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Friday, January 16, 2014 - Saturday, January, 17, 2014
40th Annual Science Fiction Marathon
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 16 at 6pm.
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Come see our 40th weekend of back to back science fiction movies, shorts, and trailers.

Friday, January 23, 2015 7:00pm, 10:00pm
The Hunger Games Catching Fire (2013)
Rated PG-13 (146 min.) Director: Francis Lawrence
With Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Theta Chi

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safely after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute, Peeta Mellark. As winners, they must turn around and leave their family and friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way, Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games, a competition that could change Panem forever.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Rated PG-13 (157 min.) Director: Mike Newell
With Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by Case Quidditch Club

Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for his fourth year, where the Tri-Wizard tournament is ready to begin. Despite the fact that students must be over 17 to enter, Harry’s name is read out from the Goblet of Fire and everyone assumes that he has cheated. Harry insists that he never entered his name, and that someone else must be behind it. But who? Harry must now survive dragons, sea creatures, and a terrifying maze, all before coming face-to-face with a particular dark wizard. Quidditch Club will be raffling Yule Ball tickets.

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Rated PG-13 (124 min.) Director: Roland Emmerich
With Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum
Read more about it at IMDb

Climatologist Jack Hall discovers that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet's climate. While Jack warns the White House of the impending climate shift, his 17 year-old son Sam finds himself trapped in New York City. As the world faces a new Ice Age, Jack heads North to save Sam—but not even Jack is prepared for what is about to happen.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Con Air (1997)
Rated R (115 min.) Director: Simon West
With Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich
Read more about it at IMDb

When a group of the most dangerous and notorious prisoners in the United States penal system are transferred to a new maximum security facility, parolee Cameron Poe hitches a ride on their Con Air transport flight only to find himself embroiled in a meticulously planned mid-air hijacking masterminded by Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. On the ground, it's up to U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin to avert the takeover and prevent his overzealous superiors from blowing the aircraft and its passengers to oblivion.

Friday, February 6, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Hellboy (2004)
Rated PG-13 (122 min.) Director: Guillermo del Toro
With Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair
Read more about it at IMDb

Born in the flames of hell and brought to earth to perpetrate evil, Hellboy was rescued from sinister forces by the benevolent Professor Bruttenholm. In Dr. Bruttenholm's secret Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy adopts an unlikely family consisting of the telepathic "Mer-Man" Abe Sapien and pyrokinetic Liz Sherman. Hidden from the very society that they protect, they stand as the key line of defense against an evil madman who seeks to reclaim Hellboy for the dark side and use his powers to destroy mankind.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Batman & Robin (1997)
Rated PG-13 (125 min.) Director: Joel Schumacher
With George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Read more about it at IMDb FREE ADMISSION

Mr. Freeze plans on taking Gotham City hostage by freezing the town into a permanent winter. In the meantime, a new seductive villainess, Poison Ivy, has appeared to cause a rift in the partnership of Batman & Robin. While all this is happening, faithful butler Alfred is dying, and Mr. Freeze holds the key to save his life. Enter Batgirl to help save the day.

Friday, February 13, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Friday the 13th (1980)
Rated X (95 min.) Director: Sean S. Cummingham
With Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor
Read more about it at IMDb

Camp Crystal Lake has a long history of death. Despite this, the new owner, Steve Christy, has decided to reopen the camp. With the new counselors there to help him prepare the camp for its opening, a terrible storm hits, leaving the counselors stuck in the campground. As the night goes on, more and more of the counselors go missing, until counselor Alice finds them dead. No one is safe at Camp Crystal Lake on Friday the 13th.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Rated R (119 min.) Director: Rob Reiner
With Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
Read more about it at IMDb FREE ADMISSION

Having just graduated from the University of Chicago, Harry met Sally on the ride back to New York. The following years bring with them the search for love and the inevitable failures that follow. As they bump into each other time and time again, a friendship blooms between Harry and Sally. Will their relationship stand the test of time, or will sex get in the way of a man and woman being friends?

Friday, February 20, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Rated R (126 min.) Director: Gus Van Sant
With Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Read more about it at IMDb

Will Hunting is a genius who is living a rough life in South Boston. While he works as a janitor at MIT, his talent is discovered by math professor Gerald Lambeau. Will's problems with the police escalate, and Lambeau offers him an out, but with two conditions: visits to a therapist and weekly math sessions. Will agrees to the latter but refuses to cooperate with a succession of therapists. Lambeau then contacts his former classmate and therapist, Sean McGuire. Both are equally stubborn, but Will is finally forced to deal with both his past and his future.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
UHF (1989)
Rated PG-13 (97 min.) Director: Jay Levey
With “Weird Al” Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy
Read more about it at IMDb FREE ADMISSION Cosponsored by Cleveland ConCoction

George Newman is a normal man. The problem is, he's also a daydreamer who can't hold a steady job. His uncle lets George manage Channel 62, a UHF station which is quickly losing both money and viewers. George's imagination is put to good use as he starts thinking up bizarre shows such as "Wheels of Fish" and "Raul's Wild Kingdom". The ratings start to soar, but when his uncle is forced to consider selling Channel 62 to pay off his gambling debts, George and his friends must find a way to save the town’s new favorite station. Check out Cleveland ConCoction

Friday, February 27, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Rated R (134 min.) Director: Steve McQueen
With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender
Read more about it at IMDb

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist forever alters his life.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Mulan (1989)
Rated G (88 min.) Director: Bancroft, Barry Cook
With Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong
Read more about it at IMDb FREE ADMISSION

When the Huns invade China, Mulan's father is drafted into the army to fight. Knowing that he would never survive the rigors of war in his old age, Mulan disguises herself as a man and takes his place. With help from the over-eager dragon Mushu and her grandmother's lucky cricket, Mulan survives her training under the great general Li. Now, Mulan's company must face the invading Hun army in order to save China.

Friday, March 20, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Rated R (113 min.) Director: Richard Kelly
With Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Read more about it at IMDb

A borderline delusional, Donnie Darko appears to act like a maladjusted teenager, but is actually driven by the influence of Frank, an apparition from Donnie’s imagination who takes the form of a six-foot rabbit. After escaping a bizarre death from a falling jet engine, Donnie is subjected not only to the vagaries of high-school life and romance, but also to psychotherapy in an attempt to understand his mind-bending visions. Donnie battles his demons, literally and figuratively, in a series of intertwining story lines that play with time travel, predestination, and the machinations of the universe.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Rated R (101 min.) Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
With Steve Carell, Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored by The Athenian

When a pudgy, bespectacled seven-year-old, Olive, voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to ensure her a clear shot at realizing her dreams. Olive’s father Richard is a flop as a motivational speaker, and is barely on speaking terms with her mother, Sheryl. Olive’s uncle Frank, a renowned Proust scholar, has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne has taken a vow of silence. While Olive’s grandfather is a ne’er-dowell with a drug habit, he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine.

Friday, March 27, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Rated PG-13 (121 min.) Director: James Gunn
With Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
Read more about it at IMDb

Brash space adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb’s true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Rated R (136 min.) Director: Stanley Kubrick
With Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Read more about it at IMDb Under 18 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an “ultraviolent” youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and Alex is arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program where convicts are reprogrammed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex’s ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:00 p.m.
See You Tomorrow (2013)
Rated N/A (103 min.) Director: Andrea Zaccariello
With Enrico Brignano, Burt Young, Ricky Tognazzi, Francesca Inaudi
Read more about it here

Marcello Santilli is constantly searching for a big break, but his get-rich schemes always end in failure! One day he reads of a small town in the mountains of Apulia that is inhabited only by ultra- octogenarians. Santilli has a revelation! He will open a funeral home. With the proceeds from all those sure funerals he will resolve in a short time his problems. But the days pass without anyone dying, without anyone getting sick, not even a sniffle! The old-timers will change forever the life of Santilli.

Friday, April 3, 2015 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Rated PG-13 (135 min.) Director: Ron Howard
With Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly
Read more about it at IMDb $2 off for Graduate and Professional Students

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.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Real Genius (1985)
Rated PG (108 min.) Director: Martha Coolidge
With Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored with Physics and Astronomy Club
$2 off for Graduate and Professional Students

Mitch is one of the youngest students ever accepted to Pacific Tech. He’s partnered up with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight, on a project to develop a high-powered laser. Together with their hyper-kinetic friends, they employ their intellects in the pursuit of bigger blasts, practical jokes, and a deeper understanding of what real genius is. When their finished laser is stolen by their professor for a military weapon, they decide to get even.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:00 p.m.
The Chair of Happiness (2014)
Rated N/A (94 min.) Director: Carlo Mazzacurati
With Isabella Ragonese, Valerio Mastandrea, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Silvio Orlando
Read more about it here

A treasure hidden in a chair; a cosmetologist and a tattoo artist who fall in love while looking for it; a mysterious priest looming over them like a threat. Rivals at first, then allies, the three of them become the protagonists of an incredible adventure, between misunderstandings and dramatic twists, chased from the hills to the valley, from the Venetian Lagoon to the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites, where they find a remote valley inhabited by a bear and two brothers…

Friday, April 10, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Planet of the Apes (1986)
Rated G (112 min.) Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
With Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter
Read more about it at IMDb $2 off for Graduate and Professional Students

Three astronauts are marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Short Films of the Cleveland International Film Festival Free Admission

If you love short films then this program is for you. Join us for a collection of the best short films screened at the 38th and 39th 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 the audience favorites, loaded with comedies and fun. Their will be a Q/A with one of the directors after the showing

A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk Into a Bar (3 MINS)

A writer tells a joke. Complications ensue.

Super Pimp (9 MINS)

Known for his flashy suits and outgoing demeanor, Super Pimp, a name given to him by his fans, is the king of the Cleveland night scene. He uses his local fame to promote, or pimp, his personal values: good family, good friends, and good times.

Fool's Day (20 MINS)

Fool's Day is a dark comedy about a 4th grade class that pull an innocent, April Fool's prank on their teacher...that accidentally kills her. Panicked and convinced they will go to prison, the blood splattered classmates try to cover up the murder and dispose of the body before their D.A.R.E. officer shows up for his weekly lesson.

Rúbaí (Ruby) (13 MINS)

The First Holy Communion is fast approaching but as an atheist, eight-year-old Rúbaí refuses to be part of it. Rúbaí faces emotional blackmail, religious and philosophical debate and out and out intolerance in today's supposedly diverse and modern Ireland.

Firstworldproblems (3 MINS)

A fretful suburban mother gets a rude awakening from her high school son.

Till Then (Bis Gleich) (20 MINS)

An unspoken connection between two elderly neighbors, who share a daily ritual but who have never actually met, deepens when they face the inevitable...together.

Le Refuge (22 MINS)

"Le Refuge" is a short comedy about an American lawyer – on vacation with her family in Switzerland – who's coming unhinged from the guilt of representing the manufacturer of a cheap car that tips over when it turns left.

Simon Says (21 MINS)

Desperate to fund a new business idea and finally make his mark, Simon battles the negative voice that quite literally rules his mind.

The Gunfighter (9 MINS)

In the tradition of classic westerns, a narrator sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:00 p.m.
A Golden Boy (2014)
Rated N/A (102 min.) Director: Pupi Avati
With Riccardo Scamarcio, Sharon Stone, Cristiana Capotondi, Giovanna Ralli
Read more about it here

Davide, son of a screenwriter, is an advertising copywriter whose dream is to pen something beautiful, truly wonderful. But he suffers from anxiety and lack of satisfaction. When his father suddenly dies, Davide returns home to Rome where he meets a beautiful editor who wants to publish the book that Davide's father had allegedly been writing. The search for the book will help Davide to finally reconcile with the paternal figure, but will it resolve his insecurities?

Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Song 'E Napule (2013)
Rated N/A (114 min.) Director: Antonio Manetti and Marco Manetti
With Alessandro Roja, Giampaolo Morelli, Serena Rossi, Paolo Sassanelli
Read more about it here

Naples, today. Paco, a music conservatory graduate, is a refined but unemployed pianist. His mother lands him a job with the police, but his total ineptitude relegates him to a judiciary warehouse. Then one day Police Commissioner Cammarota, who is on the trail of the faceless yet dangerous killer known as O’Fantasma, arrives. He needs a pianist to infiltrate the Lollo Love band which will perform at the wedding of the daughter of the mafia boss of Somma Vesuviana. Rumour has it that O’Fantasma will be at the wedding. Paco is in real trouble! He must risk his life in the line of duty while playing music he hates. It will be the turning point of his life.

Friday, April 17, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Rated PG (102 min.) Director: Dean DeBlois
With Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler
Read more about it at IMDb

It has been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk. The now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. 35mm film

Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
October Sky (1999)
Rated PG (108 min.) Director: Joe Johnston
With Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern
Read more about it at IMDb Cosponsored with Sears Undergraduate Circuits Lab

In a 1950s mining town called Coalwood, Homer Hickam is a kid with only one future in sight: to work in the local coal mine like his father. However, in October 1957, everything changes when the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, goes into orbit. Homer becomes inspired and begins to learn how to build rockets with the help of his misfit friends and the school nerd. Unfortunately, most of the town, and especially Homer’s father, think that they are wasting their time. Only one teacher in the high school understands their efforts and encourages them to enter the national science fair. Now the gang must learn to perfect their craft and overcome the problems facing them as they shoot for the stars.

Friday, April 24, 2015 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Hook (1991)
Rated PG (144 min.) Director: Steven Spielberg
With Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts
Read more about it at IMDb Free Admission

When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Captain Hook, middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter must revisit a foggy past in which he abandoned Neverland for family life, leaving Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys to fend for themselves. Given their bitterness toward Peter for growing up—and their allegiance to their new leader, Rufio—the old gang may not be happy to see him.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Nosferatu (1922)
Not Rated (81 min.) Director: F.W. Murnau
With Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Ruth Landshoff
Read more about it at IMDb Free Admission

Estate agent, Knock, dispatches his associate, Hutter, to Count Orlok’s castle in Transylvania as the Count wants to purchase a house in Wisbourg. Hutter leaves his innocent wife, Ellen, with some friends while he is away. Once at the castle, Hutter manages to sell the Count the house, but he also notices unusual occurrences. Hutter eventually sees the Count’s sleeping chamber in a crypt, and believes the Count is really a vampire. While Hutter is trapped in the castle, the Count, hiding in a shipment of coffins, makes his way to Wisbourg. Hutter himself tries to rush home to save his town and, most importantly, save Ellen from Nosferatu’s imminent arrival.