Once again we return with this week’s exciting issue of “What’s playing at the University of Louisville Floyd Theater?,” where we discuss the goings-on of the University’s deliciously inexpensive on-campus movie theater, showcasing films both obscure and mainstream, often new, occasionally classic. On to the show!
The week starts this evening (this evening being Thursday) with two screenings of the new Liam Neeson vehicle, “The Grey.” The film tells the story of several men stranded in the Alaskan wilderness after a plane crash and their attempts to survive the vicious cold – as a pack of wolves watches on. While it’s true that there is a large volume of these survival-type films, one presumes that Neeson’s trademark badassery will help to take it above and beyond its predecessors. “The Grey” plays at 5:00 and 8:00.
The following evening, Friday (March 30th), brings “Chronicle,” the latest in the “found-footage” genre. This specimen follows three friends who are bestowed with telekinetic powers after stumbling upon a mysterious object. They use their new abilities for mischief and personal gain, until one of the three begins to embrace his darker side. “Chronicle” plays on Friday at 5:00 and 8:00 and then again on Sunday, April 1, at 5:00 and 8:00.
There are no film screenings on Saturday evening due to some apparently important Sportsball deal that nobody really cares about. However, it is made up for with a special midnight screening on Friday evening following “Chronicle”: “Serenity”! For those who don’t know, “Serenity” is the spinoff film of the much-loved and too-soon-departed television show “Firefly.” “Serenity” continues the action of the TV show as Mal and his ragtag group of interplanetary transporters-of-not-always-legal-goods try to evade an assassin out to capture the telepathic River Tam (which is the name of a person, by the way). Viewing this at midnight on a big screen is a guaranteed good time.
The Floyd Theater is located on the third floor of the Student Activities Center on the U of L campus – look for the clock tower. Admission is $1.50 for students and $3.00 for the general public. More information can be found at the SAB Film Committee Facebook page.
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