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Every Thursday is movie night for DU community

The DU Programs Board (DUPB) hosts popular-release free films every Thursday at 8 p.m. in Sturm Hall’s Davis Auditorium. This quarter the following films, all released last year, will be screened.

Feb. 1—Off the Grid
Olympic skier turned NFL football player Jeremy Bloom serves as narrator as the world’s best winter sports athletes embark on a global mission to discover the deepest snow, the steepest mountains and the world’s gnarliest snowball fight. Olympic 2006 medalist Toby Dawson and X-Games gold medalists Zach and Reggie Crist pack the notable cast of this adrenaline-filled documentary-style Warren Miller film.

Feb. 8—Flags of Our Fathers
From director Clint Eastwood comes this World War II drama that recounts the story of six soldiers instantly immortalized when they were photographed raising the American flag atop Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi. Based on the book of the same name, the film reconstructs the events that preceded and followed the snapshot that came to symbolize the U.S. troops’ triumph and America’s indestructible spirit. Ryan Phillippe and Barry Pepper star. 

Feb. 15—Bobby
The lives of 22 strangers intersect at Los Angeles’s Ambassador Hotel on June 6, 1968, a day that culminated in the assassination of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. The ensemble cast includes Dave Fraunces, Helen Hunt, Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, William H. Macy, Martin Sheen, Harry Belafonte, Helen Hunt, Elijah Wood, Lindsay Lohan, Joshua Jackson and Christian Slater. Emilio Estevez writes, directs and co-stars. 

Feb. 22—Casino Royale
Martin Campbell directs this film adaptation of Ian Fleming’s first novel. Daniel Craig debuts as the new Bond, who takes on a corrupt casino owner with ties to terrorists. The film reveals Bond’s back story as the action-packed film travels to the Bahamas, Madagascar and other exotic locales. Eva Green and Jeffrey Wright join the cast, and Judi Dench reprises her role as M. 

March 1—To Be Announced

March 8—Apocalypto
Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson tackles the end of the Mayan civilization in this gripping action-adventure set in the 16th century just before Spain’s conquest of Mexico and Central America. When an invading force threatens his peaceful existence, a courageous native risks everything to protect his way of life — even if it means leaving his beautiful mate and unborn child behind. 

DUPB is an internally elected group of students who serve on a variety of committees that searches for diverse and interesting events to be held on campus. DUPB is accepting applications for a film co-director. for more.

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