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Holy Cross Presents the Seelos Film Series for Fall 2013

August 28th, 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.

“Zero Dark 30”
Wed., Aug. 28: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, and Mark Strong. A recounting of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6’s mission to dispatch al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden in the wake of the September 2011 attacks.

“Olympus Has Fallen”
Fri., Aug. 30 and Sat., Aug. 31: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman. After a terrorist attack, presidential guard Mike Banning must rescue the President from kidnappers and criminals.

“The Great Gatsby”
Wed., Sept. 4: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. Inspired by F.Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel of the same name, Jay Gatsby attempts to live a nouveau-riche lifestyle, while Nick Carraway is tempted by such a life’s appearance.

“Iron Man 3”
Fri., Sept. 6 and Sat., Sept. 7: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Don Cheadle. Tony Stark must once again face a formidable foe, this time a terrorist called the Mandarin.

Wed., Sept. 11: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13.  Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon. In a retirement home for musicians, a traditional concert celebrating Verdi’s birthday is interrupted by the sudden return of Jean, an eccentric prima donna and former wife to one of the residents.

Fri., Sept. 13 and Sat., Sept. 14: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, and Christopher Meloni. A depiction of how baseball player Jackie Robinson made history by signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

“What Maisie Knew”
Wed., Sept. 18: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan and Onata Aprile. Based on a Henry James novel of the same title, the film centers around 7-year-old Maisie, who finds herself caught in a custody battle between her mother and father, both mainstays in their corners of the art world.

“Man of Steel”
Fri., Sept. 20 and Sat., Sept. 21: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon. When Earth is invaded, a young man must rise to act, and is in turn forced to reveal is true identity.

Wed., Sept. 25: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, and Jacob Lofland. When two boys cross paths with a fugitive on the run, they swear to help him avoid bounty hunters who are in pursuit.

“The Lone Ranger”
Fri., Sept. 27 and Sat., Sept. 28: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, and Helena Bonham Carter. Famed Native American Tonto tells previously untold stories of how lawman John Reid became legendary in his own right.

“The Place Beyond the Pines”
Wed., Oct. 2: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, and Craig Van Hook. A motorcycle stunt artist turns to bank robbing as a means to provide for his family. But this decision puts him on a crash course with a rookie cop stepped in a corrupt police department.

“Monsters University”
Fri., Oct. 4 and Sat., Oct. 5: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated G. Featuring the voices of  Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Julia Sweeney, Dave Foley, John Krasinski, Charlie Day, Aubrey Plaza, Sean Hayes, Bonnie Hunt, Frank Oz, and Peter Sohn. Before Monsters Inc. there was Monsters University, a place where Mike and Sulley were still learning how to become friends.

“Shadow Dancer”
Wed., Oct. 9: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, and Aidan Gillen. An IRA member becomes an informant for M15—all to protect her son.

“The Impossible”
Wed., Oct. 23: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, and Oaklee Pendergast. A depiction of the tragic 2004 tsunami in Thailand as well as its aftermath.

“Star Trek: Into the Darkness”
Fri., Oct. 25 and Sat., Oct. 26: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Captain Kirk leads a mission to disarm an extremely dangerous villain, with help from the crew of the Enterprise.

“A Late Quartet”
Wed., Oct. 30: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, and Mark Ivanir. A renowned string quartet faces possible dissolution in the face of life’s many obstacles.

“The Heat”
Fri., Nov. 1 and Sat., Nov. 2: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy, and Demian Bichir. A play-by-the rules FBI agent must work with a boisterous cop in order to pin down a brutal drug lord.

“Much Ado About Nothing”
Wed., Nov. 6: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, and Jillian Morgese. Refreshing one of Shakespeare’s many classics, this comedy explores several pairs of lovers as they deal with their particular understandings of romance.

“World War Z”
Fri., Nov. 8 and Sat., Nov. 9: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, and James Badge Dale. Gerry Lane, a United Nations employee, must travel the world in order to stave off a zombie apocalypse.

“Side Effects”
Wed., Nov.  13: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. A woman struggles after she is prescribed a psychiatric drug.

“The Way Way Back”
Fri., Nov. 15 and Sat. Nov. 16: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated Pg-13. Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, and AnnaSophia Robb. Thanks to a manager at Water Wizz water park, adolescent Duncan finds solace in his summer vacation, while contending with his mother and her arrogant boyfriend.

“Unfinished Song”
Wed., Nov. 20: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, and Vanessa Redgrave. A man pays respect to his deceased wife by joining the local choir—a favorite past time of hers. In doing so, he begins to rebuild a relationship with his estranged son.

“The Kings Of Summer”
Fri., Nov. 22 and Sat. Nov. 23: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring  Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, and Nick Offerman. Striving for independence, three teenagers spend their summer constructing a house in nearby woods, and are determined to live successfully.

Wed., Dec. 4: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. 1958. Starring Romain Duris, Déborah François, and Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson. An abnormally skilled typist is supported by her boss, who is determined to make her the fastest in the world.

Fri., Dec. 6 and Sat., Dec. 7: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, and Alice Braga. Set in a future world where the wealthy live on a space station called Elysium, others take residence on destroyed Earth until one man attempts to bring equality to the two worlds.

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Comments (1)
  1. Eleanor beatty says:

    Thank you for the listing with synopsis. Love the movies
    But always miss the first one. Elly