Holy Cross’ Spring 2018 Seelos Film Series

"The Post," "Lady Bird," and "Justice League" among films to be shown this semester

The College of the Holy Cross will be featuring the following films in Seelos Theater this spring. All films are free and open to the public.

"Victoria and Abdul" Wed., Jan. 24: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal and Tim Pigott-Smith. Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

"Moana" Fri., Jan. 26 and Sat., Jan. 27: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG. Starring Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, and Rachel House. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

"Goodbye Christopher Robin" Wed., Jan. 31: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald. A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the "Winnie the Pooh" stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

"IT" Fri., Feb. 2 and Sat., Feb. 3: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard. A group of bullied kids band together when a shape-shifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Mon., Feb. 5: Showings at 4 and 8 p.m. Rated TV-MA. Starring Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sylvia Grace Crim, and Reed Birney. An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

"The Big Sick" Wed., Feb. 7: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, and Holly Hunter. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

"Logan Lucky" Fri., Feb. 9 and Sat., Feb. 10: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and Daniel Craig. Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

"Detroit" Wed., Feb. 14: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, and Algee Smith. Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

"Atomic Blonde" Fri., Feb. 16 and Sat., Feb. 17: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, and John Goodman. An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

"Gook" Wed., Feb. 21: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Unrated. Starring Simone Baker, Justin Chon, and Curtiss Cook Jr. Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl.

"Get Out" Fri., Feb. 23 and Sat., Feb. 24: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Bradley Whitford. It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

"American Made" Wed., Feb. 28: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, and Sarah Wright. The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" Wed., March 14: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell. A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

"Stronger" Fri., March 16 and Sat., March 17: Showing at 7 p.m. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, and Miranda Richardson. The inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

"Marshall" Wed., March 21: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, and Kate Hudson. About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

"Roman J. Israel, Esq." Fri., March 23 and Sat., March 24: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, and Carmen Ejogo. Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

"Thank You For Your Service" Wed., Apr. 4: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, and Joe Cole. A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

"Blade Runner 2049" Fri., Apr. 6 and Sat., Apr. 7: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Ana de Armas. A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

"Darkest Hour" Wed., Apr. 11: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas. During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

"Justice League" Fri., Apr. 13 and Sat., Apr. 14: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

"The Florida Project" Wed., Apr. 18: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, and Willem Dafoe. Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

"Thor Ragnarock" Fri., Apr. 20 and Sat., Apr. 21: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Cate Blanchett. Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

"Lady Bird" Wed., Apr. 25: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Tracy Letts. In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

"Wonder" Fri., Apr. 27 and Sat., Apr. 28: Showing at 7 p.m. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, and Izabela Vidovic. Based on the New York Times bestseller, "Wonder" tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

"The Shape of Water" Wed., May 2: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Shannon. At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

"The Foreigner" Fri., May 4 and Sat., May 5: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, and Rufus Jones. A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

"The Post" Wed., May 9: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sarah Paulson. A cover-up that spanned four U.S. presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

All synopses courtesy of IMDB.com

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