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CWRU Film Society Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:30pm
Casablanca (1942) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (102 min.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Format: 35mm film
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, August 31, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Black Panther (2018)
Rated PG-13 (134 min.)
Director: Ryan Coogler
With Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Cosponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
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When King T'Challa returns to his home nation of the secluded but technologically advanced nation of Wakanda, he is put to the test as both king of his country and Black Panther when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. To defeat his enemies and protect his country, the king must rally his allies and unleash the power of Black Panther.

Saturday, September 1, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Lady Bird (2017)
Rated R (94 min.)
Director: Greta Gerwig
With Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson is in her final year of high school. She longs to leave Sacramento and go to college on the East coast. However, her protective mother is doubtful of Lady Bird’s chances, and is inclined to keep her daughter close to home. Lady Bird's final year of school will be one of discovery, new experiences, and finding herself.

Friday, September 7, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
The Big Sick (2017)
Rated R (120 min.)
Director: Michael Showalter
With Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

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Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Rated PG-13 (110 min.)
Director: Brian De Palma
With Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team go undercover to bring down the Noclist, a list of every agent and spy in the IMF. Hunt's team is ambushed and only he and Claire Phelps survived. The CIA believes that Hunt was aware of the attack, yet he was not. The mission, should Hunt choose to accept it, is to team up with two disavowed IMF agents, to track down and take back the Noclist before the identity of every agent is compromised.

Friday, September 14, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
The Shape of Water (2017)
Rated R (123 min.)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
With Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Format: TBD
Read more about it at IMDb

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified test subject.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm
The Producers (1967)
Rated PG (88 min.)
Director: Mel Brooks
With Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood
Format: TBD
Read more about it at IMDb

Max Bialystock is a washed up Broadway producer. Leo Bloom is a mousy public accountant. When the two meet, their combined expertise points them toward the ultimate scam: raise more money than you need for a sure-fire flop Broadway show. No one will expect anything back and you can pocket the difference. They need the worst play play to do this, and they find it in the musical "Springtime for Hitler".

Friday, September 21, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Rated PG-13 (134 min.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
With Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka
Format: TBD
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Smitten by a fiery and destructive curse after a deadly encounter with a boar-demon, the young prince Ashitaka sets off on a long and perilous voyage to the Western lands to discover why Mother Nature is in disarray. Eventually, Ashitaka will reach the Iron Town, where the ambitious Lady Eboshi who rules the land with an iron fist, battles against the Princess Mononoke, a mysterious young woman who was raised by the wolf-god, Moro. Will Ashitaka manage to rescue the once-lush forests of the West?

Saturday, September 22, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
The Post (2017)
Rated PG-13 (116 min.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
With Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
Format: TBD
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Cosponsored by The Observer
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In 1971, The New York Times has access to classified documents about the Vietnam War. However, the government uses the Justice Department to stop the distribution of newspapers claiming violation of the national security laws. Immediately after, the Washington Post has access to similar documents but they decide to face the government and publish the newspapers against the will of their lawyers and investors.

Friday, September 28, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
The LEGO Movie (2014)
Rated PG (100 min.)
Directors: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
With Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Emmet is an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules. His adventure begins when he is mistakenly identified as the "Special", an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil tyrant's plans to conquer the world. Unfortunately for Emmet, he is hopelessly—and hilariously—unprepared for such a task, but he'll give it his all nonetheless.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Rated R (107 min.)
Director: George Armitage
With John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Hot on his tail are a couple of over-enthusiastic federal agents, another assassin who wants to kill him, and Grocer, an assassin who wants him to join an "Assassin's Union."

Friday, October 5, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Iron Man (2008)
Rated PG-13 (126 min.)
Director: Jon Favreau
With Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges
Format: 35mm film
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Cosponsored by CWRUbotix
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After being kidnapped by a powerful terrorist organization, brilliant industrialist Tony Stark narrowly escapes using an mechanical suit he crafted from scrap metal and spare parts. Upon returning home, he devotes all of his time and resources to perfecting the Iron Man suit, and using it to fight evil, sometimes in the places where he least expects it.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Rated R (85 min.)
Director: Ryan Coogler
With Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
Format: TBD
Read more about it at IMDb

Though he once spent time in San Quentin, 22-year-old black man Oscar Grant is now trying hard to live a clean life and support his girlfriend and daughter. Flashbacks reveal the last day in Oscar's life, in which he accompanied his family and friends to San Francisco to watch fireworks on New Year's Eve, and, on the way back home, became swept up in an altercation with police that ended in tragedy.

Friday, October 12, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Jurassic Park (1993)
Rated PG-13 (127 min.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
With Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum
Format: TBD
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Cosponsored by Evolutionary Biology & Origins Major and the Institute for the Science of Origins
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Paleontologists Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond, assures everyone that the facility is safe, they discover otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Real Genius (1985)
Rated PG (108 min.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
With Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it on IMDb

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When science whiz Mitch Taylor arrives at Pacific Tech as a freshman, he's paired up with genius senior Chris Knight to work on a laser project. Mitch initially doesn't care for Knight's slacker attitude, but is eventually won over, and their friendship allows them to make new progress on the laser project. It's only when the boys learn that the government intends to use the laser as a weapon that they start to question what they've actually been working for.