UPB announces movie lineup for final 7 weeks of semester

The University Program Board has released the rest of its schedule for the Spring 2019 semester. The films will be shown at 9 p.m. Friday nights in Pruis Hall.
The University Program Board has released the rest of its schedule for the Spring 2019 semester. The films will be shown at 9 p.m. Friday nights in Pruis Hall.

The University Program Board (UPB) has released the rest of its Spring semester schedule for Friday Night Filmworks, beginning with the first Friday of classes after spring break, March 15.

All showings are free for students. For $1, guests are permitted, but they must be 16 years old or older and accompanied by a Ball State student. All films will be shown at 9 p.m. in Pruis Hall. 

Here is the list of movies UPB chose for the remainder of the semester: 

“Aquaman” 

March 15

Starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, this film is based on DC Comics’ character Arthur Curry, also known as Aquaman. As a half-human half-Atlantean, Arthur is the heir to Atlantis, an underwater kingdom, but his half-brother Orm Marius is Atlantis’ current king. While preventing a war between the seven underwater kingdoms and the surface land, Arthur and his love interest, Mera, go on a journey to find the Trident of Atlan so Arthur can take his place as king of Atlantis and ruler of the seven seas. 

“Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse”

March 22

Miles Morales and five other Spider-People from other dimensions come together to fight against Kingpin, whose plans to create a particle accelerator could destroy New York City. Peter B. Parker, Peni Parker, Peter Porker, Spider-Noir and Gwen Stacy are hesitant to team up with Morales because of how new his abilities are, so Morales must prove he is ready to take on his new identity as the Spider-Man of his universe. 

“Bumblebee”

March 29

As the sixth movie in the live-action Transformers series, “Bumblebee” tells the story of Autobot scout B-127, who was damaged after refusing to disclose the location of Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobot Resistance. When Charlie, played by Hailee Steinfeld, finds a yellow Volkswagen Beetle and tries to repair it, the cars turns into B-127. She renames him Bumblebee, and together, the two set out to defend Earth from the Decepticons, who the Autobots are fighting a civil war against.  

Frog Baby Film Festival

April 5

Ball State’s only film festival, the Frog Baby Film Festival is an event where students can submit their films to be judged by faculty members for awards such as “Best Cinematography,” “Best Screenplay,” “Best Direction” and more. This year, the submitted films will be judged under the theme, “Rockabilly.”

“Glass”

April 13 

In this sequel to the 2000 movie “Unbreakable” and the 2016 movie “Split,” David Dunn, played by Bruce Willis, sets out to save four cheerleaders who Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with 24 different personalities, kidnapped. When a fight between Dunn and Crumb with their supernatural powers sends them to a mental institution where Dunn’s enemy Elijah Price is also held, the three of them must face Staple, the head doctor who has three days to persuade them that they don’t have special powers.

“Escape Room”

April 19

Together as a team, six strangers are invited to participate in a series of escape rooms in Chicago for the chance to win $10,000. As the team searches for clues in each escape room, they soon realize that their ability to solve the puzzles determines whether they live or die.  

Audience Choice

April 26 

Students are able to choose the movie that will be shown during the last Friday Night Filmwork of the semester. 

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