Film and Speaker Series

Films presented in the UHCL Film and Speaker Series not only provide entertainment, but also address relevant issues in the world today. Speakers have expertise in at least one of the issues raised by the movie.

Check back with us at www.uhcl.edu/movies, as movies are updated periodically throughout the semester.

Summer 2018 Films

  June 9 - Black Panther
 

Black Panther film poster

Black Panther (PG-13)

Saturday June 9, 2018
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: Winston Williams,  co-founder of Carbon Age Comics and  creator of The Soul comic book.

Free with UHCL Student ID. All others, $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

Whether or not this is the best film Marvel Studios has made to date-and it is clearly in the discussion-it is by far the most thought-provoking. Black Panther hits many high notes as a superhero movie, but it also contains a hopeful message about the tribe of humanity.

  June 16 - Early Man
 

Early Man film poster

Early Man (PG)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
3 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall

Free admission for everyone.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

 Early Man is a delightfully English caveman comedy. A generally wholesome and entertaining confection. The jokes are plentiful; everywhere you look there are clever sight gags and word play. A good film for the entire family. 

  June 23 - Ghost Stories
 

A Ghost Story film poster

Ghost Stories (NR)

Saturday June 23, 2018
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: TBA

Free with UHCL ID. All others, $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

 A debunker of all thing paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases.

  June 30 - A Quiet Place
 

A Quiet Place film poster

A Quite Place (PG-13)

Saturday June 30, 2018
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: TBA

Free with UHCL Student ID. All others, $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

A Quiet Place shows that it's still possible to make good movies... without letting the essence and the sublime simplicity of the original idea get lost. This glorious call to our senses comes courtesy of co-writer/director John Krasinski's technical achievements, including dazzling camera angles and striking compositions, plus superb performances.

  July 14 - Disobedience
 

Disobedience film posterDisobedience (R)

Saturday, July 14, 2018
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: TBA

Free with UHCL Student ID. All others, $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

Disobedience illustrates the power of conviction and the divine nature of free will. The best in the primary characters, allowing each to deal with this untenable situation in their own way. A well-crafted story about love, desire, self-awareness and the freedom of choice. It is a powerful testament to the often irresistible forces of human attraction.

  August 4 - RBG
 

film poster of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


RBG (PG)

Saturday, August 4, 2018
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: George Tallichet, J.D.

Free admission.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career..

Fall 2018 Films

  September 8 - Won't You be My Neighbor
 

Won't You be My Neighbor film poster

Won't You be My Neighbor (PG-13)

Saturday, September 8
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speakers:
Beth Hentges, Ph.D.
Christine Walthers, Ph.D.

Free with UHCL Student ID. All others, $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

An intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

  September 15 - Incredibles 2
 

The Incredibles 2 film poster

Incredibles 2 (PG)

Saturday, September 15
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall

Free to groups with any UHCL ID. All others $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

It's really fun, paced beautifully and gorgeously detailed. Get there early and see everything.  It's a family film with everyone's favorite family of superheroes. This time Helen is in the spotlight leaving Bob  at home with the kids, Violet and Dash, to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone. Then a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot!

  October 13 - A Fantastic Woman
 

A Fantastic Woman film poster

A Fantastic Woman (R)

Saturday, October 13
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: TBA

Free with UHCL ID. All others $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

In our increasingly polarized time, "A Fantastic Woman" bridges the gap between ignorance and understanding through the transcendent power of art. A gently heart-wrenching, quietly furious movie.

 

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