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 – 8/21/2017
Schindler's List (1993)
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Week 2 – 8/28/2017
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psychopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.
Week 3 – 9/4/2017
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Week 4 – 9/11/2017
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Week 5 – 9/18/2017
Soylent Green (1973)
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.
Week 6 – 9/25/2017
Amélie (2001)
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Week 7 – 10/2/2017
Citizen Kane (1941)
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
Week 8 – 10/9/2017
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Week 9 – 10/16/2017
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
Week 10 – 10/23/2017
Blade Runner (1982)
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Week 11 – 10/30/2017
My Left Foot (1989)
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
Week 12 – 11/6/2017
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters..

 

Week 13 – 11/13/2017
Seven Samurai (1954)
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Week 14 – 11/20/2017
Metropolis (1927)
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Week 15 – 11/27/2017
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.