Holmes Student Center plans free ‘Captain America’ screening

“Captain America: The Winter Solider” posterNIU’s Holmes Student Center will screen “Captain America: The Winter Solider” twice this weekend at the Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

Free showings are planned at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, and Sunday, Sept. 7.

Released in April, the movie depicts Steve Rogers’ struggles to embrace his role in the modern world while he battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

The movie stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson.

Mark Hugues, a contributor to Forbes, said the movie is “one of the best the genre has ever seen, and takes Marvel’s cinematic endeavors in a more complex, serious and dramatic direction.”

“Captain America” is the first free movie of the fall semester; the HSC launched its S.C.R.E.A.M. (Student Center Recreation, Entertainment And More) initiative last spring, showing films such as “American Hustle,” “Ender’s Game” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

For more information, email dlong1@niu.edu.

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