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Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern Film Society of Cameron University presents the 40th Annual Classic Film Series 2022-2023

All films are DVD presentations, screened at 7:30 p.m. in Shepler Ballroom, and presented free though donations are gratefully accepted.   For more information about the society and the films, email Dr. John Morris at In addition, please like us on Facebook. Made possible by the Lectures and Concerts Committee.

Upcoming Events

September 9, 2022: Good Will Hunting (U.S. 1997, 126 mins.)

  • Dir. Gus Van Sant. Stars: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams

             Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but though he doesn’t think so, needs help to find direction in his life. Damon and Affleck wrote the screenplay of this Best Picture Oscar winner.

September 30, 2022: Cool Hand Luke (U.S. 1967, 126 mins.)

  • Dir.: Stuart Rosenberg. Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin

                What we have here is a failure to communicate. A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform to a staff out to break him.

October 28, 2022: Psycho (U.S. 1960, 109 mins.)    

Our Halloween feature.

  • Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock. Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

                A secretary embezzles a client’s money and hits the road only to check herself into the Bates Motel with Norman and his mother.

November 18, 2022: Round Midnight (U.S. 1986, 133 mins.)

  • Dir.: Bernard Tavernier. Stars: Dexter Gordon, Francois Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker

                An adoring French fan befriends an expatriate American jazz artist who is fighting drug addiction and attempts to revitalize his career. Gordon, a virtuoso jazz saxophonist and first-time actor, was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance.

February 10, 2023: Casablanca (U.S. 1942, 120 mins.)  

Our Valentine’s offering.

  • Dir.: Michael Curtiz. Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

                You must remember this. His former love Ilsa having walked into his saloon on the arm of a famous freedom fighter, Rick must decide between the fight with the Nazis or exacting payback for his broken heart.

February 24, 2023: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

(U.S. 1967, 108 mins.)

  • Dir.: Stanley Kramer. Stars: Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

                An aging couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé. A film that illuminates late 1960s attitudes about race.

March 24, 2023: Glory Road (U.S., 2006, 118 mins.)

  • Dir.: James Gartner. Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols

                 In 1966, Coach Don Haskins started five African American players on his Texas Western (now UTEP) Miners basketball team in a season that culminated in an iconic NCAA national championship game against the all-white starting five of the Kentucky Wildcats.

April 14, 2023: Ocean’s Eleven (U.S. 2000, 116 mins.)

  • Dir: Stephen Soderberg. Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts

                Danny Ocean gathers a crew of eleven to rob three casinos, all owned by the man whose partner is his ex-wife. A witty remake of the 1960 Rat Pack classic.