PVN Movie Channel 72-1: September 2017 Descriptions

Movie descriptions are reprinted from promotional materials provided by the film distribution companies and the Internet Movie Database.

The complete September 2017 Movie Channel schedule is available.

A BEAUTIFUL MIND
Starring Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly; directed by Ron Howard.
Biography, 2001, PG-13, 135 min.
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. Supporting the Year of Innovation. [imdb]

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1930)
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ALIEN COVENANT
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ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford; directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Drama, 1976, PG, 138 min.
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. [imdb]

AMERICAN DREAMZ (2006)
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APOLLO 13
Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon; directed by Ron Howard.
History, 1995, PG, 140 min.
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. Supporting the Year of Innovation. [imdb]

BACK TO THE FUTURE
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BETTER LUCK TOMORROW
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Supporting Prof. Sadashige's WRIT 016.301 Minorities and the Media IMDB#

BOYZ N THE HOOD
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CHIPS
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DAVE
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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL
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DJANGO UNCHAINED
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FOUR DAYS IN NOVEMBER
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FREEDOM WRITERS
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FROST/NIXON
Starring Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon; directed by Ron Howard.
Drama, 2008, R, 122 min.
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. [imdb]

GET OUT
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford; directed by Jordan Peele.
Horror, 2017, R, 104 min.
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. [imdb]

GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017)
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GIFTED
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HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE
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HE NAMED ME MALALA
Starring Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai; directed by Davis Guggenheim.
Documentary, 2015, PG-13, 88 min.
A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations. [imdb]

HOME OF THE BRAVE
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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
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KID GALAHAD (1937)
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Supporting Prof. Pellicone's CIMS 016-302-2017C: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse: Italians in American Film IMDB#

KILL SWITCH
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KONG SKULL ISLAND
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LA LA LAND
Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt; directed by Damien Chazelle.
Comedy, 2016, PG-13, 128 min.
A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. [imdb]

LIFE AND DEATH OF GLACIERS
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LITTLE CAESAR
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Supporting Prof. Pellicone's CIMS 016-302-2017C: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse: Italians in American Film IMDB#

MONEYBALL
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MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains; directed by Frank Capra.
Comedy, 1939, Not rated, 129 min.
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. Supporting Prof. Pellicone's CIMS 016-302-2017C: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse: Italians in American Film [imdb]

NEW BEST FRIEND
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NUEBA YOL (ST)
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PROZAC NATION
Starring Christina Ricci, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica Lange; directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg.
Drama, 2001, R, 95 min.
A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard. [imdb]

RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS
Starring Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia; directed by Penny Marshall.
Drama, 2001, PG-13, 132 min.
A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father. [imdb]

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE (2008)
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SAMBA (ST)
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SCARFACE (1932)
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Supporting Prof. Pellicone's CIMS 016-302-2017C: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse: Italians in American Film IMDB#

SILENCE
Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson; directed by Martin Scorsese.
Adventure, 2016, R, 161 min.
In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism. [imdb]

SNATCHED
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STEVE JOBS
Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen; directed by Danny Boyle.
Biography, 2015, R, 122 min.
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. Supporting the Year of Innovation. [imdb]

THE AVIATOR (2004)
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THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
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THE GREAT DEBATERS
Starring Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise; directed by Denzel Washington.
Biography, 2007, PG-13, 126 min.
Based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. [imdb]

THE HOMESMAN (2014)
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THE IMITATION GAME
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode; directed by Morten Tyldum.
Biography, 2014, PG-13, 114 min.
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Supporting the Year of Innovation. [imdb]

THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)
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THE JOE SHOW (2012)
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THE SALESMAN
Starring Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi; directed by Asghar Farhadi.
Thriller, 2016, PG-13, 124 min.
While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections. [imdb]

THE SHACK
Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw; directed by Stuart Hazeldine.
Drama, 2017, PG-13, 132 min.
A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack." [imdb]

THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake; directed by David Fincher.
Biography, 2010, PG-13, 120 min.
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. Supporting the Year of Innovation. [imdb]

THE SPACE BETWEEN US
Starring Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino; directed by Peter Chelsom.
Adventure, 2017, PG-13, 120 min.
The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be. [imdb]

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014)
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WILSON
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