Campus Films

Campus Films are shown in Rausch Auditorium, located in the basement of McIntyre.
Show Times:
Fridays and Saturdays: 6:00pm and 9:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm and 6:00pm

Gook

Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.

"Chon’s dense, ambitious, and observant film is full of impressive craft and insight, capable of wringing at least five different meanings of “f— you,” setting a dance sequence to Hall & Oates’ “Maneater” that reaches pure joy, and showcasing a flurry of sneakers falling in slo-mo that’s as powerful and visually distinctive as anything this year." - Inkoo Kang, TheWrap

"Nodding to Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and Kevin Smith's Clerks, this sophomore feature exemplifies the grunge and angst-ridden energy of the 90s, with a humorous streak as frank as its racially charged title." - Leah Pickett, Chicago Reader

"With Gook, Chon combines his innate talent for building immediately likable and relatable characters with natural chemistry amongst his cast to tell a more socially substantive story." - Oktay Ege Kozak, Paste Magazine

Watch a trailer here!

It Comes at Night

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

"It Comes at Night balances on the knife edge between hope and despair, counterweighting the dire nature of its world with genuinely moving moments of warmth." - Ben Coleman, The Stranger

"I can't remember the last time I saw a movie where I was feeling this much tension. Every ounce of fear and paranoia that the characters felt is effectively translated through the screen. All the characters are superbly acted and they're actual characters that I like, understand, and care about." - Adam Johnston, YourMovieSucksDOTorg

"It's a grim vision of a world losing track of objective facts, descending into a poisonous abyss of chaos and disorder. No wonder it strikes such a contemporary chord." - Mark Kermode, The Guardian

Watch a trailer here!

The witch

A family is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

"In the tradition of William Friedkin's The Exorcist, this chilling low-budget horror movie taps into the same temporal fear that sparks religious feeling." -  J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

"Right through the very end it's an absolutely awe inspiring masterpiece steeped in everything from folklore, urban legends, and fairy tales." - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

"Be it a film against religious fanatism, a fable about female empowerment or a simple horror story, The Witch is extraordinary."  - Daniel Krauze, El Financiero

Watch a trailer here!

There will be a costume contest at this one time showing for Halloween with prizes to the best costume!

Girls trip

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.


"Girls Trip” is a hilarious reminder that we all need a Flossy Posse to make us laugh until our sides ache and give it to us straight when no one else will. Black girl magic, indeed." - Bethany Ao, The Boston Globe
 

"What most distinguishes “Girls Trip” from other such comedies is that these four black actresses in their late 30s and mid-40s play adults who are honest, grounded and devoted to one another, differences be damned. Such cruelty-free comedy is a beautiful thing to see. And if grapefruit sales explode in the coming days, you will know why." - Susan Wloszczyna, RogerEbert.com

 
"The same way Melissca McCarthy got an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids, I think Tiffany Haddish should get a nomination for Girls Trip because I thought her performance was just as good and just as much of a breakout performance." - Dan Murrell, Screen Junkies

Watch a trailer here!

Whose streets

Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.


"When people ask about the Black Lives Matter movement, whether it’s a year or 50 from now, I will tell them to see director Sabaah Folayan’s documentary “Whose Streets?” This documentary about the events in Ferguson, MO, as told from the perspective of people who were actually there, is important to understanding both the past and the present." - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com


"Whose Streets?" looks beyond the media narrative to offer what Davis has called "black people seeing black people" - validation, encouragement and love in the face of a bitter legacy of injustice." - Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times


"As much as it is an exploration into the protests at Ferguson, it's also a character study of some of the activists." -Katy Evans, The Grand Cinema

Watch a trailer here!

Lady macbeth

In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.


"Pugh, a young newcomer with just a tiny handful of film credits, gives a performance of rare ferocity." - Moira MacDonald, The Seattle Times


"Each scene is shot with intensity and precision by cinematographer Ari Wegner, and the dynamic editing helps to build tension in this dank environment." - Valerie Complex, Black Girl Nerds


"Worth noting, too, that the film’s unblinkered approach to ethnicity (diverse, but never overtly mentioned) not only enriches the drama by challenging the whitewashed facade of much period fare, but also ensures that every role is filled by the best possible player." - Mark Kermode, The Guardian
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Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

"Weinstein brings a palpable authenticity (attributable in part to a cast made up of local non-actors) to this universally resonant story, rendering it unique and specific in a meticulously detailed setting." - Peter Keough, Boston Globe

"An intimate, affectionate and, to a degree, critical portrayal of both a man and the strict traditions he's raised in." - Tomris Laffly, Film Journal International

"Small, naturalistic moments like a scene of father and son scrambling to quickly eat breakfast and leave the apartment collectively give the Yiddish-language movie its quiet but unmistakable power." - Robert Levin, amNewYork

Watch a trailer here!