Thursday, Oct. 3
7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
“On Oct. 3, he asked me what day it was.” It’s Oct. 3, and it’s also the day you can catch Mean Girls playing in McConomy Auditorium. It’s your chance to watch the female bible, penned by Tina Fey, on the big screen and relive your middle school moments: Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) struggles to find her way as she befriends queen bee Regina George (Rachel McAdams) and her little workers — the Plastics. Full of hilarious moments and truths about the girl world, Mean Girls is the perfect movie to watch with friends when you just want to relax and quote every single line.
The Place Beyond the Pines
Friday, Oct. 4
7 p.m., 10 p.m.
Imagine Ryan Gosling on a motorcycle, tatted up and teary eyed as he embarks upon a crime drama. If you like the sound of that, The Place Beyond the Pines might be for you. Be careful, though. This is a drama about fatherhood and consequences, and its focus is more heart wrench than heartthrob. Gosling plays the role of a motorcyclist who makes the heavy decision to commit a crime for his son but collides with a police officer, played by Bradley Cooper. Their struggle has long-term consequences for their families. The film is thrilling yet organic enough for us to learn about morality and family.
Saturday, Oct. 5
If you ever wanted a good look into the lives of one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time, Gandhi is a great place to start. Director Richard Attenborough brings Gandhi’s journey to life in the form of a true epic. Sir Ben Kingsley is a compelling force as the titular spiritual leader who manages to compel both empathy and awe with his performance. Gandhi is a magnetic film that not only allows a peek into a great man’s journey and struggles, but is also one that is poetically imbued with truths about humanity.