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

Saturday, August 26, 2023: 8:00 p.m.
Monsters University (2013)
Rated G (104 mins.)
Directed by: Dan Scanlon
With Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Format: Digital
Cosponsored by University Media Board
Read more about it at IMDb

Head over to East Bell Commons for this special Spartigras showing of the prequel to Monsters, Inc.!

Sunday, August 27, 2023: 8:00 p.m. (subject to change)
Casablanca (1942) FREE ADMISSION
Rated NR (102 mins.)
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

As per CWRU Film Society tradition, we begin this school year with a free screening of a true classic. Bogie, Bergman, Nazis, and romance abound in one of the greatest movies of all time. The Film Society hopes that “this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Friday, September 1, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m.
Deadpool (2016)
Rated R (108 mins.)
Directed by: Tim Miller
With Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Wade Wilson: former Special Forces, full time mercenary, and Ryan Reynolds impersonator. He lives a charmed life in the underbelly of the city until he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. With outlook bleak, Wade turns to Ajax, a scientist who is offering a cure but has a sinister intent. During the torturous process, Wade is given healing abilities but is also gravely disfigured. Using his new alter ego Deadpool, he must hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Saturday, September 2, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
The Maltese Falcon (1941) FREE ADMISSION
Rated Passed (100 mins.)
Directed by: John Huston
With Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

Come back after Casablanca for a “double Bogie” with this classic film noir. Private eye Sam Spade is approached by a woman who asks for her protection. What follows is a series of murders, corruption, and uncertainty all tied up in a web of mystery and deceit centered on one target: a prized Maltese falcon statuette.

Friday, September 8, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)
Rated PG (102 mins.)
Directed by: Joel Crawford, Januel Mercado
With Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillén
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by Pre-Vet
Read more about it at IMDb

When Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll and he has burned through eight of his nine lives, he launches an epic journey to restore them by finding the mythical Last Wish.

Saturday, September 9, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 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
Cosponsored by Theta Chi
Read more about it at IMDb

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.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023: 7:00 p.m.
I, Robot (2004) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG-13 (115 mins.)
Directed by: Alex Proyas
With Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood
Format: 35mm
First Year Experience: Exploring Technology in Movies series
Read more about it at IMDb

In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
This showing is open to all audiences.

Friday, September 15, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Everything Everywhere All at Once (2021)
Rated R (139 mins.)
Directed by: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
With Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by the LGBT Center
Read more about it at IMDb

Whether you missed it last year or can’t get enough, this encore presentation is for you. An aging Chinese immigrant facing family crises from all sides is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. The film nearly swept the Oscars, including the memorable acceptance speech by Ke Huy Quan.

Saturday, September 16, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
Rated PG (90 mins.)
Directed by: Makoto Shinkai, Yoshio Suzuki
With Hidetaka Yoshioka, Masato Hagiwara, Yuka Nanri
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

In post-war Japan, three teenagers become obsessed with a mysterious tower across the Union border. Hiroki and Takuya work on a makeshift airplane, which they promise their friend Sayuri they will use to visit the tower together someday, but she disappears before it is completed. Years later, the tower suddenly activates, starting a phenomenon that threatens the world. Is Sayuri the key to it all?

Friday, September 22, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Bros (2022)
Rated R (115 mins.)
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
With Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Guy Branum
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Two men with commitment problems attempt a relationship in this comedy. It’s gay, it’s raunchy, it’s Bros!

Saturday, September 23, 2023: 5:00 p.m. 9:15 p.m.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
Rated PG (92 mins.)
Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
With Chris Pratt, Jack Black, Anya Taylor-Joy
Format: DCP
Special $6 admission to see The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Super Mario Bros. together!
Read more about it at IMDb

The gang’s all here: Peach(es), Bowser, Toad, the Kongs, and the Super Mario Brothers (it’s not pronounced “broze”)! This is a more normal, straightforward adaptation of the video game series, at last, but “shell” out $2 more and compare/contrast with the 1993 version, in either order. Let’s-a go!

Saturday, September 23, 2023: 7:00 p.m.
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Rated PG (104 mins.)
Directed by: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
With Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper
Format: 35mm
Special $6 admission to see The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Super Mario Bros. together!
Read more about it at IMDb

See the original trainwreck cult classic! Thirty years ago, several filmmakers had several visions, all piled together with a light wash of Mario lore to create this bizarre interdimensional live action adventure that must be seen to be believed. It’s still the Super Mario Brothers and it’s still a hoot. View it before or after the 2023 toon for just $6 total, and “everybody Walk the Dinosaur!”

Friday, September 29, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Rated NR (91 mins.)
Directed by: Howard Hawks
With Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

In this comedy musical, Lorelei and Dorothy are just “Two Little Girls from Little Rock”, lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise, working their way to Paris and enjoying the company of any eligible men they meet along the way, even though “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

Saturday, September 30, 2023: 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Rated Approved (218 mins.)
Directed by: David Lean
With Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn
Format: 70mm
Come early for our special matinee screening!
Read more about it at IMDb

This epic brings to the screen the story of the real British Lieut. T.E. Lawrence, sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as liaison in the fight against the Turks. He strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.
Please note the special shifted showtimes!

Friday, October 6, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m.
The Lighthouse (2019)
Rated R (109 mins.)
Directed by: Robert Eggers
With Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Two lighthouse keepers spend several weeks of rough living and ill company on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. As an approaching storm threatens to sweep them from the rock and strange apparitions emerge from the fog, each man begins to suspect that the other has become dangerously unmoored.

Saturday, October 7, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Les Amants (The Lovers) (1958)
Rated NR (90 mins.)
Directed by: Louis Malle
With Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb

Justice Potter Stewart raves, “I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material [hard-core pornography] I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.” In 1959, this tale of a woman’s affair with a stranger scandalized Clevelanders when it led to an arrest at Heights Arts Theater in Coventry Village, a case which rose to the US Supreme Court. By modern standards it’s... maybe tame? Come hear the history of the case and decide for yourself over a bar of Mitchell’s Fine Chocolate. Actual film critic John Simon described this first offering of FilmSoc’s Potter Appreciation series as “undistinguished but sexy”.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023: 7:00 p.m.
The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (114 mins.)
Directed by: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe
With Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph
Format: Digital
First Year Experience: Exploring Technology in Movies series
Read more about it at IMDb

A quirky, dysfunctional family's road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity's unlikeliest last hope.
This showing is open to all audiences.

Friday, October 13, 2023: 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Ratatouille (2007)
Rated G (111 mins.)
Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
With Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo
Format: 35mm
Cosponsored by Case Alumni Association
All showings may be delayed for other events in the theater

Read more about it at IMDb

Remy is a rat living in Paris who wants to be a chef, but has to overcome the disapproval of his family and the prejudice of humans. Using a hapless young man as a puppet, Remy can cook food, but meets an obstacle in a notoriously hard-to-please food critic nicknamed “The Grim Eater”. Will Remy achieve his goal? Will he be able to please both his fellow chefs and his disapproving family?

Saturday, October 14, 2023: 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Legally Blonde (2001)
Rated PG-13 (96 mins.)
Directed by: Robert Luketic
With Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb

Elle Woods is a fashionable sorority queen who has it all. But when her boyfriend dumps her to go to Harvard Law and get “serious”, Elle gets admitted herself (what, like it’s hard?) to go after him, not expecting the rigorous workload or her ex’s rekindled old flame. As she adapts, her perspectives change those around her too, but she’ll need all her wits to assist on a high-profile murder defense!