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Django Unchained

Friday, November 15, 2013  >  7 p.m.

Saturday, November 16, 2013  >  2 p.m. + 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 17, 2013  >  2 p.m.

Woodland Theater of Davies Center

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Oscar winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles — dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), owner of an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. As a treacherous organization closes in on them, Django and Schultz must choose between independence and solidarity, sacrifice and survival.

Sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate

Admission is free at the door with a Blugold Card or an International Film Society membership. Community members may buy an individual IFS membership for $4; a family membership costs $10. The annual memberships are available at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center’s east lobby.

FILM INFORMATION

United States 2012
165 minutes
Color
Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight,
    language and some nudity
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

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