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CWRU Film Society Fall 2016 Schedule

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

Sunday, August 28, 2016 6:30pm
Casablanca (1942) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (102 min.) Director: Michael Curtiz
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Format: Digital, Blu-ray
Read more about it at IMDb

In the CWRU Film Society tradition, this school year begins with a free screening of this classic film. Bogie, Bergman, Nazisa, 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 2, 2016 7pm, 10pm, 1am
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Rated PG-13 (144 min.) Director: Bryan Singer
With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Apocalypse, a mutant, was worshipped as a god since the dawn of time. With the ability to transfer his consciousness to new hosts, Apocalypse amassed the powers of other mutants. He has slept for thousands of years, but upon awakening, now seeks to cleanse mankind and create a new world order for mutants.

Saturday, September 3, 2016 7pm, 9pm
Tarzan (1999)
Rated G (88 min.) Directors: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
With With Tony Goldwyn, Glenn Close, Brian Blessed
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Tarzan was orphaned as a child in the remote African wilderness and raised by the gentle gorilla Kala. Although an outsider to the group, Tarzan labors to truly become accepted by his extended family. However, when a British expedition enters the jungle, Tarzan must choose between protecting his gorilla family and embracing civilization alongside the beautiful Jane Porter.

Friday, September 9, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm, 12am
Deadpool (2016)
Rated R (108 min.) Director: Tim Miller
With Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, TJ. Miller
Format: Digital, 4k DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by Phi Kappa Theta

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 diagnsed with terminal cancer. With outlooks 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 10, 2016 8pm
Napoleon Dynamite (2004) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (96 min.) Director: Jared Hess
With Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by UPB, Shown in Freiberger Field

Young teenager Napoleon Dynamite tries to find his place in the world by helping his friend Pedro win the school election, getting down with the ladies at the shool dance, and helping his curious brother Kip find his place in the world with hot babes and Rex Kwon Do.

Friday, September 16, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm, 12am
Spotlight (2015)
Rated R (128 min.) Director: Tom McCarthy
With Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by The Observer

In 2001, the Spotlight journalist team at the Boston Globe starts investigating the allegations against a defrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. What began as a routine inquiry, however, evolves into the discovery of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the greater Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Rated R (119 min.) Director: Alejandro G. Irritu
With Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. Demonstrating that he's not just a washed-up action star is proving to be a more daunting task than anticipated, and in the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Friday, September 23, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm, 12am
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Rated R (129 min.) Director: Matthew Vaughn
With Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

The Kingsmen, an elite spy agency, has operated independently for a century to protect and serve the global landscape. Gary "Eggsy" Unwin, a South Londoner, is well on his way to a life behind bars when he is recruited to join the organization. Ultimately, Eggsy must join a mission to tackle a global threat from Richmond Valentine, a wealthy megalomaniac with a diabolical plan to "fix" the problem of climate change.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm
Dial M for Murder (1954) 35mm
Rated PG (104 min.) Director: Alfred Hitchcock
With Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

In London, wealthy Morgot Mary Wendice had a brief love affair with American writer Mark Halliday while her husband Tony was on a tennis tour. When Tony quits playing to dedicate himself to his wife and finds a regular job, she decides to give him a second chance. However, an already aware Tony calls an old friend, and blackmails him to murder his wife, so that he can inherit her fortune. But there is no perfect crime, and things do not work as planned.

Friday, September 30, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm, 12am
Contagion (2011) 35mm
Rated PG-13 (106 min.) Director: Steven Soderbergh
With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by the Advocates for Cleveland Health

After returning from a business trip in Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from an unknown infection, quickly followed by her son. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. Several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must identify the virus and find a vaccine, a process that can take months. As the contagion spreads by the millions, societal order breaks down as people panic.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 7pm, 9:30
True Grit (1969)
Rated M (128 min.) Director: Henry Hathaway
With John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell
Format: Digital, Blu-ray
Read more about it at IMDb

The murder of her father sends teenage tomboy Mattie Rosson on a mission of "justice" to avenge her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn, because he has "grit" and a reputation of getting the job done. The two are joined by Texas Ranger, La Boeuf, who is looking for the same man. Their odyssey takes them from Fort Smith, Arkansas, deep into Indian Territory to find their suspect.

Friday, October 7, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm, 12am
Finding Dory (2016)
Rated PG (103 min.) Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
With Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from short-term memory loss. She found a home with Marlin and his son Nemo, but now wishes to find her real family. Her Search brings her to the California Marine Life Institute - the jewel of Morro Bay - where she must tackle her memory loss if she has any hope of finding her parents.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm
Insomnia (2002)
Rated R (118 min.) Director: Christopher Nolan
With Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

While investigating the murder of a teenage girl in a small Alaska town, an LA police detective accidentally shoots his partner while trying to apprehend the suspect. Instead of admitting his guilt, the detective is given an unexpected alibi, but this "solution" only multiplies the emotional complexity and guilt over his partner's death. he still has a murder to solve, in addition to the blackmail and framing of an innocent bystander orchestrated by their prime suspect. However, a local detective is conducting her own personal investigation... of his partner's death. Will it all come crashing down on him?

Friday, October 14, 2016 7pm, 10pm
A Few Good Men (1992) 35mm
Rated R (138 min.) Director: Rob Reiner
With Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore
Format: Digital, 4k DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by Phi Alpha Delta

At Guantanamo Marine Base, a private is attacked by two other marines and thus dies. Lt. Commander Jo Galloway conducts an investigation and believes that the private was attacked because he threatened Colonel Jessup, the base commander, with secret information to receive a transfer. Galloway requests to be assigned to defend the two marines but her superior prefers that it go away quietly, thus denying her request and assigns the case to Lt. Dan Kaffe, a Naval lawyer who prefers to plead his cases out. But Galloway warns him that if he pleads the case out, the murderer will get away.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 7pm, 9:30pm
I, Robot (2004)
Rated PG-13 (115 min.) Director: Alex Proyas
With Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb
Cosponsored by CWRUbotix Club

In 2035, it is commonplace for humanoid robots to serve humanity. Society, in turn, is protected from the robots by the Three Laws of Robotics. When the founder of the U.S. Robotics organization is found dead, Detective Spooner is the only one who suspects foul play. He must race to uncover the conspiracy that might bring about a horrific future, one where robots ar not governed by the Three Laws.

Friday, October 28, 2016 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
The Babadook (2014)
Not Rated (93 min.) Director: Jennifer Kent
With Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Amelia is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband, and her daily life is a constant battle with her problematic son. When the two are visited by Mister Babadook, a nightmare borne from the pages of a sinister children s book, can Amelia and her son find a way to survive?

Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:00 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Rated R (100 min.) Director: Jim Sharman
With Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick
Cosponsored by Voyeuristic Intentions
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

The Film Society is 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 4, 2016 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
The Little Rascals (1994)
Rated PG (82 min.) Director: Penelope Spheeris
With Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes
Read more about it at IMDb

Spanky and the members of the He-Man Woman Haters Club find out that Alfalfa has been courting Darla. After a trial they sentence Alfalfa to forget about Darla and other girls forever. Alfalfa is having trouble with his punishment, particularly since the new rich kid is moving in on Darla, and Alfalfa works to win her back. Meanwhile Butch and Woim are trying to win the big derby coming up, but the neighborhood bullies stole the gang s prized go-kart. On top of all that, the gang has monetary problems too, since they need to build a new clubhouse, but are having a hard time raising the money.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
V for Vendetta (2005)
Rated R (132 min.) Director: James McTeigue
With Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Following a harsh world war, London is a police state occupied by a fascist government. When a young woman, Evey, is rescued by a vigilante known as V, she is accidentally brought into an underground revolution. While Evey slowly discovers the truth about Britain s past, she and V must bring about justice for the atrocities committed.

Friday, November 11, 2016 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Minority Report (2002)
Rated PG-13 (145 min.) Director: Steven Spielberg
With Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

In 2054, the police utilize a sophisticated psychic technology to arrest and convict murderers before they commit their crime. When the head of this Pre-Crime unit is himself accused of a future murder, he goes on the run, and has 36 hours to prove his innocence.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
The Mummy Double Feature
The Mummy (1999, PG-13, 125 min) 7:00 p.m.
The Mummy Returns (2001, PG-13, 130 min) 9:30 p.m.
Director: Stephen Sommers
With Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb: (The Mummy) (The Mummy Returns)

Join the Film Society for a back-to-back double feature following treasure- seeking explorers, Rick and Evelyn, as they traverse the mysteries of ancient Egypt and battle unspeakable evils. $6 for both showings!

Friday, November 18, 2016 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Submarine (2010)
Rated R (97 min.) Director: Richard Ayoade
With Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Precocious Oliver struggles with being popular in school, but when a dark- haired beauty takes an interest in him, he is determined to become the best boyfriend in the world. Meanwhile, his parents already rocky relationship is threatened when his mother s ex-boyfriend moves in next door. Oliver makes some unorthodox plans to ensure that his parents stay together and that Jordana still likes him.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Airplane! (1980)
Rated PG (88 min.) Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
With Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen
Foramt: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

On a routine flight where surely nothing could go wrong, the passengers and the crew are suddenly incapacitated due to food poisoning. All eyes are on Ted, an ex-pilot with a drinking problem, who must co-operate with his ex- girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing.

Friday, December 2, 2016 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Rated G (97 min.) Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
With Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Tiana, a hardworking waitress from New Orleans, dreams of one day opening her own restaurant. Her plans are postponed when she happens upon a flippant frog prince. Her journey to help the frog turn back into a human goes awry when Tiana finds herself facing an amphibious future.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Rated R (133 min.) Director: Milos Forman
With Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman
Cosponsored by the Cognitive Science Student Organization
Format: Digital, Blu-Ray
Read more about it at IMDb

R. P. McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. In his battle with Nurse Ratched, Mac eventually tries to help the men get a voice of their own while in the hospital, and for some for their eventual return to the outside world.

Friday, December 9, 2016 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
The Black Cauldron (1985) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (80 min.) Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich
With Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Centuries ago, in the land of Prydain, a young man named Taran is given the task of protecting Hen Wen, a magical oracular pig, who knows the location of the mystical black cauldron. This is not an easy task, for the Evil Horned King will stop at nothing to get the cauldron. With the aid of the stubborn Princess Eilonwy, an exaggerating bard, and a pestering creature named Gurgi, Taran will try to save the world of Prydain from the Horned King.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Matilda (1996) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (102 min.) Director: Danny DeVito
With Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Matilda is a bright young girl with a thirst for knowledge, who is, unfortunately, living with insensitive and distant parents. When Matilda realizes that her new school is being run by an evil principal, she uses her newfound powers and take matters into her own hands to protect her friends and teacher.