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Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern Film Society of Cameron University presents the 40th Annual Classic Film Series 2023-2024

All films are DVD presentations, screened at 7:30 p.m. in Comm 114, EXCEPT FOR THE 29 SEPTEMBER SCREENING, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 6:30 P.M. and presented free though donations are gratefully accepted. For more information about the society and the films, see our website: In addition, please like us on Facebook. Made possible by the Lectures and Concerts Committee.

Upcoming Events

8 September

The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (U.S. 1983; reissued 2017, 116 mins.)

Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio

The rivalry between two gangs, the Greasers and the Socs, heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. Adapted from S. E. Hinton’s novel.

29 September

2001: A Space Odyssey (U.S. 1968, 149 mins.)

Dir.: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

After uncovering a mysterious artifact on Jupiter, humans send a spacecraft of two men and the computer H.A.L. to investigate.

27 October

The Haunting (U.S. 1963, 112 mins.)

Dir.: Robert Wise
Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson

A scientist assembles a team to determine whether a creepy old house is indeed haunted. Our Halloween feature.

17 November

Fargo (U.S. 1996, 98 mins.)

Dir.: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Stars: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi

A salesman hires thugs to kidnap his wife for the ransom, but doesn’t count on their bickering and on persistent police work.

19 January

Singin’ in the Rain (U.S., 1952, 103 mins.)

Dir.: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly
Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds

A famous silent movie duo have a difficult time making the transition to talking movies in what is regarded as the greatest musical ever made.

9 February

When Harry Met Sally (U.S. 1989, 105 mins.)

Dir.: Rob Reiner
Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Old pals Harry and Sally worry that becoming a couple will ruin their friendship. Our Valentine’s offering.

23 February

Selma (U.S. 2014, 128 mins.)

Dir.: Ava DuVernay
Stars: David Oyelowo, Carman Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., campaigns for equal voting rights for African Americans with a march from Selma, AL, in 1965.

29 March

Jaws (U.S. 1975, 124 mins.)

Dir: Stephen Spielberg
Stars: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

When a shark creates fear in a beach community, the sheriff, a marine biologist, and a seafarer attempt to hunt the beast.