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CWRU Film Society Fall 1999 Schedule

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

Sunday, August 22, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
Casablanca (1942)
No rating (102 min.) Director: Michael Curtiz
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Sydney Greenstreet

In another of the Film Society's infamous "traditions," every Orientation Week ends with a free screening of this classic film. Bogie, Bergman, Nazis, and romance abound in one of the best movies of all time. The Film Society hopes that "This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Friday, August 27, 1999 7:00pm, 10:00pm, 1:00am
The Matrix (1999)
Rated R (144 min.) Directors: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
With Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburn, Carrie-Anne Moss

What if all life on Earth was nothing more than an elaborate facade created by a malevolent cyber-intelligence, for the purpose of placating us while our life essence is "farmed" to fuel a campaign of domination in the "real" world? Our hero Neo (Reeves) joins like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus (Fishburne) and Trinity (Moss) in their struggle to overthrow the Matrix in this sci-fi thriller.

Saturday, August 28, 1999 7:00pm, 9:30pm
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Rated PG-13 (113 min.) Director: Vincent Ward
With Robin Williams, Annabella Sciorra, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Doctor Chris Nielson (Williams) meets his true soul mate Annie (Sciorra), marries her and has two children. The children die in a car accident, and Chris dies four years after that. Ending up in heaven, he is guided by friendly guardian angel Albert (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) through the afterlife, and he is reunited with his dog and children. But when he finds out his wife had committed suicide, he desperately searches for her spirit, journeying through Heaven and Hell along the way. With digital technology, Ward creates some of the most beautiful and horrific images ever displayed on film.

Tuesday, August 31, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
Delicatessen (1991)
Rated R (100 min.) Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
With Pascal Benezech, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

The directors (former puppeteers) create a visually stunning post-apocalyptic world, in which the residents of the apartment building above the butcher shop receive an occasional delicacy of meat—usually after the butcher hires a new assistant. When the new assistant falls in love with the butcher's daughter, their lives are turned upside down. (In French with English subtitles)

Friday, September 3, 1999 7:00pm, 9:45pm, 12:30am
Entrapment (1999)
Rated PG-13 (112 min.) Director: Jon Amiel
With Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames

Following the theft of a highly secure piece of artwork, an agent convinces her insurance agency employers to allow her to wriggle into the company of an aging but active master thief. Connery's burglar takes her on suspiciously and demands rigorous training before their first job together--stealing a highly valued mask from a shi-shi party. Their deepening attraction and distrust could tear apart their partnership but the promise of a bigger prize (some eight billion odd dollars) by Zeta-Jones keeps the game interesting. Only who's playing with whom?

Saturday, September 4, 1999 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Patch Adams (1998)
Rated PG-13 (115 min.) Director: Tom Shadyac
With Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Daniel London

Williams stars as Patch Adams, a medical student in the 1970's who has a peculiar treatment for his patients, laughter. This story of a real life doctor (who Williams says is even quirkier in real life than the portrayal) details Patch's struggles with the medical establishment's style of "arm's length" treatment, and his need to bond with and heal his patients. Bring a stethoscope and get a free large drink or a large bag of popcorn!

Friday, September 10, 1999 7:00pm, 9:45pm, 12:30am
Payback (1999)
Rated R (110 min.) Director: Brian Helgeland
With Mel Gibson, John Glover, Lucy Liu

Val Resnick and Porter (Gibson), two small time bandits, hit a Chinese gang together and manage to get $140,000. But Resnick needs 130 grand alone to buy himself back into his syndication. So, Resnick turns on Porter with the help Porter's wife Lynn, who tries to kill him with two shots in the back. But Porter survives and six months later, he is back, seeking his share of $70,000 and pissed off. Gibson, always the hero, plays the baddest screen character since Henry Fonda played the ruthless Frank in Once Upon a Time in the West.

Saturday, September 11, 1999 7:00pm, 9:45pm
Playing By Heart (1998)
Rated R (121 min.) Director: Willard Carroll
With Gillian Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, Sean Connery

This is a wonderful ensemble film which looks at all of our faults and struggles with love and family. We see the lives of four women and their relationships with men and other family members. With good performances throughout this film, including Connery and Anderson, this is a small film (that most people don't see, but should) which examines the feelings and fears that we all have. Bring a date and the both of you get in for only $5.00!

Tuesday, September 14, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
Modern Times (1936)
No rating (87 min.) Director: Charles Chaplin
*In Celebration of Labor Day*

Becoming Chaplin's tour-de-force film, and last full-length silent film, the Tramp struggles against the dehumanization of man by machines and the Industrial Age. As a worker on an assembly line, the Tramp attempts to keep up with the continual movements of the conveyor belt and his work, which is tightening bolts. These factory scenes give us some of Chaplin's best choreographed movements, and shows why he was a master filmmaker/performer.

Friday, September 17, 1999 7:00pm, 9:15pm, 11:30pm
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Rated PG-13 (95 min.) Director: M. Jay Roach
With Mike Meyers, Heather Graham, Rob Lowe

Dr. Evil uses a device he calls a "Time Machine" to travel back to 1969 and remove Austin Powers' mojo. The sexually wounded swinger must travel back in time and, with the help of agent Felicity Shagwell (YEAH Baby!), recover his vitality. Meanwhile, Dr. Evil's personal life runs amok as he discovers love, continues to shun his son, and develops a close relationship with himself. Well, actually, a clone 1/8 his size whom he dubs "Mini-Me." The always time-baffled Dr. Evil begins his plan to put a gigantic cannon on the moon, thus turning it into a device called either "The Death Star" or "Alan Parson's Project"-depending on which name is available. Dress in groovy 60's outfits and get in for only $2.

Saturday, September 18, 1999 7:00pm, 10:00pm
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Rated R (129 min.) Director: Milos Forman
With Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield

This adaptation of Ken Kesey's became the first film to win the top five Oscar categories (Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay). Cuckoo details the adventures of Randle McMurphy (Nicholson) and his charasmatic personality when he is transferred from prison to be "evaluated". Set mainly inside a mental institution, we meet an interesting group of characters and cold group of hospital administrators, led by Nurse Ratched. This is one of the best films ever made and is still relevant in its examination of the treatment of mental illness.

Tuesday, September 21, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
The Last Days (1998)
Rated PG-13 (90 min.) Director: James Moll
With Bill Basch, Alice Lok Cahana, Renee Firestone
*In Honor of Yom Kippur*

After making Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg created the Survivors of the Shoah Foundation to begin capturing the stories and artifacts of Holocaust survivors. Days is a result of this effort and details the horrific stories of five Holocaust survivors who escaped a Hungarian concentration camp during the last days of World War II, when Hitler ordered the mass extermination of any and all Jews in the camps. This is a gripping and stirring documentary which honestly expresses the fears and happenings of the Holocaust through the eyes of survivors.

Wednesday, September 22, 1999 FREE SNEAK PREVIEW! 7:00pm
American Beauty (1999)
Rated R () Director: Sam Mendes
With Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

Television writer Alan Ball's first produced screenplay introduces us to the chaotic world found on the tree-lined street of Robin Hood Trail, Anytown, U.S.A. Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) decides to make a few changes in his rut of a life, changes that are less midlife crisis than adolescence reborn. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife, Carolyn (Annette Bening), and daughter Jane (Thora Birch) -- especially when he turns his lustful gaze toward Jane's friend, the sultry Angela (Mena Suvari). Carolyn responds by focusing her attention on real estate colleague Buddy Kane (Peter Gallagher).

Friday, September 24, 1999 7:00pm, 9:45pm, 12:30am
Election (1999)
Rated R (103 min.) Director: Alexander Payne
With Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein

One of the funniest films of the year, this movie details the trials and troubles that can occur during a high school presidential election. Tracey Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student council president election--but school civics teacher Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger towards Tracey, Jim talks popular varsity football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well. Then the sparks (and laughs) fly!!

Saturday, September 25, 1999 7:00pm, 9:45pm
Hurlyburly (1998)
Rated R (122 min.) Director: Anthony Drazan
With Kevin Spacey, Sean Penn, Robin Wright

Hurlyburly is an adaptation of David Rabe's well-known play about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes whose personal lives threaten to veer into a catastrophe more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios. The film features incredible acting performances by Penn, Spacey and, surprisingly, Gary Shandling.

Tuesday, September 28, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
Tango (1998)
Rated PG-13 (105 min.) Director: Carlos Saura
With Miguel Angel Sola, Cecilia Narova, Mia Maestro
*In Honor of Latino Heritage Month*

Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the film tells the story of director Mario Suarez's quest to make the ultimate tango film. Lonely after his wife (one of the film's stars) has left him, Mario must find the themes that will hold the film together, while simultaneously permitting his musicians and dancers the freedom of expression that is necessary to satisfy the tango-hungry Argentine audience. Things become complicated when Mario falls in love with Elena, a beautiful and talented young dancer who is the girlfriend of the powerful and dangerous Angelo Larroca, an investor in the picture. And Mario's creative vision is challenged by his investors when he plans a scene that recreates Argentina's dark years of political suppression and "disappearances." (In Spanish with English subtitles)

Friday, October 1, 1999 7:00pm, 9:45pm,12:30am
Notting Hill (1999)
Rated PG-13 (123 min.) Director: Roger Michell
With Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans

Ever dreamed of falling in love with a screen idol? Come on, sure you have! Well, the dream comes true for William Thacker, a successless Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world's most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. Once they fall in love, Thacker needs to come to grips with the microscope of celebrity and the tension it brings to a relationship and his life. This film comes from the makers of the hit movie Four Weddings and a Funeral. Bring a date and the both of you get in for only $5.00!

Saturday, October 2, 1999 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Gandhi (1982)
Rated PG (188 min.) Director: Richard Attenborough
With Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox
*In Honor of Mahatma Ghandi's Birthday*

In Attenborough's gripping biography of Gandhi, we see the rise of a man from a small-time lawyer to India's spiritual leader through his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest. The winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, this is an insightful look at one of the 20th century's greatest persons.

Tuesday, October 5, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
Limbo (1999)
Rated R (126 min.) Director: John Sayles
With Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, David Strathairn, Kris Kristofferson

John Sayles, the grandfather of independent filmmaking, takes us to the Alaskan wilderness in the story of people trying to reinvent themselves. The story revolves around Joe Gastineau, a fisherman traumatised by an accident at sea years before, singer Donna de Angelo and her disaffected daughter Noelle, who come into Joe's life. When Joe's fast-talking half-brother Bobby returns to town and asks Joe for a favor, the lives of the characters are changed forever.

Friday, October 8, 1999 7:00pm, 9:15pm, 11:30pm
Tarzan (1999)
Rated G (88 min.) Directors: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
With voices of Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close

In a Disney retelling of the Burroughs classic, Tarzan is a small orphan who washes ashore after a ship wreck off the African coast. The small child is found and raised by an ape named Kala. Tarzan is raised by the ape clan and grows into a powerful man. Years later, while on an expedition, Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. Having encountered humans for the first time, Tarzan questions his heritage, and must choose between the allure of being with his own kind and the love of his "mother." Kids 12 and under get a small bag of free popcorn with a paid admission!

Saturday, October 9, 1999 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Rated R (105 min.) Director: Guy Ritchie
With Jason Flemying, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran

Four Jack-the-lads find themselves heavily--seriously heavily--in debt to an East End hard man and his enforcers after a crooked card game. Overhearing their neighbours in the next flat plotting to hold up a group of out-of-their-depth drug growers, our heros decide to stitch up the robbers in turn. In a way the confusion really starts when a pair of antique double-barreled shotguns go missing in a completely different scam. Come see the original before Tom Cruise finishes the horrible American remake!

Tuesday, October 12, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
High Art (1998)
Rated R (101 min.) Director: Lisa Cholodenko
With Ally Sheedy, Radha Mitchell, Patricia Clarkson
*Sponsored by Spectrum and in Celebration of National Coming Out Day*

Syd, a newly appointed assistant editor of Frame magazine, discovers that the woman living above her flat is none other than the talented yet enigmatic photographer Lucy Berliner. When the two of them meet, Syd gets acquainted with both Lucy's past work and her circle of flegmatic, junkie friends. Seeing a definite career opportunity, Syd encourages Lucy to shoot new pictures for her magazine. At the same time, a strong attraction starts to develop between them. As the photo assignment continues, both Syd and Lucy are forced to examine their own lives and loves.

Wednesday, October 13, 1999 FREE SNEAK PREVIEW! 7:00pm
The Bone Collector (1999)
Rated R (118 minutes) Director: Phillip Noyce
With Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie

A murderer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. A diabolical killer whose brutal slayings leave a trail of cryptic messages hidden at the scene of the crime. Clues which only a brilliant mind can interpret.

Now as the city lies in fear, a gifted but disabled detective is on the case. Together with the help of a rookie street cop, the two must go inside the mind of this terrifying madman and defeat him at his own game. For he will strike again...But next time, they may just be too late.

Friday, October 15, 1999 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
American Pie (1999)
Rated R (95 min.) Director: Paul Weitz
With Chris Owen, Thomas DeLonge, Natasha Lyone

In an interesting look at puberty and pastry, four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night or die. They struggle with all of the awkward teenage situations: high school parties, making out, Internet video broadcasting, and going all the way. The surprise comedy hit of this summer, and a funny look at growing up in America.

Saturday, October 16, 1999 7:00pm, 9:45pm
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Rated G (100 min.) Director: Mel Stuart
With Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum

The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory and shown all the secrets of his amazing candy--and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate! A worldwide craze to find the famous "5 Golden Tickets" ensues. When impoverished Charlie Buckett finds a lucky dollar on the street, he buys a Wonka bar, finds the last Golden Ticket, and gets to explore the wonders of the mystical Wonka factory!! Come sing along with the Oompa-Loompas and the original Veruca Salt!!

Tuesday, October 19, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
El Mariachi (1992)
Rated R (81 min.) Director: Robert Rodriguez
With Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos

Made for only $7,000, El Mariachi is a great action film in the tradition (and style) of John Woo and Sam Peckinpah. Our mariachi is a struggling musician who travels to a new town in search of work at the same time as a hired killer who also carries a guitar case. The henchmen of the local drug lord as the killer, Azul, mistake him as the killer. When the mariachi falls in love with a beautiful shop owner, he is forced to defend himself and her from the ruthless drug lord and his men. Superior action scenes are the heart of this film, which put Robert Rodriguez on the Hollywood map.

Wednesday, October 20, 1999 Special repeat showing 7:00pm
American Pie (1999)
Rated R (95 min.) Director: Paul Weitz
With Chris Owen, Thomas DeLonge, Natasha Lyone

In an interesting look at puberty and pastry, four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night or die. They struggle with all of the awkward teenage situations: high school parties, making out, Internet video broadcasting, and going all the way. The surprise comedy hit of this summer, and a funny look at growing up in America.

Friday, October 22, 1999 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 11:30pm
Big Daddy (1999)
Rated PG-13 (93 min.) Director: Dennis Dugan
With Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Kristy Swanson

Thirty-two-year-old Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) has spent his whole life avoiding responsibility. But when his girlfriend dumps him for an older man, he's got to find a way to prove he's ready to grow up. In a desperate last-ditch effort, Sonny adopts five-year-old Julian (Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse) to impress her. She's not impressed ... and he can't return the kid. Uh-oh for Sonny!

Saturday, October 23, 1999 7:00pm, 9:45pm
La Vita E Bella (Life is Beautiful) (1997)
Rated PG-13 (122 min.) Director: Roberto Benigni
With Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Italian "national treasure," Roberto Benigni, shows the world how love and imagination can conquer evil in a story about a man's quest for true love, and his struggle for survival within a Nazi concentration camp with his small son. Full of slapstick humor and irrepressible optimism, this movie was winner of the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film and Best Actor. (In Italian with English subtitles)

Tuesday, October 26, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
White (1994)
Rated R. ( 91 min.) Director: Krzysztof Kielowski
With Julie Delpy, Zbigniew Zamachowski
*In Celebration of Polish Heritage Month*

In the second of a three part trilogy (Blue-White-Red, examining liberty, equality, and fraternity in modern Europe), Kielowski analyzes love, revenge and obsession. Karol and Dominique are hairdressers who fall in love and get married. Suddenly he becomes impotent, at which point Dominique divorces him and leaves him destitute in the streets. Karol becomes obsessed with her and watches her as she has various adulterous affairs. Bitter and poor, Karol stows away on a plane to his Polish homeland, only to be beaten and mugged. You don't need to see the other two films in the trilogy, as White stands by itself as a look at modern life and love.

Friday, October 29, 1999 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Rated R (105 min.) Director: Bill Condon
With Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave

Set in 1957, this movie tells the story of James Whale--the director of Show Boat, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein and Bride Of Frankenstein who has long since stepped back from the glamour and glitz of Hollywood. A stroke triggers once buried flashes of memory of his life in Dudley, his film career, and, most influentially, of the trenches during the Great War. Haunted and lonely, he recounts many of his experiences to his muscle-bound gardener, Clay Boone (Fraser). Despite the divide that exists between them, their friendship develops. Reliant on his sternly disapproving housemaid, Hannah, the flamboyant director whose time has passed sees himself slipping away, unable to stop the decline, and indulges his fantasies by coaxing Boone to model for him. McKellan was nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal.

Saturday, October 30, 1999 7:00pm, 8:30pm
Frankenstein (1931)
No rating (70 min.) Director: James Whale
With Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke

In one of the first great Universal horror films, Dr. Frankenstein creates a simple creature from various body parts. The creature turns into a monster when Dr. Frankenstein rejects him. Sticking close to the original novel, we are guided through the store of Frankenstein's quest for knowledge, and his creation's search for love and acceptance in a cold world. Dress up for Halloween and get in for only $2.00!

Saturday, October 30, 1999 10:00pm, 12:00am
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Rated R (100 min.) Director: Jim Sharman
With Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry

Since last year was such a success, we said to ourselves, "Hey, Let's Do the Time Warp Again!" Come help the Film Society and the Rocky crowd celebrate Halloween with this cult movie classic! Dress up and don't forget your copy of the Plain Dealer! Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff, Janet (SLUT!), and the rest will all be there!! Come see the live stage show accompanying the movie!

Tuesday, November 2, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
The House of Yes (1997)
Rated R (85 min.) Director: Mark S. Waters
With Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling

Marty, (Hamilton) a college student in New York, decides to pay his family a visit in their ancient and imposing house in D.C. He makes two mistakes: one is bringing his fiancee, Lesly (Spelling) with him, and the other is coming at all. As soon as he gets home things begin to go wrong, and although the mother, Mrs. Pascal (Genevieve Bujold) hides the kitchen knives, she isn't able to prevent disaster. It soon becomes clear that Marty and his sister, the unbalanced Jackie-O (Posey) are just a little too affectionate towards each other, and everything untoward that could happen, does, in this unusual comedy about a house where the word "no" is never heard.

Friday, November 5, 1999 7:00pm, 9:45pm, 12:30am
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Rated R (122 min.) Director: John Madden
With Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Ben Affleck

Academy Award winner for Best Picture and Best Actress, this Elizabethan love-story tells the tale of a young Will Shakespeare who needs to write a hit play, but has a terrible case of writer's block. Enter the beautiful Princess Viola (Paltrow) who has a love for the theater and acting--but women are forbidden from acting by public law. Will and Viola fall in love and begin a clandestine affair, and miraculously Will's writer's block goes away, and the result is... Romeo and Juliet! Bring a date and the both of you get in for only $5.00!

Saturday, November 6, 1999 6:00pm
Hamlet (1948)
No rating (155 min.) Director: Laurence Olivier
With Laurence Olivier, Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney
Sponsored by the CWRU Theatre Department

In this film adaptation of the classic Shakespearean play, a Danish prince seeks to avenge his father's death when his uncle murders his father, succeeds him as King, and marries the Queen. Along the way, Hamlet spurns his girlfriend, scolds his mother, contemplates suicide, and kills some folks. This version won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Actor (Olivier). See both shows this evening for only $5.00.

Saturday, November 6, 1999 9:00pm
Hamlet (1996)
Rated PG-13 (238 min.) Directors: Kenneth Branagh, Doug Rothstein
With Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet

In this version of Hamlet, Branagh becomes the first director to film the entire Hamlet script. Most versions eliminate the portions of the text which deal with the political ramifications of Hamlet's father's death. However, Branagh includes them and changes the time setting of Hamlet from the 1600s to the 1800s, to make the political undertones more relevant. Shot in breathtaking 65mm SuperPanavision, the sets and the colors are beautifully rich. Branagh, leader of the "film every Shakespeare story ever" campaign, dominates with his performance. Jacobi and Winslet (Titanic) are also excellent as Claudius and Ophelia, respectively. See both shows this evening for only $5.00.

Tuesday, November 9, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
Paths of Glory (1957)
No rating (86 min.) Director: Stanley Kubrick
With Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou
*In honor of Veterans Day*

Another great Kubrick film in honor of the director and Veterans Day! Paths is one of the best anti-war films ever. Kubrick was a true pacifist who despised the leaders of countries who propogated war, but respected the men who gave their lives for God and Country. The futility and irony of war in the trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the American and French armies (Douglas) must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack. The trench scenes are truly incredible to see and hard to forget.

Friday, November 12, 1999 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999)
Rated R (80 min.) Director: Trey Parker
With voices of Trey Parker, Matt Stone, George Clooney

The South Park gang is back, and they're rude and crude--just the way we like 'em! The South Park kids watch a movie containing bad language, and are soon imitating it in school. When the parents and teachers hear it, they begin turning the USA into a totalitarian state where Terrence and Philip are sentenced to death and war is declared on the film's country of origin (Canada). Meanwhile, Kenny is killed and enters Hell, where he meets Satan and his love slave--Saddam Hussein!

Saturday, November 13, 1999 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Rated R (99 min.) Director: Quentin Taratino
With Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen

In Tarantino's breakthrough film, through flashback storytelling we follow the lives of seven criminals (only referred to as different colors) who have been hired to perform a jewel heist, which has inevitably gone wrong. At the "hideout," we encounter the four criminals who have survived; however, they suspect that one of their own is a cop--but which one? Featuring Tarantino's signature violence, quick dialogue, and catchy soundtracks, Dogs is a great gangster flick.

Tuesday, November 16, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
Elizabeth (1998)
Rated R (124 min.) Director: Shekhar Kapur
With Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Joseph Fiennes

The story of Elizabeth's ascendancy to the throne is full of palace intrigues, attempted assassinations, and executions. In a time of religious strife, the queen, Mary Tudor, has no heir, and her Catholic supporters fear the succession of her half-sister Elizabeth, a Protestant. Once Mary dies, still without an heir, her Catholic supporters are forced to give the throne to Elizabeth. Elizabeth now must rule the greatest Empire in the world while struggling with love and the threat of assassination by the Catholics. Aided by Sir Francis Walsingham, she manages to kill all her enemies and ascends the throne as the "Virgin Queen" to become one of England's greatest rulers. Cate Blanchette is extraordinary in the title role.

Stanley Kubrick Weekend!
Friday, November 19, 1999 6:00pm, 8:45pm
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Rated R (131 min.) Director: Stanley Kubrick
With Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack

This is the last film the great Stanley Kubrick ever made and a great start to "Kubrick Weekend." This haunting look at jealously, sex, and personal examination is visually stunning and masterfully crafted. Cruise plays a wealthy doctor with a beautiful wife and wonderful child. It's a seemingly perfect existence. When Cruise begins to suspect marital infidelity, however, he begins a downward spiral into a world that he never knew existed, nor wanted to. See both shows this evening for only $5.00!

Friday, November 19, 1999 12:00am
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Rated R (137 min.) Director: Stanley Kubrick
With Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Given an "X" rating and banned in many places when first released, this Kubrick film is now regarded as a virtual masterpiece which contemplates how evil can be eradicated from society. Alex, a violent juvenile in the near future, is caught after a number of brutal rapes and murders. While imprisoned, he submits to a controversial experiment to make criminals ill at the mildest suggestion of violence or conflict. Now Alex's victims want to welcome him back into society with the same enthusiasm Alex had always exhibited when performing his crimes. You'll never listen to "Singin' in the Rain" in quite the same way again. See both shows this evening for only $5.00!

Saturday, November 20, 1999 7:00pm, 9:15pm
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
No rating (102 min.) Director: Stanley Kubrick
With Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

Strangelove is Kubrick's funniest film and released at a time when people were terrified of nuclear annihilation. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely and utterly mad, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He suspects that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. The U.S. president meets with his advisors, where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if the U.S.S.R. is hit by nuclear weapons, it will trigger a "Doomsday Device" which will destroy all plant and animal life on Earth. Peter Sellers portrays the three men who might avert this tragedy: British Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, the only person with access to the demented Gen. Ripper; U.S. President Merkin Muffley, whose best attempts to divert disaster depend on placating a drunken Soviet Premier; and the former Nazi genius Dr. Strangelove, who concludes that "such a device would not be a practical deterrent for reasons which at this moment must be all too obvious". Will the bombers be stopped in time, or will General Jack Ripper succeed in destroying the world? See both shows this evening for only $5.00!

Saturday, November 20, 1999 11:30pm
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Rated R (137 min.) Director: Stanley Kubrick
With Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Friday, November 26, 1999 - Saturday, November 27, 1999
No movies due to Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Free Showing! 7:00pm
Smoke Signals (1998)
Rated PG-13 (88 min.) Director: Chris Eyre
With Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard
*In Honor of Native American Heritage Month*

Young Native American man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family (and his tough son Victor), and Victor hasn't seen his father for 10 years. When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold's remains, but only if Thomas can go with him. Thomas and Victor hit the road.

Friday, December 3, 1999 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Muppets from Space (1999)
Rated G (88 min.) Director: Tim Hill
With Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo and the Muppet Gang

The Muppets are still searching for another species like Gonzo. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, along with his assistant Beaker, theorize that Gonzo may have come from an alien race--possibly the one that crash-landed in Roswell in 1947! The Muppets travel to "Area 51" and, after an encounter with a particularly surly MIB Agent (Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea), break in (with a little help from Bobo). They then find that Gonzo was the only of his race to escape from the crash-landing, and that he suffered from amnesia as a result of not being in contact with others of his own kind. Now that they are all together again, Gonzo regains his memory. Now, Gonzo has to face an awful decision: will he leave his friends to return to his own kind, or will he stay with the Muppets and deny his race the opportunity to return home at last? Kids 12 and under get a small bag of free popcorn with a paid admission!

Saturday, December 4, 1999 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Vertigo (1958)
No rating (128 min.) Director: Alfred Hitchcock
With James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

Recently remastered to its original glory, Vertigo is one of Hitchcock's best films. Stewart stars as a San Francisco detective who is afraid of heights, and who becomes involved with a beautiful, mysterious woman (Novak) with a deep secret. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco, Stewart (and the audience) gets entangled in a web of misidentity and intrigue. In addition, the film features a haunting soundtrack by Bernard Herrmann.