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Watch a Movie with Us!

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Meetings Every Sunday!

2pm in Wilson Commons 122


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The Club

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The University of Rochester Cinema Group (URCG) a student group of students that screens movies every Friday and Saturday night throughout the academic year. We show high definition digital films in Hoyt Auditorium, located on the River Campus. We show a mixture of popular movies between theater and DVD release as well as indie flicks and older films. It is easy to get involved in the club, and help bring movies to campus. We are always looking for suggestions for movies, and our meetings are open to all who wish to attend (Sundays at 2pm in Wilson Commons 122).

Movie Reviews

Depending on whom you ask, “mother!” is a tragic opus detailing the destruction of the environment; “mother!” is a minimalist retelling of both the Old and New Testaments; and “mother!” is an intensely self-critical indictment of how artists treat their friends and families; or “mother!” is either brilliantly feminist or deeply misogynist.

None of these interpretations are necessarily wrong.
More than anything, though, “mother!” is about the ways in which an audience takes ownership of art, rendering the artist obsolete.

Scott Abrams, Campus Times

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Get Out” is the social thriller that is breaking box office records for writer and director Jordan Peele of the comedy duo Key and Peele. The plot centers on the relationship of Chris (played by Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) as they head out of the city to visit Rose’s parents’ house in the nondescript suburbs.
This is the first time Chris is meeting Rose’s parents, and plot twist, he’s black.
My boyfriend and I saw the movie at the advanced screening at the Little Theatre (courtesy of UR Cinema Group), and it was more than what either of us were expecting. We laughed, we screamed, and as an audience we were all cheering and rooting for Chris to get, well, the fuck out.

Zeke Starling & Rachel Weitzner, Campus Times

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What does love feel like?

I love my mom. I love the smell of birthday candles. I’ve never been in love with anyone, but I kissed someone for the first time this year, at a whole 19 years old. Maybe the term is “late bloomer,” but I don’t think it feels like that.

Every crush I’ve ever had, everyone I’ve cried for — it all just feels like blooming.
Coming-of-age is something that has always fascinated me, which may be why I was so affected by Luca Guadagnino’s film “Call Me By Your Name.”

Ashley Bardhan, Campus Times

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If you want to feel hopeful, watch “Hidden Figures.”

It’s a stunning story with stunning performances from Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. In classic “based on a true event” fashion, “Hidden Figures” offers a unique plot, artistic shots of shadows on walls, a killer soundtrack (thanks, Pharell Williams), and an unnecessary heterosexual romance, mixed in with hints of white savior complex.
Like in life, though, if you ignore everything else that’s happening and focus on the smart, hardworking women, it’s pretty cool.

Isabel Drukker, Campus Times

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Advertise with Us

Advertising with URCG is an extremely effective way to advertise your group or event. A wide variety of students attend our film screenings, meaning your advertisement will reach students all over campus. Advertisements can be in the form of still slides or video trailers.
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New Releases

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Join the Team

UR Cinema Group has been a staple of the University of Rochester's community since 1970. The club's purpose is to publicly show movies from many genres varying from blockbusters to independent films.

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Theater Managers URCG

A Theater Manager is the person in charge of a movie showing. They show up 30 to 20 mins before the movie and make sure everything is setup correctly.

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Members URCG

Members get special benefits including full size movie poster at the end of the semester, free or discounted tickets, can vote in the elections and other perks.

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