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CWRU Film Society Spring 2020 Schedule

Old Schedules:

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

Sunday, 19 January, 2020, starts 1/17 at 8:00pm
45th Annual Science Fiction Marathon
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Alita: Battle Angel
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
Surprise 1
Avatar
Battle Beyond the Stars
Aelita: Queen of Mars
Surprise 2
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Surprise 3
Twelve Monkeys
The Dead Don't Die
Blade Runner: The Final Cut

See details at the Marathon 45 page.

Friday, 24 January, 2020, 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:59pm
Battle Royale (2000)
Rated NR (114 mins.)
Directed by: Kinji Fukasaku
With Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb
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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Saturday, 25 January, 2020, 4:30pm, 9:00pm
The Iron Giant (1999)
Rated PG (89 mins.)
Directed by: Brad Bird
With Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb
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A young boy befriends a massive robot from space, but while he enjoys playing with the giant and teaching it about the world, a paranoid government agent attempts to hunt it down and destroy it.

Friday, 31 January, 2020, 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:59pm
Knives Out (2019)
Rated PG-13 (130 mins.)
Directed by: Rian Johnson
With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
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After the untimely death of the renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey, an inquisitive detective must determine who of his family and staff could have killed him all while sifting through a mountain of lies and red herrings.

Saturday, 1 February, 2020, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Rocketman (2019)
Rated R (121 mins.)
Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
With Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
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The story of the life of musician Elton John and his rise and breakthrough to fame presented in a fantastical biographical musical.

Friday, 7 February, 2020, 8:00pm, 10:00pm, 11:59pm
The Dawn Wall (2018)
Rated NR (100 mins.)
Directed by: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer
With John Branch, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson
Format: Blu-ray
Cosponsored by CWRU Climbing Club
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Free climber Tommy Caldwell and his climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan in this remarkable story of perseverance.

Saturday, 8 February, 2020, 7:00pm, 9:00pm
General Magic (2019)
Rated PG (93 mins.)
Directed by: Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude
With Tony Fadell, Andy Hertzfeld, Marc Porat
Format: Digital
Cosponsored by HackCWRU
Read more about it at IMDb
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The ideas that dominate our modern life were born out of a secretive spin-off of Apple known as "General Magic". From 1990 onwards this start-up intended to create the first handheld personal communicator, or as it would later be known, the smartphone.

Friday, 14 February, 2020, 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood (2019)
Rated R (161 mins.)
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
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A faded television actor and his stunt double visit 1969 Hollywood, right at the very end of the Golden Age. They try to revitalize their careers as they struggle to acknowledge that the ever- changing film industry can do without them. This is the latest film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino, who with his back catalog of films including the likes of Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and the Hateful Eight is recognized as one of the most influential modern filmmakers.

Saturday, 15 February, 2020, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
The Favourite (2018)
Rated R (119 mins.)
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
With Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
Format: DCP
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In the midst of a war with France, the frail Queen Anne assumes the throne and has her close friend Lady Sarah govern the country. Sarah also tends to the queen's poor health but as the politics of war begin to consume more of her time, the new servant Abigail fills in as the queen's companion and vies to return to her aristocratic roots.

Friday, 21 February, 2020, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
Rated R (102 mins.)
Directed by: Chia-Liang Liu, Jackie Chan
With Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, Lung Ti
Format: Blu-ray
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Wong Fei-Hung is unwittingly caught up in a battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country. Fei-Hung has learned a style of fighting called "Drunken Boxing" however his father is a strict pacifist and Fei-Hung must fight the foreigners while dealing with his father's antagonism.

Saturday, 22 February, 2020, 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Paris Is Burning (1990)
Rated R (71 mins.)
Directed by: Jennie Livingston
With Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, with a focus on voguing, competitions, and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality. This documentary puts a microphone and camera to an often marginalized group and the community they created.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2020, 7:00pm
The Witch (2015) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (92 mins.)
Directed by: Robert Eggers
With Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
Format: TBD
Special Thanks to A24
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A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Friday, 28 February, 2020, 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:59pm
Parasite (2019)
Rated R (132 mins.)
Directed by: Bong Joon Ho
With Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
Format: DCP
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Ki-taek and his family, all unemployed, manage to get themselves entangled in the lives of the wealthy and glamourous Park family. As they scheme to further entrench themselves into the Parks lives, they become involved in an unexpected incident. This Korean drama is regarded as one of the best films of 2019 and is a must-see.

Saturday, 29 February, 2020, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Harriet (2019)
Rated PG-13 (125 mins.)
Directed by: Kasi Lemmons
With Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by Office of Residence Life and AACCRG
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The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020, 7:00pm
Hereditary (2018) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (127 mins.)
Directed by: Ari Aster
With Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne
Format: TBD
Special Thanks to A24
Read more about it at IMDb
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A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.