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CWRU Film Society Spring 2019 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
44th Annual Sci-fi Marathon

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Friday, January 25, 2019 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:59pm
Fast Five (2011)
Rated PG-13 (130 min.)
Director: Justin Lin
With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson
Format: 35mm Film
Read more about it at IMDb

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Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:00pm
Yappie (2018)
With Philip Wang, Brad Gage, Simu Liu
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb

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Andrew is a 29 year old Chinese American who, for most of his life, has never questioned his place or his purpose, unintentionally becoming a "model minority". But for the first time, due to some new influences and experiences, Andrew is discovering the effects of his invisibility on the canvas of diversity and is finally realizing he wants to do something about it.

Friday, February 1, 2019 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Rated R (135 min.)
Director: Spike Lee
With John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

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In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG-13 (89 min.)
Director: Jay Roach
With Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York
Format: 35mm Film
Read more about it at IMDb

In the 1990s, secret agent Austin Powers is revived after 30 years of cryostasis. Once synonymous with style, Powers soon realises that his 1960s vocabulary, fashion sense and attitude to women are hopelessly out of date. He enlists the help of a decidedly modern woman to help him adjust to the present-day and vanquish his old adversary, Dr. Evil.

Friday, February 8, 2019 7:00pm, 10:00pm, 1:00am
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Rated R (153 min.)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
With Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth
Format: 35mm Film
Read more about it at IMDb
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It is the first year of Germany's occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis' execution of her family.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Apollo 13 (1995) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (140 min.)
Director: Ron Howard
With Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
Format: 35mm Film
Read more about it at IMDb
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Cosponsored by Professor Schiraldi
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Based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert find everything going according to plan after leaving Earth's orbit. However, when an oxygen tank explodes, the scheduled moon landing is called off. Subsequent tensions within the crew and numerous technical problems threaten both the astronauts' survival and their safe return to Earth.

Friday, February 15, 2019 8:30pm, 11:00pm
The Matrix (1999) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (136 min.)
Directors: The Wachowskis
With Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Format: 35mm Film
Read more about it at IMDb
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Thomas “Neo” Anderson is brought back to reason and reality when learning he was living in a program created by gigantic machines which make human birth artificial. In order to set humanity free, Neo will have to face many enemies by using technologies and self-trust.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:00pm, 9:30pm
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) FREE ADMISSION
Rated R (118 min.)
Director: Johnathan Demme
With Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb
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Clarice Starling, a young intelligent FBI trainee, has been sent to the Baltimore state hospital for the criminally insane to interview an inmate, Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, a brilliant renowned psychiatrist turned infamous psychopathic serial killer. She must match wits with Lecter and trust him to give her clues in the search for "Buffalo Bill", a nickname given to a loose, unknown, unstoppable psychopathic serial killer.

Friday, February 22, 2019 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Colossal (2016)
Rated R (109 min.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
With Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell
Format: TBD
Read more about it at IMDb
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Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Godzilla (1954) FREE ADMISSION
Not Rated (96 min.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
With Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada
Format: TBD
Read more about it at IMDb
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American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast that threatens to destroy the entire world.

Monday, Feburary 25, 2019 7:00pm
I Am Not Your Negro (2016) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG-13 (93 min.)
Director: Raoul Peck
With Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King
Format: TBD
Read more about it at IMDB
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Cosponsored by the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the African and African American Studies Program
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Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Friday, March 1, 2019 7:00pm, 10:00pm, 1:00am
Ready Player One (2018)
Rated PG-13 (140 min.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
With Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb
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People's Choice Weekend!

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Hocus Pocus (1985)
Rated PG (96 min.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
With Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy
Format: 35mm Film
Read more about it at IMDb
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300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence.

Friday, March 22, 2019 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Rated PG-13 (103 min.)
Director: John Hughes
With Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara
Format: 35mm Film
Read more about it at IMDb

One fake sick day sends high school senior Ferris Bueller, his girlfriend Sloane, and his best friend Cameron on the adventure of their lives; they ditch school and take off on a raucous journey through Chicago, staying one step ahead of their principal and Ferris's jealous sister.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Contact (1997)
Rated PG (150 min.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
With Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt
Format: 35mm Film
Read more about it at IMDb

Cosponsored by Case Amateur Radio Club
Come out at 6:30pm to see the closing remarks of the second annual HamSCI workshop!
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Dr. Eleanor Arroway has spent her life searching for truth in the study of radio astronomy. Palmer Joss has spent his life searching for truth through faith in God. When Eleanor discovers a stunning message from an extraterrestrial intelligence, they are forced to challenge their own assumptions. In the inevitable first contact, will humankind be able to find a compromise between science and belief?

Friday, March 29, 2019 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00pm
Amélie (2001)
Rated R (122 min.)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
With Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
Format: Digtal
Read more about it at IMDb

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Amélie is a shy waitress in a Montmartre café. After returning a long-lost childhood treasure to a former occupant of her apartment, and seeing the effect it has on him, she decides to set out on a mission to make others happy. In the meantime she pursues a quirky guy who collects discarded photo booth pictures.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Rated G (103 min.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
With Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi
Format: 35mm Film Subtitled
Read more about it at IMDb

Cosponsored by Case Con

Kiki, a teenage witch-in-training, has reached the age of 13. According to tradition, all witches of that age must leave home for one year, so that they can learn how to live on their own. Kiki, along with her talking cat Jiji, flies away to live in the seaside town of Koriko. After starting her own delivery service, Kiki must learn how to deal with her new life, especially after she loses the power to fly.

Friday, April 5, 2019 7:00pm, 10:00pm
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
Rated R (161 min.)
Director: Sergio Leone
With Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
Format: Digital
Read more about it at IMDb

Graduate Student Appreciation Week!
Free Admission for Graduate Students with Valid ID.

Three different men of three different tempers and tastes get involved in a long and full-of-adventure battle in order to find a fortune in gold. While the first man, who is an ex-bounty hunter and a forgiving person, knows the name of the cemetery which the gold is buried in, the second, who is a fast-tempered greedy man, knows the name on the grave. But the third person, a cruel cold-blooded murderer, knows none; so he has to reach the gold in his own way.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Rated PG-13 (101 min.)
Director: Taika Waititi
With Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
Format: TBD
Read more about it at IMDb

Graduate Student Appreciation Week!
Free Admission for Graduate Students with Valid ID.

Bella and Hector, two reclusive country folk, become foster parents to Ricky, a problem child from the city. After some adjustment, things go reasonably well. However, the death of Bella means Hector now has to look after Ricky, and they didn't get along too well. Moreover, her death causes Child Services to decide to send Ricky back to the orphanage. Ricky refuses to go back and runs away, ultimately sparking a national manhunt for him and Hector.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:00pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 7:00pm
Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:00pm
2019 Italian Film Festival Free Admission!

Enjoy the local premieres of five recent, critically acclaimed Italian films and one short film program at the 2019 Italian Film Festival USA of Cleveland. All films shown in original language with English subtitles, on the campuses of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Cuyahoga Community College - Metro (Tri-C). Sponsored by Volpi Foods and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. In collaboration with CWRU's Italian Program & Film Society and Tri-C's Digital Cinema Group. For more information, visit

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:00pm
Mathera (2019)
Italian Film Festival Free Admission!
NR (90 min.)
Director: Francesco Invernizzi

A journey to Matera, a troglodyte city once defined as the ‘shame of Italy’ that, today, has become a desired tourist destination, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the 2019 European Capital of Culture.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:00pm
Balentes (2018)
Italian Film Festival Free Admission!
NR (92 min)
Director: Lisa Camillo

A journey to expose the truth about NATO bombing ranges that have had devastating consequences on the local human and animal population of the once pristine island of Sardinia.

Friday, April 12, 2019 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Rated R (84 min.)
Director: Sam Raimi
With Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks
Format: 4k DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes evil spirits that constantly terrorize Ash. Meanwhile a journalist comes to the area to study the book of evil. Ash and the journalist end up having to survive this swarm of evil until morning comes.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:00pm
Short Films of the Cleveland International Film Festival
Free Admission to Film Festival Passholders
Format: Digital

Cosponsored by Dreamachiev
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Join us for an evening of best short films shown at the current Cleveland International Film Festival along with past favorites! Filled with audience favorites, comedies, and dramas, there’s something showing for everyone.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 7:00pm
Resin (Resina) (2017)
Italian Film Festival Free Admission!
Special appearance by Director Carbonera
NR (92 min)
Director: Renzo Carbonera
Format: Blu-ray

Young cellist Maria, disillusioned with the ruthless music industry, returns to her native Alpine village, a small and isolated community where the ancient Cimbric language is still spoken. Quirino, a member of the local men’s choir, asks Maria to help the choir return to its former glory.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:00pm
Un Amore Cosί Grande (2018)
Italian Film Festival Free Admission!
NR (94 min)
Director: Cristian De Mattheis
Format: Blu-ray

Vladimir is a young Italian-Russian, raised in St. Petersburg by his mother, a former opera singer. When she dies, she entrusts Vladimir, with a mission: find his father, who repairs instruments for the Verona Opera. Cameo appearance by the three singers of Il Volo.

Friday, April 19, 2019 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00pm
Alien (1979)
Rated R (116 min.)
Director: Ridley Scott
With Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
Format: 35mm Film
Read more about it at IMDb

In the far reaches of space, a crew onboard the ship Nostromo are returning to Earth until they receive a distress call. Without knowing it, they will soon bring back with them the most terrifying creature in the universe: the Xenomorph, a killing machine that bleeds corrosive acid whenever anyone tries to hurt it.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Animal House (1978)
Rated R (109 min.)
Director: John Landis
With John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce
Format: TBD
Read more about it at IMDb

Faber College has one frat house so disreputable that it will take anyone. It has a second one full of white, Anglo-Saxon, rich young men who are so sanctimonious that no one can stand them except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of the second frat to get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade to end homecoming parades.

Friday, April 26, 2019 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
The Secret of Kells (2009) FREE ADMISSION
Not Rated (75 min.)
Directors: Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey
With Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally
Format: 35mm Film
Read more about it at IMDb

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Ireland trembles because of the Norse raids, especially in treasure repositories like the rich Benedictine monasteries. Young Brendan is entered by his uncle, Abbot Cellach, into Kells monastery. The abbot is obsessed with fortification in case of a Viking attack, Brendan with his opportunity in the abbey's scriptorium to help famous illustrator Aisling finish the famous book saved from the Viking raid in the monastery isle of Iona. That means dodging wall building duty and venturing into the dark, dangerous, forbidden forest in search of rare color ink ingredients.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (1998) FREE ADMISSION
Rated TV-G (77 min.)
Directors: Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushima, and Jim Stenstrum
With Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman
Format: DVD
Read more about it at IMDb

After years of unmasking fake ghosts, the Mystery Gang have separated and acquired new careers. Daphne has become a reporter, and for her birthday, Fred invites the whole gang to Louisiana for Daphne's television show. They soon meet Lena Dupree, who takes them to Moonscar Island in the hopes of encountering a real ghost. On the island, the gang find themselves caught between vicious werecats and zombies lead by the ghost of Moonscar the Pirate.