LOVE & BASKETBALL
(124 PG-13) 2000 Gina Prince-Bythewood, director
IMANI Trinity College Black Student Union and Cinestudio invite you to February's Moonlight Movie. Monica and Henry are neighbors in Los Angeles, friends/rivals/possible lovers, and ballers who share the dream of turning their love of hoops into a shot at the pros.
SHE'S THE MAN
(105 PG-13) 2006 Andy Fickman, director
Word is out that more than a cabal of underground Amanda Bynes fans are wondering, 'WILL CINESTUDIO EVER SHOW ONE OF HER FILMS?' The time is now, at our Moonlight Movie: Stand up and be proud of your Bynes love. She is actually pretty awesome as a good-as-the-guys soccer player, who disguises herself as her brother to take on Cornwall Prep in the finals.
THE POLAR EXPRESS
(100 G) 2004 Robert Zemeckis, director
Moonlight Movies invites you to get ready for the holiday season (from Christmas to Festivus), by inviting a friend to experience the movie magic of The Polar Express. You'll be transported into the alternate world of Chris Van Allsburg's book, its enchantment enhanced by the animation-over-live-action technology.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
(161 PG-13) 2002 Chris Columbus, director
Moonlight Movies presents the second (and arguably the scariest!) installment in the Harry Potter movie series, based on the books by J.K. Rowling. It's sophomore year for Harry Potter at Hogwart's Academy of all things Wizardry, and things are getting real.
(113 R) 2001 Richard Kelly, director
Once is never enough for the underground movement of Darko addicts. But who can blame them, now that this cult film can be experienced in 4K Ultra HD. What hasn’t changed is Jake Gyllenhaal’s amazing incarnation as a middle class teen who sees visions of a demonic 6 foot tall rabbit named Frank, who tells him that the end of the world is near. Along with David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Donnie Darko shows the scary underbelly of the supposedly optimistic 1980s
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF
(103 PG-13) 1986 John Hughes, director
Written by popular 80s director John Hughes in one week (!), it follows the pure joy of three high school students (led by Matthew Broderick) who skip school to explore Chicago. Wrigley Field, the Art Institute, food, and a budding romance – really, what’s not to like? Also, we're pretty sure it’s the only film with a soundtrack that includes both Wayne Newton’s Danke Schoen and The Smiths.
(127 PG-13) 1993 Steven Spielberg, director
An ambitious mogul creates an island theme park featuring dinos re-created from DNA. On the eve of its opening, he invites scientists including Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum - and his grandchildren - to check it out. But it wouldn't be fun if a storm didn't knock out the power and security, unleashing a stampede of hungry, oversized critters.
(92 PG-13) 1988 Tim Burton, director
Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice is turning 30 and his grisly yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane beauty has been lovingly restored in 4k.
The Princess Bride
This month’s Moonlight Movie is one of the best-loved films of the 1980s, on the giant screen as it was intended to be experienced! Like The Wizard of Oz, The Princess Bride transcends its time period and genre, becoming almost a rite of passage for lovers of fairy tales, humor, sword fights and Peter Falk, who reads the bedtime story of The Princess Bride to his grandson. Everyone has their own favorite line, but we’re pretty sure it’s a tie between: “Everybody always talks about how beautiful I am. I’ve got a mind, Westley. Talk about that,” and “My name is Inigo Montoya! Prepare to die!”