MoPix Update from WGBH - May 22 If you received this message via a friend or a listserv and would like to learn about closed captioned and described films directly from the Media Access Group at WGBH, please subscribe at http://ncam.wgbh.org/mailinglist.html To make sure you continue to receive MoPix News e-mails optimally and in your inbox (not sent to bulk or junkmail folders), please add mary_watkins@xxxxxxxx to your address book or safe sender list. MOPIX UPDATE FROM WGBH- May 22 THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND- THE UNOFFICIAL START OF THE SUMMER- THREE NEW ACCESSIBLE FILMS DEBUT Dance Flick from Paramount Pictures* (cc only) (rated PG-13) Street dancer Thomas Uncles is from the wrong side of the tracks, but his bond with the beautiful Megan White might help the duo realize their dreams as the enter in the mother of all dance battles. A comedy from the Wayans brothers. Night in the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian from Twentieth Century Fox Films (cc dvs) (rated PG) Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and Octavius (Steve Coogan), who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. Terminator Salvation from Warner Bros. Pictures (cc dvs) (rated PG-13) After Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust, a group of survivors led by John Connor (Christian Bale) struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job. A BUSY WEEK COMING UP FOR WGBH'S MEDIA ACCESS GROUP Next week WGBH/Boston is proud to host a series of meetings, panel discussions and a concert- all with access as a theme: Tuesday May 26: VSA arts of Massachusetts and WGBH host "Putting Creativity to Work: Engaging People with Disabilities in the Cultural Life of Massachusetts," a day-long forum followed by a live, fully inclusive performance by Henry Butler, a New Orleans piano legend who has been blind since birth. Public radio's John Hockenberry will deliver the keynote address and emcee the concert. More info on the day's events can be found at <www.vsamass.org/>. Wednesday May 27: The U.S. Access Board will spend a morning here at WGBH as part of their Boston Town Meeting. The Access Board ( http://www.access-board.gov/ ) is an independent federal agency which develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology. We'll be presenting on all of our activities (including MoPix!) to make media accessible to everyone. THEATER CHAIN WEB SITE ADDRESSES As several theater chains are now listing accessible films and showtimes on their Web sites, we want to take this opportunity to provide you with those site addresses. Helpful hint, some chains require you to know which theater in your area is equipped prior to finding the info on their sites. For a full list of MoPix locations, searchable by state, first go to www.mopix.org and link to "View Theaters". You can also search for captioned movies near you at fomdi.com AMC Theatres: http://www.moviewatcher.com/jsp/amg.jsp Carmike Theatres: http://www.carmike.com/showtimedetails.aspx?theatrenumber=075623 CEC Theatres: http://www.cectheatres.com (link to state, and then theater) Cerrito Speakeasy Theatre (closed temporarily): http://www.cerritospeakeasy.com/calendar/index.html Cineplex Theatres (Canada): http://cineplex.com/Theatres/MovieTechnology.aspx?aud=rwcdvs Clearview Cinemas: http://clearviewcinemas.com/tripod.shtml Cobb Theatres: http://www.cobbtheatres.com/ (link to equipped theater near you) Empire Theatres (Canada): http://www.empiretheatres.com (link to province, then to theater) Celebration! Cinema RiverTown and Lansing Michigan: http://www.celebrationcinema.com (select RiverTown or Lansing from list of locations) Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres: www.kerasotes.com (select City North, Block E or the Glen 10 from the list of locations) Megaplex Theatres: http://www.megaplextheatres.com/nowshowingdetail.php?th_code=all National Amusements Showcase Cinemas and Cinema de Lux locations: http://www.nationalamusements.com/wireless (link to theater under state heading) Regal Cinemas: http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/opencaptionedshowtimes.aspx#MA Additional chains with MoPix systems are not yet listing MoPix-accessible film information on their sites at this time: Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres. NOW PLAYING Available with closed captions using the Rear Window Captioning system, and audio descriptions utilizing the DVS Theatrical System: Angels and Demons from Sony Pictures (suspense - rated PG-13) Dragonball Evolution from Twentieth Century Fox Films (action/sci-fi - rated PG) Fast and Furious from Universal Pictures (action - rated PG-13) Fighting from Universal Pictures (drama - rated PG-13) Night in the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian from Twentieth Century Fox Films (comedy - rated PG) Star Trek from Paramount Pictures* (action/sci-fi - rated PG-13) State of Play from Universal Pictures (drama/thriller - rated PG-13) Terminator Salvation from Warner Bros. Pictures (action/adventure - rated PG-13) X-Men Origins: Wolverine from Twentieth Century Fox (action/adventure - rated PG-13) Available with closed captions using the Rear Window Captioning system (descriptive narration is not available for these films): 17 Again from Warner Bros. Pictures (comedy - rated PG-13) Dance Flick from Paramount Pictures* (comedy - rated PG-13) Earth from Buena Walt Disney Studios (nature documentary - rated G) Ghosts of Girlfriends Past from Warner Bros. Pictures (romance/comedy - rated PG-13) I Love You, Man from Paramount Pictures* (comedy/romance - rated R) Observe and Report from Warner Bros. Pictures (comedy - rated R) Obsessed from Sony Screen Gems (drama/thriller - rated PG-13) MORE ACCESSIBLE MOVIES TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE NEXT MONTH (plot descriptions from imdb.com) Drag Me to Hell from Universal Pictures (May 29) (cc dvs) A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. Up from Walt Disney Studios and Pixar (May 29) (cc dvs) By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip. The Hangover from Warner Bros. Pictures (Jun 5) (cc only) A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him. Land of the Lost from Universal Pictures (Jun 5) (cc dvs) On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride). In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures. Can they all make it back to our world alive, and if so: Will Dr. Marshall can go from zero to hero with his discoveries? My Life in Ruins from Fox Searchlight (Jun 5) (cc dvs) A travel guide (Nia Vardalos from My Big Fat Greek Wedding) rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece. Imagine That from Paramount Pictures (Jun 12) (cc only) A financial executive (Eddie Murphy) who can't stop his career downward spiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await. The Proposal from Walt Disney Studios (Jun 12) (cc only) A pushy boss (Sandra Bullock) forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three from Sony Pictures (Jun 12) (cc dvs) Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garbe (Denzel Washington) into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime. Also starring John Travolta. Year One from Sony Pictures (Jun 19) (cc only) When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world. My Sister's Keeper from Warner Bros. Pictures (Jun 26) (cc with dvs tba) Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their daughter with leukemia, Kate, remain alive. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen from DreamWorks Pictures* (Jun 24) (cc desc) Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle. * WGBH has developed a conversion process to enable select Paramount films to be available via Rear Window Captioning systems. Some of these titles will also be available with descriptions. The latter will be designated "description" vs. DVS in our Updates to indicate availability of that feature, though WGBH did not create those descriptions. -- CREDITS Closed captioning and description of films provided by the Media Access Group at WGBH, a nonprofit division of Boston public broadcaster WGBH. The Rear Window Captioning and DVS Theatrical systems were developed by WGBH to make feature films accessible the date films open in theaters nationwide- and during regular showtimes- to movie fans who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind or visually impaired. 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