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$7 tickets, theater opens 30 minutes before the screening.

The Blues Brothers (1980)

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John Landis · 133m · DCP

A Night Owls Event, with Professors Agnes Callard and Daniel Morgan. Free with Night Owls QR Code Sign-in.

Newly released ex-con Jake Blues reunites with his brother Elwood, and the titular Blues Brothers embark on a mission to raise enough money to save their childhood orphanage. Jake and Elwood set out to bring their old band back together, but the process is not without obstacles: the brothers careen around Chicago in a chaotic frenzy of explosive car chases, trains that come a little too close for comfort, and a bevy of enemies including the police.

6:30PM Monday, September 25th

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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Charles Laughton · 92m · DCP

A diabolical traveling preacher marries a gullible widow, hoping to pocket the $10,000 hidden away by her late husband. Set in the Depression-era South, The Night of the Hunter follows her children as they flee their stepfather by starlight. Equal parts horror, comedy, and fantasy, The Night of the Hunter echoes tropes of silent film with striking shadowplay and an unforgettable performance by 61-year-old Lillian Gish.

7:00PM Tuesday, September 26th

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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Ang Lee · 120m · 35mm

One of the most acclaimed films of the 21st-century, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon follows a stolen mystical sword and two warriors’ (Chow Yun-fat and Michelle Yeoh) quest to retrieve it. Grand in its scope and mesmerizing in its execution—in part due to Yuen Woo-Ping’s intricate, masterfully-crafted fight choreography—Ang Lee’s film is an enthralling visual experience not to be missed.

7:00PM Wednesday, September 27th

The Social Network (2010)

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David Fincher · 120m · DCP

Whether prescient or dated, we aren’t exactly sure. 2000s bright-eyed Zuckerberg collides with David Fincher’s cinematic sleekness and Sorkin’s verbose pizzazz. The Social Network dissects social media's birth at a microcosmic level: a who’s who of dorky college dropouts and deadbeats opening the Pandora’s box that would become Facebook. Ideal for freshmen entering college life, the movie features a killer score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

7:00PM Thursday, September 28th

God Told Me To (1976)

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Larry Cohen · 91m · DCP

A series of mass shootings and murders carried out by seemingly unconnected people all claiming God told them to are investigated by New York City detective Peter Nicholas. Shit spirals out of control as Nicholas’ childhood is put into question and possibly related to the incidents. Larry Cohen creates a tense thriller that incorporate science-fiction and horror elements, all against the backdrop of the bustle of 70s NYC—with an Andy Kaufman cameo.

9:30PM Thursday, September 28th

Harold and Maude (1971)

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Hal Ashby · 91m · 35mm

Harold is a morose young man whose obsession with death is distasteful to his wealthy socialite mother. When he meets Maude, a 79-year-old free spirit who lives life to the fullest—even in spite of the law—the two strike up an odd friendship and a deep affection. Both a black comedy and an innocent romance, Harold and Maude highlights love that exists between members of society’s strange and outcast, with a classic soundtrack by Cat Stevens.

7:00PM Friday, September 29th

Taxi Driver (1976)

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Martin Scorsese · 114m · 35mm

Disturbed insomniac Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) roams the grimy underbelly of 70s New York City as a taxi driver, taking chagrined notice of what he sees as repulsive social decay. Between visits to porn theaters, noting down witticisms in his diary, and an obsessive infatuation with a campaign volunteer (Cybill Shepard), Bickle becomes fixated on purging social ills by means of rescuing adolescent sex worker Iris (Jodie Foster) from her sinister pimp.

4:00PM Saturday, September 30th· 3:00PM Sunday, October 1st

La La Land (2016)

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Damien Chazelle · 128m · DCP

And this one’s for the fools who dream. Over the years, La La Land has garnered quite the reputation, whether for its iconic dance sequences, accolades, or the infamous Best Picture snafu. This dazzling musical drama centers Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), two determined souls looking to achieve their dreams in the city of stars. A story of both enchantment and heartache, La La Land is the perfect love letter to the road to stardom.

7:00PM Saturday, September 30th

El grito (1968)

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Leobardo López Aretche · 104m · Digital

A rare visual artifact of the Tlatelolco massacre, El grito remained unreleased in Mexico for fifty years, becoming a touchstone of censorship during the reign of the PRI party. A glimpse into the final hours of peaceful protest, music, and an ominous police presence, this documentary captures the leadup to the largest flash point in Mexican politics following the revolution. El grito is only now becoming recognized as a significant record of Mexico’s darkest moment.

Film provided by Filmoteco UNAM. Introduced by Prof. Tom Ginsburg of the Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression. Discussion with Professors Mauricio Tenorio (History) and Tom Ginsburg (Law) after the screening. There will be food sponsored by the Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression and the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse

6:30PM Sunday, October 1st

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