The Video Vault – Apr22

April 2022

Spring is here! That means it’s time for travel & adventures! This month we celebrate movies that journey across space & time, through fantasies & harsh realities. Let’s go!

These films are only available to LA+D Film majors and minors.
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Journeys & Adventures

Wendy
Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.
The Green Knight
A fantasy retelling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.
Stand By Me
After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.
Walkabout
Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his “walkabout”: a ritual separation from his tribe.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
2010: The Year We Make Contact
A joint USA-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn exactly what happened to the “Discovery” and its H.A.L. 9000 computer.
Bonus: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Ad Astra
Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.
Innerspace
A test pilot is miniaturized in a secret experiment, and accidentally injected into a hapless store clerk.
A Wrinkle In Time
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Labyrinth
Teenaged Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.
Safety Not Guaranteed
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
Little Miss Sunshine
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler’s Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
Roger & Me
After General Motors closes its factory in Flint, Michigan, eliminating 35,000 jobs, filmmaker Michael Moore undertakes a quixotic quest to interview General Motors’ chairman, Roger B. Smith.
The Goonies
A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure.
The NeverEnding Story
A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.
Snowpiercer
In a future where a failed climate change experiment has killed all life except for the survivors who boarded the Snowpiercer (a train that travels around the globe), a new class system emerges.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension
Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.
The Revenant
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
When eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.
The African Queen
In WWI East Africa, a gin-swilling Canadian riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced English missionary to undertake a trip up a treacherous river and use his boat to attack a German gunship.
The Darjeeling Limited
A year after their father’s funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.
Explorers
A boy obsessed with ’50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
Into The Wild
After graduating from college, Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
The Eagle
In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father’s memory by finding his lost legion’s golden emblem.

These movies are presented in their unedited form as inspiration for Film students and faculty. Some content may be for mature audiences, and viewers should use their own discretion when selecting a film. All ideas presented in these films are the views of their respective creators, and the sharing of these films does not represent an endorsement of the content, filmmaker biography or history of these films by Lesley University faculty or staff.