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CWRU Film Society Fall 2008 Schedule

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

Sunday, August 24, 2008 6:30 p.m. Free Showing!
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 29, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Iron Man (2008)
Rated PG-13 (126 min.) Director: Jon Favreau
With Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow
Read more about it at IMDB

Tony Stark, an engineering genius, is captured while in Afghanistan demonstrating a new missile. His captors want him to assemble a missile for them, but instead he creates an armored suit. After his escape, he announces that his company will cease making weapons, but his control of the organization is not as secure as he imagined.

Saturday, August 30, 2008 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Fight Club (1999)
Rated R (139 min.) Director: David Fincher
With Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter
Read more about it at IMDB

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric woman gets in the way and ignites an out-of control spiral toward oblivion.

Friday, September 5, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Rated PG-13 (113 min.) Director: Rob Minkoff
With Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Jackie Chan
Co-sponsored by Case Kung Fu
Read more about it at IMDB

An American teenager who is obsessed with kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary weapon of the Monkey King. The teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Saturday, September 6, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Rated R (99 min.) Director: Robert Clouse
With Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Kien Shih
Read more about it at IMDB

Lee has been invited to a martial arts tournament held by Han, renegade member of the Shaolin Temple. Also attending the tournament are American martial arts experts John Roper and Kelly Williams. All three find themselves at the mercy of Han and his army of martial arts fighters in his underground factory of narcotics and prostitution.

Friday, September 12, 2008 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Rated PG (147 min.) Director: Andrew Adamson
With Liam Neeson, Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley
Read more about it at IMDB

The four Pevensie children return to Narnia, only to discover that hundreds of years have passed since they ruled there, and the evil King Miraz has taken power. With the help of a heroic mouse called Reepicheep and the exiled heir to the throne, Prince Caspian, they set out to overthrow the King.

Saturday, September 13, 2008 7:00 p.m.
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Rated PG-13 (178 min.) Director: Peter Jackson
With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
Read more about it at IMDB

An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found in the possession of Hobbit named Frodo, who must make an epic quest to Mount Doom in order to destroy it. His quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lord's reign.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 7:00 p.m. Free Showing!
The Other Threat (2007)
Co-sponsored by Middle Eastern Cultural Association
Read more about it at

Most Europeans still consider immigration to be a greater threat than terrorism. In a most subtle yet candid manner, this documentary reveals the reality of Arab/Muslim immigration in two European countries afflicted with terrorism for decades: UK and Spain. The story is simple but powerful, weaving together history, culture, politics, propaganda, psychology, and racism, all within the context of capitalism and the demand for cheap labor.

Friday, September 19, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
I Am Legend (2007)
Rated PG-13 (101 min.) Director: Francis Lawrence
With Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan
Read more about it at IMDB

It is the year 2012. In the ruins of New York City, Robert Neville is the lone survivor of a disease created to cure cancer 3 years previous. With only zombies as his neighbors and his trusty dog, Robert tries to discover a cure and to find anyone else who might have survived.

Saturday, September 20, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Breaking Away (1979)
Rated PG (100 min.) Director: Peter Yates
With Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern
Co-sponsored by the Case Cycling Club
Read more about it at IMDB

Dave has just graduated high school with his 3 friends, the comical Cyril, the warm but short-tempered Moocher, and the athletic, spiteful but good-hearted Mike. Dave enjoys racing bikes and hopes to race the Italians one day. Meanwhile, the 4 friends try to escape their townie, Indiana reputation by fighting nearby college snobs.

Friday, September 26, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Rated PG-13 (124 min.) Director: Steven Spielberg
With Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen
Read more about it at IMDB

Soviet agents watch Indiana Jones as a young man brings him a coded message from an old colleague. Led by Irina Spalko, the Soviets tail Jones and the young man to Peru, where they find the legendary Crystal Skull. If Jones can protect the skull, all may be well. But if Irina takes it, she'll gain powers that endanger the West.

Saturday, September 27, 2008 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Oliver! (1968)
Rated G (153 min.) Director: Carol Reed
With Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed
Co-sponsored by the Cedar Arts Board
Read more about it at IMDB

Oliver Twist, a nine-year-old orphan, escapes his way to London. There he's befriended by a gang of youthful thieves and intoduced to the brutish Bill Sikes and his kind-hearted wife, Nancy. She becomes almost a mother to Oliver, but when the resentful Sikes accuses the boy of stealing from the gang, the boy finds out who his friends are.

Friday, October 3, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Persepolis (2007)
Rated PG-13 (95 min.) Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
With Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux
Co-sponsored by Le Quartier Français (French Club)
Read more about it at IMDB

Marji Statrapi watches as the dream of the hated Shah's defeat is fulfilled in the Iranian Revolution. However, the new Iran becomes a tyranny of its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent, her parents send her abroad. When she returns, Marji finds that both she and Iran have changed and must decide where she belongs.

Saturday, October 4, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Memento (2000)
Rated R (113 min.) Director: Christopher Nolan
With Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Co-sponsored by the Case Film Initiative
Read more about it at IMDB

Leonard Shelby is seeking revenge. He is looking for his wife's killer. Unfortunately, he is unable to make new memories and is forced to record his life in notes and pictures. But what good is revenge if he can't remember?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 7:00 p.m. Free Sneak Preview!
Body of Lies (2008)
Rated R (128 min.) Director: Ridley Scott
With Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong
Read more about it at IMDB

"Trust No One, Deceive Everyone." A CIA operative is sent to Jordan to track a high-ranking terrorist. The spy is aided by the head of Jordan's covert operations in an uneasy alliance that leads to cultural and moral clashes between the men.

Friday, October 10, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 p.m.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Rated PG-13 (102 min.) Director: Michel Gondry
With Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover
Read more about it at IMDB

Jerry inadvertently magnetizes his brain and destroys all the video tapes in his friend's store. In order to keep the store's one loyal customer happy, the pair re-creates films including The Lion King, Rush Hour, Ghostbusters, When We Were Kings, Driving Miss Daisy, and Robocop, using themselves and their townspeople as actors.

Saturday, October 11, 2008 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Rated NR (126 min.) Director: John Frankenheimer
With Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh
Co-sponsored by Case Model United Nations
Read more about it at IMDB

In Korea, an army patrol is ambushed. A year later the squad returns home and Raymond Shaw is to receive the Medal of Honor. But Shaw's actions were not what everyone believes, and officer Bennett Marco's nightmares unlock a political conspiracy only he can stop.

Friday, October 17 - Saturday, October 18, 2008
No Movies Due to Fall Break

Thursday, October 23 7:00 p.m. Free Showing!
Tough Guise (1999)
Rated NR (82 min.) Director: Sut Jhally
Co-sponsored by Flora Stone Mather Center For Women
Read more about it at IMDB

While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has until recently remained largely invisible. Tough Guise systematically examines the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century.

Friday, October 24, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Get Smart (2008)
Rated PG-13 (110 min.) Director: Peter Segal
With Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson
Read more about it at IMDB

When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency CONTROL is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart to field agent. Smart will do whatever it takes to thwart KAOS's latest plot for world domination.

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 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, with performance, by Voyeuristic Intentions
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 the midnight show. Come early for de-virginization exercises!

Thursday, October 30, 2008 7:00 p.m. Free Sneak Preview!
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Rated R (98 min.) Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
With Bill Moseley, Paul Sorvino, Paris Hilton
Read more about it at IMDB

In the year 2056, an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family's mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera.

Friday, October 31, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Sarafina! (1992)
Rated PG-13 (117 min.) Director: Darrell James Roodt
With Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba
Co-sponsored by the Case African Students Association
Read more about it at IMDB

Sarafina! recounts the coming of age of a high school girl involved in the Soweto student protests in South Africa. Sarafina learns of the Afrikaaner oppression through the underground lectures of her teacher, Mary Masembuko. She can no longer turn a blind eye when the government imprisons her teacher and slaughters her would-be boyfriend.

Saturday, November 1, 2008 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Darfur Diaries: Message from Home (2006)
Rated NR (57 min.) Director: Aisha Bain, Jen Marlowe, Adam Shapiro
Co-sponsored by the Student Anti-Genocide Coalition
Read more about it at IMDB

Through the voices of refugees and displaced persons, Darfur Diaries seeks to provide space for the marginalized victims of atrocities to speak and engage with the world. The film probes the history, culture and heritage of Darfur as a means of understanding the crisis. The film presents the Darfurians as a people with full lives, culture, and heritage--people undergoing traumatic loss but who demonstrate inspiring strength and people who deserve to be protected.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 7:00 p.m. Free Showing!
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Rated R (122 min.) Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
With Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin
Co-sponsored by Spadoni's Introduction to Film
Read more about it at IMDB

In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Moss thinks he can keep it quiet, but when the silent killer Anton Chigurh locates Moss and his money, Vietnam veteran Moss makes a run for it. Whilst all this is going on, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell is overseeing the investigation and begins to see the country in a different light than it once was.

Friday, November 7, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
WALL·E (2008)
Rated G (97 min.) Director: Andrew Stanton
With voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
Read more about it at IMDB

What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. When EVE races back to space, WALL-E chases her across the galaxy.

Saturday, November 8, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Rated PG (92 min.) Director: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
With voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie
Read more about it at IMDB

Po is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality as he studies alongside his idols. But soon the treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone. Po puts his heart into the task, and the unlikely hero finds that his greatest weaknesses can be his greatest strengths.

Friday, November 14, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Hairspray (2007)
Rated PG (117 min.) Director: Adam Shankman
With John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken
Read more about it at IMDB

It's 1962 and when the chance to dance on the Corny Collins show arrives, Tracy Turnblad jumps at the opportunity. Not only does her dancing attract Corny Collins, but also teenage heart throb, Link Larkin. But not everyone is happy with having her on the show. The show's manager, Velma von Tussle, will do anything to get Tracy off.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Rated NR (103 min.) Director: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
With Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor
Co-sponsored by the Spartan Tappers
Read more about it at IMDB

Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the darlings of the silent silver screen. Off screen, Don falls for chorus girl Kathy Selden. With the advent of sound in motion pictures, it is decided to turn Don and Lina's new film into a musical. The only problem is Lina's voice. Thus, Kathy is brought on to dub her speaking and singing voice in secret, and Don's on top of the world. But when Lina finds out...

Friday, November 21, 2008 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Sex and the City (2008)
Rated R (148 min.) Director: Michael Patrick King
With Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis
Read more about it at IMDB

After moving in together, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married, and Carrie's girlfriends could not be happier for her. However, Charlotte is still hoping to get pregnant and Samantha is finding a committed relationship more grueling than she imagined. After a heated encounter with her husband, Miranda tells Mr. Big he's crazy to get married. She's really only thinking of her own marriage, but her remark starts Mr. Big thinking.

Saturday, November 22, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Rated NR (120 min.) Director: Billy Wilder
With Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe
Read more about it at IMDB

Two struggling male musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and try to escape before they are killed by the mob. The only job that will pay their way is an all girl band, so the two dress up as women. But each has his own problems: one falls for another band member, and the other has a suitor who won't take no for an answer.

Friday, November 28 - Saturday, November 29, 2008
No films due to Thanksgiving Holidays

Monday, December 1, 2008 7:00 Free Showing!
Kids (1995)
Co-sponsored by Case VOX
Rated R (91 min.) Director: Larry Clark
Read more about it at IMDB

A disturbing portrayal of teenage life, AIDS, and the Kids of New York City. This controversial film exposes the grim reality of a group of skateboarders. Primarily, the story consists of Telly, a 17 year old slacker whose mission is to deflower as many young girls as possible. Things turn bad when an old flame finds out she has tested positive for HIV, and the only person she has had sex with is Telly. She chases through New York to find him before it is too late.

Friday, December 5, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
The Bank Job (2008)
Rated R (111 min.) Director: Roger Donaldson
With Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campell Moore
Read more about it at IMDB

In 1971, thieves tunneled into the vault of a bank in London's Baker Street and looted safe deposit boxes of cash and jewelry worth over three million pounds. None of it was recovered. Nobody was ever arrested. The robbery made headlines for a few days, then disappeared. This film reveals what was hidden for the first time. The story involves murder, corruption, and a sex scandal with links to the Royal Family--a story in which the thieves were the most innocent people involved.

Saturday, December 6, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Wasabi (2001)
Rated R (94 min.) Director: Gerard Krawczyk
With Jean Reno, Michel Muller, Ryoko Hirosue
Read more about it at IMDB

Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, he goes to Japan, where he worked 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his girlfriend who left him shortly after marriage without a trace. There he meets his daughter Yumi, whom he did not know existed. But trouble seems to follow the girl, and Hubert must bring her to safety.