CINEMA CLASSICS 2003
\Find Your Voice" ... "Every Moment Is Another Chance"
 8 MILE (2002)
Director: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Eminem(Jimmy), Kim Basinger (Stephanie), Mekhi Phifer (Future), Brittany Murphy(Alex), Evan Jones (Cheddar Bob)
Story: Thepeople of Detroit know 8 Mile as the city limit, a border, a boundary. It isalso a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy Smith Jr. from whereand who he wants to be. 8 Mile is a fictional examination of a critical week inJimmy's life. Rapper Eminem stars in his first leading movie role.
Music: 'Flightof the Bumble Bee' from The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
"His Life was an Empty Page. Then He Wrote to Boy in Africa"
 ABOUT SCHMIDT (2002)
Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: JackNicholson (Warren Schmidt), Hope Davis (Jeannie Schimdt), Dermot Mulroney(Randall Hertzel), Kathy Bates (Roberta Hertzel)
Story: WarrenSchmidt, a man in his 60s feels all at loss when he faces retirement. Shortly afterwards his wife passes awayand he must come to terms with his daughter's marriage to a man of whom he doesnot approve. He realizes that his own life has been a failure.
Music: Gnossienne No.4 by Erik Satie
"The True Story of a Real Fake"
 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: LeonardoDiCaprio (Frank Abagnale Jr), Tom Hanks (Carl Hanratty), Christopher Walken(Frank Abagnale Sr), Martin Sheen (Roger Strong)
Story: Based onthe true story of con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. who managed to pass himself offas an airline pilot, doctor, assistant attorney general and history professor.He also cashed in more than US$ 2million in fraudulent cheques, before being finally tracked down andapprehended by FBI agent Hanratty.
Music: 2ndmovement from Piano Concerto No.11 by Franz Joseph Haydn
"A Generation's Final Journey ... Begins"
 STAR TREK: NEMESIS (2002)
Director: Stuart Baird
Cast: PatrickStewart (Starfleet Commander Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes(Commander/Captain William T. Ryker), Brent Spiner (Data T4), LeVar Burton (Lt.Commander Georgi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf)
Story: Picardand his crew of the Enterprise are deflected to the planet Romulus, supposedlyto negotiate peace with the Romulans. It is soon obvious, however, that theRomulans have no thoughts of peace - they are planning an attack on Earth.
Music: Can?ºonsi danses No. 6 by Federico Mompou
"The Days Are Numbered"
 28 DAYS LATER (2002)
Cast: CillianMurphy (Jim), Naomie Harris (Selena), Megan Burns (Hannah), Brendan Gleeson(Frank), Christopher Eccleston (Maj. Henry West)
Story: Apotent virus escapes from a British research laboratory. It kills in secondsand is transmitted in a drop of blood. After the 28 days of the movie's title ahandful of survivors set out to save the human race from total extinction.
Music: AveMaria by Charles Gounod, adapted from J.S.Bach's Well-tempered Klavier
"When you are searching for a killer ... the last suspect youwant to see is your son"
 CITY BY THE SEA (2002)
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Robert deNiro (Detective Vincent La Marca), Frances McDormand
(Michelle), James Franco (Joseph 'Joey' Nova), Eliza Dushku(Gina), William Forsythe (Spyder), George Dzundza (Reg Duffy)
Story: Afterhis divorce Detective Vincent La Marca leaves Long Island for a distinguishedcareer with the New York Police Department. His devotion to the cause and hisincorruptibility are well known but they are both put to the test when in amurder case everything points to his son, with whom he has not been able tomaintain a working relationship.
Music: Preludein D flat major, Op.28, No.15, 'Raindrop' by Fryderyk Chopin
"Love is here to stay ... so is her family"
 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING (2002)
Cast: NiaVardalos (Toula Portokalos), Michael Constantine (Gus Portokalos), Lainie Kazan(Maria Portokalos), John Cornett (Ian Miller)
Story: ToulaPortokalos is Greek and works in the family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's. Allher father wants is for her to marry a nice Greek boy. But Toula falls in lovewith a high school teacher, Ian. and they date secretly before telling herfather. Some adjustments have to be made: Gus has to live with having anon-Greek for a son-in-law and Ian has to get used to Toula's family which ishuge.
Music: WienerBlut by Johann Strauss II
"Born into wealth. Groomed by the elite. Trained for combat"
 LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER (2001)
Cast: AngelinaJolie (Lara Croft), Jon Voight (Lord Richard Croft), Iain Glen (ManfredPowell), Noah Taylor (Bryce), Daniel Craig (Alex West)
Story: Theheroine of a popular video games series, Lara Croft, comes to life in thismovie. She is a wealthy tomb raider/archaeologist forever in search oftreasures and artifacts in ancient tombs and ruins. Like a female Indiana Jonesshe sets to outwit a secret society bent on acquiring supreme power over theworld.
Music: 2ndmovement from Piano Concerto No.5, BWV1056, by Johann Sebastian Bach
"Attitude Meets Espionage"
 I SPY (2002)
Cast: EddieMurphy (Kelly), Owen Wilson (Alex), Famke Janssen (Rachel), Malcolm MacDowell(Gundars), Gary Cole (Carlos), Phill Lewis (Jerry)
Story: Aprototype fighter plane is stolen from the US Government and top spy Alex Scottis sent to bring it back. A wealthy weapons dealer, Arnold Gundars, is theprime suspect. To get close to him Alex is joined by Kelly Robinson, a boxingchampion who counts Gundars among his most fervent fans and has a fightscheduled for the city where he is keeping the plane.
Music: Hungarian Dance No.5 by Johannes Brahms
"Fate Has Found Its Hero"
 K-19 THE WIDOWMAKER (2002)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: HarrisonFord (Alexei Vostrikov), Liam Neeson (Mikhail Polenin), Joss Ackland (MarshalZelentsov), John Shrapnel (Admiral Bratyeev)
Story: This isthe story, set in 1961, of the maiden voyage of Russia's first nuclearsubmarine and how it malfunctions, risking not only the lives of the crew butalso a major nuclear disaster on the scale of Chernobyl. Captain AlexeiVostrikov and his crew race against time.
Music: 1stmovement from Piano Sonata No.14 'Moonlight' by Ludwig van Beethoven
"27,000 Nuclear Weapons. One Is Missing"
 THE SUM OF ALL FEARS (2002)
Director: PhilAlden Robinson
Cast: BenAffleck (Jack Ryan), Morgan Freeman (DCI William Cabot), James Cromwell(President Fowler), Ken Jenkins (Adm. Pollack), Liev Schreiber (John Clark)
Story: When theRussian president