El Paso, TX (KDBC) — The University of Texas at El Paso’s Get Reel film series will kick off its spring 2014 lineup with the Oscar-nominated movie Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1 at the UTEP Union Cinema.
All films are open to the public.
For the spring 2014 schedule, Frozen, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Nut Job are among the family-friendly film offerings.
Even though Get Reel offers big-name movies, the series is still committed to educational and independent films.
For instance, it will show The Butler, a film about an African-American butler in the White House who served eight presidents and lived through changes in America from the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War, in February as part of Black History month.
For Earth Week in April, there will be a showing of Blackfish, a controversial documentary about killer whales kept at sea parks and the trend of deadly attacks against their trainers.
Instructions Not Included is a foreign film from Mexico about a man who adopts a young girl left on his doorstep.
This semester the Get Reel film series will show films on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
General admission for individual films is $2, and $1 for UTEP faculty, staff, students and alumni with valid ID.
Season passes for all 12 films are available to the general public for $20. UTEP faculty, staff and students can purchase a season pass for $10.
At the concession stand, guests can purchase a three-item combo, which includes a 12 oz. can of soda, popcorn and a hot dog or nachos for $5.
The UTEP Union Cinema is ADA accessible and all films will have closed captioning.
For visitors to the UTEP campus, parking is available at the UTEP Sun Bowl Parking Garage or in the S-1 parking lot.
For more information, call Union Services at 915-747-5711 or visit www.facebook.com/UTEPUnion .