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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) (R) 133 minutes
Friday January 11, 8pm in 26-100
Saturday January 12, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Milos Forman's 5 academy award-winning adaptation of Ken Kesey's acclaimed 1962 novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a satire set among the patients and workers in a mental institution. It tells the story (narrated by an inmate) of an energetic con man who seeks institutionalization as a means of escaping the rigors of a prison work farm. Before long, in order to reduce the sexual and emotional impotence of the men at the institution, he begins to challenge the dictatorial Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher, Best Actress 1975), irrevocably altering the destiny of those in the ward. The story is made up of a series of skirmishes between McMurphy (Jack Nicholson Best Actor 1975) and Big Nurse. McMurphy becomes a hero, changing the life of the inmates, but pays with a lobotomy which turns him into a vegetable. Bromden, the narrator, performes the final act by smothering McMurphy with a pillow and running away to freedom.

Ken Kesey died on November 10th, 2001, and LSC shows this film in tribute to his memory. (2001) (R) 107 minutes
Friday January 18, 8pm in 26-100
Saturday January 19, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Friends since high school, 20-somethings Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman have an idea: a Web site for people to conduct business with municipal governments. This documentary tracks the rise and fall of from May of 1999 to December of 2000, and the trials the business brings to the relationship of these best friends. Kaleil raises the money, Tom's the technical chief. A third partner wants a buy out; girlfriends come and go; Tom's daughter needs attention. And always the need for cash and for improving the site. Venture capital comes in by the millions. Kaleil is on C-SPAN, CNN, and magazine covers. Will the business or the friendship crash first? Rated R for language.
Sci Fi Marathon 2002
Saturday January 26, at 6pm in 26-100

Sci Fi Marathon Feature Replay
Sunday January 27, Gattaca at 7pm in 26-100
Sunday January 27, X-Men at 10pm in 26-100
Marathon admission is $6, dropping to $3 after Galaxy Quest.
Replay features will each be the standard admission of $3.
  • Short: Wizard of Speed and Time (1988)

    This is the short Mike Jittlov makes over the course of his full length movie by the same name. You won't believe how much one man can accomplish through patience and stop-motion camera effects.
  • X-Men (2000) (PG-13) 104 minutes
    Saturday January 26, at 6:20pm in 26-100
    Sunday January 27, at 10pm in 26-100

    In the near future, where children are being born with a special X-Factor in their genes, giving them special powers, and making them "mutants", the seeds of a new Holocaust are being sewn by Senator Robert Kelly (Bruce Davison). The situation brings fellow mutants and former friends Erik Lehnsherr (Ian McKellen), a.k.a. Magneto, and Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) into opposition. While Xavier seeks to stop the hatred toward mutants peacefully, Magneto seeks to even things out, with a machine that would speed up the mutation process in all humans, making everyone equal. To stop Magneto, Xavier brings together a special group of mutants called "X-Men". In the meantime, 2 mysterious mutants, one named Logan (Hugh Jackman), a powerful and agressive mutant with no past, no memories, and a young girl named Rogue (Anna Paquin) emerge. Their quests for identities eventually land them in the sights of Xavier and Magneto, but for what purpose? Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.

  • Break to order Pizza (8:10pm)

  • Star Trek Episode: City on the Edge of Forever (1967)

    Written by HArlan Ellison (speaker at LSC lecture last semester). Stardate 3134.0: McCoy accidentally receives an overdose of cordrazine as the Enterprise encounters turbulence. He beams down to an unexplored world where he enters a time-travel device known as the Guardian of Forever and changes history in the 1930s. Kirk and Spock also return to the 30s, where Kirk falls in love with peace activist Edith Keeler. When McCoy is finally located, Kirk must allow history to run its course, resulting in Edith's death, or he will leave history altered irrevocably, with no chance of returning to the future or the Enterprise.
  • Pizza Break / Recent trailers (9:00pm)

  • Short: Grinning Evil Death (1990) (9:45pm)

    A blood-spattered tale of modern day pest control. A twisted little cartoon about a boy who becomes a superhero and fights off a giant Metal bug from space.
  • Galaxy Quest (1999) (PG) 102 minutes
    Saturday January 26, at 10:00pm in 26-100

    Eighteen years after their sci-fi adventure show "Galaxy Quest" was cancelled, actors Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver), Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman), Tommy Webber (Daryl Mitchell), and Fred Kwan (Tony Shalhoub) are making apperances at sci-fi conventions and store openings in costume and character. They're wallowing in despair and at each other's throats until aliens known as Thermians arrive and, having mistook the show for fact and consequently modeling their entire culture around it, take them into space to save them from the genocidal General Sarris and his armada. Rated PG for some action violence, mild language and sensuality.

  • Short: George Lucas in Love (1999) (11:50pm)

    A spoof of Shakespeare in Love, George Lucas In Love shows us how a young George Lucas might have come up with so many of the ideas in the Star Wars trilogy, when inspired by a young woman he meets in a screening room at USC....
  • Gattaca (1997) (PG-13) 101 minutes
    Saturday January 26, at midnight in 26-100
    Sunday January 27, at 7:00pm in 26-100

    Vincent (Ethan Hawke) is one of the last "natural" babies born into a sterile, genetically-enhanced world, where life expectancy and disease likelihood are ascertained at birth. Myopic and due to die at 30, he has no chance of a career in a society that now discriminates against your genes, instead of your gender, race or religion. Going underground, he assumes the identity of Jerome, crippled in an accident, and achieves prominence in the Gattaca Corporation, where he is selected for his lifelong desire: a manned mission to Titan. Constantly passing gene tests by diligently using samples of Jerome's hair, skin, blood and urine, his now-perfect world is thrown into increasing desperation, his dream within reach, when the mission director is killed - and he carelessly loses an eyelash at the scene! Certain that they know the murderer's ID, but unable to track down the former Vincent, the police start to close in, with extra searches, and new gene tests. With the once-in-a-lifetime launch only days away, Vincent must avoid arousing suspicion, while passing the tests, evading the police, and not knowing whom he can trust... Rated PG-13 for brief violent images, language, and some sexuality.

  • Classic SciFi Trailers (1:50am)

  • Short: Gravity (1976) (2:10am)

    In this spoof of public-school educational films, young Mary Jane asks the question, "What is gravity?" After asking various (dysfunctional) family members without success, she then asks Dr. Waxman of the Karl LaFong Foundation for Gravitational Research (motto: "heads in the clouds and feet on the ground"), who explains that gravity is caused by a substance named GR12. Unfortunately, the world is running out of GR12. The cartoon character Jiminy Gravity then explains (in song) how we can conserve gravity with such practices as sitting on the floor and carrying helium balloons.
  • Tron (1982) (PG) 96 minutes
    Sunday January 27, at 2:20am in 26-100

    Video arcade owner Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is desperate to prove that his boss at ENCOM stole his video game programs, after firing him. Day after day, he tries to hack into ENCOM's systems, only to be thwarted time and again by ENCOM's Master Control Program. The MCP, the "Big Brother" of ENCOM, has been making life difficult for everyone real and virtual, all for the ultimate goal of global domination. One night, after breaking into ENCOM in yet another attempt to get some answers, Flynn is forcibly pulled into the virtual world by the MCP. In this world, programs (who are the doubles of their users) are being subjugated by the MCP, his right-hand man Sark, and the Warrior Elite of the MCP. Unless the programs pledge allegiance to the MCP and renounce their users, they are subject to constantly being forced into gladiatorial contests on the Game Grid until they de-rezz (die). Flynn must find TRON, the heroic system security program and the only one who can stop the MCP's madness, and help him destroy the MCP.

  • Short: Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) (4:00am)

    Unaware of the big lizard's approach, the little deer happily munches on grass. Not until the end will we learn what shall result of their meeting.
  • Total Recall (1990) (R) 113 minutes
    Sunday January 27, at 4:10am in 26-100

    Doug Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a simple construction worker with a beautiful wife (Sharon Stone) living a modest existence sometime in the next century. He dreams about Mars and a woman unknown to him, and lately, has started to obsess over them. He opts for a solution: a company called Rekall that offers an alternative to expensive and dangerous vacation travel. They simply implant in your brain the memory of a vacation, complete with details and souvenirs, exactly set to the customer's specifications. With Doug choosing a role playing option as a secret agent, he decides to try and experience the Mars trip he has always dreamed about. But something goes wrong. It turns out that Doug's memory had been wiped out and replaced with a new one. The Rekall procedure temporarily awakened part of his old self, and now, his whole world is turning upside down. People he thought were friends are trying to kill him. People he never met are trying to help him. The only solution is to go to Mars for real and find out who he really is, and what his role might be in an interstellar revolution.

  • Short: Snookles (1986) (6:10am)

    A baby dragon and a little bird fail to make beautiful music together.

Slackers (2002) (R) ?? minutes
Tuesday January 29, 8pm in 26-100
Dave (Devon Sawa), Sam (Jason Segel) and Jeff (Michael Maronna) are about to graduate from Holden University with Honors in lying, cheating, and scheming. The three roommates have proudly scammed their way through the last four years of college and now, during the final exams, these big-men-on-campus are about to be busted by the most unlikely dude in school. When Ethan, a "geek" (Jason Schwartzman), finds out about the three college students' scam that allows them perfect grades without doing any homework, he blackmails Dave into helping him win the heart of Angela, the most popular girl on campus... except Dave finds himself falling for Angela too. Rated R for strong language and sexual content, and for brief drug use. Tickets available in Lobby 16 at 6pm
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) (R) 95 minutes
Friday February 1, 8pm in 26-100
Saturday February 2, 7pm and 10pm in 26-100
Hedwig, born a boy named Hansel in East Berlin, fell in love with an American G.I. and underwent a sex-change operation in order to marry him and flee to the West. Unfortunately, nothing worked out quite as it was supposed to. Years later Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the U.S., telling her life story through a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Her tour dates coincide with those of arena-rock star Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed boy who once loved Hedwig ... but then left with all her songs. Rated R for sexual content and language.

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