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February 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – 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.
Lists of titles in each program, along with synopses and running times, will be available after the nominations are announced on Jan. 23rd. For planning purposes, the Animated program usually runs around 90 minutes, Live Action 120 minutes, and Documentary is around 150 minutes (on average).
February 23, 2018, 10:00 PM
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.
The Late Show: Because Awesome Movies are Awesome.
February 24, 2018, 7:00 PM
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.
You may purchase tickets in advance on ISU's campus in the Centennial East APL lobby 2/20-2/22 from 10:00am-3:00pm or in the Women & Gender Studies office in Rachel Cooper Hall 2/20-2/23 from 10:00am-4:30pm or at the door. Please reach out to ISU FLAME on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ISU.FLAME/
February 24, 2018, 10:00 PM
February 25, 2018, 7:00 PM
February 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.
February 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Part of the Six Week Film School: Wonder Women Directors. 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.