The College of the Holy Cross offers free movies most Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the Seelos Theater. Full listing for the spring here.
(Parents, note that “Despicable Me 2” will be playing the first weekend of February vacation!)
“Prisoners” Wed., Jan. 22: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhal, and Viola Davis. Keller Dover faces every parent’s worst nightmare when his daughter Anna goes missing.
“The World’s End” Fri., Jan. 24 and Sat., Jan. 25: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman. Five childhood friends reunite to conquer an epic pub crawl from the past become humankind’s last hope for a future.
“The Hunt” Wed., Jan. 29: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Mads Mikkelson, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp. Divorcé Lucas falls prey to a disturbing lie that tears his life apart.
“Fruitvale Station” Fri., Jan. 31 and Sat., Feb. 1: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Octavia Spencer. Based on a true story, the story depicts the last day before 22-year old Oscar Grant III dies.
“The Butler” Wed., Feb. 5: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and John Cusack. The movie follows White House butler Cecil Gaines who has served eight presidents over three decades during the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events.
“Rush” Fri., Feb. 7 and Sat., Feb. 8: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Daniel Bruhl, Chris Hemsworth, and Olivia Wilde. “Rush” is a recreation of the 1970s Formula 1 rivalry between handsome English playboy Hunt and his brilliant foe Lauda.
“Dallas Buyers Club” Wed., Feb. 12: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto. Electrician, rodeo cowboy, and playboy Ron Woodroof receives the shock of a lifetime when he is diagnosed with AIDS and has 30 days to live.
“Despicable Me 2” Fri., Feb. 14 and Sat., Feb. 15: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG. Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Benjamin Bratt. Former super-villain Gru is recruited by Anti-Villain League (AVL) to help with a mission to stop a powerful new villain.
“The Fifth Estate” Wed., Feb. 19: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Carice van Houten. Based on true events, the film exposes the corruption of power of the highly debated internet startup WikiLeaks.
“Captain Phillips” Fri., Feb. 21 and Sat., Feb. 22: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, and Barkhad Abdiraham. Based on a true story, the film reenacts the relationship between Captain Phillips, commanding officer of the MV Maersk Alabama, and Somali captain Muse.
“The Attack” Wed., Feb. 26: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Ali Suliman, Uri Gavriel, and Reymond Amsalem. Arab surgeon Amin Jaafari learns that his wife is responsible for a bombing leaving 19 dead, including herself.
“All is Lost” Wed., Mar. 12: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Robert Redford. A sailor alone at sea wakes to find his yacht sinking after colliding with a shipping container.
“Gravity” Fri., Mar. 14 and Sat., Mar. 15: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, and Ed Harris. After a terrifying accident, Dr. Ryan Stone and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky are alone in space tied to nothing but each other.
“Out of the Furnace” Wed., Mar. 19: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, and Zoe Saldana. After his brother returns home from Iraq and enters one of the most ruthless crime rings, Russell must take matters into his own hands to find his brother Rodney.
“Thor: The Dark World” Fri., Mar. 21 and Sat., Mar. 22: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tim Hiddleston. Thor, the mighty Avenger, must protect Jane Foster from the Dark Elves.
“12 Years a Slave” Wed., Mar. 26: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, and Michael Fassbender. In the pre-Civil War era, “12 Years a Slave” recounts a free black man from New York being sold into slavery.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Fri., Mar. 28 and Sat., Mar. 28: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. In the second installment of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and other former Hunger Games winners have to fight to the death in the 75th Hunger Games.
“Her” Wed., Apr. 2: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson. Set in the future, writer Theodore Twombly develops an interesting relationship with a newly purchased operating system.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Fri., Apr. 4 and Sat., Apr. 5: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, and Richard Armitage. The second in the movie trilogy of “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien, the film follows Bilbo Baggins, Wizard Gandalf, and 13 dwarves in their quest to reclaim their homeland Erebor.
“American Hustle” Wed., Apr. 9: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence. Con man Irving Rosenfield and his partner, seductive Sydney Prosser, are forced to collaborate with FBI agent Richie DiMaso.
“Saving Mr. Banks” Fri., Apr. 11 and Sat., Apr. 12: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, and Annie Rose Buckley. After promising his daughters to make a film of their favorite novel “Mrs. Poppins,” Walt Disney befriends author P.L. Travers during production.
“Nebraska” Wed., Apr. 23: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb. After thinking he won the million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize, Woody Grant makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with estranged son David to collect his winnings.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Fri., Apr. 25 and Sat., Apr. 26: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Based on a true story, the film follows Jordan Belfort throughout his rise as a wealthy stockbroker and his fall.
“Philomena” Wed., Apr. 30: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, and Sophie Kennedy Clark. Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee,” the film recounts the story a woman searching for her son after he was taken from her and she was forced into a convent.
“The Counselor” Fri., May 2 and Sat., May 3: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, and Javier Bardem. A one-time drug deal by a lawyer spirals out of control.