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Lost Films is the on-campus film society sponsored jointly by Messiah College’s department of communication and by the Student Activities Board. All films are shown in Parmer Cinema, located in Boyer Hall, which seats 125 and features state of the art acoustics and projection. For more information on any film series, including start times, film discussion times, and directions, please contact Jeff Rioux at (717) 766-2511 ext. 7234.
Contemporary Film Series - Spring 2005
“Motorcycle Diaries” (2004)
Feb. 4 and 5, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Based on the journals of Che Guevara, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, the film follows Guevara and his friend Alberto Grenado as they travel across Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Peru. The film stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Rodrigo De la Serna.
“The Incredibles” (2004)
Feb. 11 and 12, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Written and directed by Brad Bird, this animated movie is about a family of superheroes living a quiet suburban life without using their “super human” abilities until duty calls them back to the family business. Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson provide voices for three of the characters.
“Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (2004)
Feb. 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Based on the children’s books by Daniel Handler about three young children who are orphaned and sent to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), who is trying to steal their inheritance.
“The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” (2004)
Feb. 25 and 26, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Bill Murray stars in this comedy about an oceanographer who goes in search of a mythical shark who killed his partner during a previous adventure. Cate Blancett, Owen Wilson and Anjelica Huston also star in this movie.
“Ocean’s Twelve” (2004)
March 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The star-studded cast of Ocean’s Eleven returns for Steven Soderburgh’s sequel when Danny Ocean reassembles his crew for heists in Amsterdam, Rome and Paris. Catherine Zeta-Jones joins the former cast, which included George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts.
“Finding Neverland ” (2004)
April 1 and 2, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Johnny Depp stars as Sir James Matthew Barrie, the creator and author of Peter Pan. The Academy Award nominated movie tells the story of how Barrie meets four fatherless boys and their widowed mother (Kate Winslet) and how this family helped to inspire the story about children who never want to grow up.
“Coach Carter” (2005)
April 8 and 9, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Inspired by a true story, Samuel L. Jackson stars as a high school basketball coach who prohibits his undefeated team from playing in 1999 because of low academic scores.
April 15 and 16, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Paz Vega stars as Flor in this movie about a woman who emigrates from Mexico to the United States and begins working in the house of a famous chef (Adam Sandler) where she also lives with her daughter.
“In Good Company” (2004)
April 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
A comedy starring Dennis Quaid, who plays an ad executive who begins working for a man (Topher Grace) almost half his age - and who is dating his daughter (Scarlett Johansson).
“Hotel Rwanda” (2004)
April 29 and 30, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Based on a true story, this film stars Academy Award best actor nominee Don Cheadle as a hotel manager who opens up his business to more than a thousand Tutsis refugees as they battle the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
“The Aviator” (2004)
May 6 and 7, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (Please note the time of the second showing.)
A five-time winner at this year's Academy Awards, this movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes in this Martin Scorsese film. Set in the 1920s to 1940s, the movie follows Hughes through the early years of his film career to his involvement in aviation. The film also features his Hollywood romances with Ava Gardner and Katherine Hepburn. Cate Blancett won best supporting actress for her performance as Katherine Hepburn in this film.