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CWRU Film Society Spring 2005 Schedule

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

Friday, January 14, 2005 - Saturday, January 15, 2005
30th Annual Science Fiction Marathon

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 14 at 6pm in Strosacker Auditorium. More details.

Friday, January 21, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Saw (2004)
Rated R (102 min.) Director: James Wan
With Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover
Read more about it at the IMDB

Adam and Dr. Lawrence Gordon wake up chained to pipes at opposite ends of a dirty utility room. They soon learn that they have become the victims of the Jigsaw, a serial killer who devises intricate situations to get his victims to kill each other. Pitted against the clock and each other, the two must work to outwit their captor and save Gordon's family, who have been taken hostage by the killer.

Saturday, January 22, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Psycho (1960)
Rated R (109 min.) Director: Alfred Hitchcock
With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Read more about it at the IMDB

Marion Crane works at a real estate office for Mr. Lowery in Arizona. She has a sister named Lila and a boyfriend named Sam. She wants to marry Sam, but the two do not have enough money, since Sam is still paying off his ex-wife's alimony. One Friday, Mr. Cassidy, a rich oil tycoon, comes to the office to give Lowery $40,000 to buy a house for his daughter's wedding present. Lowery asks Marion to deposit the cash. Instead, she packs up and heads for Fairvale to see Sam, with the money in her purse. She ends up at the Bates Motel where she meets Norman Bates, a troubled young man who seems to be obsessed with his Mother. After Norman feeds Marion dinner, she goes back to her room for a shower...

Friday, January 28, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
The Fifth Element (1997)
Rated PG-13 (126 min.) Director: Luc Besson
With Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman
Read more about it at the IMDB

Two hundred and fifty years in the future, life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of Evil. Only the Fifth Element can stop Evil from extinguishing life as it tries to do every five thousand years. Korben Dallas, cab driver, is drawn into the fight against evil when the Fifth Element drops into his life. It's now up to Korben to save the world from Evil and Mr. Zorg and his alien mercenaries, who seek to profit from the chaos that Evil will bring.

Saturday, January 29, 2005
Local Filmmaker's Night

Admission is still only the regular price($3) for the entire night!

Mob Hitz (2004)
Rated PG (17 min. 38 sec.) Director: Bryan Frania
With Joe Janiak, Michael Cipiti
Read more about it-

In this "how to" for hitmen, two successful entrepreneurs enroll prospective candidates into the "Family" business. Follow their antics as they Evaluate, Educate and Eliminate new recruits.

The It Girl (2003)
Rated PG (3 min. 15 sec.) Director: Alex P. Michaels
With Andrea Gall, Dawn Pierce
Read more about it at the IMDB

The IT girl is who you want her to be, but not who you think she is. Loosely inspired by James A. Triptree's The girl who was plugged in. The short premiered at the Clermont-film festival and market and is now available from Shortkutz as part of Volume 3. In the movie, the IT girl is "used" to promote a company and in real life, she promotes a digital movie company.

Too Good to be True (2003
Rated PG-13 (8 min. 30 sec.) Director: Bill Johns
With Angeline Wynn, Andrew Schofield
Read more about it -

This project began when a Director in New Jersey wanted me to DP his Vampire movie and assumed that on such an ultra low budget, we wouldn't be able to have any cool FX. I said, "Not necessarily..." and went to work on it. I originally only planned to shoot one shot and add a special effect using Lightwave 3D, but an idea of my own began to gel and I ended up shooting an eight minute short. The idea continues to ferment and will soon result in a feature length screenplay.

Left for Dead(2004)
Rated PG-13(23 min) Director: Bill Johns
With Alina Raulinaitis, Dawn Lafferty, David Kozinski
Read more about it-

Left For Dead is the story of a young girl who's father has been dropped off to die at home. Terminally ill patients are often returned to their homes where it's believed they will be more comfortable, but the lasting effects of watching a loved one die in your living room are often insurmountable and this film is based on the true events in one such young girl's life.

A Good Day for a Killing (2004)
Rated PG-13 (21 min.) Director: Gwen Wright
With Michael Cipiti

Dupree Daniels is a man on the edge who is holding a demon hostage. His torment and despair sets the mood for a killing with an unexpected twist.

Disaster Squad 2: Dawn of Armageddon
Rated PG-13 (90 min.) Director: Paul Tokach
With Doug Bernauer, Karl Hegyi, Dan Hendrock, Paul Tokach

In an epic struggle to stop a notorious gremlin from reviving the underlord, 4 less-then-brilliant heroes traverse time to end his evil plan. Get ready for the most goofy, cheap, fun-filled comedy in ages

Friday, February 4, 2005 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Ray (2004)
Rated PG-13 (152 min.) Director: Taylor Hackford
With Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King
Read more about it at the IMDB

Both a national treasure and an international phenomenon, Ray Charles humbly began life in a poor small town in Georgia. He went blind at the age of seven but inspired by a fiercely independent single mother, he found his talent behind a piano keyboard. Ray became a sensation by incorporating gospel, country, and jazz into his style all the while fighting the racism of the very clubs that launched his career. This unflinching portrait shows both Charles' musical genius as well as his addiction to drugs.

Saturday, February 5, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm
De-Lovely (2004)
Rated PG-13 (125 min.) Director: Irwin Winkler
Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce
Read more about it at the IMDB

De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light - including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter.

Friday, February 11, 2005 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Fight Club (1999)
Rated R (139 min.) Director: David Fincher
With Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter
Read more about it at the IMDB

Fincher and Pitt reunite (Se7en) to tell a tale of disillusionment, social injustice and male bonding through bare knuckle street brawling. Our unnamed narrator (Norton) is a depressed young professional who feels lost and undesired in this world. A chance encounter with Tyler Durden changes all this. To get back in touch with their manhood, they begin a "fight club" in the basement of an abandoned warehouse. The word spreads of this club and its popularity grows to where Durden begins to create "fight clubs" all over the country, spreading his word and cult celebrity. As Durden's popularity expand, his ideas begin to escalate into explosive proportions until our narrator begins to question Durden's motives and sanity. The Case Tae Kwon Do Club will be doing a demonstration before each showing.

Saturday, February 12, 2005 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Rated R (99 min.) Director: Edgar Wright
With Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost
Read more about it at the IMDB

Shaun is having many problems in life. His long-time girlfriend has dumped him due to their almost daily expedition to Shaun's favourite pub, the Winchester. His temporary management job isn't going well at Foree Electronics, with his subordiantes not even giving him the time of day. His deadbeat flatmates, Pete and Ed, are at each others throats. And, oh yeah, London is overrun with multitudes of zombies. In the midst of this, he must save himself, Ed, his ex, his mom, and his precious record collection.

Friday, February 18, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
The Incredibles (2004)
Rated PG (115 min.) Director: Brad Bird
With voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson
Read more about it at the IMDB

Being a superhero isn't easy. Superheroes have quit working and have been forced to pretend to be normal people due to all the malpractice lawsuits. So, for Mr. Incredible, his wife Elastigirl, and his three fledgling superhero kids, maintaining a normal lifestyle has been a challenge. When the opportunity suddenly arises for the Incredibles to use their powers to fight evil, it's trial-by-fire to learn to work as a superteam. Together they must stop the maniacal Syndrome from unleashing a murderous robot in a big city. Show up in your superhero costume and get a free bag of popcorn!

Saturday, February 19, 2005 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Superman (1978)
Rated PG (151 min.) Director: Richard Donner
With Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman
Read more about it at the IMDB

A spaceship crash-lands in a Kansas field carrying the only survivor of the planet Krypton. Adopted by the Kents, Clark grows up and learns that he has superhuman abilities. He becomes a reporter for the Daily Planet in Metropolis and takes on the responsibility of becoming a superhero to protect "Truth, Justice, and the American Way." Along the way he has to deal with reporter Lois Lane and supervillain Lex Luthor. Show up in your superhero costume and get a free bag of popcorn!

Friday, February 25, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Garden State (2004)
Rated R (109 min.) Director: Zach Braff
With Zach Braff, Kenneth Graymez, George C. Wolfe
Read more about it at the IMDB

Andrew Largeman shuffles through life in a lithium-induced coma until his mother's death inspired a vacation from the pills to see what might happen. A moderately successful TV actor living in Los Angeles, "Large" hasn't been home to the Garden State in nine years. But even with 3,000 miles between them, he's been unable to escape his domineering father Gideon and the silencing effect he's had on his son from afar. Stunned to find himself in his hometown after such a long absence, Large finds old acquaintances around every corner living quite unique lives as gravediggers, fast food knights and the panderers of pyramid schemes. Meanwhile, at home, he does his best to avoid a long-simmering but inevitable confrontation with his father. By a twist of fate, Large meets Sam, a girl who is everything he isn't. A blast of color, hope and quirks, Sam becomes a sidekick who refuses to ride in his sidecar. Her warmth and fearlessness give Large the courage to open his heart to the joy and pain of the infinite abyss that is life.

Saturday, February 26, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Caddyshack (1980)
Rated R (107 min.) Director: Harold Ramis
With Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray
Read more about it at the IMDB

Danny, a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks, is struggling to make it as a caddy at Bushwood Country Club. Terrified of being a caddy for life, he is dying to win the Bushwood annual caddy scholarship and is willing to do whatever it takes. The caddies carouse, smoke, and curse their way around Bushwood, wrecking havoc on the uptight rules and regulations strictly adhered to by most of the members of the club. Ty Webb, an antiestablishment member of Bushwood, tries to convince Danny that there is more to life than playing by the rules. When Al Czervik comes to town, he sets the country club on end with his poor taste, bad humor, and big money. Al and Ty sponsor Danny in the caddy golfing tournament which becomes the big showdown between the antiestablishment and the conservative members of the club. Watch out for the groundskeeper whose obsession with the gophers infesting the golf course adds to the merriment.

Friday, March 4 - Saturday, March 5, 2005
No Movies Due to Spring Break

Friday, March 11 - Saturday, March 12, 2005
No Movies Due to Spring Break

Friday, March 18, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Team America: World Police (2004)
Rated R (107 min.) Director: Trey Parker
With voices of Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristin Miller
Read more about it at the IMDB

Team America follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that power hungry dictator Kim Jong Il is out to destroy the world, the team recuits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help of Team America, Gary manages to slip into an arms dealer's hideout to uncover the plan to destroy the world. Will Team America be able to save the world?

Saturday, March 19, 2005 7:30pm, 9:30pm
UHF (1989)
Rated PG-13 (97 min.) Director: Jay Levey
With Weird Al Yankovic, Michael Richards, Kevin McCarthy
Read more about it at the IMDB

An unemployed visionary finds a job as the manager of a television station his uncle owns. Unfortunately, due to gambling debts, the uncle is forced to consider selling the station to a rival station's owner. With popular less-than network standards of programming, George and his friends try to save the town's new favorite station. Case's Improv Comedy Troupe, Improvment, will be performing at 7pm and 9pm before the shows.. Check out the MAKE THE ROCK HALL "WEIRD" site.

Friday, March 25, 2005 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm
Hero (2004)
Rated PG-13 (96 min.) Director: Zhang Yimou
With Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung
Read more about it at the IMDB

In ancient times China was divided into seven kingdoms. Qin, the king of the northern province, is under permanent threat of assassination attempts. His greatest fears are the warriors "Broken Sword", "Flying Snow" and "Sky". One day one of the magistrates of his kingdom enters the palace, claims that he defeated all three of the emperor's adversaries and tells his story; how he beat "Sky" in a duel and used the love between "Broken Sword" and "Flying Snow" to subdue them.

Saturday, March 26, 2005 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Millenium Actress (2002)
Rated PG (87 min.) Director: Satoshi Kon
With voices of Miyoko Shoji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa
Read more about it at the IMDB

A movie studio is being torn down. TV interviewer Genya Tachibana has tracked down its most famous star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who has been a recluse since she left acting some 30 years ago. Tachibana delivers a key to her, which causes her to begin to reminisce and reflect on her career. The key was given to her as a teenager by a painter and revolutionary that she helped to escape the police. Every role in every film allows her to chase after the mysterious painter as she passes through various genres and time periods. At the same time she is being pursued by a rival actress and a man with a scar.

Friday, April 1, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Rated PG (100 min.) Director: Brad Silberling
With Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law
Read more about it at the IMDB

After Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire's parents perish in a terrible fire, they are placed in the care of Count Olaf, an actor, evil genius, and master of disguise. At every turn, Count Olaf hatches another outrageous plot to steal the orphans' vast fortune, and he's not going to let anybody stand in his way -- not Uncle Monty, not Aunt Josephine, and certainly not the children themselves!

Saturday, April 2, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm
The Birdcage (1996)
Rated R (117 min.) Director: Mike Nichols
With Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest
Read more about it at the IMDB

In a hilarious remake of the 1978 French comedy La Cage Aux Folles, Robin Williams stars as Armand Goldman, a gay cabaret owner who lives in Miami's South Beach with his partner, Albert, the club's star performer. Armand and Albert must try in vain to pass as a typical family when the prospective in-laws of Armand's son, Val, come for dinner. While accepting their alternative lifestyle personally, Val demands that they tone it down for his girlfriend's parents--who happen to be a political couple running on a family values platform.

Friday, April 8, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am
Kinsey (2004)
Rated R (118 min.) Director: Bill Condon
With Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell
Read more about it at the IMDB

Liam Neeson stars as Kinsey, who in 1948 irrevocably changed American culture and created a media sensation with his book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Asking thousands of people about the most intimate aspects of their lives, Kinsey lifted the weight of doubt and shame from a society in which sex was hidden, and knowledge was dangerous. His work sparked one of the most intense cultural debates of the past century . a debate that rages on today.

Saturday, April 9, 2005 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Rated PG (88 min.) Director: Michael Pressman
With Paige Turco, Mark Caso, David Warner
Read more about it at the IMDB

When reporter April O'Neil does a story on Professor Perry and his efforts to uncover a certain toxic waste, the evil Shredder concludes that this is what gives the turtles their power. Shredder gets his hands on some toxic waste and proceeds to use it to create dangerous mutants. Armed with Professor Perry's anti-mutant antidote, it's up to the crime fighting turtles and a pizza delivery boy to conquer these mutants.

Friday, April 15, 2005 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Alexander (2004)
Rated R (173 min.) Director: Oliver Stone
With Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie
Read more about it at the IMDB

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia, Alexander conquered the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest.

Saturday, April 16, 2005 7:00pm, 9:30pm
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 the IMDB

The standard story of Robin Hood: Evil Prince John is oppressing the people while good King Richard is away on the Crusades. Robin steals from the tax collectors, wins an archery contest, defeats the Sheriff, and rescues Maid Marian. In this version, however, Mel Brooks adds his own personal touch, parodying traditional adventure films, romance films, and the whole idea of men running around the woods in tights.

Friday, April 22, 2005 7:30pm, 10:00pm, 12:00am
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Rated PG-13 (100 min.) Director: Emile Ardolino
With Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach
Read more about it at the IMDB
Performances by the Case Tappers and the Case Ballroom Dance Clubs at the start of the first two showings, 7pm and 9:30pm.

Baby Houseman is on vacation with her family at a resort in the Catskills. She expects it to be typically boring until she meets the resort's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Johnny's dance partner, Penny, can't do a performance at a neighboring resort so they recruit Baby as Penny's replacement. As Baby learns to dance, she falls in love with Johnny.

Saturday, April 23, 2005 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Rated PG (82 min.) Director: Jared Hess
With Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell
Read more about it at the IMDB

Preston, Idaho's most curious resident, Napoleon Dynamite (Heder), lives with his grandma and his 32-year-old brother (who cruises chat rooms for ladies) and works to help his best friend, Pedro (Efren Ramirez), snatch the Student Body President title from mean teen Summer Wheatley (Haylie Duff).