange embargo on Coke. Trying to remedy that, company man Becker goes on a quest full of didgeridoos, sex, and quite a few Santas. See why this gets our stamp of approval and you’ll leave singing: “Don’t want to go where there’s no Coca-Cola! You’ve got life by the throat when you’re drinking Coke!”

Sunday, February 11, 2024: 8:00 p.m.
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG-13 (120 mins.)
Directed by: John M. Chu
With Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb
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Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother.

Friday, February 16, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Twilight (2008)
Rated PG-13 (122 mins.)
Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
With Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Format: 35mm
Cosponsored by the Case Western Reserve Observer
Read more about it at IMDb
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When misfit Bella Swan moves to Forks, Washington, she doesn’t expect much. Then she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen. As the two grow closer, Bella stumbles upon Edward’s deadly secret: he’s a vampire. Edward has been searching for a soul mate like Bella, but the closer he gets to her the harder it becomes for him to resist her blood.

Saturday, February 17, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Brokeback Mountain (2005) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (134 mins.)
Directed by: Ang Lee
With Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb
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Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men—a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy—who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

Thursday, February 22, 2024: 7:00 p.m.
Puppy Love (2023) FREE ADMISSION
Not Rated (75 mins.)
Directed by: Gail Gilbert
With Shooter, Scout, Red, Oliver
Format: DCP
Director Gail Gilbert will be present for a Q&A after the screening, along with "Scout"
Read more about it at IMDb

When a healthy litter of puppies is suddenly paralyzed and vets recommend putting them down, a group of courageous women band together to fight for their survival. Nothing is off the table as they try Chinese herbs, acupuncture, underwater treadmills and even chicken soup.

See the trailer

Friday, February 23, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Rated G (94 mins.)
Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
With Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Otake
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by JapanCase and Tsunagari Japan
Read more about it at IMDb
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In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live out of sight of humans. But when Arrietty is out gathering supplies, she is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, and they begin to form a friendship that blossoms into an extraordinary adventure.

Saturday, February 24, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Ghost (1990) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG-13 (127 mins.)
Directed by: Jerry Zucker
With Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb
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The third installment of our Potter(y) Appreciation Series: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is mugged and murdered on the street, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. While he tries to make sense of his new reality, Sam enlists the help of sham psychic Oda Mae Brown to communicate with Molly, set some things right, and protect her from an unexpected threat.

Friday, March 1, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m.
Barbie (2023)
Rated PG-13 (114 mins.)
Directed by: Greta Gerwig
With Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Issa Rae
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by FEMAL
Read more about it at IMDb
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Barbie lives in bliss in Barbieland, feeling good as a role model for girls who can be whatever they want. Something strange makes her head to the real world on a problem-solving quest, with Ken tagging along. But the real world is not what they expected it to be, nor are its gender dynamics.
Come to the full Barbenheimer weekend for just $6!

Saturday, March 2, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
Oppenheimer (2023)
Rated R (180 mins.)
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
With Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon
Format: DCP - 4k
Cosponsored by SPS and Alpha Chi Sigma
Read more about it at IMDb
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Finish this double feature weekend ($6 for both) with a dramatization of the life story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who masterminded the development of the atomic bomb, thus helping end World War II. We see his life from university days all the way to post-WWII troubles, when his fame saw him embroiled in political machinations.

Friday, March 22, 2024: 7:00 p.m, 10:00 p.m.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023)
Rated PG-13 (154 mins.)
Directed by: James Mangold
With Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by DawnSCI
Read more about it at IMDb

Daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary dial that can change the course of history. Accompanied by his goddaughter, he soon finds himself squaring off against Jürgen Voller, a former Nazi who works for NASA.

Saturday, March 23, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Frequency (2000)
Rated PG-13 (118 mins.)
Directed by: Gregory Hoblit
With Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle
Format: 35mm
Cosponsored by HamSCI
Read more about it at IMDb

A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via amateur radio. The pair accidentally trigger a tragic event. Now they must work together, 30 years apart, to change history—again.

Friday, March 29, 2024: 5:00 p.m.
With This Light (2023) FREE ADMISSION
Not Rated (86 mins.)
Directed by: Laura Bermúdez, Nicole Bernardi-Reis
Format: Digital
Cosponsored by La Alianza
Read more about it at IMDb

For over 70 years, Sister Maria Rosa Leggol helped over 87,000 Honduran children escape poverty and fortified her legacy as an activist and visionary. Her work continues with Maria and Rosa, two teens in her programs fighting to create their own lives.

Friday, March 29, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Rated PG (142 mins.)
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
With Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

In the fourth installment in our Potter Appreciation Series (and the least nuanced reference), Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their third year of study, where they delve into the mystery surrounding an escaped prisoner who poses a dangerous threat to the young wizard.

Saturday, March 30, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Hercules (1997)
Rated G (93 mins.)
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
With Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods
Format: 35mm
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. 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.

Friday, April 5, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Rated PG-13 (100 mins.)
Directed by: Simon West
With Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen
Format: 35mm
Vaguely related to the eclipse
Read more about it at IMDb

Orphaned heiress and intrepid archaeologist Lara Croft embarks on a dangerous quest to retrieve the two halves of an ancient artifact which controls time before it falls into the wrong hands. As an extremely rare planetary alignment is about to occur for the first time in 5000 years, the fearless tomb raider will have to team up with rival adventurers and sworn enemies to collect the pieces, while time is running out. But, in the end, who can harness the archaic talisman’s unlimited power?

Saturday, April 6, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
First Man (2018)
Rated PG-13 (141 mins.)
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
With Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by SEDS Eclipse
Read more about it at IMDb

Hoping to reach the moon by the end of the decade, NASA plans a series of extremely dangerous, unprecedented missions in the early 1960s. Engineer Neil Armstrong joins the space program, spending years in training and risking his life during test flights. On July 16, 1969, the nation and world watch in wonder as Armstrong and fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embark on the historic Apollo 11 spaceflight.

Friday, April 12, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
The Intern (2015)
Rated PG-13 (121 mins.)
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
With Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

A retired 70-year-old widower, Ben, is bored with retired life. He applies to a be a senior intern at an online fashion retailer and gets the position. The founder of the company, Jules Ostin, is a tireless, driven, demanding, dynamic workaholic. Ben is made her intern, but this is a nominal role—she doesn’t intend to give him work. However, Ben proves to be quite useful and, more than that, a source of support and wisdom.

Saturday, April 13, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Rated G (115 mins.)
Directed by: Garry Marshall
With Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

When Anne Hathawill, Anne Hathaway! Mia Thermopolis, an awkward San Francisco teenager, has just learned her deceased father was the Crown Prince of Genovia. Queen Clarisse Renaldi seeks the favor of her estranged granddaughter in hopes that she will take her father’s place as the Crown Princess. While Mia contemplates her future, her grandmother insists on turning her from a social misfit to a lady fit for the throne, and the two discover that blood is more important than bloodlines.

Friday, April 19, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Steamboy (2004)
Rated PG-13 (126 mins.)
Directed by: Shinji Takagi, Katsuhiro Ôtomo
With Anne Suzuki, Katsuo Nakamura, Masane Tsukayama
Format: 35mm
Cosponsored by JapanCase
Read more about it at IMDb

Rei is a young inventor living in the UK in the middle of the nineteenth century. Shortly before the first World Expo, a marvelous invention called the “Steam Ball”, behind which a menacing power is hidden, arrives at his door from his grandfather Roid in the US. Meanwhile, the nefarious O’Hara Foundation has sent men to acquire the Steam Ball, so that they can use its power towards their own illicit ends.

Saturday, April 20, 2024: 6:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)
Rated R (108 mins.)
Directed by: Andy Fickman
With Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Alan Cumming
Format: Digital
Cosponsored by The Athenian
Read more about it at IMDb

Join us for a double feature, 420-style! One’s a college favorite for derision (see below), and the other is a biting satire of both that film and its fearmongering tactics... in a toe-tapping musical spec-toke-ular that you won’t want to puff-puff-pass up. Watch both versions in either order (note the special 6:00 start), or try the musical on its own. It’s a similar sad story of innocent 1930s teens who get lured into a world of marijuana and its reefer-den regulars, but this one has catchy song and dance numbers, plus appearances from (among others) Shakespeare, zombies, and Jesus.

Saturday, April 20, 2024: 8:15 p.m.
Reefer Madness (1938) FREE ADMISSION
Not Rated (65 mins.)
Directed by: Louis Gasnier
With Dorothy Short, Dave O’Brien, Thelma White
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb

Want to see how the madness began? Also known as Tell Your Children and The Burning Question, this cult classic is propaganda masquerading as a cautionary tale about the dangers of “marihuana”. Getting hooked is easy but leads teens to fast music, wild dancing, uncontrollable laughter... and murder?! Take a bonus drag on our “Potter” Appreciation Series but be ready for stilted writing and cheesy acting. See it before or after the musical, but it is not crucial for enjoying the latter. And hey: the first one’s free, kid!

Friday, April 26, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (85 mins.)
Directed by: Jamie Babbit
With Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

Megan is a normal American girl who’s one of the best cheerleaders on the team and whose boyfriend is the captain of the football team, but she doesn’t like kissing her boyfriend, has posters of girls in her locker and at home, and likes listening to Melissa Etheridge. Might the normal Megan, in fact, be... a lesbian?!? Concerned parents and friends send her to True Directions, a gay-gone-straight camp led by the well-meaning yet totally insane Mary and “ex-gay” counselor Mike.

Saturday, April 27, 2024: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
A Goofy Movie (1995) FREE ADMISSION
Rated G (78 mins.)
Directed by: Kevin Lima
With Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

Though Goofy always means well, his amiable cluelessness and klutzy pratfalls regularly embarrass his awkward adolescent son, Max. When Max’s lighthearted prank on his high-school principal finally gets his longtime crush, Roxanne, to notice him, he asks her on a date. Max’s trouble at school convinces Goofy that he and the boy need to bond over a cross-country fishing trip like the one he took with his dad when he was Max’s age, which throws a kink in his son’s plans to impress Roxanne.