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Summer 2001 Movie Descriptions

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Summer 2001 movies are free courtesy of
funding from the UA and the GSC!!

Chocolat (2000) (PG-13) 121 min
Friday July 13, 8:00pm in 26-100
Saturday July 14, 8:00pm in 26-100
1960, small town France. Vianne Rocher and her pre-teen daughter move into town and open a chocolate shop just as lent is beginning. The town's small-minded mayor can't accept this and does his best to shut her down, but her warm personality and incredible chocolates manage to win over many towns folk. Things get shaken up even more when a group of river drifters, led by Roux, stop into town (to the even greater distress of the mayor) and Vianne takes up with him. Meanwhile, she's been helping Josephine out of her abusive marriage and her equally free thinking landlord, Amande Voisin, get together with her grandson, Luc, whose mother doesn't approve of Amande's ways.
Wonder Boys (2000) (R) 111 min
Friday August 3, 8:00pm in 26-100
Saturday August 4, 8:00pm in 26-100
On the day his third wife leaves him and his literary agent arrives to pressure him to finish a novel seven years in the writing, Carnegie Mellon professor, Grady Tripp, also learns that his married mistress is pregnant. Seven years before, with his first novel, he was a wonder boy. So was his agent. Both now need something. Over the weekend, instead of making choices, he vacillates in a pot-induced haze. One of his students, James Leer, perhaps stirs paternal feelings in Grady and raises homo-erotic urges in the agent. Academic politics complicate things: Grady's mistress is the college chancellor, her husband chairs Grady's department, James has just shot the husband's dog. What to do?
The Mexican (2000) (R) 123 min
Friday August 31, 8:00pm in 26-100
Saturday September 1, 8:00pm in 26-100
Jerry Welbach is given two ultimatums. His mob boss wants him to travel to Mexico to get a priceless antique pistol called "The Mexican" or he will suffer the consequences. The other ultimatum comes from his girlfriend Samantha, who wants him to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures that being alive, although in trouble with his girlfriend is the better alternative so he heads south of the border. Finding the pistol is easy but getting it home is a whole other matter. The pistol supposedly carries a curse - a curse Jerry is given every reason to believe, especially when Samantha is held hostage by the gay hit man Leroy to ensure the safe return of the pistol.
The Mummy Returns (2001) (PG-13) 130 min
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.
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