October 10, 2011

SPC Films releases schedule for rest of semester

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- At Southern Illinois University Carbondale you can see the latest and greatest flicks at bargain prices courtesy of Student Programming Council Films.

SPC Films recently released its schedule for the rest of the fall semester and it includes a wide array of films appealing to diverse audiences.  Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $2 for University students with valid student IDs and for children ages 10 and younger.  Admission is $3 for the general public and everyone is welcome.  Children age three and younger get in free but SPC requests that no one bring children to R-rated movies.  SIU Carbondale students can also pay by Debit Dawg.

All SPC movies are in the Student Center Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

            Here’s the schedule:

            •  “Horrible Bosses” -- Oct. 13-15 at 7 p.m., Oct. 14-15 at 9:30 p.m., 98 minutes, rated R.  Seth Gordon directs as Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day star in this comedy about three people who plot to kill their frustrating bosses and then watch as the plans go crazily awry. 

            •  “Captain America” -- Oct. 20-22 at 7 p.m., Oct. 21-22 at 9:30 p.m., 124 minutes, rated PG-13.  The superhero comes to life on the big screen in defense of America.

            •  “Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Oct. 21-22 (Friday and Saturday nights) at midnight in Ballroom D, $3 for University students with IDs or $4 for general public.  You can also buy prop bags for $3.  The Halloween season isn’t complete without this cult classic about an engaged couple stranded in the bizarre home of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.  Stars include Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick.

            •  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” -- Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m., Nov. 4-5 at 10 p.m., 130 minutes, rated PG-13.  This adventure, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, follows Harry, Ron and Hermione as they search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes as they seek to destroy the Dark Lord.

            •  “The Help” -- Nov. 17-19 at 7 p.m., Nov. 18-19 at 10 p.m., 146 minutes, rated R.  This 1960s era tale features Emma Stone as a southern society girl who returns to her Mississippi hometown with dreams of being a writer but causes a stir when she interviews the black women who have cared for the town’s prominent white families.  It’s an exploration of attitudes, friendships and changing times.

            •  “Final Destination 5” -- Dec. 1-3 at 7 p.m., Dec. 2-3 at 9:30 p.m., 92 minutes, rated R.  Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell and Arlen Escarpeta see if they can cheat death after a suspension bridge collapse in this horror thriller.

            •  “Our Idiot Brother” -- Dec. 8-10 at 7 p.m., Dec. 9-10 at 9:30 p.m., 90 minutes, rated R.  Paul Rudd is the film’s namesake about an idealist who creates havoc as he gets involved in the lives of his three sisters.

Movie titles are subject to change, based upon availability. 

For more information about SPC Films for the fall 2011 semester, call 618/536-3393, visit the webpage at www.spc4fun.com or check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/spc.siu.