PVN Movie Channel 11: September 2012 Descriptions

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

The complete September 2012 Movie Channel schedule is available.

BARBIE NATION
Starring Ruth Handler; directed by Susan Stern.
Documentary, 1998, Not Rated, 53 min.
Handler relates a story of wanting to make adolescent girls comfortable with their bodies, but the toy market for Barbie wanted her pretty. Barbie changed to reflect a widening of women's roles, but not as avant-garde. Supporting Paxton's Comm 123 Critical Approaches to Popular Culture. [imdb]

CHRONICLE
Starring Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan; directed by Josh Trank.
Sci-Fi, 2012, PG-13, 84 min.
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. PVN observes the Year of Proof. Learn more at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/nso/ [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. PVN observes the Year of Proof. Learn more at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/nso/ [imdb]

LITTLE WOMEN (1933)
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Francis Dee; directed by George Cukor.
Drama, 1933, Not rated, 116 min.
The honest sentiment of Louisa May Alcott's perennial favorite about the March family is captured in this faithful adaptation. Katharine Hepburn, in her favorite film role, is ideally cast as the brisk and spirited Jo March. Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

LORD OF THE FLIES (1963)
Starring James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, and Hugh Edwards; directed by Peter Brook.
Adventure, 1963, Not rated, 92 min.
Shipwrecked on an island, the castaway boys eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational kids' attempts to prevent that. Supporting Esty's ENGL 061: 20/21 Century British Fiction. [imdb]

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes; directed by Sean Durkin.
Thriller, 2011, R, 102 min.
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. New release! [imdb]

MEMENTO
Starring Guy Pearce, Joe Pantoliano; directed by Christopher Nolan.
Drama, 2000, R, 113 min.
A man suffering from short-term memory loss uses tattoos and hints to hunt down his wife's killer. PVN observes the Year of Proof. Learn more at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/nso/ [imdb]

MINORITY REPORT
Starring Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow; directed by Steven Spielberg.
Action, 2002, PG-13, 145 min.
In the future, where criminals are caught before they commit the crimes, one of the officers in the special crime unit is accused and sets out to prove his innocence. PVN observes the Year of Proof. Learn more at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/nso/ [imdb]

MORNING GLORY (1933)
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; directed by Lowell Sherman.
Romance, 1933, Not rated, 74 min.
When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success. Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

OLDBOY
Starring Min-Sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu; directed by Chan-wook Park.
Drama, 2003, R, 120 min.
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days. PVN observes the Year of Proof. Learn more at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/nso/ [imdb]

STAGE DOOR
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers; directed by Gregory La Cava.
Comedy, 1937, Approved, 92 min.
A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments. Supporting Ahn's Katharine Hepburn seminar. [imdb]

THE NAME OF THE ROSE
Starring Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger; directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
Drama, 1986, R, 130 min.
An intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey. PVN observes the Year of Proof. Learn more at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/nso/ [imdb]

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
Starring Tom Ewell, Marilyn Monroe; directed by Billy Wilder.
Comedy, 1955, Unrated, 105 min.
When his family goes away for the summer, a so-far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor. PVN observes the Year of Proof. Learn more at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/nso/ [imdb]
























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