Friday Night Films
 
 All films are screened in Hasley Hall 101 as part of the Cinema department's educational program.
 
For additional information, please contact Gary Peterson (gary.peterson@canyons.edu)
 

August 28th
Presented by Max Keller
 
6:00 Top Five (2014)  R |  102 min  |  Comedy, Romance
A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.
Director: Chris Rock
Writer: Chris Rock
 
8:00 Inherent Vice (2014)  R |  148 min  |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson (written for the screen by), Thomas Pynchon (based on the novel by)
 
September 18th
 
4:00   Deli Man (2014)  PG-13  |  92 min  |  Documentary
A look at the history of delicatessens in the United States.
Director: Erik Anjou
 
6:00   Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014) 105 min  Drama
A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.
Director: David Zellner
 
8:00 Wild Tales (2014)  R  |  122 min  |  Comedy, Drama, Thriller
"Relatos salvajes" (original title) 
Six short stories involving distressed people.
 
October 2nd
Presented by Nate Bell
 
6:00 The Immigrant (2013)  R  |  120 min  |  Drama, Romance
1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Director: James Gray
Writers: James Gray, Ric Menello (as Richard Menello)
 
8:15 Two Days, One Night (2014)  PG-13  |  95 min  
"Deux jours, une nuit" (original title)   
Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
 
October 16th
 
4:00 When Marnie Was There (2014)  PG  |  103 min  |  Animation, Drama, Family
"Omoide no Mânî" (original title)
 A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.
 
6:00   Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)   PG-13  |  119 min  |  Drama
In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
Writers: Thomas Hardy (novel), David Nicholls (screenplay)
 
8:15 Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)   115 min  |  Drama                    "Gett" (original title) 
In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request.
 
October 30th
Presented by Rene Bruckner
 
6:00 What We Do in the Shadows (2014)   R  |  86 min  |  Comedy, Horror
Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
 
7:45    It Follows (2014)   R  |  100min  |  Horror
A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after getting involved in a sexual encounter.
 
November 13th
 
4:00 Searching for Sugar Man (2012)  PG-13  |  86 min
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez.
 
6:00 The Wrecking Crew (2008)  PG  |  101 min  |  DocumentaryMusic
A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.
 
8:00    Love & Mercy (2014)  PG-13  |  121 min  |  BiographyDramaMusic
In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
Director: Bill Pohlad
 
 
November 30th   
 
4:00 Searching for Sugar Man (2012)  PG-13  |  86 min
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez.
 
6:00 The Wrecking Crew (2008)  PG  |  101 min  |  Documentary, Music
A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.
 
8:00    Love & Mercy (2014)  PG-13  |  121 min  |  Biography, Drama, Music
In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
Director: Bill Pohlad
 
December 4th
 
4:00   My Neighbor Totoro (1988)  G  |  86 min  |  Animation
"Tonari no Totoro" (original title) 
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
6:00   Testament of Youth (2014PG-13| 129
 
 
A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.
Director: James Kent
Writers: Vera Brittain (autobiography), Juliette Towhidi (screenplay)
 
 
 8:15   Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)    PG-13  |  105 min  |  Comedy, Drama
  High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever     altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
  Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  Writers: Jesse Andrews (novel), Jesse Andrews (screenplay)