Take-Up Productions' Sports Series

Weekends in April

Trylon Microcinema, 3258 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis 55406

Buy a Sports Series movie ticket and receive a coupon for one free ticket to "The Sports Show." MIA members who purchase an $8 ticket for any film in the Sports Series will receive one free organic popcorn. Please show your MIA member card at the time of purchase.

April 6–8 A Sunday In Hell Fri/Sat 7 & 9:15 p.m., Sun 4:45 & 7 p.m. Hailed as one of the greatest cycling films ever made, A Sunday in Hell chronicles the harrowing 1976 Paris-Roubaix race from multiple perspectives. An agonizing and adrenaline-inducing ride featuring the legendary cyclist Eddie Merckx. Dir. Jorgen Leth, 1976, 111 mins., not rated, Danish with English subtitles, 35mm format

April 13–15 Rocky Fri/Sun 7 p.m., Sat 9:30 p.m. The rags-to-riches story of an underdog prizefighter, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), who miraculously gets his shot at the heavyweight title against the champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers.) This epic beat out stiff competition to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Dir. John G. Avildsen, 1976, 119 mins., rated PG, 35mm format

Raging Bull Fri 9:30 p.m., Sat 7 p.m., Sun 4:30 p.m. The brutal, true-life story of Jake La Motta (Robert DeNiro), a middleweight champion whose jealousy, rage, and bloodlust destroy his career, his marriage, and his friendships. De Niro's performance, which included gaining over 70 pounds, is mesmerizing. Dir. Martin Scorsese, 1980, 129 mins., rated R, 35mm format

April 20–22 The Bad News Bears Fri/Sun 7 p.m., Sat 9 p.m. One of the greatest baseball movies ever made, this story of a Little League team features hopeless, foul-mouthed outcasts coached by a minor-leaguer who has seen better days. Tatum O'Neal is the whip-smart pitcher, Walter Matthau the churlish coach, and Jackie Earle Haley is Kelly Leak, the ultimate baseball rebel. Dir. Michael Ritchie, 1976, 102 mins., rated PG, 35mm format

Slap Shot Fri 9 p.m., Sat 7 p.m., Sun 5 p.m. Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) is the desperate player-coach of the Charlestown Chiefs minor-league hockey team, so bad they're in danger of folding. With nothing left to lose, the Chiefs recruit the thuggish Hanson Brothers (real-life hockey legends Steve and Jeff Carlson and Dave Hanson), who cut, slash, and check the team's way to glory. Dir. George Roy Hill, 1977, 123 mins., rated R, 35mm format

April 27–29 Hoosiers Fri/Sun 7 p.m., Sat 9:15 p.m. A quick-tempered coach and an affable alcoholic lead a small-town basketball team to the state championships. Featuring Dennis Hopper in an Oscar-nominated role. Dir. David Anspaugh, 1986, 114 mins., rated PG, 35mm format

Rudy Fri 9:15 p.m., Sat 7 p.m., Sun 4:45 p.m. "Hey, you guys! My son's going to Notre Dame!" A kid of humble origins and small stature sets his sights on playing for the Fighting Irish. The ultimate underdog story that celebrates dreaming big and never giving up. Dir. David Anspaugh, 1993, 114 mins., rated PG, 35mm format