Holy Cross’ Spring 2017 Seelos Film Series

“La La Land,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” among films to be shown this semester.
January 18th, 2017 by 

Seelos Theatre
Seelos Theatre at College of the Holy Cross. Photo by: Tom Rettig

The College of the Holy Cross will be featuring the following films in Seelos Theater this spring. All films are free and open to the public.

“Hell or High Water”
Wed., Jan. 25: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, and Chris Pine. A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

“The Accountant”
Fri., Jan. 27 and Sat., Jan. 28: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, and J.K. Simmons. As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

“Florence Foster Jenkins”
Wed., Feb. 1: Showing at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg. The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

“Sully”
Fri., Feb. 3 and Sat., Feb. 4: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, and Laura Linney. The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew.

“Kubo and the Two Strings”
Wed., Feb. 8: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG. Starring Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, and Matthew McConaughey. A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

“Deepwater Horizon”
Fri., Feb. 10 and Sat., Feb. 11: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and Douglas M. Griffin. A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

“Loving”
Wed., Feb. 15: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, and Will Dalton. The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The Girl on the Train”
Fri., Feb. 17 and Sat., Feb. 18: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson. A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

“Moonlight”
Wed., Feb. 22: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, and Duan Sanderson. A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, “Moonlight” chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

“Finding Dory”
Fri., Feb. 24 and Sat., Feb. 25: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG. Starring Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, and Ed O’Neill. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

“Arrival”
Wed., March 1: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. When 12 mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

“Manchester by the Sea”
Wed., March 15: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler. An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.

“The Magnificent Seven”
Fri., March 17 and Sat., March 18: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke. Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

“Certain Women”
Wed., March 22: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern. The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

“Allied”
Fri., March 24 and Sat., March 25: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, and Jared Harris. In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

“Nocturnal Animals”
Wed., March 29: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michael Shannon. A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

“Dr. Strange”
Fri., March 31 and Sat., Apr. 1: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams. A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

“Lion”
Wed., Apr. 5: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”
Fri., Apr. 7 and Sat., Apr. 8: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, and Arturo Castro. 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad — contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions.

“La La Land”
Wed., Apr. 19: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Rosemarie DeWitt. A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

“Miss Sloane”
Fri., Apr. 21 and Sat., Apr. 22: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.

“Fences”
Wed., Apr. 26: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen Henderson. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

“The Edge of Seventeen”
Fri., Apr. 28 and Sat., Apr. 29: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, and Blake Jenner. High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

“Silence”
Wed., May 3: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson. Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Fri., May 5 and Sat., May 6: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Alison Sudol. The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

All synopses courtesy of IMDB.com.

For additional information, please contact College Marketing and Communications at 508-793-2419.

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