Featured films set for Young Auditorium


Emily Argo | Reporter
Oct. 18, 2016; 7 a.m.

“Big Fan” will be shown as part of the Lindenwood Film Series.
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The Homecoming film series will feature “Big Fan” and “Being John Malkovich” this year.

“Both of these two films deal with trying to become something you’re not,” said philosophy professor David Brown, who was in charge of picking out the movies. “It’s showing us that we try to mask who we really are.”

“Big Fan” tells the story of Paul Aufiero, the self-described world’s biggest New York Giants fan.

One day, Aufiero and his friend see his favorite player in Staten Island, and they follow him into a drug deal, although they don’t realize that is what happened.

Later, at a nightclub, they tell the player what they saw, and the player beats up Aufiero. The rest of the movie details the fallout from those actions. This film is being shown on Friday.

On Saturday, “Being John Malkovich” is being shown. This film details an unemployed puppeteer who gets a file clerk job, enters a small door hidden behind a filing cabinet at the office and finds himself in the mind of actor John Malkovich.

The clerk is able to observe and sense whatever Malkovich does for 15 minutes before he is ejected and dropped into a ditch near the New Jersey Turnpike. The clerk reveals the portal to others and lets them use it for $200 a turn.

Both films begin at 7 p.m. in Young Auditorium. Entry fee is free for both students and non-students.