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CWRU Film Society Spring 2003 Schedule

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

Old Schedules:

Friday, January 17, 2003 - Saturday, January 18, 2003
28th Annual Science Fiction Marathon
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Friday, January 24, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Rated R (109 min.) Director: Danny DeVito
With Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener
Read more about it at the IMDB

In the cutthroat world of children's television, Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy purple rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the affections of a jaded network executive, Randolph makes the unsuspecting rhino the target of his numerous outrageous attempts to exact revenge and reclaim his status as America's sweetheart.

Saturday, January 25, 2003 7:00pm, 10:30pm
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
Rated G (192 min.) Director: Stanley Kramer
With Spencer Tracey, Milton Berle, Sid Caeser
Read more about it at the IMDB

Somewhere in the desert. A car speeds like crazy along the roads. Suddenly, the driver loses control and sails off a cliff. Four other vehicles are near, they stop to help. The dying man narrates the drivers of a fortune in cash, $350,000, which he has hidden below a giant “W” in Santa Rosita, some 200 miles away. The four drivers and their respective passengers can’t decide on how to share the future fortune, and suddenly a wild race to Santa Rosita develops. While one party manages to rent a plane (from 1916), the others face different problems like tire damage, untrustworthy lifts, deep water, drunken millionaires, a British adventurer, little girl’s bicycles, and last but far not least a mother-in-law from hell and her imbecile son. While the folks slowly travel towards the goal, they are being watched. Who ever said that nobody else knew about the fortune?

Friday, January 31, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm 12:00am
Road to Perdition (2002)
Rated R (117 min.) Director: Sam Mendes
With Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law
Read more about it at the IMDB

In Depression-era Chicago hitman Michael Sullivan is known to friends and enemies alike as the Angel of Death. Uncompromising in his work, Sullivan is just as devoted to his private life as an upstanding husband and father of two young boys. But when those worlds collide, taking the lives of his wife and younger son, Sullivan and his surviving son, Michael Jr., leave their sedate home life behind and embark on a startling journey of revenge.

Saturday, February 1, 2003 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (1972)
Rated R (87 min.) Director: Woody Allen
With Woody Allen, John Carradine, Lou Jacobi
Read more about it at the IMDB

Seven humorous sketches of the human sex drive and the absurd behavior it can lead to in which an average middle-aged Jewish man sneaks upstairs to try on a dinner hostess's dresses, Dr. Ross falls gradually in love with a sheep, and a woman who can only reach satisfaction by having sex in public places, all of which lead to disastrous embarrassments for all concerned. Based loosely on the book by Dr. David Reuben.

Friday, February 7, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
One Hour Photo (2002)
Rated R (96 min.) Director: Mark Romanek
With Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan
Read more about it at the IMDB

Seymour 'SY' Parrish has been doing photo development for 20 years. He has a vast knowledge of modern photography and develops photos for various customers at the Sav-Mart. His biggest customers are the Yorkin family, and they seem to have everything in the world. When SY begins spying on the Yorkins, he begins to feel that he wants to be in their life. He discovers that the Yorkins are not as perfect as they seem and becomes a man on a mission to expose the imperfections of the Yorkin family at any cost.

Saturday, February 8, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Waking Life (2001)
Rated R (99 min.) Director: Richard Linklater
With Trevor Jack Brooks, Loralie Linklater, Wiley Wiggins
Read more about it at the IMDB

Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself? Waking Life follows the dream(s) of one man and his attempt to find and discern the absolute difference between waking life and the dreamworld. While trying to figure out a way to wake up, he runs into many people on his way; some of which offer one sentence asides on life, others delving deeply into existential questions and life’s mysteries. We become the main character. It becomes our dream and our questions being asked and answered. Can we control our dreams? What are they telling us about life? About death? About ourselves and where we come from and where we are going? The film does not answer all these for us. Instead, it inspires us to ask the questions and find the answers ourselves.

Friday, February 14, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Rated PG (96 min) Director: Joel Zwick
With Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine
Read more about it at the IMDB

Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college. With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency. She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP, and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself.

Saturday, February 15, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Roxanne (1987)
Rated PG (107 min.) Director: Fred Schepisi
With Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich
Read more about it at the IMDB

Based on the French play, Cyrano De Bergerac, Steve Martin is Charlie Bales, the fire chief with an enormous nose. He hires a new firefighter, Chris, who is handsome but is useless when it comes to women. Roxanne is an astronomer who has just arrived in town. She catches the eye of Chris, and he asks Charlie to help him woo her. Little does Chris know that Charlie is crazy about Roxanne, but hasn't found the right way to tell her - yet.

Wednesday, February 19, 2003 8:00pm FREE SNEAK PREVIEW!
Old School (2003)
Rated R (?? min.) Director: Todd Phillips
With Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn
Read more about it at the IMDB

Old School is a raucous comedy about a trio of twentysomething buddies who try to recapture the outrageous, irrepressible fun of their college years by starting their own off-campus frat house.

Friday, February 21, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Rated R (119 min.) Director: Michael Moore
With Michael Moore, Arthur A. Busch, Dick Clark
Read more about it at the IMDB

Bowling for Columbine is an alternately humourous and horrifying film about the United States. It is a film about the state of the Union, about the violent soul of America. Why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence? The talking heads yelling from every TV camera blame everything from Satan to video games. But are we that much different from many other countries? What sets us apart? How have we become both the master and victim of such enormous amounts of violence? This is not a film about gun control. It is a film about the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the 280 million Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi.

Saturday, February 22, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Field of Dreams (1989)
Rated PG (107 min.) Director: Phil Alden Robinson
With Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann
Read more about it at the IMDB

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field.

Friday, February 28, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Spirited Away (2001)
Rated PG (124 min.) Director: Hayao Miyazaki
With voices of Daveigh Chase, Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino
Read more about it at the IMDB

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new house in the suburbs when her father decides to take a shortcut along a lonely- looking dirt road. After getting out of the car and walking along a path for a while, they discover an open-air restaurant filled with food but with no workers or customers present. Mom and Dad don't hesitate to sit down and dig in, but Chihiro senses danger and refuses. As night falls, she is terrified to see the area fill with faceless spirits, but when she runs to find her parents, she discovers that they have been turned into pigs. She is found by a mysterious boy named Haku, who promises to help her. He gets her a job working in a nearby building, which turns out to be a spa hotel for the thousands of Japan's gods and spirits. Though the work is hard and the people strange, she does as well as she can. Her parents, however, are still waiting in the hotel's stockyard, and Chihiro must find a way to break the spell on them before they end up as the main course of some guest's dinner.

Saturday, March 1, 2003 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Stalag 17 (1953)
Rated PG (120 min.) Director: Billy Wilder
With William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger
Read more about it at the IMDB

No one has ever escaped from Stalag 17, a POW camp for American airmen near the Danube. Maybe that's because there's a spy in barrack four. The German guards seem to know everything that's happening, before it happens. Most of the American POWs suspect Sergeant J.J. Sefton, whose wheeling-and-dealing rates him special privileges from the camp guards. When Lieutenant Dunbar arrives at the prison camp, and is accused of blowing up an ammunition train, the American prisoners must expose the stoolie before he informs the Germans where Dunbar is hiding, AND get Dunbar out of the "unescapable" camp before the SS arrives to take him into custody.

Friday, March 7, 2003 - Saturday, March 8, 2003
No movies due to Spring Break

Friday, March 14, 2003 - Saturday, March 15, 2003
No movies due to Spring Break

Sorry, we will not be showing Star Trek: Nemesis
Friday, March 21, 2003 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Catch Me If You Can(2002)
Rated PG-13 (141 min.) Director: Steven Spielberg
With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
Read more about it at the IMDB

An FBI agent tracks down and catches a young con artist who successfully impersonated an airline pilot, doctor, assistant attorney general and history professor, cashing more than $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in 26 countries.

Saturday, March 22, 2003 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Rated R (155 min.) Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
With Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli
Read more about it at the IMDB

A famous film director returns home to a Sicilian village for the first time after almost 30 years. He reminisces about his childhood at the Cinema Paradiso where Alfredo, the projectionist, first brought about his love of films. He is also reminded of his lost teenage love, Elena, who he had to leave before he left for Rome.

Friday, March 28, 2003 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Rated R (86 min.) Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
With William H. Macy, Isaiah Washington, Sam Rockwell
Read more about it at the IMDB

When petty thief Cosimo (Luis Guzman) is given the plan for the perfect heist from a lifer in prison - the kind of job you dream about - he has to get out of jail, fast. But with Cosimo stuck in the joint, it's up to his girl Rosalind (Patricia Clarkson) to track down a patsy. But while no one wants to do the time for Cosimo's crime, everybody seems to know a guy who will - and for a share, they're willing to track him down. Before long, Rosalind has five guys trailing behind her, looking to get their bungling hands on a piece of the action. Joe and Anthony Russo, the writers and directors, are CWRU alumni. The movie was filmed in the Collinwood area of Cleveland.

Saturday, March 29, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Ghost World (2001)
Rated R (111 min.) Director: Terry Zwigoff
With Thora Birch, Scarlett Johannson, Steve Buscemi
Read more about it at the IMDB

Set during the summer after they graduate from high school, two ultra-hip friends, Enid and Becky fear drifting apart when Becky considers moving across the country to attend college. When Enid develops an attraction to offbeat Seymour and Becky sets her sights on Josh - on whom both girls have a crush - their friendship is forever changed.

Wednesday, April 2, 2003 8:00pm
What a Girl Wants (2003)
Rated PG (100 min.) Director: Dennie Gordon
With Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston
Read more about it at the IMDB

Daphne, a free-spirited American 19-year-old (Amanda Bynes) raised by her equally free-spirited mother goes to England to establish a relationship with her father (Colin Firth), who turns out to be a prominent political figure heavily involved in social customs. Daphne must attempt to fit in with the social requirements demanded of her, while also getting to know her father, dealing with his territorial other daughter, and maintaining her own self-identity.

Sorry, we will not be showing Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
Friday, April 4, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Adaptation (2002)
Rated R (114 min.) Director: Spike Jonze
With Nicolas Cage, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep
Read more about it at the IMDB

Frequently cynical screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has just taken on a new assignment. That is, to adapt writer Susan Orlean's "The Orchid Thief" into a screenplay, all of it based on the life of the eccentric John Laroche, an exotic plant collector based out of Florida. While his easygoing twin brother Donald, is writing scripts with ease, Charlie finds himself on a perpetual struggle that never seems to end.

Saturday, April 5, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Better Off Dead (1985)
Rated PG (97 min.) Director: Savage Steve Holland
With John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby
Read more about it at the IMDB

Lane Myer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with his crazy family, Lane finds a new love in French exchange student Monique Junot. Meanwhile, he must beat Roy on the slopes to regain his honor.

Friday, April 11, 2003 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Rated PG (161 min.) Director: Chris Columbus
With Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Read more about it at the IMDB

In his second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is warned by an elf named Dobby that disaster will strike when he returns to Hogwarts. Besides the fact that he is still disliked by Professor Snape (Alan Rickman) and hated by Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton), Harry gets off to a great start with his two best friends, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), and famous writer Gilderoy Lockhart (Kenneth Branagh) has joined the Hogwarts staff and is the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. But now, Hogwarts students are strangely being turned into stone. But who is the one doing it? Malfoy? Gamekeeper Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane)? Or, even, Harry? But what if it's Lord Voldemort trying to make his evil return?

Saturday, April 12, 2003 7:00pm
Camelot (1967)
Rated G (179 min.) Director: Joshua Logan
With Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Frano Nero
Read more about it at the IMDB

This film is an adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical about the rise and fall of King Arthur and the court of Camelot. Destined to rule England, the noble Arthur builds a magical and benevolent kingdom with the assistance of the Knights of the Round Table, only to be toppled by the machinations of the conniving Mordred and by the betrayal of his beloved wife Guenevere and her lover Lancelot.

Friday,April 18, 2003 7:00pm, 10:30pm
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Rated PG-13 (179 min.) Director: Peter Jackson
With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen
Read more about it at the IMDB

Sauron's forces increase. His allies grow. The Ringwraiths return in an even more frightening form. Saruman's army of Uruk Hai is ready to launch an assault against Aragorn and the people of Rohan. Yet, the Fellowship is broken and Boromir is dead. For the little hope that is left, Frodo and Sam march on into Mordor, unprotected. A number of new allies join with Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Pippin and Merry. And they must defend Rohan and attack Isengard. Yet, while all this is going on, Sauron's troops mass toward the City of Gondor, for the War of the Ring is about to begin.

Saturday, April 19, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Goldfinger (1964)
Rated PG (112 min.) Director: Guy Hamilton
With Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Frobe
Read more about it at the IMDB

The Bank of England has discovered that someone is stockpiling vast quantities of gold and suspects international bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger of being involved. The Bank requests that British agent James Bond be sent to investigate. Bond soon uncovers an audacious plan to commit “the crime of the century” and bring economic chaos to the West.

Friday, April 25, 2003 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Daredevil (2003)
Rated PG-13 (103 min.) Director: Mark Steven Johnson
With Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell
Read more about it at the IMDB

Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom.

Saturday, April 26, 2003 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Orgazmo (1997)
Rated NC-17 (94 min.) Directors: Trey Parker and Matt Stone
With Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab
Read more about it at the IMDB

Brought to you by the creators of South Park, Joe Young is a young Mormon who is spreading the word of God in Los Angeles. One day he knocks on the door of a house where a porn movie is being filmed by well known porn director, Maxxx Orbison. When Joe defends himself with martial arts against the movie set security, Maxxx decides to cast Joe as the lead in his new movie,Captain Orgazmo. The movie becomes a cult hit and Joe has to figure out what to tell his Mormon fiancee from Utah when she unexpectedly drops in for a visit.