From ‘Casablanca’ to ‘Wonder Woman,’ Winter Film Series features classics old and new
January 12, 2018
Explore filmmaking and enjoy movies from classic to contemporary when Jackson College’s 42nd Annual Winter Film Series kicks off Jan. 15.
The Winter Film Series is held annually at the Michigan Theatre in downtown Jackson as part of the College’s English 210 Films as Literature class. Community members are welcome. Films begin at 7:15 p.m. on Mondays; cost $5 per person. Contact the Michigan Theatre at 517.783.0962 for more information.
Jan. 15 – “The Last Jedi” (2017) Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.
Jan. 22 – “Get Out” (2017) It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
Jan. 29 – “Clueless” (1995) A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil’s popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.
Feb. 5 – “Strangers on a Train” (1951) A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder – a theory that he plans to implement.
Feb. 12 – “Wonder Woman” (2017) When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Feb. 19 – “In the Heat of the Night” (1967) An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Feb. 26 – “Casablanca” (1942) In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
March 5 – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017) A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
March 19 – “Whose Streets?” (2017 Documentary) Film portrays an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.
March 26 – “Pleasantville” (1998) Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
April 9 – “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.