Thursday, Feb. 27
Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) has nothing going for him in life. He is a 40-year-old eighth grade dropout who is still bitter about losing the spelling bee. In order to exact revenge, Trilby finds a loophole in the rules and decides to compete against kids literally a quarter of his own age. In a twist of fate, he meets Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand), a young Indian boy who is also competing in the spelling bee. Weirdly enough, the two become friends as Trilby shows him the wild side of life in this black comedy.
This is an advance screening of Bad Words, which will be released later in March.
Thursday, Feb. 27 — 10
Friday, Feb. 28 — 8, 10, 12
Do you know what’s worse than being in the middle of this awful Pittsburgh weather? Being stranded in outer space. In one of the most ambitious films of the year, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer who is sent on a mission with Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) aboard the Space Shuttle Explorer. However, things go catastrophically wrong when a cloud of space debris destroys the Explorer, detaching Stone from the shuttle and sending her into the vast blackness of space. The struggle for survival makes for the most suspenseful 90 minutes of your life. Gravity is a very realistic experience thanks to its incredible special effects, cinematography, and acting.
Saturday, March 1
Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) is a White House butler who has served eight presidents during his 34-year tenure. From the Civil Rights Movement to the Vietnam War, Gaines has been a front stand witness to some of the most violent and trying times in American history. Director Lee Daniels takes the audience through a wonderful journey through seemingly distant memories of our country’s history imbued with heartwarming performances from the film’s ensemble cast. The Butler is a film that’s unafraid of showing the struggles of American history, as well as the beautiful endurance of the amazing presidents — and the people serving them — behind it.