Seelos Film Series

Seelos Theatre screens second-run films every week when school is in session. The movies are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

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Located in Kimball Hall, the Francis Xavier Seelos Theatre seats 360. Most of the films are shown on Blu-ray. For directions to campus and walking directions to Seelos Theatre, please visit our directions page. For more information, please call the Seelos Box Office at 508-793-2455. 

Wednesday Films are shown at 3:30 & 7:00 p.m.
Weekend Films are shown Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
            

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MARCH

Wednesday Film  March 13   Eileen
The stagnant waters of Eileen's dull, stifled life as a solitary worker at a juvenile detention center in 1960s Boston are unexpectedly disrupted when the institution brings in a new psychologist, the vibrant Rebecca. The fervent enthusiasm that blossoms between the two women almost immediately gives way to a closer relationship until their fragile connection takes a dramatic turn.

Weekend Film  March 15/16  Anyone But You
After an amazing first date, Bea and Ben's fiery attraction turns ice-cold--until they find themselves unexpectedly reunited at a destination wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple.

Wednesday Film  March 20   Cassandro
Follows the true story of Cassandro, the ''exotico'' character created by Saúl Armendáriz, gay amateur wrestler from El Paso who rose to international stardom

Weekend Film  March  22/23 The Color Purple
The Color Purple is a 2023 American coming-of-age musical period drama film directed by Blitz BazawuleMarcus Gardley's screenplay is based on the stage musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It is the second film adaptation of the novel, following the 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Spielberg and Quincy Jones. Spielberg and Jones return as producers for the 2023 film, along with the stage musical's producers Scott Sanders and Oprah Winfrey, the latter of whom also starred in the 1985 film.

 

APRIL

Wednesday Film   April 3       The Holdovers
Nobody likes teacher Paul Hunham (Giamatti) -- not his students, not his fellow faculty, not the headmaster, who all find his pomposity and rigidity exasperating. With no family and nowhere to go over Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul remains at school to supervise students unable to journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains -- a trouble-making 15-year-old named Angus, a good student whose bad behavior always threatens to get him expelled. Joining Paul and Angus is head cook Mary (Randolph)-an African American woman who caters to sons of privilege and whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam. These three very different shipwrecked people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two very snowy weeks in New England. The real journey is how they help one another understand that they are not beholden to their past-they can choose their own futures.


Weekend Film  April 5/6        Ferrari
Set during the summer of 1957. Ex-racecar driver Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy stalks the company he and his wife, Laura, built from nothing ten years earlier. Their tempestuous marriage struggles with mourning for one son and the acknowledgment of another. He decides to counter his losses by rolling the dice on one race - 1,000 miles across Italy, the iconic Mille Miglia.

Wednesday Film   April 10     American Fiction
It is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture's obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish "Black" book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain


Weekend Film  April 12/13    The Iron Claw
The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.

Wednesday Film   April 17     The Royal Hotel
Hanna and Liv are best friends backpacking in Australia. After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an adventure, convinces Hanna to take a temporary live-in job behind the bar of a pub called 'The Royal Hotel' in a remote Outback mining town. Bar owner Billy and a host of locals give the girls a riotous introduction to Down Under drinking culture, but soon Hanna and Liv find themselves trapped in an unnerving situation that rapidly leaps out of their control.


Weekend Film  April 19/20    Killers of the Flower Moon, if available
The story takes place in the 1920s around the Osage Indian tribe living in the American city of Oklahoma. Native Americans are being killed one by one after one of them becomes rich by discovering oil. The Osage massacre attracts the attention of the FBI, and it begins an investigation

Wednesday Film   April 24     Napoleon, if available
Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar®-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed


Weekend Film  April 26/27    The Book Of Clarence
Struggling to find a better life, Clarence is captivated by the power of the rising Messiah and soon risks everything to carve a path to a divine existence.

 

MAY

Wednesday, May 1  The Taste of Things
The relationship between Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the gourmet she has worked for over the last 20 years. Growing fonder of one another, their bond turns into a romance, giving rise to delicious dishes that impress even the world's most illustrious chefs. When Dodin faces Eugenie's reluctance to commit to him, he starts cooking for her.

Weekend Film  May 3/4.     Wonka
With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that a cartel of greedy chocolatiers runs the industry.

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Wednesday Film January 24  A Million Miles Away
A biopic about Jose Hernandez and his path from a farm worker to becoming an engineer and an astronaut. A tale of perseverance, community and sacrifice to accomplish a seemingly impossible dream.

Weekend Film January 26/27 Dumb Money
Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (the video game store) into the world's hottest company.

Wednesday Film January 31  Dicks: The Musical
This is a reboot of The Parent Trap as a musical. Identical twins separated at birth, each brought up by a single parent, both become top salesmen at the same company. When they are brought together, they realize their relationship. Hankering for a "normal" 2-parent family, they hatch a plot to get their parents together and re-marry. Originating as a 2-person play, most scenes are 2-person scenes, except for the extravagant musical numbers.

 

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Weekend Film  February 2/3  Five Nights at Freddys
In the year 2000, a desperate young man takes a job at an infamous, long-abandoned pizzeria with a dark past, bringing his little sister along. As they uncover the restless spirits and vengeful animatronics within, they must confront their own haunting memories. With the help of an enigmatic police officer, they battle to save their souls and unravel the sinister secrets lurking at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza.

Wednesday Film  February 7 The League
In "The League", director Sam Pollard looks at black participation in organized baseball going back to the 1880s. But mostly it focuses on the African-American Leagues of the 1920s/30s and what a boon they were to black communities on the East Coast and in the Midwest. At their zenith, these leagues were often near the top performers of black-owned businesses and prosperous endeavors.

 

Weekend Film  February 9/10. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
The story of Coriolanus Snow, years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem. He is young and very determined, and though the Snow family has fallen on hard times, Coriolanus sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the 10th Hunger Games, only to have his elation dashed when he is assigned to mentor a girl tribute named Lucy Gray Baird from the impoverished District 12.

Wednesday Film  February 14  Invisible Beauty
Fashion revolutionary Bethann Hardison looks back on her journey as a pioneering Black model, modeling agent, and activist, shining a light on an untold chapter in the fight for racial diversity.

Weekend Film  February 16/17         Priscilla
When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend.

Wednesday Film  February 21   The Burial
The Burial is a 2023 American courtroom drama film directed by Maggie Betts and starring Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones. The film is loosely based on the true story of Willie E. Gary, a flamboyant civil rights lawyer who took on a multi-billion dollar corporation in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Weekend Film  February 23/24         Wish (Disney)
A young girl named Asha wishes on a star and gets a more direct answer than she bargained for when a trouble-making star comes down from the sky to join her.

Wednesday Film  28   Dream Scenario
A hapless family man finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. When his nighttime appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul is forced to navigate his newfound stardom.

Film Summaries courtesy of IMDB.com