This week, the Rave theater in Vestavia has:
FANBOYS '95 1 hr 30 min - Rated PG-13 - Comedy/Action/Adventure
It's the Halloween party they've all been waiting for, to have fun with friends and hang out with fellow Star Wars fans and partners in crime. However, events take a turn when one of their bunch who long ago outgrew his old gang and took on adult responsibilities is suddenly in their midst again. Reconnecting is not easy. But soon, Eric, Windows, Hutch and Zoe realize that Linus will not live long enough to experience what's been on their minds for ages: The long-awaited theatrical release of Star Wars - Episode I, which is still several months away. Linus once again suggests to his friends what he's been scheming since fifth grade: Breaking into Skywalker Ranch, this time to steal a print of the movie. Crazy, right? But it might be the only way for Linus to see the movie before he dies. So as insane as it sounds, they take Hutch's van and embark on a mission to drive across half the country to the ranch.
Show time is noon each day '97 at least through Thursday, March 19.
Other special screenings include:
FREEHELD '95 Tuesday, March 17 '95 7 p.m.
UAB Hill University Center Alumni Auditorium, 1400 University Blvd.
Followed by an open discussion about the film
Free and Open to the Public
Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester spent 25 years investigating tough cases in Ocean County, New Jersey, protecting the rights of victims and putting her life on the line. She had no reason to expect that in the last year of her life, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, her final battle for justice would be for the woman she loved.
The documentary film Freeheld chronicles Laurel's struggle to transfer her earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. With less than six months to live, Laurel refuses to back down when her elected officials - the Ocean County Freeholders -deny her request to leave her pension to Stacie, an automatic option for heterosexual married couples. The film follows both the escalation of Laurel's battle with the Freeholders and the decline of her health as cancer spreads to her brain.
Alternating from packed public demonstrations at the county courthouse to quiet, tender moments of Laurel and Stacie at home, Freeheld combines tension-filled political drama with personal detail, creating a nuanced study of a grassroots fight for justice.
Screening sponsored by: UAB Safe Zone, The Alliance for GLBT Equality, The Gay/Straight Student Alliance (GSSA) at UAB and Birmingham SHOUT
Discussion sponsored by: The Alliance for GLBT Equality (faculty/staff association), The Gay/Straight Student Alliance (GSSA) at UAB and Birmingham SHOUT.
SIDEWALK SCRAMBLE SCREENING '95 Wednesday, March 18 '95 7 p.m. '95 WorkPlay
Last weekend, 21 teams made 21 short films in less than 48 hours during the incredible semi-annual Sidewalk Scramble. The resulting min-masterpieces will be shown at WorkPlay on Wednesday, and somebody's going to take home a giant trophy. Show up to see who or visit www.sidewalkfilm.org to learn more.