2011 Winter Semester Schedule

Micmacs (filmed in France)

Micmacs

7.3 / 10 stars - IMDB Rating
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Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Brazil has had his life all but ruined by weapons of war. His father was killed by a landmine in Morocco and one fateful night a stray bullet from a nearby shootout embeds itself in his skull, leaving him on the verge of instantaneous death. Losing his job and his home, Brazil wanders the streets until he meets Slammer, a pardoned convict who introduces him to a band of eccentric junkyard dealers including Calculator, a math expert and statistician, Buster, a record-holder in human cannonball feats, Tiny Pete, an artistic craftsman of automatons, and Elastic Girl, a sassy contortionist. When chance reveals to Brazil the two weapons manufacturers responsible for building the instruments of his destruction, he constructs a complex scheme for revenge that his newfound family is all too happy to help set in motion. [IMDB]

Saturday, Jan 15th, 2011
Student Center Auditorium
8:00pm

Soul Kitchen (filmed in Greece)

Soul Kitchen

7.3 / 10 stars - IMDB Rating
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In a run-down warehouse district called Soul Kitchen, chef Zinos Kazantsakis runs his restaurant with little more than a wing and prayer. Despite the rather mediocre menu, he has a regular clientele who seem to enjoy the low prices and friendly atmosphere.
Unfortunately, Zinos' life quickly goes from bad to worse.
When his girlfriend leaves him, he decides to follow her to China, leaving his brother to manage the restaurant. When he returns, his finds his brother has allowed the place to be taken over by his criminal friends. Is there any hope for Soul kitchen? [IMDB]

Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2011
Student Center Auditorium
8:00pm

The Orphanage (filmed in Spain)

The Orphanage

7.7 / 10 stars - IMDB Rating
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The former orphan Laura raises her adopted son Simón with her husband Carlos in an old house and former orphanage where she was raised. Simón is HIV positive and tells Laura that he has five invisible friends, and she believes they are fruit of his imagination. Laura decides to reopen an orphanage for handicapped children in the location and during the opening party; Simón calls her to show the little cabin of his friend Tomás. The busy Laura does not give much attention to her son; then she sees a mysterious masked boy and Simón vanishes. Laura feels the presence of other persons in the house and months later; the desperate Laura invites a team of parapsychologists to try to unravel the mystery.

Saturday, Jan 29th, 2011
Student Center Auditorium
8:00pm

A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop (filmed in China)

A Woman A Gun and A Noodle Shop

5.8 / 10 stars - IMDB Rating
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The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry. [IMDB]

Saturday, Feb 5th, 2011
Student Center Auditorium
8:00pm






Harry Brown (filmed in the United Kingdom)

Harry Brown

7.4 / 10 stars - IMDB Rating
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In England, retired marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. [IMDB]

Saturday, Feb 19th, 2011
Student Center Auditorium
8:00pm

The Girl Who Played With Fire (filmed in Germany)

The Girl Who Played With Fire

6.8 / 10 stars - IMDB Rating
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Michael Blockiest, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation. [IMDB]

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Student Center Auditorium
8:00pm

Women Without Men (filmed in the Ukraine)

Women Without Men

6.4 / 10 stars - IMDB Rating
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Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship. [IMDB]

Saturday, March 26th, 2011
Student Center Auditorium
8:00pm




The Sicilian Girl (filmed in Italy)

The Sicilian Girl

6.8 / 10 stars - IMDB Rating
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Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the first time that such a young woman from a Mafia family rebel and betrays the Mafia. From that moment on, Rita's days are numbered. [IMDB]

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
Student Center Auditorium
8:00pm

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest (filmed in Germany)

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest

6.9 / 10 stars - IMDB Rating
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After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past. [IMDB]

Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Student Center Auditorium
8:00pm