On the Waterfront (UR)
1954 Best Picture Academy Award® Winner! An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb. Admission: $5 for adults • $3 for Drexel Members
5 OSCAR Nominations including BEST PICTURE, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR J.K. Simmons. Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats.
The Theory of Everything (PG-13)
5 OSCAR Nominations including BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR Eddie Redmayne, BEST ACTRESS Felicity Jones. GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER - BEST ACTOR Eddie Redmayne. Stephen Hawking is a brilliant Cambridge graduate student when he learns that he has a progressive motor neuron disease and may die within two years. For Jane Wilde, Stephen’s fellow student and future wife, the prognosis represents not a certainty but a challenge that her faith and Stephen’s passionate determination can overcome.
The Imitation Game (PG-13)
8 OSCAR Nominations including BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR Benedict Cumberbatch, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Keira Knightley. As World War II engulfs Europe, a group of English mathematicians are assembled at Bletchley Park to work in secret on cracking the code of a captured German Enigma encryption machine. With England’s fate hanging in the balance, the group’s leader, the brilliant, eccentric Alan Turing, must hide his homosexuality or risk arrest and persecution by the country he is fighting to save.
2 OSCAR Nominations including BEST ACTRESS Reese Witherspoon, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laura Dern. With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club).