all films are subjct to change upon availablilty
Aug 30 – Sept 1 The Great Gatsby
September 6-8 The Hangover Part III
September 13-15 The Purge
September 20-22 Now You See Me
September 27-29 Monsters University
October 4-6 This Is The End
October 11-13 Man of Steel
October 18-20 Despicable Me 2
October 25-27 White House Down
November 1-3 The Conjuring
November 8-10 The To-Do List
November 15-17 2 Guns
November 22-24 R.I.P.D.
December 6-8 Elf
Social Issues of Our Time Film Series
A Contemporary Issues program
September 19 – A Place at the Table – Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. This documentary investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans and proposed solutions to the problem.
September 26 – How to Survive a Plague – Beginning at the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, this documentary follows a group of AIDS activists and founders of ACT UP, and follows their struggle for response from the United States government and medical establishment in developing effective HIV/AIDS medications. This film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2013.
October 3 – Google and the World Brain – The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google's master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google says they are building a library for mankind, but could they also have other intentions.
October 10 – Any Day Now – When a teenager with Down syndrome is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in. The men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love. Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s, the film touches on legal and social issues that are still relevant today. This screening co-sponsored by WCU LGBTQA Services and in conjunction with National Coming Out Day.
October 17 – Girl Rising – The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change. This screening co-sponsored by the WCU Women’s Center.
October 24 – Aqua Seafoam Shame – A documentary that explores the horrific fact that 25% of our planet's surface is now diagnosed as garbage landfill, due to the pacific garbage patch and plastics. This screening co-sponsored by the WCU Sustainability Advisory Council and in conjunction with Campus Sustainability Day.
November 7 – Restrepo – This film chronicles the deployment of a platoon of US soldiers at one of the most dangerous outposts in Afghanistan, the Korengal Valley. Focusing on a remote, 15-man output named “Restrepo,” the goal is to make viewers feel as if they had just been through a 94-minute deployment. This screening co-sponsored by The Big Read.
November 14 – Fruitvale Station – The true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crossed paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008 before he was fatally shot by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police.
All Contemporary Issues films are shown in Sykes Theatre.
Free to students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. $2 cash to the public.
Thursdays at 8PM
If you are interested in placing an ad in the Movie Slideshow that shows before each movie, e-mail WCUsacmovies@gmail.com. The cost is $5 per slide per weekend to student groups and off campus vendors.