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Holy Cross Presents the Seelos Film Series for Spring 2013

January 21st, 2013 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.

Wed., Jan. 23:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Alex Libby, Ja’Maya Jackson and Kelby Johnson. With studies showing that nearly half of all school children have been bullied at one time in their lives, this eye-opening documentary takes you into the lives of five children, who find themselves victimized by a bully. The film also shares stories from the victims’ families as their children try to deal with these problems.

“Wuthering Heights”
Fri., Jan. 25 and Sat., Jan. 27:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated NR.  Starring Kaya Scodelano, James Howson and Solomon Glave.  This film takes a different look at the classic novel. The audience meets Heathcliff, who is taken in by a rich family in England, is abused by his foster brother and becomes deeply obsessed with his foster sister, Cathy.

Wed., Jan. 30:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt.  In 2074, time travel is invented and crime bosses use it to send their victims back in time where they are shot by a Looper, who gets paid in silver.  But when it’s “time to close the loop” the real adventure begins.

Fri., Feb. 1 and Sat., Feb. 2:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Tom Hardy, Shia La Beauf and Guy Pierce.  Three brothers are trying to run a successful bootlegging business during the Prohibition era. But angry agents, gangsters, the mob, and a preacher’s daughter, make it a lot tougher than planned.  

“Farewell, My Queen”
Wed., Feb. 6:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux and Virginie Ledoyen.  This drama portrays the last days of monarchy during the beginning of the French Revolution. The story is told by Sidonie Laborde (Seydoux), the Queen’s reader, who won’t leave the side of her Queen, Marie Antoinette (Kruger).

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Fri., Feb. 8 and Sat., Feb. 9:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller.  A “must-see” movie about adolescence and coming-of-age, the film follows Charlie (Lerman), a shy kid who wants to be like everyone else, as he befriends two high school seniors, Patrick (Miller) and his stepsister Sam (Watson).

“Anna Karenina”
Wed., Feb. 13:  Showings at 3 and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.  Set in 19th-century Russian high society, an entanglement of affairs changes the lives of many. Anna Karenina (Knightley) tries to put lives back together while her own is falling apart.

Fri., Feb. 15 and Sat., Feb. 16:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG.  Starring Emma Thompson, Kelly Macdonald and Billy Connolly.  Awarded a Golden Globe for “Best Animated Feature Film,” this Disney movie takes place in Scotland with the very talented and independent Princess Merida, who defies tradition and her mother, by entrusting a witch and making several wrong choices.  In the end, she must use her strength and courage to make everything right again.

“The Other Son”
Wed., Feb. 20:  Showings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk, and Mehdi Dehbi.  As Joseph Silberg (Sitruk) prepares to join the Israeli army, he learns that he was switched at birth with Yacine Al Bezaaz (Dehbi ), a child of a Palestinian family.  With both families shattered by the news, only their values, beliefs and hopes can help them through.

“Seven Psychopaths”
Fri., Feb. 22 and Sat., Feb. 23:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.  Marty Faranan (Farrell) is a struggling writer trying to finish his screenplay, “Seven Psychopaths.”  Complications with his friends—including a dognapping, a violent gangster, thugs, and a shootout in the desert—makes finishing the screenplay a little easier.

“A Royal Affair”
Wed., Feb. 27:  Showings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Rated R.  Starring Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen and Mikkel Boe Folsgaard.  This historical drama revolves around a Queen (Vikander), who is married to the mentally ill King Christian VII of Denmark, but falls in love with their royal physician, Struensee (Mikkelsen).  Together, they start a revolution.

Wed., Mar. 13:  Showings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman.  This film received two Golden Globe awards for “Best Picture” and “Best Director” (Ben Affleck). Based on true events, this deeply moving drama takes place in 1979 as militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in retaliation for the nation’s sheltering of the recently disposed Shah. With six fugitives hiding, Tony Mendez (Affleck), a CIA specialist, devises a very different plan to get them out of Iran.

Fri., Mar. 15 and Sat., Mar. 16:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, and Naomie Harris. Another action-packed James Bond thriller, this time Bond (Craig) investigates an attack on M16 headquarters, a plot by former M16 operative Raoul Silva (Bardem) to humiliate, discredit and kill M (Dench), as revenge against her for betraying him.  With action happening around every corner, this movie will keep you at the edge of your seat!

“The Master”
Wed., Mar. 20:  Showings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.  This drama examines the world of Freddie Quell (Phoenix), a WWII veteran struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder syndrome.  He meets Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman), a cult leader who tries to help him work through his problems, but Quell becomes a little too involved with the cult. 

Fri., Mar. 22 and Sat., Mar. 23:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Nadine Velazquez, Denzel Washington and Carter Cabassa.  Nominated for two Academy Awards, this drama takes you flying with “Whip” Whitaker (Washington), a pilot who becomes a “hero” for saving 96 lives after a plane crash. The plot deepens when an investigation is launched and the audience learns more about the troublesome findings of the crash and Whitaker.  

Wed., Apr. 3:  Showings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn.  Produced by Steven Spielberg and nominated for 12 Oscars, this biography covers the last four months of Lincoln’s life including the hardest decision Lincoln ever had to make:
end slavery or end the war.

“Killing Them Softly”
Fri., Apr. 5 and Sat., Apr. 6:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and Richard Jenkins.  In this “kill-or-be-killed” crime thriller, Jackie (Pitt) is a mob enforcer who is called in to clean up a mess after an underworld card game robbery.  The heist starts a chain of events whereas if you know too much, you’re out.

“Life of Pi”
Wed., Apr. 10:  Showings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Rated PG.  Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain.  Nominated for 11 Oscars, this fantasy adventure revolves around Pi (Sharma) and his survival after being stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a very unusual boat guest, a Bengal tiger!

“The Hobbit”
Fri., Apr. 12 and Sat., Apr. 13:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.  Take a journey with Bilbo Baggins (Freeman) and a group of dwarves as they attempt to reclaim their stolen mountain home.  With many obstacles to conquer along the way, including giant spiders, goblins, sorcerers, creatures, and even a dragon, the adventure requires much courage and strength from Bilbo.

“The Sessions”
Wed., Apr. 17:  Showings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William Macy.  Based on a true story, Mark O’Brien (Hawkes) is a journalist and poet, paralyzed from the neck down by polio and has breathed with an iron lung much of his life.  He’s very accomplished in all aspects of life, except for one.  With the help of his priest, therapist and a sex surrogate, he journeys into manhood.

“Ruby Sparks”
Fri., Apr. 19 and Sat., Apr. 20:  Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan and Annette Bening.  This romantic comedy revolves around Calvin Weir-Fields (Dano), who creates an imaginary girlfriend named Ruby Sparks (Kazen), who comes to life through Calvin’s writing.  As only Calvin has the power to control her, things get pretty complicated for the couple.

“Silver Linings Playbook”
Wed., Apr. 24:  Showings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.  Pat Solitary (Cooper) is just released from a mental health facility and moves back in with his parents after finding out that his wife has left him.  He enlists help to try and get his wife back, but love intervenes.

“Django Unchained”
Fri., Apr. 26 and Sat., Apr. 27:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio.  Set in 1858, Django, a freed slave, teams up with a bounty hunter, to free his wife, who is enslaved by a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

“Les Miserables”
Wed., May 1:  Showings at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Rated PG-13.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried.  Winner of a Golden Globe award for “Best Motion Picture,” and based upon the 1862 French Novel, Jean Valjean (Jackman) is released from prison and becomes a new man with a very successful life.  It’s fate when he meets the very ill Fantine (Hathaway) of which he promises to raise her daughter, Cosette (Seyfried).

“This is 40”
Fri., May 3 and Sat., May 4:  Showing at 7 p.m.  Rated R.  Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Maude Apatow.  A comedy sequel to the film “Knocked Up,” the movie continues to follow the lives of Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) as they turn 40 and deal with jobs and raising children.

By Christine Gemme

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  1. Harold Stevens says:

    terrific selections.