Friday Night Films
Fall 2018 Schedule
*All films are screened in Hasley Hall 101 as part of the Cinema department's educational program.
All film viewings are free and open to the public.
6:00pm Unsane: A young woman is
involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her
greatest fear--but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?
8:00pm Tully: A
new comedy from Academy Award (R)-nominated director Jason Reitman ("Up in
the Air") and Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody
("Juno"). Marlo (Academy Award (R) winner Charlize Theron), a mother
of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark
Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique
bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny
named Tully (Mackenzie Davis)
6:00pm First Reformed:
Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish
pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of
celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the
church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation,
eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art
facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda
Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical
environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented
past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of
grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American
Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is
at once personal, political, and planetary.
Rider: Based on his a true story, THE
RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit
warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back
home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no
longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt
to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and
tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Animals: The unbelievable but true story
of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art
heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary,
they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the
plan has taken on a life of its own.
8:00pm Thoroughbreds: Childhood friends
Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart.
Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding
school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has
developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process
of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the
pair bond over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as
their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another's most destructive
tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take
matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
6:00pm RBG: At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an
unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the
unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the
nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest
fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's
exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by
Storyville Films and CNN Films.
8:00pm Beast: Moll is 27 and still
living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too
beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited
stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for
the first time, falling madly in love. Finally breaking free from her family,
Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key
suspect in a series of brutal murders, she is left isolated and afraid.
Choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community, Moll finds
herself forced to make choices that will impact her life forever.
6:00pm Autism in
Love: The romantic lives of several
adults on the autism spectrum are documented as they search for love and
navigate relationships. Lenny, who lives in Los Angeles, has difficulty dating
women because he has not accepted that he's autistic. Dave and Lindsey dated
for eight years and are now ready to commit to marriage, but they need to
figure out how to unite as a couple. Stephen and Gita have a strong
relationship after being married for twenty years but they must deal with
terminal illness. Directed by Matt Fuller.
8:00pm Won’t You
Be My Neighbor: From Academy
Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My
Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred
Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and
moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe,
and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children
with compassion and limitless imagination November 30th
6:00pm Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film
follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the
eccentric Academy Award (R)-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978
Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and
her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the
person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested
to the limits by events beyond their control.
THE HEDY LAMARR STORY: When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school
children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to
exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a
secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with
deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an
eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The
secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually
changes the course of history. It would make a terrific fictional film, but
this story happens to be true. Hedy Lamarr, the screen siren who was called
"the most beautiful woman in the world" and starred alongside Hollywood
giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, invented a wireless
form of communication called "frequency hopping" that revolutionized
mobile communications all over the world, a feat that would directly lead to
the creation of secure communications for wireless phones, Bluetooth, GPS and
WiFi technology itself.
6:00pm Three Identical Strangers: Three
strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical
triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their
jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete
with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a
series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret -- a secret with radical
repercussions for us all.
8:00pm Disobedience: From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy
Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns to the
community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood
friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of
faith and sexuality. Written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz and based on Naomi
Alderman's book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro