- Friday, April 13th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
- Friday, April 13th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
- Saturday, April 14th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
Come watch this thrilling movie focused on this term's "Question": "Is access to healthcare a human right?" Plus it's Denzel. I'mjussayin.
John Q is a 2002 American film directed by Nick Cassavetes. The film follows John Quincy Archibald (Denzel Washington), a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son's name on the recipient's list.
The film also stars Robert Duvall, Anne Heche, James Woods, Ray Liotta and Eddie Griffin, among others. The film was shot in Toronto, Hamilton, Ontario (ballpark scenes), and Canmore, Alberta, although the story takes place in Chicago.
- Friday, April 20th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
- Friday, April 20th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
- Saturday, April 21st, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
It has Woody Allen, Rachel McAdam, and that one guy with the crooked nose. Reason enough? I think so.
Midnight in Paris is a 2011 romantic comedy fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot centers on a small group of Americans visiting the French capital for business and pleasure. The protagonist, a screenwriter, is forced to confront the shortcomings of his relationship with his fiancée and their divergent goals due to his magical experiences in the city beginning each night at midnight. The movie explores themes of nostalgia and modernism.
Produced by Spanish group Mediapro and Allen's Gravier Productions, the film stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, Adrien Brody and Michael Sheen. It premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and was released in North America in May 2011. The film opened to widespread critical acclaim and has commonly been cited as one of Allen's best films in recent years. In 2012, the film won both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Awards for Best Screenplay; and was nominated for three other Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Direction, and Best Art Direction.
- Friday, April 27th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
- Friday, April 27th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
- Sunday, April 29th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
It's black and white and silent. BUT it also got Best Picture. Intriguing enough to see it? YES.
The Artist is a 2011 French romantic comedy drama in the style of a black-and-white silent film written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress, as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies.
The Artist received near-universal acclaim from critics and won many accolades. Dujardin won the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where the film premiered. The film was nominated for six Golden Globes, the most of any 2011 film, and won three; Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Original Score, and Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Dujardin. In January 2012 the film was nominated for twelve BAFTAs, also the most of any film from 2011, and won seven, the most wins of the night, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin.
It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five, including Best Picture, Best Director for Hazanavicius, and Best Actor for Dujardin, who was the first French actor ever to win. It was the first French film to ever win Best Picture, the first mainly silent film to win since 1927's Wings (the first recipient of the Best Picture Award, in 1929), the first film presented in the 4:3 aspect ratio to win since 1955's Marty, the first black-and-white film to win since 1993's Schindler's List, and the first non-R-rated film to win since 2004's Million Dollar Baby.
In France, it was nominated for ten César Awards, winning six, including Best Film, Best Director for Hazanavicius and Best Actress for Bejo. The Artist became the most awarded French film in history.
- Saturday, April 28th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
- Sunday, April 29th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
In collaboration with Culinary House! But Culinary House will only provide treats before the Saturday screening at 11pm.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket as he receives a golden ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. Filming took place in Munich in 1970, and the film was released on June 30, 1971. It received positive reviews, but it was a box office disappointment despite the fact that it was able to recoup its budget. However, it developed into a cult film due to its repeated television airings and home video sales. In 1972, the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.
- Friday, May 4th, 8:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
- Friday, May 4th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
- Saturday, May 5th, 11:00 pm, Weitz Cinema
Brooding Ryan Gosling looking attractive driving a car and killing people. Yay!
Drive is a 2011 American crime thriller romance film directed by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, and Albert Brooks. Although Drive shares several characteristics with the similarly-named 1978 Walter Hill car-chase film, The Driver, it is actually adapted from the 2005 James Sallis novel of the same name, with a screenplay by Hossein Amini.
Like the book, the film is about a Hollywood stunt performer (played by Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. Prior to its September 2011 release, it had been shown at a number of film festivals. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive was praised and received a standing ovation. Winding Refn won the festival's Best Director Award for the film. Reviews from critics have been positive, with many drawing comparisons to work from previous eras. Praise has also been given to Gosling's and Brooks' performances. Winding Refn has said the film was influenced by Halloween and The Transporter, and that it was a tribute to Taxi Driver and the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky. The film achieved a moderate success at the box office and has since gained a large cult following.
- Saturday, May 12th, 9:00 pm, Bald Spot
Your childhood! Come reminisce.
The Muppets is a 2011 American musical comedy film, the first Muppets theatrical release in 12 years.
In the film, Walter (performed by Peter Linz), the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his brother Gary, (Jason Segel) and brother's girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) must raise $10 million to save the Muppet Theater from Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), a businessman who plans to demolish the studio to drill for oil.
The Muppets is directed by James Bobin, written by Segel and Nicholas Stoller, produced by Segel, Martin Baker, David Furnish, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and John Scotti, and features Bret McKenzie as the music supervisor.
The film is distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and was released in North America on November 23, 2011, to broad critical acclaim and commercial success. It was released in the United Kingdom on February 10, 2012. The Muppets was first announced in March 2008 and production started in September 2010. The film premiered at the 2011 Savannah Film Festival. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "Man or Muppet" written by Bret McKenzie.
It is the highest-grossing Muppet film to date, followed by The Muppet Movie, the most acclaimed installment in the series, and the only Muppet film to win an Academy Award ("Man or Muppet" for Best Original Song).