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Crossing Over

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

Crossing Over: Crossing Over is a multi-character canvas about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. As an agent with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Los Angeles, Max Brogan (Harrison Ford) is a daily witness to struggles of those who try to cross U.S. borders in search of a better life. For Brogan and his associates, the impact of immigration goes beyond their jobs and defines their lives. The film deals with the border, document fraud, the asylum and green card process, work-site enforcement, naturalization, the office of counter terrorism and the clash of cultures.

LIB 100/201 Approved

Thelma & Louise

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

Thelma & Louise: Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to Mexico, and Thelma joins her. On the way, Thelma falls for sexy young thief J.D. (Brad Pitt) and the sympathetic Detective Slocumb (Harvey Keitel) tries to convince the two women to surrender before their fates are sealed.

LIB 100/201 Approved

Inglorious Basterds

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

Inglorious Basterds: It is the first year of Germany's occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis, including the taking of their scalps. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis' execution of her family.

LIB 100/201 Approved

The Visitor

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

The Visitor: When professor Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) travels to New York for a lecture, he's stunned to find illegal immigrants Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Gurira) living in his apartment. It comes out that it was rented to them by a swindler, and Vale feels sufficiently sorry for them that he invites them to stay. They get on well until Tarek is accused of jumping a subway turnstile and lands in a detention center. He risks being deported, and Vale does everything he can to prevent it.

LIB 100/201 Approved

The Kite Runner

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

The Kite Runner: Afghani immigrant Amir is summoned from his California home to Pakistan by Rahim Khan, an old, dying friend of his father. As a boy in Afghanistan, wealthy Amir was best friends with servant's son Hassan, but when Hassan was brutally assaulted by a local bully, Amir was too scared to save him, and has been tormented by guilt ever since.

LIB 100/201 Approved

Gattaca

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Kirkhof Center » RM 2263

Gattaca: Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior "in-valid." He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a laboratory-engineered "valid." He assumes Jerome's DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene (Uma Thurman). An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer (Gore Vidal) complicates Vincent's plans.

LIB 100/201 Approved



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