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OscarShorts2019_Animated

OSCAR SHORTS 2019 - ANIMATED

The animated short films nominated for 2019 Academy Awards, presented in one program approximately 76 minutes in length (final order TBA):

Bao – Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, USA, 8 minutes
Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Ireland, 10 minutes
Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 minutes
Weekends – Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 minutes
One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 minutes

PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:
Wishing Box – 6 minutes
Tweet Tweet – 11 minutes 

02/15   @   7:00pm               02/17   @   4:00pm

02/23   @   7:00pm

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NORM OF THE NORTH

Norm (Rob Schneider) the polar bear doesn't know how to hunt, but he does possess the unique ability to talk to humans. When the wealthy Mr. Greene (Ken Jeong) unveils his idea to build luxury condos in the Arctic, Norm realizes that his beloved home is in jeopardy. Accompanied by three mischievous lemmings, Norm stows away on a ship to New York. Once there, he meets a surprising ally (Maya Kay) who helps him hatch a scheme to sabotage the shady developer's plans. 

This show is sponsored by the Town of Normal Parks & Recreation Department. Join us for a free movie. Dress up as your favorite character from the film! PG / 90min.

02/16   @   1:00pm

OscarShorts2019_LiveAction

OSCAR SHORTS 2019 - LIVE ACTION

The live action short films nominated for 2019 Academy Awards, presented in one program approximately 109 minutes in length (final order TBA):

Madre – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, Spain, 19 minutes
Fauve – Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Canada, 17 minutes
Marguerite – Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset, Canada, 19 minutes
Detainment – Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, Ireland, 30 minutes
Skin – Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, USA, 20 minutes 

02/16   @   4:00pm

02/17   @   7:00pm               02/21   @   7:00pm

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OSCAR SHORTS 2019 - DOCUMENTARY

The short-form documentaries nominated for 2019 Academy Awards, presented in one program approximately 143 minutes in length (final order TBA):

Black Sheep – Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn, UK, 27 minutes
End Game – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes
Lifeboat – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser, USA, 40 minutes
A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. – Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 26 minutes 

02/16   @   7:00pm               02/24   @   1:00pm

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THE PRINCESS BRIDE

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies, and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. PG / 98 min. 

Possibly the most quotable film ever made, and certainly one of the most fun. 

02/17   @   1:00pm

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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

A Tuesday Night Classic. African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth. NR / 110 min. Academy Award Winner for Best Picture in 1968. 

02/19   @   7:00pm               02/24   @   4:00pm

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THE KILLING (1956)

SIX WEEK FILM SCHOOL

Career criminal Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) recruits a sharpshooter (Timothy Carey), a crooked police officer (Ted de Corsia), a bartender (Joe Sawyer) and a betting teller named George (Elisha Cook Jr.), among others, for one last job before he goes straight and marries his fiancee, Fay (Coleen Gray). But when George tells his restless wife, Sherry (Marie Windsor), about the scheme to steal millions from the racetrack where he works, she hatches a plot of her own. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. NR / 84 min. Free to attend.

Join SWFS curator Bill McBride to discuss the film following the screening.  

02/20   @   7:00pm

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KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE

When teenagers Mike and Debbie see a comet crash outside their sleepy small town, they investigate and discover a pack of murderous aliens who look very much like circus clowns. They try to warn the local authorities, but everyone assumes their story is a prank. Meanwhile, the clowns set about harvesting and eating as many people as they can. PG-13 / 88 min. Yes, they really made this movie. The Late Show: Because Awesome Movies are Awesome. 

02/22   @   10:00pm               02/25   @   7:00pm

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LOLITA (1962)

SIX WEEK FILM SCHOOL

With a screenplay penned by the author himself, Stanley Kubrick brings Vladimir Nabokov's controversial tale of forbidden love to the screen. Humbert Humbert (James Mason) is a European professor who relocates to an American suburb, renting a room from lonely widow Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters). Humbert marries Charlotte, but only to nurture his obsession with her comely teenage daughter, Lolita (Sue Lyon). After Charlotte's sudden death, Humbert has Lolita all to himself -- or does he? NR / 153 min.  Free to attend.

Join SWFS curator Bill McBride to discuss the film following the screening. 

02/27   @   7:00pm

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COLD WAR

Set against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War in Poland, two people of differing backgrounds and temperaments begin an almost impossible romance. From Paweł Pawlikowski (IDA), who won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. Nominated for three 2019 Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. R / 88 min. Subtitled. 

03/01   @   7:00pm               03/02   @   4:00pm

03/03   @   7:00pm               03/07   @   7:00pm

03/08   @   7:00pm               03/09   @   4:00pm

03/09   @   7:00pm               03/10   @   7:00pm

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Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

SIX WEEK FILM SCHOOL

A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and it played the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. PG / 95 min. Free to attend.

Join SWFS Curator Bill McBride for a post film discussion.  

03/06   @   7:00pm

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

SIX WEEK FILM SCHOOL

 An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time. Fully restored 4K print. G / 149 min. Free to attend.

 Join SWFS Curator Bill McBride for a post film discussion.

03/20   @   7:00pm

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

SIX WEEK FILM SCHOOL

In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence," while jauntily warbling "Singin' in the Rain." After he's jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he's conditioned to abhor violence. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims. R / 136 min. Free to attend

Join SWFS Curator Bill McBride for a post film discussion.

03/27   @   7:00pm

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THE SHINING

SIX WEEK FILM SCHOOL

 Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. R / 146 min. Free to attend.

 Join SWFS Curator Bill McBride for a post film discussion.

04/03   @   7:00pm