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)



January 23

4:00   The Lunchbox    2013 PG    105 minutes

When Mumbai's eerily reliable lunchbox delivery service erroneously sends a meal prepared by a young housewife to a lonely widower on the brink of retirement, the mistake ignites an exchange of notes and mutual fantasy between them.

6:00    The Hundred-Foot Journey      2014 PG    122 minutes

`open a restaurant called Maison Mumbai. But when their business starts to thrive, a competing restaurateur launches a war between the eateries.

8:00   Snowpiercer        2013 R    126 minutes

The Earth's remaining inhabitants are confined to a single train circling the globe as revolution brews among the class-divided cars. Based on a French graphic novel and set in a new ice age, this futuristic thriller stars a top-notch ensemble cast.


January 30th

4:00  Calvary     2014 R   100 minutes

An anonymous man comes to Father James in confession and vows to kill him in one week, simply because the priest is himself a good man. The father spends the week contemplating good and evil, viewing his small Irish community with new eyes. 

6:00  Love is Strange     2014 R      95 minutes

After 28 years together, Ben and George finally get hitched. But when the marriage raises controversy at the school where George works, he's fired. Unable to afford their New York City apartment, the couple is forced to live apart.

8:00  Aftermath          2013 NR         104 minutes

Two decades after migrating to America, Chicagoan Franek returns to his native Poland only to find things deeply amiss in his family and town. With his brother, Jozek, who stayed behind, Franek sets out to discover the community's collective secret.

 

February 6th

4:00  We Are The Best    2013   NR     102 minutes

Inspired by a graphic novel, this coming-of-age charmer set in 1980s Stockholm follows a trio of 13-year-old misfits who refuse to believe punk is dead, forming a band in spite of their collective lack of musicianship.

6:00   Boyhood       2014   R      164 minutes

After divorcing, a mother and father continue to share the task of guiding their young son through youth and adolescence, and finally to adulthood. As the years roll by, the relationships among the three characters continue to evolve as well.


February 20th

4:00   Begin Again     2014   R     105 minutes

Moving to New York City proves disastrous for a young singer after her boyfriend yields to the temptation of another woman. But opportunity comes knocking when she meets a recently axed music producer looking to launch her career -- and save his own.

6:00  Whiplash   2014   R

Driven by his demanding music teacher, drummer Andrew is determined to succeed as a jazz musician -- even if it destroys his personality. Under the shadow of his father's failed artistic attempts, Andrew practices until his hands bleed.

8:00  The One I Love     2014   R    91 minutes

Confronted with the potential end of their marriage, Ethan and Sophie take off for a weekend together, hoping to negotiate their future. When they reach their idyllic destination, however, the couple strolls into a bizarre new brand of trouble.


March 20th

4:00   The Wind Rises   2013    PG-13   126 minutes

Master animator Hayao Miyazaki spins a decades-spanning tale inspired by the life of Jirô Horikoshi, designer of the World War II fighter plane the Zero. Too nearsighted to become a pilot, Jirô settles for building planes, with spectacular results.

6:00  Force Majeure    2014R

At a ski resort in the Alps, the sudden and terrifying approach of an avalanche opens a deep fissure in the lives of a vacationing Swedish family when the patriarch flees to save himself instead of protecting his wife and children. 

8:00  Life Itself  2014NR

Follow Roger Ebert from his school newspaper days to his status as America's premier film critic in this documentary drawn from his memoir. The film covers his rivalry with fellow critic Gene Siskel, his alcoholism and his personal philosophies.


April 3rd

4:00 Nightcrawler    2014R

Eager for any work that will make ends meet, Lou Bloom joins the flock of camera crews prowling the nighttime streets of Los Angeles in search of scandal and crime. But before long, Lou finds himself caught in the tabloid limelight.

6:00  The Immigrant    2013   NR

After arriving in New York, Polish immigrant Ewa must provide for her ill sister -- and soon falls under the thumb of charming thug Bruno, who forces her into a life of prostitution. But when she falls for a magician, her fortunes may turn.

8:00  Two Days, One Night    2014PG-13

On the verge of losing her job, Sandra comes up with a last-ditch strategy: get her workmates to give up their bonuses so that she can stay on. With a single weekend to make it work, Sandra and her husband take her crusade for sympathy all over town.

 

April 24th 

4:00  The Tale of Princess Kaguya   2014PG

Drawn from a 10th-century Japanese folk tale, this pastel-toned animated drama follows a nymph sent from the moon to Earth, where she's transformed into a fatefully beautiful woman pursued by a gallery of noble suitors.

6:00  The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby  2014  NR   123 minutes

Told from two perspectives in two independent chapters, this engrossing drama depicts the dissolving union of Eleanor and Conor, who begin drifting apart in the wake of a tragic and traumatizing event.

8:00  1,000 Times Good Night   2014    NR     117 minutes

After a near-death experience, top war photojournalist Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is forced to choose between her work and the family on whom she depends. Putting family first, the conviction that her photos make a difference remains, making it difficult to walk away entirely.

 

May 8th 

4:00   Chef   2014   R    115 minutes

When chef Carl Casper's plans for opening a restaurant in Los Angeles fail to pan out, he returns home to Miami and debuts a food truck instead. While trying to regain his zest for cookery, Carl also tries to mend his fractured family ties.

6:00  Birdman   2014  R

Michael Keaton delivers a winking performance in this dark comedy about a cinematic superhero trying to forge a comeback with a Broadway play. With none of the super-powers of his former character, the actor struggles to rebuild his career and life.

8:00  Tim’s Vermeer    2013   PG-13     80 minutes

Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, directs this absorbing film about inventor Tim Jenison's quest to solve one of art's greatest mysteries: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography?


May 22nd

4:00  Leviathan     2014    R

Living with his family in a village on Russia's northern fringe, auto-shop owner Kolya finds himself in a jam when the corrupt mayor insists on acquiring his property. Loath to concede defeat, Kolya secures an attorney, and a battle of wills ensues.

6:00  Still Alice    2014    PG-13

When 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland begins having trouble remembering words, her symptoms ultimately lead to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's -- which forces Alice and her family to make radical changes in their lives.

8:00  Mr. Turner     2014    R

This incandescent biographical portrait of famed 19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner spotlights his artistic genius, along with the eccentric and frequently insensitive behavior that he exhibited in his private life.