PVN Movie Channel 11: March 2013 Descriptions

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

The complete March 2013 Movie Channel schedule is available.

AMONG GIANTS
Starring Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Griffiths; directed by Sam Miller.
Romance, 1998, R, 93 min.
Ray is hired to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. When Australian mountain climbing girl Gerry enters the scene, Ray goes against the advice of his all-male crew and hires her to help. [imdb]

CHASING MAVERICKS
Starring Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue; directed by Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson.
Drama, 2012, PG, 116 min.
When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. New release! [imdb]

CRY OF THE CITY
Starring Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Fred Clark; directed by Robert Siodmak.
Crime, 1948, Approved, 95 min.
Police Lieut. Candella, longtime friend of the Rome family, walks a tightrope in the case of cop-killer Martin Rome. Supporting Dr. Pellicone's Cinema Studies 444: Italians in American Film: A Cinema We Couldn't Refuse. [imdb]

DECEPTION
Starring Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams; directed by Marcel Langenegger.
Romance, 2008, R, 90 min.
An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist. [imdb]

MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT
Starring Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez; directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.
Drama, 1968, Not Rated, 97 min.
Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer, decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami. Sergio looks back over the changes in Cuba from the Castro revolution to the Cuban missile crisis, the effect of living in an underdeveloped country, and his relations with his girlfriends Elena and Hanna. Supporting Dr. Hoffner's HIST 174. [imdb]

MILLER'S CROSSING
Starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden; directed by Joel Coen.
Drama, 1990, R, 115 min.
Prohibition-era strong man Tom Reagan tries to keep peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. [imdb]

MISS BALA
Starring Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, Jose Yenque; directed by Gerardo Naranjo.
Crime, 2011, R, 113 min.
The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime. New release! [imdb]

SIDEWAYS
Starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen; directed by Alexander Payne.
Comedy, 2004, R, 123 min.
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. [imdb]

THE SESSIONS
Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy; directed by Ben Lewin.
Comedy, 2012, R, 95 min.
A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. New release! [imdb]

TITAN A.E.
Starring voices of Matt Damon, Bill Pullman; directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman.
Sci-Fi, 2000, PG, 94 min.
A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity. [imdb]

WIC MASHUP FEATURETTE
Starring your friends; directed by WIC.
Documentary, 2013, Not Rated, 12 min.
Get the inside scoop on what it takes to create a winning featurette for the Weigle Information Commons Annual Mashup Contest. For details, and to submit your own mashup video, go to the WIC website at http://wic.library.upenn.edu/ today! IMDB#
























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