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CWRU Film Society Fall 2007 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, 2007 8:00 p.m.
Casablanca (1942)
Rated NR (102 min.) Director: Michael Curtiz
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Read more about it at IMDB

In one of 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, August 31, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
300 (2007)
Rated R (117 min.) Director: Zack Snyder
With Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West
Read more about it at IMDB

When the ambitious King Xerxes of Persia invades Greece to extend his vast slave empire, the brave King Leonidas brings three hundred warriors to defend the passage of Thermopylae, the only way by land to reach Greece. His men have courage and skill, but King Xerxes has a treacherous Greek citizen on his side. Meanwhile, King Leonidas' wife, Queen Gorgo of Sparta, tries to convince the Spartan council to send their army to fight against the Persians.

Saturday, September 1, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
American Beauty (1999)
Rated R (122 min.) Director: Sam Mendes
With Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch
Read more about it at IMDB

Lester Burnham is having his mid-life crisis. He is rebelling against his combative wife Carolyn and his self-absorbed daughter Jane. After attending a cheerleading competition at Jane's high school, he meets Jane's friend Angela. Lester develops an infatuation for her and decides he is going to turn his life around. He quits his high-paying job to work at a fast-food restaurant and decides to re-live his twenties. The impact his behavior has on the others around him changes, and not for the better.

Friday, September 7, 2007 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Spiderman 3 (2007)
Rated PG-13 (140 min.) Director: Sam Raimi
With Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
Read more about it at IMDB

Peter Parker has finally managed to find a balance between his relationship with Mary Jane and his responsibility as Spider-Man. But Peter's old friend Harry Osbourne has set out for revenge, and the man who killed Peter's Uncle Ben, Flint Marko, has been transformed into the Sandman. Worst of all, Peter's suit has turned black, amplifying his powers but also strengthening his darker self. Can Peter return to the compassionate hero he once was, or will he be destroyed by his enemies and the evil inside of him?

Saturday, September 8, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Rated R (93 min.) Director: Mel Brooks
With Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens
Read more about it at IMDB

The ultimate western spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a replacement. Hedley convinces the Governor to send the town the first black sheriff in the west, Bart, a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople.

Friday, September 14, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Rated R (121 min.) Director: Edgar Wright
With Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy
Read more about it at IMDB

Nicholas Angel is the finest cop London has to offer. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so embarrassing - the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. Once there, he is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman. As a series of grisly accidents rocks the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems, and Danny's dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gun-fighting, all-out action seem more and more like a reality.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
Rated R (161 min.) Director: Sergio Leone
With Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef
Read more about it at IMDB

The Good is Blondie, a wandering gunman with a strong personal sense of honor. The Bad is Angel Eyes, a sadistic hitman who always hits his mark. The Ugly is Tuco, a Mexican bandit who's always only looking out for himself. Against the backdrop of the Civil War, they search for a fortune in gold buried in a graveyard, each knowing only a portion of the gold's exact location.

Friday, September 21, 2007 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Rated PG-13 (168 min.) Director: Gore Verbinski
With Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom
Co-sponsored by (tie-in with talk like a pirate day)
Read more about it at IMDB

Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner, and Captain Barbossa go to Singapore to get a ship and crew from the despicable Captain Sao Feng to rescue Captain Jack Sparrow from the land of the dead. Dodging Lord Cutler Beckett and his new servant Davey Jones on one side, treacherous pirates on another, and cutting their own deals with either side, the heroes work to unite the Nine Pirate Lords and unleash the goddess Calypso to once again terrorize the seas.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Fargo (1996)
Rated R (98 min.) Director: Joel Coen
With William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
Read more about it at IMDB

Jerry Lundegaard is in a financial jam and, out of desperation, comes up with a plan to hire someone to kidnap his wife and demand ransom from her wealthy father, to be secretly split between Jerry and the perpetrators. Jerry, who is not the most astute of individuals, hires a couple of real losers from the frozen northern reaches of Fargo, North Dakota, for the job. Then things begin to slip from bad to worse as Jerry helplessly watches.

Friday, September 28, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Stranger than Fiction (2006)
Rated PG-13 (113 min.) Director: Marc Forster
With Will Ferrell, Queen Latifah, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Read more about it at IMDB

Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day, Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life. The narrator is extraordinarily accurate, and Harold recognizes the voice as an esteemed author he sees on TV. But when the narration reveals that he is going to die, Harold must find the author of the story, and ultimately his life, to convince her to change the ending before it is too late.

Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Animal House (1978)
Rated R (109 min.) Director: John Landis
With John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon
Co-sponsored by Delta Upsilon ( ΔY )
Read more about it at IMDB

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

Friday, October 5, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Rated PG-13 (130 min.) Director: Len Wiseman
With Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long
Co-sponsored by Model UN
Read more about it at IMDB

When a criminal plot is in place to take down the entire computerized structure that supports the economy of the United States (and the world), it's up to a decidedly "old school" hero, police detective John McClane, to take down the conspiracy with the aid of a young hacker. Whether killing a helicopter with a car or throwing a henchwoman down an elevator shaft, McClane knows how to get the job done.

Saturday, October 6, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
The Court Jester (1955)
Rated NR (101 min.) Director: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
With Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone
Read more about it at IMDB

The throne of the rightful King of England, a small baby with a purple pimpernel birthmark, has been usurped by the evil King Roderick. Only the Black Fox can restore the true king to the throne--and all he needs is the king's key to a secret tunnel. In order to get the key, Hawkins, the gentlest member of the Fox's band, becomes Giacomo: the king of jesters and jester to the king. But things begin to get zany when the King's daughter falls for Giacomo, the King falls for Jean, people randomly sing what are supposed to be recognition codes, and a witch with very effective spells (and poison pellets) begins to interfere.

Friday, October 12, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Imagine Me & You (2005)
Rated R (94 min.) Director: Ol Parker
With Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode
Co-sponsored by Spectrum
Read more about it at IMDB

Rachel and Heck, long time friends and lovers, finally tie the knot. During the celebration, Rachel starts a friendship with their florist, Luce. Rachel soon finds out that Luce is a lesbian. During the course of their friendship, Rachel starts to question her own sexuality. Rachel must choose between her two loves: Heck, her new husband who is also adored by her family, or Luce, who has turned her life and everything she thought she knew about love upside down.

Saturday, October 13, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Amélie (2001)
Rated R (122 min.) Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
With Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Lorella Cravotta
Co-sponsored by French Club
Read more about it at IMDB

Amélie is looking for love, and perhaps for the meaning of life. We see her grow up in an original if slightly dysfunctional family. Now a waitress in central Paris, she interacts curiously with her neighbors and customers, as well as a mysterious Photomaton-image collector and one of his even more mysterious photo subjects. Little by little, Amélie realizes that the way to happiness requires her to take her own initiative and reach out to others.

Friday, October 19 - Saturday, October 20, 2007
No Movies Due to Fall Break

Friday, October 26, 2007 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Transformers (2007)
Rated PG-13 (144 min.) Director: Michael Bay
With Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel
Read more about it at IMDB

High-school student Sam Witwicky buys his first car, which is actually the Autobot Bumblebee. Bumblebee defends Sam and his girlfriend Mikaela Banes from the Decepticon Barricade before the other Autobots arrive on Earth. The war on Earth heats up as the Decepticons attack a United States military base in Qatar. Sam and Mikaela are taken by the top-secret agency Sector 7 to help stop the Decepticons, but when they learn the agency also intends to destroy the Autobots, they formulate their own plan to save the world.

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 7:00 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Rated R (98 min.) Director: Jim Sharman
With Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick
Co-sponsored by ALaCase and featuring a floor show performance by Voyeuristic Intentions at the 12:00 a.m. showing.
Read more about it at 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 and 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 "Voyeuristic Intentions" - the campus Rocky cast - will accompany this show. Come early for the de-virginization exercises!

Friday, November 2, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Ratatouille (2007)
Rated G (110 min.) Director: Brad Bird
With voices of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano
Read more about it at IMDB

Remy has a love of good food and a persistent desire to become a chef--a rather tough dream for a rat. But opportunity knocks when a young boy named Linguini, who desperately needs to keep his job at a swank French restaurant but has no cooking skills, partners with Remy. It's up to the two of them to avoid the insane head chef, bring the rest of Remy's family up to his standards, win Linguini a girl, and, of course, produce the finest ratatouille in all of France.

Saturday, November 3, 2007 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Apollo 13 (1995)
Rated PG-13 (140 min.) Director: Ron Howard
With Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
Read more about it at IMDB

Based on the real events of one of the worst NASA tragedies. In 1971, NASA chose astronauts Jim Lovell, Frad Haise, and Jack Swigert for a lunar mission. They launched into outer space successfully, however, a slight fault from inside the spacecraft caused an explosion that turned the exploration into a test of survival for the crew of Apollo 13. While Lovell, Haise, and Swigert tried to survive in space, the workers at NASA (including Ken Mattingly) tried to figure out a way to get the astronauts home safely.

Friday, November 9, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Rated PG-13 (87 min.) Director: David Silverman
With voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright
Read more about it at IMDB

Homer adopts a pig who has run away from Krusty Burger, naming it "Spider Pig." At the same time, the Springfield lake is put under environmental protection. When Homer adds Spider Pig's waste to the lake, Russ Cargill, the villainous boss of the EPA, convinces Arnold Schwarzenegger to destroy Springfield and put a dome over Springfield to prevent evacuation. Homer has escaped, but can he stop the evil Cargill from annihilating his hometown, and his family?

Saturday, November 10, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
M*A*S*H (1970)
Rated PG (116 min.) Director: Robert Altman
With Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt
Read more about it at IMDB

November, 1951. The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is shaken up by the arrival of Captains "Hawkeye" Pierce and "Duke" Forrest...crack surgeons but lousy soldiers. Joined by renowned chest-cutter "Trapper" John McIntyre, the surgeons set about dealing with the daily carnage of the war by raising hell. From getting rid of the idiotic Major Burns to helping the camp dentist commit "suicide", there's no lengths the Swampmen won't go to to distract themselves from the horrors of war.

Friday, November 16, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Rated PG-13 (109 min.) Director: Sylvain White
With Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo
Co-sponsored by Spartan Tappers
Read more about it at IMDB

After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted National Step Show Competition.

Saturday, November 17, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Run Lola Run (1998)
Rated R (80 min.) Director: Tom Tykwer
With Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup
Co-sponsored by Dr. Waller
Read more about it at IMDB

The film analyzes the events that fate alone controls. Lola desperately tries to save her boyfriend, Mani, from death by helping him obtain a huge amount of money he carelessly lost. The film follows three different journeys with Lola, each controlled by fate, showing the audience what would happen in each and exploring all the what if's that change each outcome.

Friday, November 23 - Saturday, Number 24, 2007
No Movies Due to Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 30, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Rated PG-13 (138 min.) Director: David Yates
With Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Melling, Emma Watson
Read more about it at IMDB

After a lonely summer at Privet Drive, Harry returns to Hogwarts an outcast. Few of the students and parents believe him or Dumbledore that Voldemort is really back. The Ministry of Magic appoints a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher more interested in torture than learning, leading Harry to become a reluctant teacher of the few students who believe him. And even when he sleeps, nightmares torture Harry with a constant mystery: what is Voldemort seeking? Will Harry try to take on Voldemort alone, or realize that Ron, Hermione, and his other friends are already by his side?

Saturday, December 1, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
The Fly (1986)
Rated R (95 min.) Director: David Cronenberg
With Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz
Co-sponsored by SAGES
Read more about it at IMDB

"Be afraid. Be very afraid." Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist, attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his surprisingly successful research in the field of matter transportation. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man.

Friday, December 7, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Beerfest (2006)
Rated R (110 min.) Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
With M.C. Gainey, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske
Read more about it at IMDB

Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition where the nations of the world pit their best drinkers against each other. To defend their family's honor, the brothers must assemble a team of American drinkers and train hard for the next competition. From the comedy troupe that made Supertroopers.

Saturday, December 8, 2007 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Rated PG (110 min.) Director: George Roy Hill
With Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross
Read more about it at IMDB

Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action. The West is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob one too many trains, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rocks, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea: "Let's go to Bolivia." Based on the exploits of the historical characters.