Holy Cross Seelos Film Series Spring 2012 Schedule

The following films will be shown at the Seelos Theater at the College of the Holy Cross. All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information, please call the Seelos Theater Box Office at 508-793-2455.

The Ides of March Wed., Jan. 25: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Paul Giamatti. Idealistic employee Stephen Meyers (Gosling) sets out to work on a wild-card presidential campaign for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney) and learns a lesson in dirty politics while on the campaign trail.  Rolling Stone calls it “a pulse racing thriller.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Fri., Jan. 27 and Sat., Jan. 28: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. The final chapter begins and Harry and the gang are continuing their journey to find and destroy the Dark Lord’s remaining Horcruxes.

Of Gods and Men Wed., Feb. 1: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale and Olivier Rabourdin. Set in Algeria during the civil war of the 90s, a group of Trappist monks are threatened by terrorists during their mission. Under brutal conditions, the monks must decide whether to stay or go back to France.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Fri., Feb. 3 and Sat., Feb. 4: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto. Caesar (Serkis) is a chimpanzee who receives human-like intelligence and emotions during a drug experiment to cure Alzheimer’s disease. The drug’s creator (Franco) and a primatologist (Pinto) raise Caesar like a child. Taken away from Franco and Pinto, he is imprisoned in an ape sanctuary, and Caesar uses his intelligence to help free the other apes. 

Another Year Wed., Feb. 8: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville. The film takes a look at the lives of a happily married couple: Tom, a geologist, and Gerri Hepple, a counselor, and their relationship with family and friends.

Contagion Fri., Feb. 10 and Sat., Feb. 11: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law. A business women returns from a trip to Hong Kong and dies from an unknown infection. Her young son dies the same day.  Her husband (Damon) is immune. As the deadly disease starts to spread worldwide and panic sets in, an international team of doctors is sent to try and stop the outbreak. 

Inside Job Wed., Feb. 15: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Matt Damon, William Ackman and Daniel Alpert. The film examines the 2008 global financial crisis by talking with major politicians, financial insiders, academic professors and journalists.

Puss in Boots Fri., Feb. 17 and Sat., Feb. 18: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG. Featuring the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. Learn about the sword-fighting cat’s life prior to meeting Shrek, Donkey and friends.

Incendies Wed., Feb. 22: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette. Adapted from the stage, a set of twins travel to the Middle East in order to fulfill their mother’s dying wish and discover some tangled family history.

Moneyball Fri., Feb. 24 and Sat., Feb. 25: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill. Based on a true story, Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane (Pitt) tries to find a competitive advantage to get his team into the World Series by using statistical data instead of scouts to draft his team. 

Drive Wed., Feb. 29: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston. Gosling, a Hollywood stunt man by day and criminal getaway car driver by night, gets himself into trouble after one of the heists goes wrong.   Margin Call Wed., March 14: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Spacey.  The film follows a group of investment bankers at a Wall Street firm and the steps they take early in the 2008 financial crisis. 

We Bought A Zoo Fri., March 16 and Sat., March 17: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG. Starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church. Based on a true story, recent widower Benjamin Mee (Damon) moves his family to the Southern California countryside to renovate and reopen an old zoo.

Martha Marcy May Marlene Wed., March 21: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson and John Hawkes. After running away from an abusive cult, Martha (Olsen) turns to her sister’s family for help, but haunting and painful memories hinder her road to recovery.   

J. Edgar Fri., March 23 and Sat., March 24: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated G. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer and Naomi Watts. J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio), the first director of the FBI, was a public figure for more than 50 years. This drama chronicles what happened behind closed doors that could have destroyed his image, life and career. 

The Descendants Wed., March 28: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller. Set in Hawaii, a tragic boating accident leaves land baron Matt King’s (Clooney) wife on life support.  King, who was not very active in his daughters’ lives, is now the sole parent. While struggling with a decision to sell his family’s land, he finds out his wife was having an affair before the accident and takes his two daughters on a trip to confront his wife’s former lover.

Young Adult Fri., March 30 and Sat., March 31: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt. In this dark comedy, Mavis Gary (Theron), a divorced author with writer’s block, returns to her hometown in Minnesota to rekindle a romance with her high school sweetheart, who is married and recently had a baby. 

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Wed., April 11: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated Rated R. Starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy. During the Cold War, Control, the head of British Intelligence resigns, after an operation goes terribly wrong. Control figures out a senior figure sabotaged the operation, and forces agent George Smiley (Oldman) out of retirement to find the mole.  

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Fri., April 13 and Sat., April 14: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg. The fourth film in the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team are trying to hunt down terrorists, who are planning an attack against the U.S. They trackdown the terrorists in Kremlin, but the IMF is framed for the bombing, so the team must go undercover to clear the agency’s name. 

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (American Version) Wed., April 18: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Christopher Plummer. An English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel, investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist, and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander band together to solve a 40 year-old mystery and reveal the long-hidden secrets of a very wealthy Swedish family.

Hugo Fri., April 20 and Sat., April 21: Showings at 7 p.m. Rated PG. Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz and Christopher Lee.  Set in 1930s Paris, Hugo, a young orphan boy who lives in the walls of a train station and fixes clocks, gets wrapped up in a mystery concerning his late father and a robot.  

My Week With Marilyn Wed., April 25: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh. The film is based on book by Colin Clark about the making of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred Marilyn Monroe (Williams) and Laurence Olivier (Branagh). Clark introduces Monroe to British life and they spend a week together, where Clark learns about Hollywood pressure and her struggles with fame. 

War Horse Fri., April 27 and Sat., April 28: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. Directed by Steven Spielberg. During World War I, Albert’s (Irvine) beloved horse is sold to the cavalry, and he enlists in the army. Albert’s journey takes him across Europe as the war continues.

We Need To Talk About Kevin Wed., May 2: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller. Based on a novel about a fictional school massacre, a mother grapples with her grief after her teenage son goes on a killing spree.   Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Fri., May 4 and Sat., May 5: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Jared Harris. Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and Dr. Watson (Law) take on their rival Professor Moriarty.