PVN Movie Channel 11: October 2012 Descriptions

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

The complete October 2012 Movie Channel schedule is available.

ADDRESS UNKNOWN
Starring Dong-kun Yang, Min-jung Ban and Young-min Kim; directed by Ki-duk Kim.
Drama, 2001, R, 117 min.
Three forlorn teenagers, Chank-guk, Jihum and Eunok are figures in the landscape of this story, which highlights the global implications of a very Korean reality. None of them is able to escape the withering pull of tragedy. All desperate pleas for love and redemption are returned stamped in red with "Address Unknown." [imdb]

BARBIE NATION
Starring Ruth Handler; directed by Susan Stern.
Documentary, 1998, Not Rated, 53 min.
A documentary of the doll Barbie, what she was designed to be…and what she became, to spite the intentions. Supporting Paxton's Comm 123 Critical Approaches to Popular Culture. [imdb]

BRINGING UP BABY
Starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant; directed by Howard Hawks.
Romance, 1938, Approved, 102 min.
David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby. Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

DESK SET
Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn; directed by Walter Lang.
Comedy, 1957, Approved, 103 min.
Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department. Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

DREAMWORLDS 3
Starring Sut Jhally; directed by Sut Jhally.
Documentary, 1997, Not Rated, 57 min.
About desire, sex, and power in music video. Supporting Paxton's Comm 123 Critical Approaches to Popular Culture. [imdb]

HIP HOP: BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES
Starring Carmen Ashurst-Watson, William Jelani Cobb and Chuck Creekmur; directed by Byron Hurt.
Documentary, 2006, Not Rated, 61 min.
A riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Supporting Paxton's Comm 123 Critical Approaches to Popular Culture. [imdb]

HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR
Starring Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada and Stella Dassas; directed by Alain Resnais.
Romance, 1959, Not Rated, 90 min.
A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war. [imdb]

HOLIDAY
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Doris Nolan; directed by George Cukor.
Comedy, 1938, Approved, 95 min.
A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long suffering brother. Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

KILLING US SOFTLY 4
Starring various; directed by Sut Jhally.
Documentary, 2000, Not Rated, 45 min.
Updated critique of the pernicious influence advertising has on women and men. Supporting Paxton's Comm 123 Critical Approaches to Popular Culture. [imdb]

LOLA VERSUS
Starring Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister Jones and Hamish Linklater; directed by Daryl Wein.
Comedy, 2011, R, 87 min.
Dumped by her boyfriend just three weeks before their wedding, Lola enlists her close friends for a series of adventures she hopes will help her come to terms with approaching 30 as a single woman. New release! [imdb]

MODERN TIMES (1936)
Starring Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard and Henry Bergman; directed by Charles Chaplin.
Comedy, 1936, G, 87 min.
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Supporting Peiss's HIST 163.001: Modern American Culture. [imdb]

PAT AND MIKE
Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn; directed by George Cukor.
Comedy, 1952, Not Rated, 95 min.
Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she can't give up on herself that easily. She enlists the help of Mike, a slightly shady sports promoter. Together they face mobsters, a jealous boxer, and a growing mutual attraction. Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd; directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
Comedy, 1991, PG-13, 99 min.
Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. [imdb]

THE AFRICAN QUEEN
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn; directed by John Huston.
Drama, 1951, Approved, 105 min.
In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith; directed by John Madden.
Comedy, 2011, PG-13, 124 min.
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. New release! [imdb]

THE LIVES OF OTHERS
Starring Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck and Sebastian Koch; directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.
Drama, 2006, R, 137 min.
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. Supporting Esty's ENGL 293: Dictator Novel as Global Form. [imdb]

THE RAINMAKER (1956)
Starring Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey; directed by Joseph Anthony.
Romance, 1956, Not Rated, 121 min.
Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secrect yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker! Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

THE SEEKER: THE DARK IS RISING
Starring Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane and Christopher Eccleston; directed by David L. Cunningham.
Adventure, 2007, PG, 99 min.
A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark. [imdb]

TOUGH GUISE
Starring Steve Austin, Marlon Brando and James Caan; directed by Sut Jhally.
Documentary, 1999, Not Rated, 82 min.
Tough Guise systematically examines the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. Supporting Paxton's Comm 123 Critical Approaches to Popular Culture. [imdb]

WORLD TRAVELER
Starring Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore and Francie Swift; directed by Bart Freundlich.
Drama, 2001, R, 103 min.
After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family. [imdb]
























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