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Breaking Away

Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film produced and directed by Peter Yates and written by Steve Tesich. It follows a group of four male teenagers in Bloomington, Indiana, who have recently graduated from high school. The film stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, and Robyn Douglass. Breaking Away won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and received nominations in four other categories, including Best Picture. It also won the 1979 Golden Globe Award for Best Film (Comedy or Musical), and received nominations in three other Golden Globe categories. Doors open at 6:30pm for this free showing. Volunteers will ask for donations at the door. The donations will be split between Bike BloNo and the WBRP Bike Co-op. The Normal Theater will sell concessions and a full bar is available in the Normal Marriott lobby before and during the event. Rated PG/101 minutes 

02/20  @ 7:00pm

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Lost in Translation

Lonely, aging movie star Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and conflicted newlywed Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights, forming a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful. From 2003. R / 105 min. Directed by Sofia Coppola.

02/21  @ 7:00pm

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Oscar Shorts 2018 - Animated

2018 Oscar Short Films - Animated

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.

ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 83 minutes) / PG. Most of the shorts would be G rated, but the very end of GARDEN PARTY has some disturbing imagery of a human corpse that could be upsetting to younger viewers. Kids eight and over should be fine.

Dear Basketball – Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant, USA, 5 minutes
Negative Space – Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, 5 minutes
Lou – Dave Mullins and Dana Murray, USA, 7 minutes
Revolting Rhymes – Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, UK, 29 minutes
Garden Party – Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, France 7 minutes
Lost Property Office (additional film)
Weeds (additional film)
Achoo (additional film)

02/2303/03  @ 7:00pm

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The Violent Years

The Violent Years

An American Genre Film Archive Final Friday pick!

“I shot a cop -- SO WHAT!” So sez the girl gang thrill-killers of the delirious THE VIOLENT YEARS! Straight from the dome of Ed Wood, this is the story of Paula Parkins: a good-girl-gone-bad who leads her degenerate teen hellcats down a path of gas station hijackings, pajama party debauchery, and cold-blooded murder. Featuring Wood’s patently deranged dialogue, THE VIOLENT YEARS is an essential exposé on crime, gender politics, and sweater-stealing. NR / 65 min.

02/23  @ 10:00pm

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The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

The Normal Theater is proud to be the presenting location for ISU FLAME their annual charity production of "The Vagina Monologues". The benefit proceeds will be given to YWCA Stepping Stones and Neville House Domestic Violence Services. FLAME is ISU's feminist group on campus empowering students to reexamine all aspects of our lives for how they have been socially constructed along intersecting lines of gender, race, class, ability, age, heteronormativity, and ethnicity. The Vagina Monologues – a selection of pieces from Eve Ensler's work sets about to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse and correlates with the global V-Day movement.  Tickets will be handled by FLAME directly so the theater will not be handling box office services. Please reach out to ISU FLAME on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ISU.FLAME/

02/24, 02/25  @ 7:00pm;     02/24  @ 10:00pm

Shall We Dance

Shall We Dance

A Tuesday Night Classic. Peter P. Peters (Fred Astaire) is an American ballet dancer working in Paris. After happening across a photograph of tap-dance sensation Linda Keene (Ginger Rogers), Peters falls instantly in love and, using his connections, arranges for a meeting. Unfortunately, Peters's overzealous nature leaves Keene unimpressed and a rumor begins circulating that the two are secretly married. In order to quell the rumor Peters and Keene decide to actually get married and then seek a prompt divorce. NR / 109 min. Friends of the Normal Theater can always attend our Tuesday Night Classics at no extra cost.


02/27  @ 7:00pm;     03/04  @ 1:00pm

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Selma

Selma

Part of the Six Week Film School: "Wonder Women Directors," highlighting six female directors who have had a major impact on the film-making landscape. All Six Week Film School films are free to attend, but we are asking attendees to register in advance to secure your seat by clicking on the ticketing link.

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. From 2014. PG-13 / 128 min. Directed by Ava DuVernay.

02/28  @ 7:00pm

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Oscar Shorts 2018 - Documentaries

2018 Oscar Short Films - Documentaries

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (split into two programs with a brief intermission in between) / R (violence, drug abuse, language)
PROGRAM A (Estimated Running Time: 102 minutes)
Traffic Stop – Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, USA, 30 minutes
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – Frank Stiefel, USA, 40 minutes
Edith + Eddie – Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wrights, USA, 29 minutes
PROGRAM B (Estimated Running Time: 82 minutes)
Heroin(e) – Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, USA, 39 minutes
Knife Skills – Thomas Lennon, USA, 40 minutes

03/01  @ 7:00pm

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Oscar Shorts 2018 - LiveAction

2018 Oscar Short Films - Live Action

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 97 minutes) / R (violence and some language)
DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes
The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton, UK, 20 minutes
My Nephew Emmett – Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 minutes,
The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes
Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany, 22 minutes

03/02  @ 7:00pm

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show

THE cult classic film, presented as a traditional Late Show screening.

Sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." R / 101 min.

While we're still looking forward to partnering with Theatre of Ted on our October run of ROCKY as a full stage & screen presentation, we've heard your requests to have more traditional screenings. So there won't be a shadow cast for this screening UNLESS y'all decide to make one... And props are still allowed, provided the same rules as always are observed: No Food, No Liquids, No Fire, and NO GLITTER. Seriously, you know how we feel about the glitter.

03/02  @ 10:00pm

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