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CWRU Film Society Fall 2017 Schedule

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

Sunday, August 27, 2017 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 1, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Rated PG-13 (136 min.)
Director: James Gunn
With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord uncover the truth behind his heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal blooms. The Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy.

Saturday, September 2, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Rated PG (101 min.)
Director: Travis Knight
With Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey
Format: Digital, Blu-ray
Read more about it at IMDb

Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.

Friday, September 8, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Sicario (2015)
Rated R (121 min.)
Director: Denis Villeneuve
With Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

FBI field agent Kate Macer is approached to join a special anti-drugs task force that also involves the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice. She is given very little information about the methods or aims of the task force, except that it is going after senior members of a Mexican drug cartel. She soon realizes that their methods are quite unorthodox - even potentially illegal, and their aim may be even more unconventional.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Easy A (2010)
Rated PG-13 (92 min.)
Director: Will Gluck
With Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

High school student Olive Penderghast finds herself the victim of her school's "rumor mill" when she lies to her best friend Rhiannon about a weekend tryst with a fictional college freshman. Word quickly spreads of Olive's promiscuity and, much to her surprise, she welcomes the attention. When she agrees to help out a bullied friend by pretending to sleep with him, her image rapidly degrades to a more lascivious state and her world begins to spin out of control. As she helps more and more of her classmates and her lies continue to escalate, Olive must find a way to save face before the school's religious fanatic Marianne gets her expelled and she loses a shot at attaining her own happiness.

Friday, September 15, 2017 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Rated PG (152 min.)
Director: Chris Columbus
With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

An ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Hagrid, the groundskeeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
The Prestige (2006)
Rated PG-13 (130 min.)
Director: Christopher Nolan
With Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

At the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough, and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, each sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences.

Friday, September 22, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Rated PG (135 min.)
Director: John McTiernan
With Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

A new, technologically-superior Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it--because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. The hunt is on!

Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
From Russia with Love (1963)
Rated PG (115 min.)
Director: Terence Young
With Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya
Format: Digital, Blu-ray
Read more about it at IMDb

The evil SPECTRE organization has hatched a plan to steal a decoder that will access Russian state secrets and irrevocably unbalance the world order. It is up to James Bond to seize the device first, but he must confront enemies that include Red Grant and the ruthless Rosa Klebb — a former KGB agent with poison-tipped shoes. Even as Bond romances a stunning Soviet defector, he realizes he is being lured into a deadly trap, and he will need all of his courage, ability and cutting-edge technology to triumph over the forces that seek to destroy him.

Friday, September 29, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Out of the Past (1947)
Not Rated (97 min.)
Director: Jacques Tourneur
With Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

For the last three years, Jeff Bailey has been lying low and trying to live a normal life. He's been running his own gas station but, prior to that, had been a pretty good private detective. His last job had been for a gangster, Whit Sterling, who hired him to find Kathy Moffat, who just happens to have shot him, and recover the $40,000 she stole. Jeff found her in Mexico but fell in love with her. She eventually ran out on him and he decided it might be better if he found a new line of work. When one of Sterling's henchmen happens to see him pumping gas, he's summoned to the gangster's Lake Tahoe estate. Sterling's offer is quite simple: recover some incriminating tax files and all will be forgotten. Jeff soon realizes, however, that he's being set up and framed for murder.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
It Happened One Night (1934)
Not Rated (105 min.)
Director: Frank Capra
With Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of-work reporter Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn't give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter is out for what he wants: a really juicy newspaper story.

Friday, October 6, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Drive (2011)
Rated R (100 min.)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
With Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman, and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor, whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man married to the woman he loves.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
All the President's Men (1976)
Rated PG (138 min.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
With Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Two green reporters and rivals working for the Washington Post research the botched 1972 burglary of the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex. With the help of a mysterious source, code-named Deep Throat, the two reporters make a connection between the burglars and a White House staffer. Despite dire warnings about their safety, the duo follows the money all the way to the top.

Friday, October 13, 2017 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Paris, Texas (1984)
Rated R (145 min.)
Director: Wim Wenders
With Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

After an absence of 4 years, Travis Henderson suddenly reappears in a deserted part of south Texas. His brother Walt fetches him and he is soon reunited with his son Hunter. He can't really explain why he's been away or why he's suddenly reappeared. Walt has been raising Travis' son Hunter and it takes a while for the two of them to get reacquainted. They eventually set off together to find Jane, Travis' wife and Hunter's mother. She is found working in a peep show in Houston, but a happy family reunion isn't in the cards.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Rated R (121 min.)
Director: Edgar Wright
With Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

London cop Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. So, he is transferred to a peaceful village in Sandford. He is doing so many spectacular jobs as a police officer except when he is paired with Constable Danny Butterman, the son of Frank Butterman. But, when two actors are butchered to death by a black-hooded person, Nicholas begins to think that the murders going around Sandford, which the police think are accidents, all link to one thing.

Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
The Mist (2007)
Rated R (126 min.)
Director: Frank Darabont
With Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

The morning after a violent storm, a small town finds itself enveloped in a cloud of mist. A group of people taking cover in a grocery store soon discover that within the mist live numerous species of horrific, unworldly creatures. As the world around them turns into a literal Hell-on-earth, the horrified citizens try desperately to survive this apocalyptic disaster.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 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
Format: 35mm film
Cosponsored by Voyeuristic Intentions
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 3, 2017 6:00 p.m.
All Things Bakelite (2016) FREE ADMISSION
Not Rated (56 min.)
Director: John E. Maher
With Adam Behr, Shaun Branigan, Jorge Caicedo
Format: Digital, DCP
Cosponsored by Department of Macromolecular Science
Read more about it at IMDb

All Things Bakelite, a film by John Maher, is a virtual periodic table of elements that combine to create a joyous and provocative story about the "father of modern plastics". In 1907, Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a Belgian-born American chemist, made one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century: Bakelite. It was the first wholly synthetic plastic and it ushered in an explosion of new man-made materials that marked the beginnings of our modern industrial age.

Friday, November 3, 2017 8:30 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Starship Troopers (1997)
Rated R (126 min.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
With Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

The time is the future. Johnny Rico joins the military after graduation to become a citizen and for the love of his high school sweetheart. In the war against the bug aliens of Klendathu, the military is a very dangerous place to be. Johnny works his way through several battles and, with the help of his friends and comrades, helps turn the tide of the war and save the human race.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Rope (1948)
Not Rated (80 min.)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
With James Stewart, Jon Dall, Farley Granger
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Brandon and Philip are two young men who share a New York apartment. They consider themselves intellectually superior to their friend David Kentley and as a consequence decide to murder him. Together they strangle David with a rope, place the body in an old chest, and proceed to hold a small party. The guests include David's father, his fiancée Janet, and their old schoolteacher Rupert, from whom they mistakenly took their ideas. As Brandon becomes increasingly more daring, Rupert begins to suspect.

Friday, November 10, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
John Wick (2014)
Rated R (101 min.)
Director: Chad Stahelski and David Leitch
With Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Legendary assassin John Wick retired from his violent career after marrying the love of his life. Her sudden death leaves John in deep mourning. When sadistic mobster Iosef Tarasov and his thugs steal John's prized car and kill the puppy that was a last gift from his wife, John unleashes the remorseless killing machine within and seeks vengeance. Meanwhile, Iosef's father, John's former colleague, puts a huge bounty on John's head.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
The Witch (2015)
Rated R (92 min.)
Director: Robert Eggers
With Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. This is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own sins, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:00 p.m. Free Advance Screening!
Justice League (2017)
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Rated PG-13 (121 min.)
Director: Zack Snyder
With Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Come join us for our advance showing of Justice League! Free passes for the film can be found in Thwing Atrium (11111 Euclid Ave.) on weekdays from November 9-15th from Noon to 4 o'clock, or online at Attendants will NOT be admitted into the theater without a pass, so get them when you can!

Friday, November 17, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Moonlight (2016)
Rated R (111 min.)
Director: Barry Jenkins
With Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
Format: Digital, DCP
Cosponsored by Spectrum
Read more about it at IMDb

A young, African-American, gay man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the "War on Drugs" era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Rated R (131 min.)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
With Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin
Format: Digital, DCP
Cosponsored by Phi Alpha Delta
Read more about it at IMDb

Erin Brockovich-Ellis is a woman in a tight spot. Following a car accident in which Erin is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry to hire her at his law firm. Erin stumbles upon some medical records placed in real estate files. She convinces Ed to allow her to investigate, where she discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community which is causing devastating illnesses among its residents.

Friday, December 1, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Rated R (117 min.)
Directors: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
With Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists wants something from The Dude.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Pocahontas (1995)
Rated G (81 min.)
With Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Christian Bale
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

This is a story of a young American Indian woman named Pocahontas and Capt. John Smith, who journeyed to the New World with other settlers to begin fresh lives. Her powerful father, Chief Powhatan, disapproves of their relationship and wants her to marry a native warrior. Meanwhile, Smith's fellow Englishmen hope to rob the Indians of their gold. Can Pocahontas' love for Smith save the day?

Friday, December 8, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Johnny Dangerously (1984) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG-13 (90 min.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
With Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner
Format: Digital, DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Johnny Kelly lives a double life: at home, he's the good apple, looking after his ailing mother and sex-obsessed brother, Tommy. But his not-so-secret life is as Johnny Dangerously, an up-and-coming criminal being groomed by local gangster Jocko Dundee. Johnny's crime money puts Tommy through law school, but, when his brother becomes district attorney, Johnny must protect him from the murderous Danny Vermin.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (94 min.)
Director: Terry Jones
With Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Format: 35mm film
Read more about it at IMDb

Brian of Nazareth is just trying to find his place in the world, living with his single mum, hoping for love, and aiming to maybe make a difference. But since the moment of his birth, his life has fishtailed with that of Jesus, and the parallels grow stronger in his final days. He joins a political resistance movement, strikes several blows against the Roman state, encourages people to be kind and think for themselves, and is eventually sentenced to death by Pilate. But he’s not the Messiah.