2018 Community Film Series

Ohio Wesleyan, Strand Theatre Collaborate to Screen Classics March 6-April 25

By Ohio Wesleyan University

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Community Film Series returns to the Strand Theatre this year for seven weeks in March and April. The annual series is a collaboration between the historic movie theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware, and the Ohio Wesleyan University Department of English and Film Studies Program.

All films will be screened at 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and again at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for students, military personnel, and Ohio Wesleyan employees, and $5 for senior citizens. (For this series, anyone with a valid OWU ID may pay $7 and receive a small drink and small popcorn with admission.)

Films featured in the 2018 Community Film Series are:

March 6-7 - “GoodFellas” (Scorsese, 1990)

Martin Scorsese’s classic gangster film stars Ray Liotta as the wannabe gangster who makes good, rising in the mob until he becomes its target. Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Paul Sorvino co-star. (Rated R, 2 hours, 26 minutes)

March 20-21 - “Body Heat” (Kasdan, 1981)

Inspired by the classic films noir “Double Indemnity” and “Out of the Past,” Lawrence Kasdan’s directorial debut launched the career of Kathleen Turner, who plays the femme fatale who ensnares William Hurt and makes a murderer out of him. (Rated R, 1 hour, 53 minutes)

March 27-28 - “Girl, Interrupted” (Mangold, 1999)

Based on the best-selling memoir by Susanna Kaysen, this film features Winona Ryder as the young woman confined to a mental institution, and Angelina Jolie as a charismatic fellow patient. Vanessa Redgrave, Elisabeth Moss, and Whoopi Goldberg co-star. (Rated R, 2 hours, 7 minutes)

April 3-4 - “The Salesman” (Iran, Farhadi, 2016)

A husband and wife acting in a production of “Death of a Salesman” see their lives turned upside down when the wife is raped in their new apartment. A riveting, morally complex Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Film. (Farsi with English subtitles, rated PG-13, 2 hours, 4 minutes)

April 10-11 - “The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros” (Philippines, Solito, 2006)

A transgender teen tries to take his mother’s place in his small family of criminals, but experiences emotional upheaval when he becomes infatuated with the incorruptible new young neighborhood cop. (Filipino and Tagalog with English subtitles, not rated, 1 hour, 27 minutes)

April 17-18 - “Boy” (New Zealand, Waititi, 2013)

Before he directed last year’s “Thor,” Taika Waititi made this gem of a film about two boys being raised by their grandmother in an isolated Maori village and fantasizing about Michael Jackson and their absent father. When their father does appear, he turns out to be not a superhero but a comically incompetent petty criminal, played by Waititi. (English and Maori, not rated, 1 hour, 27 minutes)

April 24-25 - “Tiny Furniture” (Dunham, 2010)

The first woman to win the Director’s Guild Best Director Award, Lena Dunham of the HBO series “Girls” wrote and stars in this indie film about a young woman who returns to New York City to face the rest of her life after graduating from Oberlin with a film degree. (Not rated, 98 minutes)

About the Strand Theatre:

The iconic, nonprofit Strand Theatre celebrates its 102nd year in operation in 2018 and stands today as one of the 10 longest-operating theatres in the United States and one of the few remaining independent theatres showing first-run films. Estimated to have an economic impact of $1 million annually to the Delaware community, the Strand serves 75,000 patrons per year and is open 364 days a year. Learn more at www.thestrandtheatre.net.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.