Friday at 8 p.m., The University of Tennessee Film Committee provided a screening of American Psycho at the UC auditorium.
The committee presents multiple movies a semester. All student access is free upon presenting a student ID at the auditorium's box office or $1 for the general public.
According to committee member Emily Clifton, a junior studying English at the university, each year the committee shows at least four blockbusters, three classics and multiple documentaries.
"We decided to show American Psycho because it is a classic," said Clifton.
Students lined up with popcorn in hand to attend the movie. One student, Meredith West, a junior studying psychology, was particularly excited.
"It's a free movie on a Friday!" West said. "And I love psychological thrillers...not to mention Christian Bale."
The film, starring Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, is a cult classic. Set in the 80s, the movie follows the life of Patrick Bateman, a seemingly normal, psychopathic serial killer.
As a wealthy New York investment-banking executive, Bateman appears to his colleagues as having a normal life. Rich with money and with power, he initiates flashy behavior and participates in risqué sexual activities with multiple women.
In secret, however, Bateman has deep, illogical and violent fantasies that he acts upon. The ending is unexpected and leaves its viewers pondering the past two hours.
The committee has an agreement with Regal and is able to show some movies before they are released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
The spring line up for the films is promising this year. At the end of March, the committee will be presenting The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.