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CWRU Film Society Fall 2005 Schedule

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

Sunday, August 28, 2005 Free Showing! 8:00pm
Casablanca (1942)
No rating (102 min.) Director: Michael Curtiz
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Sydney Greenstreet
Read More About it at the IMDB

In another of the Film Society's infamous "traditions," every school year begins 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, September 2, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Sin City (2005)
Rated R (124 min.) Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarentino
With Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel
Read More About it at the IMDB

Sin City, adapted from Frank Miller's graphic novels, tells the tale of a metropolitan area's inhabitants, including criminals, crooked cops, and beautiful women. Hartigan is a cop with a vow to protect a stripper named Nancy. Marv is an outcast on a mission to avenge the death of his one true love, Goldie. Dwight, the clandestine love of Shelley, spends his nights defending Gail and her Old Towne girls from Jackie Boy, a dirty cop with a penchant for violence.

Saturday, September 3, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm
The Boondock Saints (1999)
Rated R (110 min.) Director: Troy Duffy
With Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus
Read More About it at the IMDB

Brothers Connor and Murphy McManus feel that they are on a mission from God to rid Boston of evil. They take the law into their own hands and begin by killing some Russian mafia men. FBI agent Smecker is on the trail of the killers while the public hails them as saints.

Friday September 9, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Rated PG (119 min.) Director: Hayao Miyazaki
With voices of Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, and Akihiro Miwa
Read More About it at the IMDB

Young Sophie Hatter is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman. She flees to a moving castle owned by a wizard named Howl. Sophie befriends Calcifer, a fire demon, who promises to help her change back to a young woman if she helps him escape from Howl's castle. Howl falls in love with Sophie and together they confront his former teacher and the Witch of the Waste.

Saturday, September 10, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Pleasantville (1998)
Rated PG-13 (124 min.) Director: Gary Ross
With Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen
Read More About it at the IMDB

Take two kids from the 90's, add a magic remote control and zap them into a 50's sitcom. Watch as they discover not only that it's not really all that pleasant, but discover some things about themselves as well. Come see as they add new, colorful twists to the world of Pleasantville.

Friday, September 16, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Rated PG-13 (120 min.) Director: Doug Liman
With Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn
Read More About it at the IMDB

John and Jane Smith appear to be a normal couple living in suburbia. They have been married for five years but they don't realize that they have the same occupation -- professional assassin. When they are hired to assassinate each other as their next assignments, their marriage takes on a whole new twist.

Saturday, September 17, 2005 7:00pm, 9:00pm
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Rated G (94 min.) Director: Frank Oz
With voices of Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz
Read More About it at the IMDB

The Muppets graduate from college and decide to take their musical, Manhattan Melodies, to Broadway. Alas, no one wants to produce a musical starring a frog, a pig, and a bear. Disheartened by their luck, Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie part ways. Kermit manages to find a producer and reunites the Muppets in New York City. All is going well until Kermit disppears before the opening of the musical. Can the show go on without him?

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:00pm FREE SNEAK PREVIEW!
Corpse Bride (2005)
Rated PG (?? min.) Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
With voices of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson
Read More About it at the IMDB

Victor is travelling home with his friend to get married to his fiancee Victoria. The two stop to rest in the woods, and as a joke, Victor puts his wedding ring on a finger-shaped stick in the ground and says his wedding vows. The stick turns out to be a rotted finger belonging to a murdered girl, who returns as a zombie and insists that she is now Victor's lawfully wedded wife.

Friday, September 23, 2005 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Madagascar (2005)
Rated PG (86 min.) Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
With voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer
Read More About it at the IMDB

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited on a ship en route to Africa. When their vessel is hijacked, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

Saturday, September 24, 2005 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Rated PG-13 (127 min.) Director: Steven Spielberg
With Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott
Read More About it at the IMDB

Nazis have kidnapped Indiana Jones's father, Professor Henry Jones. They are looking for his diary which contains clues to the location of the Holy Grail. Unbeknownst to them, Henry has mailed the diary to Indy. Indy sets out on a quest to rescue his father and to save the Holy Grail from the Nazis.

Friday, September 30, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Rated PG-13 (115 min.) Director: Jay Roach
With Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman
Read More About it at the IMDB
Co-sponsored by Greek Life

In this sequel to Meet the Parents, Greg Focker is now engaged to Pam Byrnes. Pam and Greg decide to have their parents get together a few months before the wedding. Jack and Dina Byrnes decide that they should all drive down to Miami in his new RV to see Greg's parents, Bernie and Roz. When they get there, Jack finds out that Bernie and Roz aren't quite what he expected.

Saturday, October 1, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Rated R (114 min.) Director: Mira Nair
With Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty
Read More About it at the IMDB
Co-sponsored by the Indian Students Association

Monsoon Wedding tells the story of a young woman, Aditi, in India who is entering into an arranged marriage after ending her affair with a married TV producer. Her soon to be groom is an Indian living in Texas, and all relatives from both families, some from distant places like Australia, come to New Delhi during the monsoon season to attend the wedding. The four-day arrangements and celebrations will see clumsy organization, family parties and drama, dangers to the happy end of the wedding, lots of music and even a new romance for the wedding planner Dubey with the housemaid Alice.

Friday, October 7, 2005 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Rated PG-13 (121 min.) Director: Terry George
With Xolani Mali, Don Cheadle, Desmond Dube
Read More About it at the IMDB
Co-sponsored by Amnesty International

In 1994, the world mostly ignored the genocide of millions of Tutsi people in Rwanda by Hutu guerrillas. The Rwandan president was assassinated and the United Nations peacekeepers withdrew from the country. This left the Tutsi people defenseless against the Hutu. Hotel Rwanda tells the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who created a secret refugee camp for the Tutsi people in Rwanda and managed to save 1200 lives.

Saturday, October 8, 2005 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Six-String Samurai (1998)
Rated PG-13 (91 min.) Director: Lance Mungia
With Jeffrey Falcon, Justin McGuire, Kim De Angelo
Read More About it at the IMDB

Russians have dropped a nuclear bomb on the US. The country has become a post-apocalytic wasteland where Elvis is King of Las Vegas. Buddy, a skilled swordsman and guitar player, teams up with the Kid to escape his enemies and journey to Las Vegas to become the next King.

Friday, October 14, 2005 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Eating Out (2004)
No rating (90 min.) Director: Q. Allan Brocka
With Scott Lunsford, Jim Varraros, Emily Stiles
Read More About it at the IMDB
Co-sponsored by Spectrum
UPDATE: Will now be shown in Strosacker Auditorium!

Caleb, a straight guy, is interested in Gwen. Caleb's roommate Kyle, who is gay, convinces him that the way to get Gwen is to pretend to be gay. Caleb takes his roommate's advice and finds himself being set up by Gwen with her gay friend, Marc. Kyle secretly likes Marc and Caleb is now caught in a complex situation with all involved.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Love Actually (2003)
Rated R (135 min.) Director: Richard Curtis
With Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson
Read More About it at the IMDB

Eight couples in London the month before Christmas encounter love in a myriad of ways. The Prime Minister falls in love with a staff member. A writer runs away to France and meets a Portugese maid. A young boy falls for a girl in his class. A junior manager has an office crush. All of these stories weave in to one large love story that concludes in Heathrow airport.

Friday, October 21 - Saturday, October 22, 2005
No Movies Due to Fall Break

Friday, October 28, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Bewitched (2005)
Rated PG-13 (102 min.) Director: Nora Ephron
With Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine
Read More About it at the IMDB

Jack Wyatt is an actor trying to get his career back on track. He decides that starring in a remake of the 1960's TV show Bewitched is the ticket to his success. Jack runs into Isabel on the street and decides that she would be the perfect person to play Samantha, the witch, on the series. Isabel, who really is a witch, falls for Jack, seeing him as a mortal she could lead a normal life with. Will they both achieve their goals?

Saturday, October 29, 2005 7:00pm, 12:00am
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Rated R (100 min.) Director: Jim Sharman
With Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry
Read More About it at the IMDB

The Film Society decided 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, bring squirt guns, toast, rice, and the Plain Dealer! Dr. Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff, Janet (SLUT!), and the rest will all be there!! A live performance by the campus Rocky cast will accompany this show. Come early for the de-virginization exercises!

Friday, November 4, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Rated PG (115 min.) Director: Tim Burton
With Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly
Read More About it at the IMDB

Charlie Bucket is a poor boy who lives in the shadow of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. Nobody goes in, nobody goes out, and yet the factory produces all sorts of chocolate and candy creations. Willy Wonka has decided to offer a tour of the factory to five people who find golden tickets hidden in his chocolate bars. Charlie thinks he has no chance but ends up one of the lucky winners along with 4 other children. Their tour of Mr. Wonka's factory leads to all sorts of surprises along the way.

Saturday, November 5, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Rated PG-13 (119 min.) Director: Yimou Zhang
With Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Ziyi Zhang
Co-sponsored with the Case Asian American Alliance
Read More About it at the IMDB

During the Tang Dynasty in China, the government is corrupt and rebel groups have been formed. One group, The House of the Flying Daggers, steals from the rich to help the poor. Jin, a local deputy, attempts to infiltrate The House of the Flying Daggers, by rescuing Mei, whom he suspects is the daughter of the leader. Mei and Jin fall for each other during their journey to the secret headquarters. Will their secrets tear them apart?

Friday, November 11, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Sideways (2004)
Rated R (123 min.) Director: Alexander Payne
With Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen
Read More About it at the IMDB

Miles, a failed writer teaching junior high English takes his friend Jack, an actor, on a week long trip through California wine country. Miles wants to give his friend a last adventure before Jack gets married. They examine their relationships and try to make sense of their lives as they meet various women in their tour.

Saturday, November 12, 2005 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Batman Begins (2005)
Rated PG-13 (141 min.) Director: Christopher Nolan
With Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
Read More About it at the IMDB

Young Bruce Wayne witnesses the killing of his parents by a mugger. He grows up as the heir to the Wayne Industries fortune. As a young adult, he studies martial arts in Asia with the League of Shadows. Bruce returns to Gotham, takes over as head of Wayne Industries, and creates the alter ego of crimefighter Batman. Batman soon has to face a deadly opponent, Dr. Crane, who has poisoned the water system with a hallucinatory substance.

Friday, November 18, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Rated PG (119 min.) Director: Ken Kwapis
With Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera
Co-sponsored by Center for Women
Read More About it at the IMDB

Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget, four teenage girls, are best friends who are about to go their separate ways for the summer. They purchase a pair of jeans that fits all of them and promise to keep in touch by each wearing the jeans for a portion of the summer. Lena takes the jeans to Greece where she's visiting her grandparents. Tibby stays home for the summer. Carmen visits her dad in South Carolina and Bridget goes to soccer camp.

Saturday, November 19, 2005 7:00pm, 11:00pm FREE SHOWING!
Stick around for a 9:30 Show by Case Improvment!
The Princess Bride (1987)
Rated PG (98 min.) Director: Rob Reiner
With Cary Elwes, Mandy Pattinkin, Chris Sarandon
Co-sponsored by UPB
Read More About it at the IMDB

A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down through from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck, and Westley attempts to save her. On the way, he meets an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest.

Friday, November 25 - Saturday, November 26, 2005
No Movies Due to Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 2, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Rated PG (109 min.) Director: Garth Jennings
With Bill Bailey, Anna Chancellor, Warwick Davis
Read More About it at the IMDB

Arthur Dent is whisked off Earth right before the Vogons destroy the planet to make way for an interplanetary highway. Arthur and his friend Ford Prefect hitch a ride with two-headed Zaphod Beeblebrox, earthling Tricia McMillan and a depressed robot named Marvin. They travel the galaxy to find the ultimate supercomputer, which will give them the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.

Saturday, December 3, 2005 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Pieces of April (2003)
Rated PG-13 (80 min.) Director: Peter Hedges
With Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke
Read More About it at the IMDB

April Burns, the black sheep of her family, decides to host Thanksgiving in her tiny New York City apartment. Her parents and brother and sister drive in from the suburbs. April runs into complications when her oven breaks and she needs to find another kitchen in which to cook dinner.

Tuesday, December 6, 2005 7:00pm FREE SNEAK PREVIEW!
Grandma's Boy (2006)
Rated R (?? min.) Director: Nicholaus Goossen
With Linda Cardellini, Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider
Read More About it at the IMDB

By day, 35 year old Alex is the world's oldest video game tester but by night, he is privately developing the next big game for the X-Box generation. When one of his roommates spends all the rent money on Taiwanese hookers, Alex is kicked out of is apartment and is forced to move in with his grandmother and her friends.

Friday, December 9, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Wedding Crashers (2005)
Rated R (119 min.) Director: David Dobkin
With Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken
Read More About it at the IMDB

John Beckwith and Jeremy Gray, divorce mediators, pick up women by crashing weddings. They find out that the wedding event of the season is going tobe Treasury Secretary William Cleary's daughter's marriage. John falls for bridesmaid, Claire Cleary, and breaks their wedding crashing rules by attending an extended weekend party. What happens when Claire finds out John isn't a friend of the family?

Saturday, December 10, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm
To Be or Not To Be (1983) (2005)
Rated PG (107 min.) Director: Alan Johnson
With Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Time Matheson
Read More About it at the IMDB
Anne Bancroft Tribute

Joseph Tura and his wife Maria are members of a Polishy acting troupe during World War II. A Polish figher pilot, Sobinski, suspects his mentor Siletsky is a spy for the Germans. He enlists the aid of the acting troupe in his search for Siletsky to prevent him from destroying the Warsaw Resistance.