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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
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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
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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: DCP
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: DCP (4k)
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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: 35mm film
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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: DCP
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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
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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
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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: Blu-ray
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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: 35mm film
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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
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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.

Friday, October 26, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:59pm
It (2017)
Rated R (135 min.)
Director: Andy Muschietti
With Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard
Format: DCP
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In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one. In a place known as “The Barrens”, a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:00pm, 11:59pm
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Rated R (100 min.)
Director: Jim Sharman
With Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick
Format: 35mm film
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NOTE: You can only buy tickets for the midnight show at the door. We will be accepting Cash and CaseCash as valid forms of payment.

Cosponsored by Voyeuristic Intentions

It’s the 20th anniversary of Film Society doing the “Time Warp”! Come join us 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 2, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:59pm
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Rated PG-13 (119 min.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
With Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black
Format: DCP
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Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji—you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives and change the way they think about themselves, or they'll be stuck in the game forever.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Heat (1995)
Rated R (170 min.)
Director: Michael Mann
With Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer
Format: DCP
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In Los Angeles, a crew of armed thieves led by master criminal Neil McCauley is hitting serious targets. When one of their operations goes south, LAPD detective Vincent Hanna is put on the trail. At the expense of his private life, Hanna becomes obsessed with bringing McCauley down. The two find a mutual respect, even as they try to thwart each other's plans.

Friday, November 9, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Rated PG-13 (101 min.)
Director: Wes Anderson
With the voices of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray
Format: DCP
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When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Rated PG-13 (123 min.)
Director: James Marsh
With Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
Format: DCP
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In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde. At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this, he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

Friday, November 16, 2018 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Heavy Metal (1981) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (86 min.)
Directors: Gerald Potterton and John Bruno
With the voices of Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty
Format: 35mm film
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Cosponsored by G and G Media Group and Imaginary World Comic Book Store
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An anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories, with each adventure dominated by the presence of the Loc-Nar, the manifestation of ultimate evil. The glowing green orb infects all times, all galaxies, all dimensions. To some, it appears as treasure, a green jewel they must possess. Others worship it as a god. Few escape it. Even in death and through death its powers continue. From war to war and world to world it seems invincible.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Rated R (134 min.)
Director: Ang Lee
With Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams
Format: 35mm film
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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.

Friday, November 30, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:59pm
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Rated R (122 min.)
Director: Chad Stahelski
With Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane
Format: DCP
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Retired super-assassin John Wick's plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D'Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favours. Ordered by Winston, the kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organisation's ancient code, Wick reluctantly accepts the assignment to travel to Rome to take out D'Antonio's sister, the ruthless capo atop the Italian Camorra crime syndicate.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Rated PG (108 min.)
Director: Rich Moore
With the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer
Format: 35mm film
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Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. But nobody loves a Bad Guy. So when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives at the arcade, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan—win a medal—but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope is Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game. Will they be able to work together or will it be “Game Over” for the entire arcade?

Friday, December 7, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:59pm
Rocky (1976) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (120 min.)
Director: John G. Avildsen
With Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Format: Blu-Ray
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Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make it big, working as a debt collector for a pittance. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer, touting the fight as a chance for a "nobody" to become a "somebody". The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but Rocky sees this as his only shot at the big time.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) FREE ADMISSION
Rated G (108 min.)
Director: Norman Jewison
With Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman
Format: 35mm film
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Adapted from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Broadway rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar" recounts the last days of Jesus Christ from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, his betrayer. As Jesus' following increases, Judas begins to worry that Jesus is falling for his own hype, forgetting the principles of his teachings and growing too close to the prostitute Mary Magdalene. After Jesus has an outburst in a temple, Judas turns on him.