LSC Summer 1996 Schedule
All movies are at 8pm in 26-100.
- June 21
- Presumed Innocent (1990)
When a young and beautiful lawyer (Greta Scacchi) is brutally
murdered, fellow public prosecutor (Harrison Ford) becomes the prime
suspect. A tense and slightly erotic legal mystery with a truly
surprising ending. Also stars Bonnie Bedelia, Brian Dennehy, Raul
Julia, and Paul Winfield. 127m
- June 22
- Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1980)
This classic example of the film noir style of cinematography has been
vaunted by critics for ages as the "most visionary masterpiece of its
era." In addition to Director John De Bello's masterful lighting
technique, the angst-ridden performances given by Benita Barton and
Lydia Hannibal chill you to the bone. A cult classic, this movie
spawned numerous sequels which "pale in comparison." 87m
- June 28
- Singin' in the Rain (1952)
When sound first came to the movies, the careers of some Hollywood
stars were ruined due to terrible voices. Gene Kelly is in trouble
because his beautiful leading lady (Jean Hagen) is not only the
original "dumb blond" but also has a voice that could shred glass.
Enter Debbie Reynolds to save the day. Also stars Donald O'Connor
with a wonderful cameo by Cyd Charisse. 102m.
- June 29
- The Lawnmower Man (1992)
A scientist (Pierce Brosnan) begins using Virtual Reality experiments
to attempt to increase the intelligence of Jobe (Jeff Fahey), a simple
gardener. With the combination of Virtual Reality and various
learning drugs, Jobe's intellect progresses beyond any expectations,
and beyond the scientist's control. Based on a short story by Stephen
- July 6
- Repo Man (1984)
This cult classic stars Emilio Estevez as Otto, a guy with an attitude
problem. He's introduced to the repossession business and finds it an
excellent opportunity to throw fun and work together. This film has
everything: action, comedy, classic quotes, governmental coverups,
mystery, UFO's, and romance (of a sort). 92m.
- July 12
- Alien (1979)
When the crew of a deep space mining mission is awakened from
hypersleep, they discover a signal from a nearby planet. Required by
their contract to investigate, they approach and too late, discover
it's a warning, not a distress call. When the ship takes aboard an
unexpected visitor, the crew fins themselves figthing for their lives.
Stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, and Ian Holm. 117m.
- July 13
- The Firm (1993)
A young, brilliant lawyer (Tom Cruise) gets the job of his dreams at a
prestigious Memphis law firm. He soon realizes, however, that the
firm may not be all that he bargained for. Based on the best- selling
novel by John Grisham, The Firm also features Gene Hackman, Wilford
Brimley, and Holly Hunter in her Oscar-nominated performance.
- July 19
- Aliens (1986)
Ripley's back and this time it's war. When Ripley returns home, she
discovers that the planet where they encountered the Alien has been
colonized. Initially, the company representative is skeptical of her
claims, but when contact is lost with the colonies, they send her and
a troop of earthy Marines to save the day. Written and directed by
James Cameron starring Sigorney Weaver and Paul Reiser. 137m.
- July 20
- Raising Arizona (1987)
Nicholas Cage is H.I. McDonnough, a habitual convenience store robber
who is always getting caught. He meets Edwina (Holly Hunter), a
police officer, while being booked, and the next time he's paroled, he
proposes to her. When Edwina discovers she's unable to bear children,
a scheme hatches, and Nathan Arizona, Jr. gets the ride of hes life.
With the Coen Brother's unique visual style, this movie keeps the
viewer off balance with bizarre twists.
- July 26
- Alien 3 (1992)
Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) crash-lands on a mining planet inhabited by
convicts and discovers that she has brough an alien with her. 115m.
- July 27
- Death and the Maiden (1994)
In this absorbing meditaion on the limits of revenge, Paulina Escobar
(Sigourney Weaver) subjects Dr. Roberto Miranda (Ben Kingsly)--a
seemingly innocent vistor--to her isolated sea-side house to an
all-night trial to see if Miranda is actually the monstrous person who
tortured her under the country's former regime. 102m.
- August 2
- Little Women (1994)
The latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's story about four
daughters of a chaplain in the Union army. The movie takes them
through late childhood and into early womanhood in the 1800's.
Starring Winona Ryder, Susan Surandon, Gabriel Byrne, Kirsten Dunst,
and Eric Stoltz.
- August 3
- Silverado (1985)
Two brothers (Scott Glenn and Kevin Costner) are riding out to
Silverado on their way to California. Along the way, they are
joined by Kevin Kline and Danny Glover. Also stars John Cleese,
Rosanna Arquette, Brian Dennehy, Linda Hunt, and Jeff Goldblum.
- August 9
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Steven Spielberg's 1982 classic about an alien who gets lost on earth.
ET, the extraterrestrial, befriends a little boy in order to return
home again. Music by John Williams. 115m.
- August 10
- An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Richard Gere suffers through Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School
with a little assistance from Debra Winger. Also stars Louis Gossett,
- August 16
- Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture for 1988. Based on the novel
by Heloise, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," this film stars Glenn Close
and John malkovich as two jaded French aristocrats who live for games
of sexual politics. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Keanu Reeves,
and Uma Thurman. 120m.
- August 17
- El Mariachi (1992)
The prequel to Desperado, El Mariachi is the story of a guitarist who
encounters trouble in Mexico. Directed by Robert Rodriguez.
- August 29
- Clueless (1995)
Alicia Silverstone stars in this surprisingly entertaining and
intelligent parody of life as a teenager in Berverly Hills. The film
follows the pretty, popular, "clueless" Silverstone as she plays
matchmaker, does makeovers, and looks for a love of her own. Based on
the novel Emma by Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and
- August 30
- Mortal Kombat (1995)
Based on the video game, Mortal Kombat takes place at a martial arts
tournament where the Thunder God tries to keep the evil sorcerer Shang
Tsung from taking over the world.
- August 31
- The Blues Brothers (1980)
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd bring their roles as the Blues Brothers
from classic Saturday Night Live to the big screen in this film
directed by John Landis. Jake and Elwood try to reunite the band
while dodging police, Nazis, and a country band. With such musical
guests as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, and James Brown,
this movie showcases the nearly lost art of the Blues. 133m.
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