Friday Night Filmworks spring schedule released

<p>The University Program Board will host a new lineup of movies to be shown in Pruis Hall each week this spring. The films, shown on Fridays at 9 p.m., are free for students and $1 for guests.&nbsp;<em>Scott Carrico</em> // <i style="background-color: initial;">Photo Provided</i></p><p></p>

The University Program Board will host a new lineup of movies to be shown in Pruis Hall each week this spring. The films, shown on Fridays at 9 p.m., are free for students and $1 for guests. Scott Carrico // Photo Provided

A new semester means a new lineup of movies shown at Pruis Hall every week. The films are shown at 9 p.m. and are free for students and $1 for guests.

Check out this spring’s Friday Night Filmworks schedule, hosted by the University Program Board.

"The Girl on the Train"
Jan. 13

Based on the New York Times best-selling book, Emily Blunt plays a divorced woman who becomes involved with a missing persons investigation when she witnesses something strange on her commute home.

Jan. 20

Amy Adams plays a professor leading an investigative team in this sci-fi film. After 12 spaceships land on earth, she and her team must find a way to communicate with extraterrestrials in order to save Earth from warfare.

Jan. 27

Disney’s latest movie follows a 16-year-old Polynesian heroine who sets sail to save her island and find the demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson), who brought a curse to the island.

"The Edge of Seventeen"
Feb. 3

This film follows all of high school’s awkward glory as Nadine’s (Hailee Steinfeld) best friend starts dating her brother and becomes distant. But with a new friend, and the insight of her favorite teacher, things start to look up for her.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
Feb. 10

This Harry Potter series spinoff stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a British wizard who travels to New York City and accidentally releases a case of magical creatures. The film follows Newt as he and his new friends try to locate the creatures and as the magical law enforcement investigates a case of dark magic in the city.

"Dr. Strange"
Feb. 17

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this Marvel movie about a doctor whose career is destroyed after a tragic accident. After traveling to Nepal in hopes of getting healed, he is taken in by a sorcerer who trains him to help defeat an evil force that threatens Earth.

"La La Land"
Feb. 24

This Golden Globe-winning musical stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as an aspiring actress and jazz musician. As they struggle to follow their dreams and pay the bills, both must choose between love and the spotlight.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
March 17

The newest Star Wars film follows Jyn, a daughter of the engineer in charge of the Death Star. On a path for revenge, she joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.

"Hidden Figures"
March 24

This movie follows three African-American women who work for NASA and serve as the brains, and the math, behind the operation that landed John Glenn on the moon. The movie stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae and is based on a true story.

March 31

While on a space journey, two people (played by Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) who had been in suspended animation woke up 90 years too early. As the two face the prospect of facing their entire lives on board, they fall in love with each other and work together to save the ship and the rest of the passengers, who have fallen into extreme danger.

The Frog Baby Film Festival
April 7

The annual student-run film festival will make its return April 7. 

"Why Him?"
April 14

An overprotective father (Bryan Cranston) meets his daughter’s boyfriend, Laird (James Franco) for the first time and is turned off by the billionaire’s spontaneous lifestyle and foul mouth. The situation is made worse when he finds out that Laird plans to propose. The movie also features Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally and Keegan-Michael Key.

"The Lego Batman Movie"
April 22 (Saturday screening)

This Lego version of Batman follows the superhero as he drops the vigilante act and works with the people of Gotham to defeat their enemies. The movie features the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis and Michael Cera.

Audience Choice Winner
April 28

Audiences will be able to vote on which movie will close out this semester's Friday Night Filmworks.


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