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SCA Summer Screening Series 2010

May 17, 2010 - August 15, 2010, Varied


An ongoing summer showcase for upcoming Blockbuster, Foreign, Independent and Documentary feature films.



The SCA Summer Screening Series is a showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles, as well as current Hollywood blockbusters, reflecting the full spectrum of diverse, challenging and entertaining filmmaking being produced in the world today. The screenings will take place in the School of Cinematic Arts Complex theaters, as well as in Norris Cinema Theatre, whenever specified.

(click on each title for a screening-specific website)

05/17 -- Countdown to Zero (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112
Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident.
05/18 -- Looking for Eric (U.K.)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre
Eric the postman is slipping through his own fingers… His wife has gone, his stepsons are out of control and the house was chaotic even before a cement mixer appeared in the front garden. Life is crazy enough, but it is Eric's own secret that is driving him to the brink.
05/19 -- The Oath (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112
The Oath is a spectacularly gripping documentary that unspools like a great political thriller. It's the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison and the U.S. Supreme Court.

05/20 -- Micmacs (France)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre
First it was a mine that exploded in the middle of the Moroccan desert. Years later, it was a stray bullet that lodged in his brain... Bazil doesn't have much luck with weapons. The first made him an orphan, the second holds him on the brink of sudden, instant death.

05/24 -- Living in Emergency (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112
Set in war-torn Congo and post-conflict Liberia, Living in Emergency interweaves the stories of four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under the most extreme conditions.

05/25 -- Splice (Canada)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre
Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine.

05/26 -- The Assistants (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112
They are the eyes and ears of Hollywood. Every script, every contract passes through their hands. They know every actor's price. They know every agent's weak spot. If they ever pooled their resources, there's nothing they couldn’t do.

05/27 -- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre
A rogue prince named Dastan reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess Tamina and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

06/01 -- High School (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre
So it's the end of the school year, and smarmy Principal Gordon has suddenly instituted a zero-tolerance crusade against his nemesis, the reviled marijuana. A mandatory drug test for all students is to be administered, failure of which will result in immediate expulsion.

06/03 -- Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (France)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre
At the Theatre Des Champs-Elysées, Igor Stravinsky premieres his The Rite Of Spring. Coco Chanel attends the premiere and is mesmerized... Seven years later, now successful, Coco Chanel meets Stravinsky again - a penniless refugee living in exile in Paris after the Russian Revolution.

06/04 -- Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (South Africa)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112
Inspired by a true story, Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema is an unflinching look into the crime, corruption and the transgressions of those looking to survive in the most crime-infested district of Johannesburg.

06/07 -- We Pedal Uphill (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112
Thirteen stories told with humor and empathy fill Roland Tec's tapestry of post-9/11 America, offering an intimate portrait of those who either stood bravely against the tide of fear or found themselves helplessly swept up in it.

06/09 -- Mr. Sadman (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112

Mounir, an impressionable and sheltered Saddam Hussein body-double, is blissfully unaware of the impending events that vow to unravel his life. When an angry dissenter leaves behind an unsightly facial scar, Mounir suddenly finds himself without a job or a home.

06/10 -- I Am Love (Italy)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

The story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes. The family patriarch has decided to name a successor to the reigns of his massive industrial company, surprising everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi, and grandson Edo.

06/12 -- Toy Story 3 in Disney Digital 3D (U.S.A.)
3:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

Buzz, Woody and the rest of the toys are troubled by their uncertain future as Andy prepares to leave for college. When the toys unexpectedly land in a room full of untamed tots, it's pandemonium as they try to stay together, ensuring no toy gets left behind.

06/13 -- Cyrus (U.S.A.)
4:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life – her son. Written and directed by Jay & Mark Duplass.

06/13 -- Easy A (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in The Scarlet Letter – until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

06/14 -- Great Directors (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112
Bertolucci. Varda. Frears. Haynes. Lynch. Breillat. Linklater. Loach. Sayles. Cavani. Filmmaker Angela Ismailos set out on a journey to look at some of the greatest living auteurs of our time.

06/22 -- Restrepo (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

The 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner for Documentary, the film chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, located at a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic killed in action.

06/29 -- Rec 2 (Spain)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

The highly anticipated sequel to one of the scariest films of all time, [Rec] 2 picks up 15 minutes from where we left off, taking us back into the quarantined apartment building where a terrifying virus has run rampant, turning the occupants into mindlessly violent, raging beasts.

07/02 -- Knight and Day (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

An action-comedy centered on a fugitive couple on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle of truth vs. trust.

07/12 -- Please Remove Your Shoes (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112
A feature-length documentary detailing the shocking lack of oversight, planning, and leadership within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and how its corrupt management continues to knowingly expose the U.S. to terrorist attacks.

07/13 -- The Concert (France)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

A motley crew of former Bolshoi musicians now scraping a living in Moscow as cab drivers, removal men, flea market traders, etc. attempt to perform a concert in Paris by impersonating the current Bolshoi orchestra.

07/14 -- Verso (Switzerland/Luxembourg/Belgium)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

A new Swiss thriller following the interconnected stories of three destinies: Alex, a policeman; Victor, a former policeman and convict; and Lou, an adolescent. Followed by a Q&A with the director and one of the lead actors.

07/15 -- Kisses (Ireland)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

From director Lance Daly comes the story of two young runaways living on the fringes of Dublin who discover both beauty and danger in the big city. Together, they test the limits of what life can become and in the process learn what they can do for each other.

07/19 -- Enemies of the People (UK/Cambodia)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112
The Khmer Rouge ran what is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most brutal regimes. In this new documentary, the men and women who perpetrated the massacres break a 30-year silence to give testimony never before heard or seen.

07/20 -- Life During Wartime (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre
In writer/director Todd Solondz's part sequel/part variation on his acclaimed film Happiness, three sisters and the people they love struggle to find their places in an unpredictable and volatile world where the past haunts the present and imperils the future.

07/21 -- Climate of Change (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112

Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton narrates this documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Brian Hill (Songbirds) focusing on the efforts of everyday people all over the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming.

07/22 -- Ramona and Beezus (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

The adventures of young Ramona Quimby (newcomer Joey King) and her big sister Beezus (Selena Gomez) come to life in this all new film based on the best-selling books (over 30 million …and counting) by Beverly Cleary.

07/23 -- Step Up 3D (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in Norris Cinema Theatre

New York's intense street dancing underground comes alive in eye-popping Digital 3D in the third installment of the Step Up franchise as the raw, passion-fueled culture goes global.

07/27 -- Peepli Live (India)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 108

In a tiny corner of a giant country, a poor farmer is about to lose everything. His brother has a plan to win it all back! This is the story of India today. Rural society, the bureaucracy, media, politics and life...

07/28 -- Dinner for Schmucks (U.S.A.)
7:30 P.M. at Pacific Theatres at The Grove

Tim (Paul Rudd) has to find the perfect guest to bring to his boss' annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, a competition to find the most eccentric characters. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art.

07/29 -- Charlie St. Cloud (U.S.A.)

7:00 P.M. in SCA 108
Based on an acclaimed novel, this romantic drama stars Zac Efron as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way. He begins a romantic journey in which he embraces the dark realities of the past while discovering the transformative power of love.

07/30 -- Colin Fitz Lives! (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112

Every year on the anniversary of rock idol Colin Fitz' death, something bizarre happens at his gravesite. This year his wife enlists the help of two security guards who are clearly not from the same universe. Personalities clash as they exchange views on life, love, and American pop culture.

08/02 -- A Film Unfinished (Germany/Israel)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 108

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film was discovered, labeled simply "Ghetto", that quickly became considered an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The recent discovery of a long-missing reel, inclusive of cameramen staging scenes, complicates the authenticity of the footage.

08/03 -- Middle Men (U.S.A.)
8:00 P.M. in SCA 108
A chronicle of Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of con men, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.

08/04 -- The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (The LXD) (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 108
A groundbreaking original series created by visionary director Jon M. Chu that chronicle the journey of seemingly ordinary people who discover they have extraordinary powers and must choose their place in an epic war between good and evil.

08/05 -- Get Low (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 108

Inspired by the true story of Felix "Bush" Breazeale, who attracted national attention and the largest crowd to assemble up to that date when he threw himself a living funeral party in 1938 in Roane County, Tennessee.

08/09 -- Total Badass (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112

Texas filmmaker Bob Ray catapults the Austin subculture onto the big screen, reveling in its inspiring, unique and deliriously offbeat glory. With his latest documentary, he takes you on an outrageous and hilariously seedy adventure into the Austin underground music and arts scene.

08/10 -- Mesrine: Killer Instinct (France/Canada/Italy)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 108

Across Canada, the United States and Spain, through France and Algeria, Mesrine: Killer Instinct tells the story of the incredible rise of one of history's greatest gangsters. Always on the run, a renegade existence only a bullet can stop.

08/11 -- Animal Kingdom (Australia)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 108

Welcome to the Melbourne underworld, where tensions are building between dangerous criminals and equally dangerous police. The Wild West played out on the city's streets. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

08/12 -- Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112

Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist.

08/15 -- Curb Creatures (U.S.A.)
4:00 P.M. in SCA 110

A documentary exploring the lives of seven homeless people living on the streets of Hollywood, struggling to survive addictions, mental illness and isolation. Seeking celebrity and fame, the group finds instead the harsh reality of a non-caring and uncompassionate society.

08/16 -- The People I've Slept With (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 112

A sex comedy about a promiscuous woman who finds herself with an unplanned pregnancy and needs to figure out who the baby daddy is…NOW.

08/17 -- Don't Go In The Woods (U.S.A.)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 108

A slasher musical about a rock band that goes on a camping trip to write a new album and ends up getting hunted by their worst nightmare. It features original music by singer/songwriter Sam Bisbee, and a cast of young, talented musicians making their acting debuts.

08/18 -- OSS 117: Lost in Rio (France)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 108

The pride of French intelligence, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath – code named OSS 117 – has a new mission that takes him to the Bossa Nova Brazil of the 1960's. Teaming up with a sexy Mossad agent he has to capture a Nazi blackmailer with a long list of WWII French collaborators.

08/19 -- Centurion (UK)
7:00 P.M. in SCA 108

AD 117. The Roman Empire stretches from Spain to as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying tribes known as the Picts.

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