Cinema Presents Spring Film Schedule

Posted: March 23, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Johnson Center Cinema continues to bring the finest from Hollywood and independent filmmakers this spring, with a special selection for International Week. Screenings are Thursdays at 6 and 9 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and midnight, beginning today, unless otherwise noted. Admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for George Mason employees, and free to George Mason students. Free popcorn is available at all showings.

The following movies will be shown:

  • March 23 to 25: Princess Mononoke. This hugely successful Japanese anime (animation) film is a wonderful, mythic tale with superb, imaginative visuals.

  • March 30 to April 2: Mansfield Park. Directed by Canada’s Patricia Rozema (I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing), this is a very feminist version of the story.

  • April 6 to 8: Boys Don’t Cry. A remarkable film about the true-life Teena Brandon, who passed herself off as a boy and was murdered for it. Hilary Swank, who portrays Brandon, has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress.

  • April 11 at 8 p.m., April 13 at 9 p.m., and April 15 at midnight: Earth (Hindi/English). Directed by Indian female filmmaker Deepa Mehta, this film tells the story of the bloody 1947 partition of Pakistan and India, encapsulating wrenching historical changes within one extended family.

  • April 12 at 8 p.m. and April 14 at 8 p.m.: Show Me Love (Swedish). A delightful coming-of-age story of a young lesbian from Sweden, this film is a funny and charming look at disaffection among Swedish high school students.

  • April 13 at 6 p.m. and April 15 at 8 p.m.: After Life (Japanese). This imaginative film from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Mabarosi) is about recently deceased people who are helped by counselors in choosing the one memory they want to retain for the rest of eternity.

  • April 20 to 22: The Talented Mr. Ripley. An excellent adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith murder mystery by Anthony Minghella (The English Patient), this film stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jude Law.

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