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The Departed

Friday, November 7, 2014  >  7 p.m.

Saturday, November 8, 2014  >  2 p.m. + 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 9, 2014  >  2 p.m.

Woodland Theater of Davies Center

Martin Scorsese’s gritty crime drama explores the lives of two cops in South Boston, where the state police force is waging an all-out war to take down the city’s top organized crime ring. Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), smart and ambitious, is on the fast track in the Massachusetts State Police Department’s elite Special Investigations Unit, whose prime target is powerful Irish mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), street-smart and tough, has a violent temper that has cost him his badge and landed him back on the rough streets where he is recruited into Costello’s ranks. But neither man is what he seems and, as they work at cross purposes, they are plunged into a game of cat and mouse in which the stakes could not be higher.

The Departed received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Editing. Screenwriter William Monahan also received an Oscar for his adaptation of the 2002 Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs.

Sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate

Free admission with a Blugold Card or Campus Films Pass

Community members interested in attending a campus film screening may buy a Campus Films Pass at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in the east lobby of Davies Center. Campus Films Passes are valid throughout the 2014–15 academic year. Individual film series memberships are $4; a family membership is $10.


United States 2006
151 minutes
Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material
Directed by Martin Scorsese


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