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Classic Movies
The Mummy Returns (2001) (PG-13) 130 minutes
Tuesday September 4, 7:00pm and 10pm in 26-100
FREE! for new students (others pay full admission)
Ten years after the events of The Mummy, Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) is now married to Evelyn (Rachel Weisz), and the couple have settled in London, where they are raising their 9-year-old son Alex. When a chain of events finds the corpse of Imhotep resurrected in the British Museum, the mummy Imhotep walks the earth once more, determined to fulfill his quest for immortality. But another force has also been set loose in the born of the darkest rituals of ancient Egyptian mysticism, and even more powerful than Imhotep. When these two forces clash, the fate of the world will hang in the balance, sending the O'Connells on a desperate race to save the world from unspeakable evil, and rescue their son before it is too late. Rated PG-13 for action adventure and violence.
His Girl Friday (1940) 92 minutes
Friday September 7, at 7:30pm in 10-250
Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is the editor of a major Chicago newspaper. In addition to his usual set of problems, he must also deal with Hildy (Rosalind Russell) his ex-wife and star reporter's engagement. His web of lies in an attempt to win her back entangles everyone including Hildy's future mother in law.
Moulin Rouge! (2001) (PG-13) 127 minutes
Friday September 7, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday September 9, 7pm in 26-100
Christian (Ewan McGregor) a young writer, journeys to Paris in order to gain an audience for his writing. Before he knows it, a group of actors has fallen in with him and he's fallen in love with t beautiful courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman). As his writing and love grow and influence each other, he must also avoid a Duke who also loves Satine. The sound track contains an impressive array of songs written or performed by many popular artists, including a truly impressive love medley. Rated PG-13 for sexual content.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) (PG-13) 120 minutes
Saturday September 8, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday September 9, 10pm in 26-100
The theft of a famous sword sends Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) and Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) on a chase through Western China and some of the most stunning Martial Arts fight scenes ever filmed. As they pursue, the sword's thief comes of age and learns the consequences of their actions. Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and some sexuality.
Harvey (1950) (Not Rated) 104 minutes
Friday September 14, at 7:30pm in 10-250
Ever feel like you have a 6 foot tall invisible rabbit as a friend? Watch Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart) as his sister Vita attempts to have him committed, but ends up in the sanitarium herself.
Star Wars Marathon (Special Edition versions)
Friday September 14 at 7, 9:30, and midnight in 26-100
Saturday September 15 at 7, 9:30, and midnight in 26-100
Pay only $6 and watch Star Wars: A New Hope, then either stay and watch The Empire Strikes Back or come back to see it on Saturday or Sunday, then do the same for Return of the Jedi. Tickets for individual movies will not be sold on Friday or Saturday.

Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return Of The Jedi (Special Edition versions)
Sunday September 16 at 4, 7, and 10 in 26-100
(note the corrected times, the printed calendars are incorrect)

Come see any one of the movies for a $3 admission. Marathon tickets will not be sold on Sunday, but Marathon tickets from earlier in the weekend will be honored.
  • Star Wars: A New Hope (Special Edition) (1977) (PG) 125 minutes
    Friday September 14, at 7pm in 26-100
    Saturday September 15 at 7pm in 26-10
    Sunday September 16 at 4pm in 26-100 (corrected time)

    Come see the Special Edition of the movie that started it all. Watch as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) battle Darth Vader (David Prowse / James Earl Jones) and the forces of evil. And don't tell us you'd rather kiss a Wookie, we don't believe you. Rated PG for sci-fi violence and brief mild language.

  • The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) (1980) (PG) 124 minutes
    Friday September 14, at 9:30pm in 26-100
    Saturday September 15 at 9:30pm in 26-100
    Sunday September 16 at 7pm in 26-100 (corrected time)

    As a Jedi Night to train, Luke Skywalker returns. A Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz) train him, he will. Skywalker's friends, pursued by Darth Vader, they are. Help them, will he? Forget his training, will he? Fall to the dark side, will he? forget how to talk normally will I? PG rated, for sci-fi action violence.

  • Return of the Jedi (Special Edition) (1983) (PG) 134 minutes
    Friday September 14, at midnight in 26-100
    Saturday September 15 at midnight in 26-100
    Sunday September 16 at 10pm in 26-100 (corrected time)

    Luke Skywalker returns as a Jedi Night to once again fight the evil forces of the Empire, Darth Vader, and the Emperor himself. Can he, the rebels and a bunch of little fury creatures defeat the new Death Star, or will he fall to the dark side of the force? Oh, come on, this is a Star Wars movie, what do you think is going to happen?

How to Steal a Million (1966) (Not Rated) 123 minutes
Friday September 21, at 7:30pm in 10-250
A young woman enlists the help of a detective to recover a sculpture that her father, a dealer in phony art, sold to a Paris museum for fear that it will be uncovered as a hoax.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) (R) 98 minutes
Friday September 21, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday September 23, 7pm in 26-100
This is the story of 365 days in the life of one single British woman in her 30's who works in the publishing industry. She gains 74 pounds (and loses 72), smokes over 5,000 cigarettes, has an affair she might regret, and does other things people do, including going to parties where married friends by the bus-load worry about her state of "Singleton".
Blow (2001) (R) 124 minutes
Saturday September 22, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday September 23, 10pm in 26-100
Blow is a high-velocity look at George Jung's spectacular rise and fall - based on the true story of how powder cocaine turned into America's biggest drug problem and how one man from the blue-collar suburbs became the 35 billion dollar a year conduit to the Colombian cartels.
A Knight's Tale (2001) (PG-13) 132 minutes
Friday September 28, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday September 30, 7pm in 26-100
When his master meets an untimely demise, a young English squire (Ledger) in 14th century France takes his identity, working his way up the jousting circuit, earning nobility that should be impossible for someone not nobly born.
A.I. (2001) (PG-13) 145 minutes
Saturday September 29, 7pm and 10:30pm in 26-100
Sunday September 30, 10pm in 26-100
Sometime in the future of the 21st century, Man has found new friends in A.I., in the form of robots that are used for a variety of functions. This story is about a boy robot, David, and the emotional journey he makes toward becoming... something more.
Twelve O'Clock High (1949) (Not Rated) 132 minutes
Friday October 5, at 7:30pm in 10-250
In this story of the early days of daylight bombing raids over Germany, General Frank Savage must take command of a "hard luck" bomber group. Much of the story deals with his struggle to whip his group into a disciplined fighting unit in spite of heavy losses, and withering attacks by German fighters over their targets. At first encountering resistance, Savage eventually shows the pilots how to take pride in their unit and serve above and beyond the standards of the Army Air Corps. Actual combat footage is used in this tense war drama.
Pearl Harbor (2001) (PG-13) 182 minutes
Friday October 5, 6pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday October 7, 6pm and 10pm in 26-100
The classic story of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is told through the eyes of two boyhood friends, now serving as officers in the Army Air Corps. Rafe (Ben Affleck) is an energetic young pilot who is selected to fly with the British in Europe before America enters the war. After Rafe is shot down and presumed killed, however, Danny (Josh Hartnett) comforts Rafe's former lover, Evelyn, and the two draw closer. But, when Rafe turns up alive, the two former friends become enemies, and it is through the turmoil of Pearl Harbor that the two may reconcile their differences. Rated PG-13 for sustained intense war sequences, images of wounded, brief sensuality and some language.
An Evening with Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, and Peter David
Saturday October 6 in Kresge Auditorium
Peter David, Harlan Ellison, and Neil Gaiman are a trio of hugely popular authors whose most-recognized works include the Sandman comics, Babylon 5, best-selling Star Trek novel Imzadi, and original script for the legendary Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever".
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Mulholland Drive (2001) (R) 146 minutes
Tuesday October 9, at 8:00pm in 26-100 (Addition to printed calendar)
A woman (Herring) is abandoned on Mulholland Drive, following a car accident, suffering from amnesia. She makes her way to an apartment where she meets an aspiring actress (Watts) who helps her put the pieces of her life, and the mystery of it all, back together. Elsewhere, other stories and characters weave into this ensemble piece, including a director (Theroux) with mobster problems, and a man whose dream comes true... (Michael J. Anderson plays a studio executive; Ann Miller plays the manager of the apartment complex). Rated R for violence, language and some strong sexuality. Tickets at 6pm in Lobby 16.
The Great Escape (1963) (Not Rated) 169 minutes
Friday October 12, at 7:30pm in 10-250
The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security "escape-proof" camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Their leader decides to try to break out all seventy or so of them at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure, as they use boats, trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe while dodging the German Gestapo. Based on a true story.
Tomb Raider (2001) (PG-13) 100 minutes
Friday October 12, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday October 14, 7pm in 26-100
Based on the popular video game series, Tomb Raider features the adventures of Lara Croft, an antiquities hunter-for-hire. She travels to exotic locales in search of treasures and artifacts in the catacombs of ancient tombs and ruins remaining from age-old empires. A female Indiana Jones, Croft's expeditions are always chock full of action, danger, intrigue, suspense and her omnipresent knack for defying death in tight outfits.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) (PG) 95 minutes
Saturday October 13, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday October 14, 10pm in 26-100
It's 1914 and Milo Thatch (Michael J Fox), grandson of the great Thaddeus Thatch works in the boiler room of a museum. He knows that Atlantis was real, and he can get there if he has the mysterious Shephards journal, which can guide him to Atlantis. But he needs someone to fund a voyage. His employer thinks he's dotty, and refuses to fund any crazy idea. He returns home to his apartment and finds a woman there. She takes him to Preston B. Whitmore, an old friend of his Grandfathers. He gives him the shepherds journal, a submarine and a 5 star crew. They travel through the Atlantic ocean, face a large lobster called the Leviathan, and finally get to Atlantis. But does the Atlantis crew have a lust for discovery, or something else? Rated PG for action violence.
LSC and the Ford Nobel Laureate Series Present
"The Philosophy of Conflict Resolution" with Peace Prize Winner John Hume
Monday October 15, at 7pm in Kresge Auditorium
Mr. Hume is a member of the British and European Parliaments, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for "... efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland."

The lecture is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. In cooperation with the MIT Lecture Series Committee, Graduate Student Council, Undergraduate Association, Community Services Office, and the Office of the Chancellor.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) (Not Rated) 101 minutes
Friday October 19, at 7:30pm in 10-250
When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto, to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a cowardly lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.
Evolution (2001) (PG-13) 101 minutes
Friday October 19, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday October 21, 7pm in 26-100
Chaos breaks out when a meteor crashes on Earth, bearing one-celled organisms. The problem is that they begin evolving at a pace much faster than what happened on our world. Changes that took billions of years happen in one month. As the film starts, they're kept within the confines of a cave, but what's going to happen when they get out?
Shrek (2001) (PG) 89 minutes
Saturday October 20, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday October 21, 10pm in 26-100
Shrek (Myers) is a cynical, no-nonsense ogre whose swamp has been overrun by annoying fairy tale creatures. He sets out to save his home and along the way, is befriended by a wise-cracking donkey (Murphy), sent to slay a fire-breathing dragon and save a beautiful princess (Diaz) with a deep, dark secret. In the end, Shrek learns to love and be loved.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) (Not Rated) 120 minutes
Friday October 26, at 7:30pm in 10-250
Alfred Hitchcock brings us the story of Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart), his wife Jo (Doris Day), and their son Hank. They are on a touring holiday of Africa when they meet the mysterious Louis Bernard on a bus. The next day Bernard is murdered in the local marketplace, but before he dies he manages to reveal details of an assassination about to take place in London. Fearing that their plot will be revealed, the assassins kidnap Hank in order to keep the McKenna's silent. Ben and Jo go to London and take matters into their own hands.
Kiss of the Dragon (2001) (R) 98 minutes
Friday October 26, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday October 28, 7pm in 26-100
Martial arts and cinema action superstar Jet Li and visionary filmmaker Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element) join forces. Li plays Liu Jiuan, China's top government agent, who arrives in Paris from Shanghai to carry out a sensitive, top-secret mission. Liu is in Paris to assist Richard, an unorthodox police officer with a small army to back him up. The mission goes horribly wrong, as the man Liu had come to help betrays him. Liu becomes trapped in a vast and deadly conspiracy -- accused of murder he didn't commit, and on the run in a city he doesn't know. With nowhere to turn, Liu is thrown together with an American woman, Jessica (Bridget Fonda), who Richard has forced into prostitution. As Jessica and Liu go up against the cunning and ruthless adversary who set their respective traps in motion, Liu makes a promise to Jessica that could compromise his career -- and even his life. Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality, and drug content.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) (PG-13) 106 minutes
Saturday October 27, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday October 28, 10pm in 26-100
In the year 2065, the next great assault against an invading race of phantom-like aliens is about to be launched. Dr. Aki Ross, a brilliant young scientist, races to find the invaders' secrets. In addition to trying to save the planet, she must also save herself, since her body has been infected by alien particles. She teams up with the prestigious Deep Eyes military squadron, led by her old friend Grey Edwards. But as Grey, Aki, and her mentor Dr. Sid work toward a peaceful end, the scheming General Hein devises a plot to eradicate the aliens in one swift, destructive blow ... even if it destroys the Earth right along with them. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
Nosferatu (1922) (Not Rated) 75 min
Friday November 2, at 7:30pm in 10-250
See the film that inspired Malkovich's recent Shadow of the Vampire which takes place on the scene of Nosferatu. Nosferatu is an unauthorized production of Bram Stoker's work with enough preserved to recognize, but enough changed to be legal (names changed to protect the innocent?). Count Orlok's move to Bremen brings the plague traceable to his dealings with the realtor Thomas Hutter, and the Count's obsession with Hutter's wife, Ellen the only one with the power to end the evil.

Co-sponsored by MISTI Germany
America's Sweethearts (2001) (PG-13) 102 minutes
Friday November 2, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday November 4, 7pm in 26-100
After they've broken up, a married movie star couple (John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones) still have to go out and promote the movie they made together while they were in love, even though they now hate each other. To keep the junket from falling apart when the print of their film doesn't show up, the film's publicist (Billy Crystal) tries to divert attention by concocting the story of the couple's reunion, that everything's still hunky-dory between them... when in fact, the actor is actually in love with his wife's formerly fat assistant (Julia Roberts), and the actress has found a new beau named Hector (Hank Azaria). Rated PG-13 for language, some crude and sexual humor.
Jurassic Park III (2001) (PG-13) 92 minutes
Saturday November 3, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday November 4, 10pm in 26-100
Anxious to fund research for his new theory of velociraptor intelligence, renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) is persuaded by a wealthy adventurer (William H. Macy) and his wife (Tea Leoni) to accompany them on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna. This infamous island, once InGen's site B, has become both a primordial breeding ground for John Hammond's magnificent creations and a magnet for thrill-seekers eager to encounter them. When a tragic accident maroons the party of seven, Grant discovers the true reason his deceptive hosts have invited him along. In their perilous attempt to escape with their lives, the dwindling group encounters terrifying new creatures undisclosed by InGen, and Grant is forced to learn the dreadful implications of his raptor intelligence.


Wednesday November 7, at 8:00pm in 26-100

La Regle du jeu
aka: The Rules of the Game (1939)
(Not Rated) 110 minutes
Friday November 9, at 7:30pm in 10-250
Andre Jurieux has flown over the Atlantic to set up a new record. When he arrives in Paris he is very sad about the fact that his lover, Christine, isn't there. His friend Octave persuades him to remain reasonable, and arranges for him to be invited to the great hunt at the residence of Christine's husband, the Marquis de la Chesnaye. Also invited is the Marquis' lover Genevive. Things spiral out of control rapidly when various players start to discover each others' roles, or mistake each others' identities.

Co-sponsored by MISTI France
Planet of the Apes (2001) (PG-13) 119 minutes
Friday November 9, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday November 11, 7pm in 26-100
It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a "routine" reconnaissance mission, but an abrupt detour through a space time worm-hole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade (Tim Roth) and his most trusted warrior Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan). Now the race is on to reach a sacred temple within the planet's Forbidden Zone to discover the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the key to its future. Rated PG-13 for some sequences of action/violence.
Legally Blonde (2001) (PG-13) 96 minutes
Saturday November 10, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday November 11, 10pm in 26-100
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner (Matthew Davis) from popping the question: Elle is too blonde. Growing up across the street from Aaron Spelling might mean something in LA, but nothing to Warner's East-Coast blue blood family. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. But law school is a far cry from the comforts of the mall and her pool. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities everyday.
MISTI Foreign TBA 3


Friday November 16, at 7:30pm in 10-250

American Pie 2 (2001) (R) 105 minutes
Friday November 16, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday November 18, 7pm in 26-100
After a year apart - attending different schools, meeting different people - the guys rent a beach house and vow to make this the best summer ever. As it turns out, whether this happens or not has a lot to do with the girls. Between the wild parties, outrageous revelations and a trip to band camp, they discover that times change and people change, but in the end, it's all about sticking together. Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drinking.
Rush Hour 2 (2001) (PG-13) 90 minutes
Saturday November 17, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday November 18, 10pm in 26-100
Chief Inspector Lee of the Hong Kong Police and LAPD detective James Carter go to Hong Kong on a much-needed vacation, where Carter is looking forward to discovering the city for the first time. But when they arrive, they discover a bomb has exploded in the American Embassy, killing two U.S. customs agents who had been investigating a counterfeiting ring. The Hong Kong police suspect that a Triad called Ricky Tan is behind the blast and put Lee on the case. Inspector Lee is assigned to crack the case, much to the chagrin of Carter who is annoyed as he feels his vacation slipping away, While for Lee the case is personal -- Tan was once his father's police partner and played a direct role in his death. The two cops set off in pursuit of Tan, but this time around it is Detective Carter who is a fish out of water, and Lee now has the chance to teach him some lessons. But of course, as the pair chase Tan from Hong Kong to Los Angeles and beyond, Carter has a few things to teach the locals as well.
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Spy Game (2001) (R) ?? minutes
Tuesday November 20, at 8:00pm in 26-100 (Addition to printed calendar)
There was a time when CIA operative Nathan Muir (Robert Redford) and his protege Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt) were inseparable, travelling the world and tasting everything it had to offer ... from Vietnam to Berlin to Beirut. In a profession fraught with danger and uncertainty, Muir and Bishop forged an uncommonly close friendship based on mutual respect and affection.

But that was years ago. . .

Now, on the brink of his retirement from the agency, Muir learns that Bishop has gone rogue. His one-time protege has been jailed in Beijing on espionage charges after attempting to break a prisoner out of China. Years of bad blood and hurt feelings are washed away in a flood of memories of adventures shared by the two men as Muir takes on his most dangerous - and personal - mission ever. Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality. Tickets at 6pm in Lobby 16.

MISTI Foreign TBA 4


Friday November 30, at 7:30pm in 10-250

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) (PG) 91 minutes
Friday November 30, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday December 2, 7pm in 26-100
The Monty Python team's best known movie follows King Arthur and his knights in their search for the Holy Grail. This isn't your average medieval knights and horses story - for a start, due to a shortage in the kingdom, all the horses have been replaced by servants clopping coconuts together!
The Score (2001) (R) 123 minutes
Saturday December 1, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday December 2, 10pm in 26-100
Nick Wells (Robert De Niro), a professional criminal, decides to leave the business for good, since he nearly got caught on his last job. His plan is to live in peace with his girl Diane (Angela Basset), running his Montreal jazz club NYC. Soon Max (Marlon Brando), his good friend and financial partner in the illegal affairs, comes along with an offer Nick can't refuse: A historical and priceless French scepter has been discovered while being smuggled into the country. It is now under massive surveillance in the Montreal Customs House, and soon to be returned to France. Nick has to team up with Max's man inside, the young, talented and aggressive thief Jack Teller (Edward Norton) to get the precious item, and suffer no more financial problems ever. Only one question remains: Who will trick whom out of their share? Rated R for language.
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Not Another Teen Movie (2001) (R) ?? minutes
Wednesday December 5, at 7:00pm in 26-100 (Addition to printed calendar)
This spoof of teen movies has all of the ingredients, including, the popular jock, the nasty cheerleader, the foreign exchange student, the undercover reporter, the desperate virgin, the token black guy and more. Rated R for strong crude sexual content and humor, language and some drug content.
Tickets at 6pm in Lobby 16.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) (G) 144 minutes
Friday December 7, at 7:30pm in 10-250
In 1941 the Japanese are at odds with the United States on a number of issues which they are attempting to resolve via their Washington embassy. In case this diplomacy fails, the military is hatching plans for a surprise early Sunday morning air attack on the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor. American intelligence is breaking the Japanese diplomatic messages but few high-ups are prepared to believe that an attack is likely, let alone where or how it might come.
Memento (2001)


The Princess Diaries (2001) (G) 114 minutes
Friday December 7, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday December 9, 7pm in 26-100
A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl (Anne Hathaway) being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country. It turns out that her long-absent father was, unbeknownst to her, the crown prince of Genovia and has recently passed away. She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen or stepping up to the throne. While Mia makes up her mind, she's pressed into taking princess lessons from her grandmother (Julie Andrews).
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) (R) 99 minutes
Saturday December 8, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Sunday December 9, 10pm in 26-100
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a tale of adventure on the open road. When Dante and Randal (of Clerks fame) get a restraining order to keep the punchy Jay and his hetero life-mate, Silent Bob, from selling drugs in front of the Quick Stop convenience store, their lives are suddenly empty. They find new purpose when their friend, Brodie, informs them a movie is being made featuring two infamous characters based on their likenesses. After visiting one of the creators of the Bluntman and Chronic, Holden McNeil, they set out to get what fat movie cash they deserve and hopefully put an end to people slandering them on the Internet. Along the way, they learn the rules of the road from a hitchhiking George Carlin, ride with a group of gorgeous jewel thieves, and incur the wrath of a hapless wildlife marshal for liberating an orangutan named Suzanne. The quest takes them from New Jersey to Hollywood where a showdown involving the police, the jewel thieves, and the Bluntman and Chronic filmmakers will decide the fate of Suzanne, Jay, Silent Bob, and their good names. Rated R for nonstop crude and sexual humor, pervasive strong language, and drug content.
The Others (2001)


Ghost World (2001) (R) 111 minutes
Thursday December 13, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Saturday December 15, 7pm in 26-100
Ultra-hip and cynical best friends Enid (Thora Birch) and Becky (Scarlett Johansson) face an uncertain future after graduating from high school. Their seemingly endless list of possibilities for life together after high school shrinks alarmingly as Becky takes a job at a coffeehouse and Enid heads to college to become an art student in this quirky drama based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes. Rated R for strong language and some sexual content.
Rat Race (2001) (PG-13) 112 minutes
Friday December 14, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Saturday December 15, 10pm in 26-100
A group of billionaires led by a Las Vegas casino owner (John Cleese) search for things to bet on. They decide to pull a group of six strangers together to race from Vegas to Silver City, NM to retrieve $2 million hidden in a locker. The first one there gets all of the money. The first team is two addled brothers (Seth Green and Vince Vieluf) who end up in a hot air balloon chase into a monster truck competition. The second team is an estranged mother (Whoopi Goldberg) reunited with her daughter (Lanai Chapman), who is struggling to start a business. They face an insane squirrel-selling woman (Kathy Bates) and steal a rocket car scheduled for an attempt at the land speed record. A hated NFL referee (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is stranded in the desert by an irate cabbie (Paul Rodriguez) and hijacks a bus load of Lucille Ball look-alikes on the way to a convention. The Jewish family man (Jon Lovitz) on a family vacation joins the race without telling his wife (Kathy Najimy) why they are rushing across the country. A narcoleptic Italian (Rowan Atkinson) gets a ride with an ambulance driver (Wayne Knight), who is carting a human heart for a transplant. The final race member (Breckin Meyer) is a straight-laced future lawyer who at first declines to participate in the race, but re-thinks his position after he meets a smart and beautiful, but slightly unstable woman (Amy Smart) who is flying a helicopter to New Mexico. Dave Thomas also appears as Cleese's humorless attorney. Rated PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor, partial nudity and language.

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