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 King. 108m.
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. 132m.
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, Jr. 126m.
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 Prejudice).
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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