FILMS

All tickets are $7 or $5 for students with a valid ID unless otherwise indicated.

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Peripheral Vision: Marshland

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7 p.m. Thursday, March 21
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Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


It’s the Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters – both detectives in the homicide division – to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic past. (2014) Rated R (extreme violence, murder, rape, language)  (Spain)


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Friday Flicks: Blazing Saddles

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7 p.m. Friday, March 22
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Vulgar, crude and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens and Madeline Kahn. 


Director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of ‘70s values and attitudes. Some of this film's sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics. (Rated R for adult situations, language; 1974) 


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Peripheral Vision: American Movie

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7 p.m. Thursday, March 28
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An account of a Midwestern filmmaker's effort to make an independent picture. Mark Borchardt is passionate about cinema, and his dream project is a film called "Northwestern.” But he is serious debt, and he decides that if he finishes his horror short "Coven," he will be able to finance his masterwork with the money he'll raise from video sales. His attempts to follow this plan involve his 82-year old uncle, his girlfriend and a series of dreadful jobs, but Mark will never give up. (1999) Rated R (language)


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Friday Flicks: The Great Outdoors

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7 p.m. Friday, March 29
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The 1988 American comedy was written and produced by John Hughes. It stars Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, and Annette Benning in her feature film debut. Nostalgic about the good old days in the honeymoon cabin, the patriarch Chet and the Ripley family set off to the idyllic woods of Wisconsin for the summer vacation. However, their plans for a peaceful family bonding in the heart of the untamed nature will be thwarted, when the high-rolling brother-in-law Roman and the snotty Craig family decide to crash the party. Eventually, as the two families try to have a good time together, a seemingly endless series of misfortunes and mini-disasters with thirsty leeches, cunning racoons and a mythical wild bear threaten to ruin the vacation. What will it take to salvage the weekend? (Rated PG for adult situations, language;1988)


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Peripheral Vision: Lucky

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7 p.m. Thursday, April 4
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Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut is at once a love letter to the life and career of actor Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection. The film follows the 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. With David Lynch and Ron Livingston. (2017) Not Rated


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Friday Flicks: Shakespeare in Love

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7 p.m. Friday, April 5
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William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is he writing for Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush), owner of "The Rose," a theater whose doors are about to be closed by sadistic creditors, and he's got a nasty case of writer's block. The Rose's solvency depends on Shakespeare's new comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter." The problem is that not a word of it is written. Meanwhile, the lovely Lady Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) is an ardent theatergoer, scandalous for a woman of her breeding in the 16th century, who admires Shakespeare's plays and the playwright. She's about to be sold as property into a loveless marriage by her mercenary father and shipped off to a Virginia tobacco plantation – but not before dressing up as a young man and winning the part of Romeo in the embryonic play. Shakespeare soon discovers the deception and goes along with it, using the blossoming love affair to ignite his muse. As William and Viola's romance grows in intensity and spirals towards its inevitable culmination, so, too, does the farcical comedy about Romeo and pirates transform into the timeless tragedy that is “Romeo and Juliet.” (Rated R for sexuality; 1998)


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Peripheral Vision: Cinema Paradiso

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7 p.m. Thursday, April 11
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The Italian film offers a nostalgic look at films and the effect they have on a young boy who grows up in and around the title village movie theater. The comedy-drama is based on the life and times of screenwriter/director Giuseppe Tornatore. Set in a Sicilian village during World War II, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at the Cinema Paradiso, yearning for the secret of the cinema's magic. When the projectionist, Alfredo, agrees to reveal the mysteries of moviemaking, a deep friendship is born. The day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream of making movies of his own. Thirty years later he receives a message that beckons him back home to a secret and beautiful discovery that awaits him. 


The 1988 film was nominated in the Best Foreign Film category in the 1989 Academy Awards; composer Ennio Morricone won for Best Original Score. R (some sexuality, language)  (Italy)


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Friday Flicks: Amityville Horror

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7 p.m. Friday, April 12
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The movie is based on a supposedly true story about George and Kathleen Lutz, whose dream house turns into a nightmare. James Brolin and Margot Kidder are the unsuspecting new tenants of a house whose previous occupants had been murdered in their sleep. The Lutzes and their children are menaced by the lingering evil in this frightening ghost story. (Rated R for violence disturbing images, language, brief sexuality, drug use; 1979)


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Friday Flicks: Singing in the Rain

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7 p.m. Friday, April 19
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Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed, filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of "talkies," Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era, paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont. And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden, Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time – until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice. It was filmed in Technicolor to show the glamourous world of Hollywood. The film topped the AFI’s Greatest Movie Musicals list and is ranked as the fifth-greatest American Motion picture of all time in its updated list of the greatest American films in 2007. (Rated G; 1952)

 

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