LSC Weekly Schedule

LSC Events for Wednesday, November 12 through Tuesday, November 18

Friday, November 14 and Sunday, November 16
The Pillow Book (1995) Director Peter Greenaway's latest film follows dilettante writer Nagiko (Vivian Woo) as she uses her lover (Ewan McGregor) and his skill at calligraphy to exact revenge on the wealthy publisher who humiliated her father. Sex and literature merge in a way they haven't since Goldie Hawn danced on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.
120 min, rated NC-17
7 & 10pm on 11/14 in 26-100
4:00pm on 11/16 in 26-100

Friday, November 14
The Great Escape (1963) When the Nazis gather their most rebellious and resourceful Allied prisoners in a new "escape-proof" prison, an ambitious escape plan is hatched that yields one of the best WWII comic adventure films made. Loosely based on a true story, and featuring a rousing Elmer Bernstein score as well as several spectacular action sequences. Starring Sir Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, James Donald, James Garner, Gordon Jackson, David McCallum, Steve McQueen, Donald Pleasence, and Ulrich Beiger.
169 min, rated PG
6:30pm in 10-250

Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16
Shall We Dance? (1997) Middle-aged Tokyo salaryman Shohei (Koji Yakusho) takes up ballroom dancing in the pursuit of the beautiful teacher Mai (Tamiyo Kusakari). Meanwhile, Shohei's neglected wife hires a pair of detectives who lead her into the midst of Shohei's secret life. This Japanese success catches the grace of the old RKO musicals, but it also doesn't spare the gutsy humor that made those old films appeal to the flesh as well as the spirit.
118 min, rated PG
7 & 10pm on 11/15 in 26-100
7:00pm on 11/16 in 26-100

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