January 19, 2011

SPC films schedule set for January, February

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- You can see the latest Hollywood releases at oldies movie rental prices at Southern Illinois University Carbondale this semester.

Student Programming Council Films has announced its film schedule for January and February and viewers will find popular flicks with wide audience appeal. Tickets for each of the movies are $2 for SIUC students with student identification and for children 10 and younger. The price for the general public is $3 per person. Children three and younger get in free but please don’t bring children to R-rated movies. You can also make payment by Debit Dawg.

All movies are in the Student Center Auditorium.

Here’s the SPC Films schedule for early 2011:

• ”Due Date” -- Jan. 20-22 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 21-22 at 9:30 p.m., rated R, 95 minutes. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis and Michelle Monaghan, it is the tale of first-time father Peter Highman’s zany hitch-hiking ride cross-country to get to his wife in time for the birth of their child.

• “Jackass 3D” -- Jan. 27-29 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 28-29 at 9:30 p.m., rated R, 94 minutes. Johnny Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass crew are at it again, trying to upstage one another with outrageous stunts and more.

• “The Social Network” -- Feb. 3-5 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 4-5 at 9:30 p.m., rated PG-13, 120 minutes. See how the social networking website Facebook really came to be in this story of money, sex, friendship, and betrayal. The flick stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Rashida Jones.

• Valentine’s Weekend Double Feature Special: “Across the Universe” and “Casablanca.” Buy one ticket per person and enjoy the second movie free on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12. “Across the Universe” is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. On Friday, Feb. 11, catch “Casablanca” at 7 p.m. and “Across the Universe at 9:30 p.m. The two flicks switch times on Saturday, Feb. 12.

“Casablanca” is the beloved 1942 Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman tale set in Morocco as war refugees gather trying to secure scarce exit visas to Lisbon. Unrated, it runs 102 minutes.

“Across the Universe” stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson and Dana Fuchs in a psychedelic musical set in 1960’s America. It follows sheltered teen Lucy and her draftee brother Max in the fight for free speech, civil rights, and in opposition to the Vietnam War. Rated PG-13, this 2007 film runs 131 minutes.

• “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” -- Feb. 24-26 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 25-26 at 10 p.m., rated PG-13, 146 minutes. Harry, Ron and Hermione leave Hogwarts behind as they set out to find and destroy Horcruxes, the secret of villainous Voldemort’s power and immortality, in this, the final chapter of the Harry Potter film series.

Movie titles may change, based on availability.

SIUC students may also submit their own film and video projects for playing in the auditorium prior to the blockbuster movies. For more information about submitting a project, contact Padrig Ehlert at films@spc4fun.com.

To find out more about the SPC Films 2011, call 618/453-3393, look online at www.spc4fun.com or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/spc.siu.