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HSC to screen ‘American Hustle’ March 23

March 14, 2014

“American Hustle” movie posterThe Holmes Student Center and the Campus Activity Board will present Academy Award-nominated “American Hustle” at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

Admission is free. Doors open at 7:45 p.m.

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, “American Hustle” tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper).

DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting.

Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.

Like David O. Russell’s previous films, “American Hustle” defies genre, hinging on raw emotion and life-and-death stakes.

The presentation is the third installment of the HSC’s Sunday Night at the Movies program, a facet of the new Student Center Recreation, Entertainment, Activities & More (SCREAM) series.

Movies chosen for the series are selected based on a poll posted to the HSC Facebook Page. A poll to choose the April 6 movie in the series will be posted soon.

For more information, call (815) 753-8560.