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CWRU Film Society Fall 2009 Schedule

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

Sunday, August 23, 2009 7:00 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 the CWRU Film Society tradition, this 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 28, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Star Trek (2009)
Rated PG-13 (127 min.) Director: J. J. Abrams
With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana
Read more about it at IMDb

When an impossibly advanced Romulan ship attacks a Federation vessel, the acting captain has no choice but to sacrifice himself for his crew, his wife, and his infant son, James T. Kirk, who grows up to wreak havoc on the Iowa countryside. Kirk joins Starfleet and prepares to join a crew, but an emergency on Vulcan throws Kirk into a fight for the lives of entire planets.

Saturday, August 29, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Rated PG-13 (104 min.) Director: Mel Brooks
With Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees
Read more about it at IMDb

Evil Prince John is oppressing his people while good King Richard is away on the Crusades. It is left to Robin Hood to right these wrongs and rescue Maid Marian. But why are all his Merry Men running around the woods in tights?

Friday, September 4, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Taken (2008)
Rated PG-13 (93 min.) Director: Pierre Morel
With Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser
Read more about it at IMDb

Kim is the pride and joy of her father, the retired CIA agent Bryan Mills. She travels to Paris with her friend Amanda, who lets it slip that they are alone in Paris. Soon the girls are kidnapped, and Bryan must travel to Paris to find his daughter and exact revenge on her captors.

Saturday, September 5, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Rated PG-13 (97 min.) Director: Gil Junger
With Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Read more about it at IMDb

Popular Bianca Stratford has a dilemma: she is forbidden from dating until her boy-hating older sister Kat gets a boyfriend of her own. In an attempt to win Bianca, a potential boyfriend desperately trys to set Kat up with another rebel who may just be able to win her heart.

Friday, September 11, 2008 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Angels & Demons (2009)
Rated PG-13 (138 min.) Director: Ron Howard
With Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer
Read more about it at IMDb

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is once again called to decipher the clues to a catastrophic conspiracy. The Pope has died, and before conclave can begin to determine his successor, the four candidacy are kidnapped. Langdon must travel throughout Rome to unravel the signs that will lead them to a shocking truth.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Rated R (154 min.) Director: Quentin Tarantino
With John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth
Read more about it at IMDb

Two hitmen are hired to retrieve a suitcase stolen from the mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked one of them to entertain his wife a few days later. Wallace pays an aging boxer to lose his next fight. Their lives are all woven together in a series of bizarre incidents.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:00 p.m. Free Advance Screening!
The Informant! (2009)
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Rated R (108 min.) Director: Steven Soderbergh
With Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey
Read more about it at IMDb

What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company's multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent. Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn't been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers. Whitacre's ever-changing account frustrates the agents and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre's rambling imagination. Based on the true story of the highest-ranking corporate whistleblower in U.S. history.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 7:00 p.m. Free Showing!
The Struggle For Existence
Director: Michael Suglio (65 min)
Co-sponsored by SOURCE and the Experiential Learning Fellowship

The Struggle For Existence is a feature-length documentary film that examines two museums—the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the newly founded Creation Museum in Cincinnati—and their very different approaches to science. Through a survey of museum exhibits and exclusive interviews with staff members, the film explores both the scientific method as well as biblically based creation science and shows how the museums' respective methodologies affect the conclusions they reach on numerous subjects, including dinosaurs, evolution, and the age of the Earth.

Friday, September 18, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Speed Racer (2008)
Rated PG (135 min.) Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
With Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Elia, Susan Sarandon
Read more about it at IMDb

Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel. Loyal to his family's racing business, he turns down an offer from Royalton Industries, infuriating the company's maniacal owner and uncovering a terrible secret.

Saturday, September 19, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Captain Blood (1935)
Rated NR (119 min.) Director: Michael Curtiz
With Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill
Read more about it at IMDb

Doctor Peter Blood is wrongly sentenced to slavery in the Caribbean. He escapes and becomes the feared pirate Captain Blood. Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with this dramatic seafaring tale.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 7:00 p.m. Drive/Bike/Walk-in Movie Free Showing
Grease (1978)
Rated PG-13 (124 min.) Director: Randal Kleiser
With John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing
Read more about it at IMDb

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? Come watch this classic drive-in movie on the quad as part of the Film Society year-long 40th Anniversary Celebration. Showing is on the Quad, or in Strosacker if it's raining.

Friday, September 25, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Rated PG-13 (115 min.) Director: Paul Greengrass
With Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn
Read more about it at IMDb
Co-sponsored by Case Tae Kwon Do

Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently. Information stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne may finally uncover his dark past while dodging efforts to eradicate him.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Snatch (2000)
Rated R (104 min.) Director: Guy Ritchie
With Ade, William Beck, Andy Beckwith
Read more about it at IMDb

Turkish and his close friend Tommy get pulled into the world of fixed boxing matches. At the same time, a diamond heist takes place. Things go from bad to worse, and it becomes all about the money, the guns, and the damned dog!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:00 p.m. Free Advance Screening!
The Invention of Lying (2009)
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Rated PG-13 (100 min.) Director: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
With Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe
Read more about it at IMDb

In an alternate reality, the concept of lying does not exist. Everyone—from politicians to advertisers to the man and woman on the street—speaks the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the consequences. But when a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark suddenly develops the ability to lie, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards. In a world where every word is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark easily lies his way to fame and fortune. But lies have a way of spreading, and Mark begins to realize that things are getting a little out of control when some of his tallest tales are being taken as, well, gospel. With the entire world now hanging on his every word, there is only one thing Mark has not been able to lie his way into: the heart of the woman he loves.

Friday, October 2, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Rated PG (99 min.) Director: Adam Shankman
With Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce
Read more about it at IMDb

When Skeeter is asked to babysit, he wins over the kids by crafting bedtime stories. From ancient Rome to outer space, Skeeter is the heroic underdog defeating his rival and winning the hand of a fair maid. When the kids' creative additions cross over into reality, Skeeter is convinced that they're the key to his success. But things begin to go wrong, and Skeeter must bring his storytime heroics to life.

Saturday, October 3, 2009 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Rated R (137 min.) Director: James Cameron
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong
Read more about it at IMDb

Skynet, the 21st century computer waging war on humanity sends a Terminator back in time to destroy John Connor, the leader of the human resistance, while he is still a boy.

Friday, October 9, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 12:00 a.m.
Milk (2008)
Rated R (128 min.) Director: Gus Van Sant
With Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin
Read more about it at IMDb
Co-sponsored by Spectrum

Upon moving to San Francisco from New York City in 1972, forty year old Harvey Milk gains focus in his life as a gay activist. Gay rights activism turns to political activism as Milk decides he can be a more effective voice as a politician, elected or not.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Rated PG-13 (142 min.) Director: Robert Zemeckis
With Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise
Read more about it at IMDb

A low-intelligence man tells his life's tale to people waiting at a small town bus stop. He has captured fame, fortune and glory, but his one true love has continually eluded him.

Friday, October 17 – Saturday, October 18, 2009
No films due to Fall Break

Friday, October 23, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Coraline (2009)
Rated PG (100 min.) Director: Henry Selick
With Voices by Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders
Read more about it at IMDb

A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is similar to her real life - only much better. But when her adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must get back home - and save her family.

Saturday, October 24, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Rated R (113 min.) Director: Richard Kelly
With Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Read more about it at IMDb

Troubled adolescent Donnie Darko receives a disturbing vision that the world will end in 28 days. With the help of 6 foot rabbit called Frank he slowly discovers the physical and metaphysical laws that govern his life and will lead to the destruction of the universe.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:30 p.m. Free Showing!
The Family Man (2000)
Rated PG-13 (125 min.) Director: Brett Ratner
With Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle
Read more about it at IMDb
Co-sponsored by Spadoni's Introduction to Film

Jack Campbell, a successful and talented businessman, is happily living his single life. One day he wakes up in a new life where he didn't leave his college girlfriend for a London trip. He's married to Kate, lives in Jersey and has two kids. He, of course, desperately wants his life back which he has worked 13 years for. After a bad start, day by day he's more confident in his new life and starts to see what he's been missing. Turns out money's good to have but that's not everything.

Friday, October 30, 2009 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Rated PG-13 (150 min.) Director: Michael Bay
With Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel
Read more about it at IMDb

Sam Witwicky again joins with the Autobots® against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons®.

Saturday, October 31, 2009 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
Read more about it at IMDb
Co-sponsored, with performance, by Voyeuristic Intentions

The Film Society's going 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, November 5, 2009 7:00 p.m. Remember, Remember... Free Showing
V for Vendetta (2005)
Rated R (132 min.) Director: James McTeigue
With Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea
Read more about it at IMDb

The futuristic tale unfolds in a Great Britain that's a fascist state. A freedom fighter known as V rescues a young woman from the secret police, and she becomes his unlikely ally. Join Film Society as we celebrate this historic date as part of our 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Friday, November 7, 2008 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Up (2009)
Rated PG (96 min.) Director: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
With Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai
Read more about it at IMDb
Co-sponsored by CARES

A young Carl Fredrickson meets a spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to South America. 70 years later, Carl and his house fly away. However he has a stowaway aboard, a Boy Scout named Russell. Together, they embark in an adventure filled with talking dogs, an evil villain and a bird named Kevin.

Saturday, November 7, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Night at the Museum (2006)
Rated PG (108 min.) Director: Shawn Levy
With Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke
Read more about it at IMDb

When Larry Daley, a divorced father who can't seem to keep a job for more than a week, applies for a job at the Museum of Natural History, he is assigned as a night guard. However, a seemingly easy job turns out to be a wild ride when he finds that an ancient curse has caused the "inhabitants" of the museum to come to life.

Friday, November 13, 2009 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Rated PG (153 min.) Director: David Yates
With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Read more about it at IMDb

In Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, Lord Voldemort and his henchmen are increasingly active. Harry must face treacherous tasks to defeat his nemesis.

Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Rated PG (117 min.) Director: Tom Stoppard
With Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss
Read more about it at IMDb

Guildenstern, observant, sharp-witted and gifted for word-puns, and his mate Rosencranz, slower and often caught in words make a long journey on horseback. They meet a traveling theater troop. The magic of the theater transports them to the grand palace Elsinor, where the royal couple kindly asks them to help cure the state of prince Hamlet, whose Shakespearian drama the court is living through.

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Gangs of New York (2002)
Rated R (167 min.) Director: Martin Scorsese
With Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz
Read more about it at IMDb

When his father is killed in New York City, Amsterdam Vallon returns to hunt down his father's killer, Bill `The Butcher' Cutting. But gangs roam a corrupt New York City, and Bill Cutting rules over them all.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Rated NR (139 min.) Director: Robert Stevenson
With Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson
Read more about it at IMDb
Co-sponsored by Spartan Tappers

A magical, musical nanny brings a breath of fresh air into the stuffy Banks household in turn-of-the-century England. But the children may not be the only ones who need her help.

Friday, November 27 – Saturday, November 28, 2009
No films due to Thanksgiving Holidays

Friday, December 4, 2009 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Watchmen (2009)
Rated R (162 min.) Director: Zack Snyder
With Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode
Read more about it at IMDb

The glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, the retired heroes set out to prevent their own destruction.

Saturday, December 5, 2009 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Rated NR (101 min.) Director: John Huston
With Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George
Read more about it at IMDb

Sam Spade is a private-eye who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed. The last girl to hire the pair is not who she says she is, and everything seems to have something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a one-of-a-kind gold statue.

Sunday, December 6, 2009 4:00 p.m. (note time change from printed schedule) Study Break Free Showing
Cartoon Night

Relax and have a good laugh before finals. Join Film Society as it celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a new event: Cartoon Night.

The selections: