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Holy Cross Announces Fall 2012 Seelos Film Series Schedule

August 28th, 2012 by 


The following films will be shown at the Seelos Theater at the College of the Holy Cross.  All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  For additional information, please call the Seelos Theater Box Office at 508-793-2455.

“The Artist”
Wed., Aug. 29:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo and John Goodman.  The winner of five academy awards, this black and white silent film focuses on the relationship and careers of silent filmmaker George Valentine and a young dancer, Peppy Miller.  With the help of Valentine, Miller becomes a rising star.  As Valentine’s career comes to an abrupt ending, and Miller’s continues to thrive, their relationship is put to the test. 

“Snow White and the Huntsman”
Fri., Aug. 31 and Sat., Sept. 1:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Therion.  In a dark version of the famous fairytale, Snow White escapes her confinement and runs into the forest to meet a group of dwarfs.  The Huntsman, who was sent to kill her and William, her childhood friend, join forces to protect Snow White.

“Albert Nobbs”
Wed., Sept. 5:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated R. Starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson. Set in late 19th- century Ireland, Albert Nobbs struggles to survive, by disguising herself as a man, so she can work as a butler in a Dublin luxury hotel. Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

“The Avengers”
Fri., Sept. 7 and Sat., Sept. 8:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. This action-packed adventure follows super heroes, including Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, led by Nick Fury, as they try to save the world once again. 

Wed., Sept. 12: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kiefer Sutherland.  Two sisters, Justine and Claire, find their relationship challenged as the blue planet, Melancholia, threatens to crash in to the Earth.

Fri., Sept. 14 and Sat., Sept. 15:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Jack Black, Shirley MacClaine and Matthew McConaughey.  The beloved Bernie, owner of a Texas funeral home, starts a friendship with the arrogant and wealthy Mrs. Nugent.  After he kills her, he makes the whole town believe she is still alive. 

“The Iron Lady”
Wed., Sept. 19:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent
and Richard Grant.  Struggling with the death of her husband, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher relives her life through her memories of him.

“Madagascar 3:  Europe’s Most Wanted”
Fri., Sept. 21 and Sat., Sept 22:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG.  Starring Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock.  The traveling zoo animals—Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman—are back, and are trying to get to the Central Park Zoo.  The adventure begins when they try to find their missing penguin friends and join a traveling circus in Europe. 

Wed., Sept. 26:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave
and David Thewlis.  This thriller follows the life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, who is portrayed as the real author of Shakespeare’s works.

“MIIIB:  Men In Black 3”
Fri., Sept. 28 and Sat., Sept. 29:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.  Agent J is at it again! In the series third film, he travels back in time to the1960s to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Wed., Oct. 3:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Ralph Flennes, Gerard Butler and Brian Cox.  Coriolanus, a banished Roman hero, joins forces with his arch enemy to take revenge on the city.

Take This Waltz
Wed., Oct. 17:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogan, and Sarah Silverman. A happily married woman (Williams) falls in love with an artist (Rogan) who lives down the street.     

“Dark Shadows”
Fri., Oct. 19 and Sat., Oct. 20:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green. Barnabas Collins (Depp), is an imprisoned vampire who is set free after many years to return to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional, yet entertaining descendents, are in need of his protection.

“Moonrise Kingdom”
Wed., Oct. 24:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated PG-13. Starring Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward
and Bruce Willis.  Sam, an orphan and expert Boy Scout, runs away with Suzy, a bookworm,
and the pair sets up camp, while everyone on the island searches for them.

“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”
Wed., Oct 31:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated R. Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley and Melanie Lynskey. With an asteroid heading towards Earth, Dodge (Carrell), finds himself alone after his wife leaves him. He decides to take an adventure with his neighbor, Penny (Knightley), to find his high school sweetheart. But with the end of the world approaching, Penny puts an inadvertent wrench in his plans. 

“The Amazing Spider-Man”
Fri., Nov. 2:  Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans.  In this good versus evil adventure film, Peter Parker struggles with his identity and his feelings for Gwen Stacy. He finds himself on a quest to find out what happened to his parents, leading him through a tangled web of evil and deception.

“Being Flynn”
Wed., Nov. 7:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Paul Dano, Robert DeNiro and Julianne Moore.  Nick Flynn is working in a Boston homeless shelter, when he sees his absentee father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Nick, who finally has his life back on track, struggles with the decision to give his dad one more chance.

“The Dark Knight Rises”
Fri., Nov. 9 and Sat., Nov. 10:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway.  In this final movie of the trilogy, Batman has taken the blame for Harvey Dent’s crimes, causing Bruce Wayne to go into exile for eight years.  When a new terrorist arrives in Gotham, Batman may have to battle evil once again.

Wed., Nov. 14:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch and
Blake Lively.  Drug dealers Chon and Ben run into trouble with the Mexican cartel, who kidnapped their shared girlfriend, Ophelia. 

Fri., Nov 16 and Sat., Nov. 17:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated R. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth McFarlane. As a child, John Bennett (Wahlberg) wished for his large teddy bear to come to life – and it did!   Twenty-seven years later, John and Ted (McFarlane) are still living together, but John’s girlfriend (Kunis) is looking to get more out of their relationship. John has to decide between Lori and Ted, and getting Ted an apartment and a job leads to more misadventures.

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Wed., Nov. 28:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. Seven British retirees travel to India and stay in what they thought was a newly restored hotel. Not as luxurious as its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel begins to grow on them.   

Fri., Nov. 30 and Sat., Dec. 1st:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated R. Starring Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender.  Set in the year 2089, a group of travelers journeys deep into space to explore the origins of mankind. 

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Wed., Dec 5:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Quevenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly.  Faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, six-year old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.

“The Bourne Legacy”
Fri., Dec. 7 and Sat., Dec. 8:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton. The fourth movie in the Bourne series introduces a new hero, Aaron Cross, who is a member of Operation Outcome.  Meanwhile, Bourne is exposing Operation Blackbriar. Filled with conspiracies, underhanded deals and betrayals, Cross’ life is on the line.

by Christine Gemme

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