15 Movies in 15 Weeks

The Library and Information Committee every semester chooses fifteen (15) movies for students to watch that are based on cultural, historical, and aesthetic impact.  These selections are meant to broaden the experience that students have on campus and in the community.  These movies are not selected for any class and are meant for enjoyment of the student community at the Hazleton Campus.

15 Movies in 15 Weeks

Week 1 – 1/8/2018
Inherit the Wind (1960)
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Week 2 – 1/15/2018
The Artist (2011)
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Week 3 – 1/22/2018
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Week 4 – 1/29/2018
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Week 5 – 2/5/2018
Goodfellas (1990)
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Week 6 – 2/12/2018
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Week 7 – 2/19/2018
A Separation (2011)
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Week 8 – 2/26/2018
On the Waterfront (2054)
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Week 9 – 3/12/2018
Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Week 10 – 3/19/2018
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Week 11 – 3/26/2018
Incendies (2010)
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes

Week 12 – 4/2/2018
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

Week 13 – 4/9/2018
Departures (2008)
A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Week 14 – 4/16/2018
The Deer Hunter (1978)
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Week 15 – 4/23/2018
All the President’s Men (1976)
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.