Steven Spielberg

A filmmaking icon and pioneer of the New Hollywood era of cinema, Steven Spielberg has directed dozens of quintessential American films. This week we will celebrate some of his most popular movies including E.T., Jurassic Park, two Indiana Jones classics and his newest film, Ready Player One. Experience true cinema magic this week with these icons of popular fantasy.


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. (1982)
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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

The intrepid explorer Indiana Jones sets out to rescue his father, a medievalist who has vanished while searching for the Holy Grail. Following clues in the old man's notebook, Indy arrives in Venice, where he enlists the help of a beautiful academic, but they are not the only ones who are on the trail, and some sinister old enemies soon come out of the woodwork. (1989)
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Jurassic Park

On the fictional Isla Nublar off the Pacific Coast, billionaire philanthropist John Hammond has hired a team of scientists to create a wildlife park full of de-extinct dinosaurs. Hammond invites his family to visit the island, but when a park employee attempts to steal the prized dinosaur embryos, security malfunctions lead to chaos in the park and what was a thrilling vacation becomes a race for survival. (1993)
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Ready Player One

Based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, Ready Player One is set in the year 2045 in a world on the brink of chaos and collapse. The people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger. (2018)
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Monday - January 21th



Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade - 1:30 pm Buy Tickets
Jurassic Park - 4:15 pm Buy Tickets
Ready Player One - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - 9:45 pm Buy Tickets



Tuesday - January 22th



Jurassic Park - 1:30 pm Buy Tickets
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - 4:15 pm Buy Tickets
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade - 6:45 pm Buy Tickets
Ready Player One - 9:20 pm Buy Tickets



Wednesday - January 23rd



E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - 1:30 pm Buy Tickets
Ready Player One - 4:00 pm Buy Tickets
Jurassic Park - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade - 9:35 pm Buy Tickets



Thursday - January 24th



Ready Player One - 1:30 pm Buy Tickets
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade - 4:20 pm Buy Tickets
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Jurassic Park - 9:20 pm Buy Tickets




Silent Films

The Silent Era seems so far removed from our bustling and connected modern  world, yet some of cinemas greatest accomplishments can still be found there today. This week we are highlighting some classic heavy-hitters along side a rarely-attempted modern entry in the genre. We invite you to join us as we look back on a few of the greatest artistic statements made during the birth of cinema.


Metropolis

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (1927)
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Blancanieves (Snow White)

A black and white silent movie, based on the Snow White fairy tale, that is set in a romantic version of 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter. (2012)
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The General

During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive The General - his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar - and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. (1926)
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The Kid

Considered one of Charlie Chaplin's best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays a boy cared for by The Tramp when he's abandoned by his mother, Edna. Later, Edna has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son. When she finds him and wrests him from The Tramp, it makes for what turns out be one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever included in a comedy. (1921)
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The Passion Of Joan Of Arc

A classic of the silent age, this film tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she'd spoken to God, Jeanne d'Arc is subjected to inhumane treatment and scare tactics at the hands of church court officials. Initially bullied into changing her story, Jeanne eventually opts for what she sees as the truth. Her punishment, a famously brutal execution, earns her perpetual martyrdom. (1928)
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Un Chien Andalou

Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel collaborated on this surreal, confounding, and mysterious short film filled with imagery you're not soon to forget. The most famous of which is the scene of a woman's eye being cut with a knife. (1929)
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Friday - January 25th



Metropolis - 1:50 pm Buy Tickets
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Einhorn’s Classic Score) - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
The General - 7:15 pm Buy Tickets
The Kid - 8:45 pm Buy Tickets
Video Valley IV - 10:30 pm Buy Tickets



Saturday - January 26th



Blancanieves (Snow White) - 3:30 pm Buy Tickets
Un Chien Andalou - 5:24 pm Free Screening
Metropolis - 6:20 pm Buy Tickets
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Utley & Gregory’s Electronica Score) - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets



Sunday - January 27th



The Passion of Joan of Arc (Einhorn’s Classic Score) - 12:30 pm Buy Tickets
Metropolis - 2:45 pm Buy Tickets
Blancanieves (Snow White) - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
The Kid - 8:15 pm Buy Tickets



Monday - January 28th



Blancanieves (Snow White) - 1:00 pm Buy Tickets
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Utley & Gregory’s Electronica Score) - 3:15 pm Buy Tickets
The General - 5:30 pm Buy Tickets
The Kid - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets



Tuesday - January 29th



Metropolis - 2:20 pm Buy Tickets
The Kid - 5:30 pm Buy Tickets
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Einhorn’s Classic Score) - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
The General - 9:15 pm Buy Tickets



Wednesday - January 30th



The General - 1:00 pm Buy Tickets
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Einhorn’s Classic Score) - 2:40 pm Buy Tickets
Blancanieves (Snow White) - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
Un Chien Andalou - 6:54 pm Free Screening
The Kid - 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
Metropolis - 9:00 pm Buy Tickets



Thursday - January 31th



The Kid - 1:15 pm Buy Tickets
Blancanieves (Snow White) - 2:45 pm Buy Tickets
The General - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
Metropolis - 6:30 pm Buy Tickets
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Utley & Gregory’s Electronica Score) - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets




WRCT Massive Movie Week

WRCT serves as one of the last bastions of free-form radio and a landmark of College Radio as a whole. This week serves as a visual companion to WRCT’s own Mass Music Weekend where we will be presenting our favorite musical artists on the big screen all week long!


Koyaanisqatsi

Takes us to locations all around the US and shows us the heavy toll that modern technology is having on humans and the earth. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and the exceptional music by Philip Glass. (1982)
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Purple Rain

A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. (1984)
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Stop Making Sense

A concert film documenting Talking Heads at the height of their popularity, on tour for their 1983 album "Speaking in Tongues." The band takes the stage one by one and is joined by a cadre of guest musicians for a career-spanning and cinematic performance that features creative choreography and visuals. (1984)
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The Blues Brothers

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together, and set out on their way—while getting in a bit of trouble here and there. (1980)
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UHF

The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming. (1989)
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Friday - February 1st



The Blues Brothers - 12:00 pm Buy Tickets
Purple Rain - 2:45 pm Buy Tickets
Stop Making Sense - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
The Blues Brothers - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
UHF - 9:45 pm Buy Tickets



Saturday - February 2nd



The Blues Brothers - 12:30 pm Buy Tickets
UHF - 3:20 pm Buy Tickets
Koyaanisqatsi - 5:40 pm Buy Tickets
Purple Rain - 7:40 pm Buy Tickets
Stop Making Sense - 10:00 pm Buy Tickets
Koyaanisqatsi - Midnight Buy Tickets



Sunday - February 3rd



UHF - 12:45 pm Buy Tickets
The Blues Brothers - 3:15 pm Buy Tickets
Purple Rain - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Stop Making Sense - 8:15 pm Buy Tickets



Monday - February 4th



The Blues Brothers - 2:15 pm Buy Tickets
Stop Making Sense - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
UHF - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Purple Rain - 9:20 pm Buy Tickets



Tuesday - February 5th



Stop Making Sense - 2:30 pm Buy Tickets
Purple Rain - 4:35 pm Buy Tickets
The Blues Brothers - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
UHF - 9:45 pm Buy Tickets



Wednesday - February 6th



The Blues Brothers - 2:20 pm Buy Tickets
UHF - 5:10 pm Buy Tickets
Stop Making Sense - 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
Purple Rain - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets



Thursday - February 7th



UHF - 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
The Blues Brothers - 4:20 pm Buy Tickets
Purple Rain - 7:10 pm Buy Tickets
Stop Making Sense - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets




Women Direct Horror

This week we would like to highlight some gems of the horror genre brought to us by the world’s Better-Half.


A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. (2014)
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Blood & Donuts

In 1994, in Toronto, the vampire Boya awakens from his twenty-five years of sleep in a basement hit by a golf ball. He takes a cab to the local cemetery, retrieves his belongings from a grave and lodges in a low budget hotel nearby an all-night donut shop. Boya does not drink human blood anymore but rats and pigeons blood instead. While in the donut shop, Boya befriends and protects the taxi driver Earl, who is having trouble with two criminals, and falls in love with the waitress Molly. Meanwhile, his former passion of 1969, Rita, who misses her lost youth, is trying to locate him. (1995)
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Office Killer

When Dorine Douglas' job as proofreader for Constant Consumer magazine is turned into an at-home position during a downsizing, she doesn't know how to cope. But after accidentally killing one of her co-workers, she discovers that murder can quench the loneliness of her home life, as a macabre office place forms in her basement, populated by dead co-workers. (1997)
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Pet Sematary

Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable. (1989)
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Raw

In Justine’s family everyone is a vet and a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a gifted teen ready to take on her first year in vet school, where her older sister also studies. There, she gets no time to settle: hazing starts right away. Justine is forced to eat raw meat for the first time in her life. Unexpected consequences emerge as her true self begins to form. (2016)
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The Remedial

An American Gothic ghost story that follows the story of Margaret, a pregnant woman living with and tending to her injured husband Roy in their Appalachian home. One evening, while sitting alone on her front porch, Margaret is visited by Esme, a sick young woman who became separated from her horse while riding east to visit relatives. The sympathetic Christian that she is, Margaret takes the young Esme into her home. However, in spite of her sickly nature, it soon becomes clear that there is more to Esme than meets the eye, and events start to occur that lead Margaret to fear for her own life and that of her unborn child. (2018)
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Friday - February 8st



Pet Sematary - 12:30 pm Buy Tickets
Raw - 2:45 pm Buy Tickets
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
Office Killer (w/ intro) - 7:15 pm Buy Tickets
Pet Sematary - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets



Saturday - February 9th



A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - 12:30 pm Buy Tickets
Pet Sematary - 2:45 pm Buy Tickets
Raw - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - 7:15 pm Buy Tickets
Blood & Donuts (ONE NIGHT ONLY!) - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets



Sunday - February 10th



Pet Sematary - 1:15 pm Buy Tickets
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - 3:40 pm Buy Tickets
The Remedial (ONE NIGHT ONLY!) - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Raw - 7:45 pm Buy Tickets



Monday - February 11th



Pet Sematary - 2:45 pm Buy Tickets
Raw - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - 7:15 pm Buy Tickets
Pet Sematary - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets



Tuesday - February 12th



Raw - 2:45 pm Buy Tickets
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
Pet Sematary - 7:15 pm Buy Tickets
Raw - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets



Wednesday - February 13th



Pet Sematary - 2:45 pm Buy Tickets
Raw - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - 7:15 pm Buy Tickets
Pet Sematary - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets



Thursday - February 14th



A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - 2:30 pm Buy Tickets
Pet Sematary - 4:45 pm Buy Tickets
Raw (w/ intro) - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets