Cinema Series Continues This Month

Posted: February 16, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The spring 2007 semester continues the Johnson Center Cinema Series with a February lineup that includes the latest Bond movie and films based on the lives of icons Robert F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

Members of the Mason community and beyond are invited to enjoy these high-profile Hollywood films and free popcorn in the Johnson Center Cinema on the Fairfax Campus. Films are shown at 6 and 9 p.m., with a midnight screening on First Fridays.

All movies at the Cinema are free to students, $1 for faculty and staff, and $3 for the general public. For the latest updates, check the Program Board’s web site.

February’s confirmed lineup includes:

Feb. 16 and 17: Daniel Craig reinvents Ian Fleming’s James Bond in “Casino Royale.” Chronicling agent James Bond’s rise to “Double 0” status in the adaptation of Fleming’s first Bond novel the film offers a change of pace for the Bond series. “Casino Royale” paints a picture of Bond with characteristics that aren’t exactly the superhuman traits movie fans have come to expect.

Feb. 22: “The U.S. vs. John Lennon.” In this documentary, directors David Leaf and John Scheinfeld follow the music legend’s ascension from rock star to antiwar activist. Through archived interviews and current analysis, this film shows how the U.S. government reacted to such a high-profile figure speaking out against many of its major policies.

Feb. 23 and 24: A star-studded cast tells the story of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s untimely assassination in “Bobby,” written and directed by Emilio Estevez. The 22 characters that make up the ensemble cast are based on real people in the Ambassador Hotel on June 6, 1968, the day the would-be candidate for president was murdered. Using actual footage of Kennedy, Estevez tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together in this Golden Globe—nominated drama.

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