THE FILM HOUSE FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
FILM+DINING GUIDE JUNE / JULY / AUGUST 2019
HOW IT WORKS Our summer line-up is a proverbial hum-dinger. There is a grand total of thirty-two films screening from June through August and some of the most sought after cinema experiences are awaiting you. How does this eclectic smorgasbord of cinematic choice arrive in downtown St. Catharines? By committee, of course. While the streaming services zealously collect data on the entertainment choices you’re making to feed into ever-more complicated algorithms—dulling your palette in the process—our Programming Group’s apparatus is a very human construction working without ones and zeros to bring spice to film experiences. Refreshingly, the Programming Group also operates without much bureaucratic framework so the sketch on the facing page is all we have to describe its inner workings.
THE FILM HOUSE The Film Programming Group is: Barry K. Grant, Joan Nicks, Sara Palmieri, Natasha Pedros, Stephen Remus, Kasia Smuga, and Annie Wilson
Box Office: 905-688-0722 250 St. Paul St. / St. Catharines ON
Film+Dining Guide designed by Niagara Artists Centre Cover Image: Booksmart
a. PAC staff Sara Palmieri and Annie Wilson suggest titles and weigh in b. Former BUFS directors and NAC members Barry Grant and Joan Nicks volunteer to weigh in with decades of programming experience c. NAC staff Natasha Pedros and Stephen Remus suggest titles and weigh in d. NAC Film Program Director Kasia Smuga gathers the long-list of titles, weighs in, and books the films with distributors e. Film-lovers, Brock film professors, and Film House Members like you write-in requests or chat up titles to Programming Group members We want Film House members and Niagara cinephiles to feed into our finely-tuned social machine. Watch for a dedicated email and a suggestion box in the Cogeco Lobby this summer. We want The Film House to be Your House! Stephen Remus Film Programming Group
Thu 6 Jun 7PM / Fri 7 Jun 6:30PM / Sat 8 Jun 4PM / Tue 11 Jun 7PM / Fri 14 Jun 9PM Sat 15 Jun 6:30PM / Wed 19 Jun 2:30PM / Sat 22 Jun 6:30PM
UK, 2019. Directed by Mike Leigh. 154 min. 14A An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St. Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history.
“Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, a riot of verbal eloquence concerning a notorious episode of political violence, is a brilliant and demanding film.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times “There are contemporary resonances for those who want them, but Peterloo succeeds on being an impactful recreation of a time and its injustices.” - Andrew Lowry, Empire
Sat 8 Jun 6:30PM / Sun 9 Jun 7PM / Wed 12 Jun 2:30PM / Thu 13 Jun 7PM / Fri 14 Jun 6:30PM Sat 15 Jun 4PM / Tue 18 Jun 7PM / Fri 21 Jun 9PM
WOMAN AT WAR
Iceland, France, UK, 2018. Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. 101 min. 14A Halla is a committed undercover eco-terrorist trying to save Iceland’s natural landscapes from industrialist destruction, but when a long-desired child becomes available for adoption, she must choose between the greater good and her own dreams. Presented in Icelandic, Spanish and Ukrainian, English with English subtitles.
“Woman at War is an environmental drama wrapped in whimsical comedy and tied with a bow of midlife soulsearching.” - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times “Filmmaker Erlingsson has an eye for detail, a flair for the absurd–a sousaphone-based trio pops up here and there–and a deft touch with social commentary and political satire.” - Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail
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Fri 21 Jun 6:30PM (FREE) / Sat 22 Jun 4PM / Sun 23 Jun 4PM / Tue 25 Jun 7PM Wed 26 Jun 2:30PM / Fri 28 Jun 6:30 PM / Sat 29 Jun 4PM / Tue 2 Jul 7PM / Fri 5 Jul 6:30PM
Canada, 2018. Directed by Miranda de Pencier. 97 min. PG The Grizzlies is based on the inspiring true story of the youth of Kugluktuk, Nunavut who were transformed by the sport of lacrosse, family, tradition, and community, and in turn, transformed their town with the highest suicide rate in all of North America into a model of hope and youth-led resilience. The Grizzlies is more than the usual triumph through sports movie - it is a true story about a group of Inuit students who changed their teacher and eventually their whole community for the better. Driven by remarkable performances by the young, Nunavut -based cast, and seeded with unassailable authenticity because of it’s dramatic location, The Grizzlies proves to be
one of the most unexpectedly affirming films of the year! Winner of the Outstanding Directorial Achievement Award by the Directors Guild of Canada and official selection of TIFF Top Ten Canadian Films this year! “Story with authenticity and heart, and that makes all the difference. It scores.” - Norman Wilner, NOW Magazine
Join us for our main gathering 6-8 Sept.
Thu 27 Jun 7PM / Fri 28 Jun 9PM / Sat 29 Jun 6:30PM / Sun 30 Jun 4PM / Wed 3 Jul 2:30PM Sat 6 Jul 9PM / Sun 7 Jul 7PM
WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY USA, 2019. Directed by Madeleine Olnek. 84 min. 14A
In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan...yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a recluse. Beloved comic Molly Shannon
leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. A timely critique of how women’s history is rewritten, Wild Nights With Emily remains vibrant, irreverent, and tender—a perhaps closer depiction of Emily Dickinson’s real life than anything seen before. “The film’s playful tone is a corrective to a century of scholarship that insisted on projecting the image of a moody spinster onto Emily Dickinson.” - Pat Brown, Slant Magazine
Thu 4 Jul 7PM / Fri 5 Jul 9PM / Sat 6 Jul 6:30PM / Tue 9 Jul 7PM / Wed 10 Jul 2:30PM Fri 12 Jul 6:30PM / Sat 13 Jul 6:30PM / Sun 14 Jul 4PM
THE WHITE CROW
UK, France, 2019. Directed by Ralph Fiennes. 127 min. PG It’s 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Parisian life delights the young dancer, but the KGB officers who watch his every move become
increasingly suspicious of his behavior and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision. “It’s a movie full of small pleasures.” - Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times Presented in Russian, English, French with English subtitles.
Thu 11 Jul 7PM / Fri 12 Jul 9PM / Sat 13 Jul 9PM / Sun 14 Jul 7PM / Tue 16 Jul 7PM Wed 17 Jul 7PM / Fri 19 Jul 6:30PM / Sat 20 Jul 6:30PM
USA, 2019. Directed by Olivia Wilde. 102 min. 14A
Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) and Kaitlyn Dever (Beautiful Boy) star as ride-or-die best friends and academic overachievers ready to get wild as graduation day approaches.
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
“The cast is pitch-perfect, scoring big laughs, heart swells, and even tears. Feldstein and Dever are a phenomenal comedy duo; Lourd is a stellar standout. And Wilde crushed it right out the gate. “ - Kristy Puchko, IGN
12 QUEEN STREET / 289-362-4302 LEMONGRASS YELLOW CURRY WITH TOFU $12.99 Curry proves it’s an all-weather meal in this mild edition with a lively citrus hit compliments of lemongrass. Oodles of fresh vegetables, including bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, and zucchini, with generous tofu or other protein, and rice on the side make each forkful a satisfying bite. [TM]
THE BULL BBQ PIT
24 ST. PAUL STREET / 905-397-3287 REDONKADONK $14.95 It’s always a tough call at a BBQ joint if you’re going to go for smoked brisket or pulled pork. Why not opt for both?! Throw on some bacon, fries, grilled onions, and coleslaw too…and you’ve got a serious sandwich on your hands. [MC]
Thu 18 Jul 7PM / Fri 19 Jul 9PM / Sat 20 Jul 9PM / Sun 21 Jul 4PM / Tue 23 Jul 7PM Wed 24 Jul 2:30PM / Fri 26 Jul 6:30PM / Sat 27 Jul 6:30PM / Tue 30 Jul 7PM
Germany, France, UK, Poland, USA, 2018. Directed by Claire Denis. 110 min. 18A Deep space. Monte and his daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation. A solitary man, whose strict selfdiscipline is a protection against desire—his own and that of others—Monte fathered the girl against his will. His sperm was used to inseminate Boyse, the young woman who
gave birth to her. They were members of a crew of prisoners: death row inmates. Guinea pigs sent on a mission to a black hole. Now only Monte and Willow remain. Through his daughter, for the first time, he experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Together, alone, father and daughter approach their destination—the black hole in which all time and space cease to exist. “Claire Denis’ English feature debut, High Life is fascinating, disturbing, sensual, hypnotic, and provocative all at the same time.” - Rochell Pereira, BookMyShow
Thu 25 Jul 7PM / Sat 27 Jul 4PM / Sun 28 Jul 4PM / Fri 2 Aug 9PM / Sat 3 Aug 6:30PM Sun 4 Aug 7PM / Fri 9 Aug 6:30PM / Sat 10 Aug 9PM
THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
Canada, 2018. Directed by Denys Arcand. 127 min. 14A A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime. He happens to pick up two bags of cash and hides them in his truck. An interrogation by
two tough police detectives isn’t enough, the driver, who has a doctor’s degree in philosophy which makes his mind mingle with remorse, must find a way to get rid of this dirty money. “Arcand approaches it with world-weary wit and the kind of warming optimism that might not appear out of place in a Frank Capra classic.” - Allan Hunter, Screen International Presented in French with English subtitles.
Tue 6 Aug 7PM / Thu 8 Aug 7PM / Sat 10 Aug 6:30PM / Sun 11 Aug 7PM / Tue 13 Aug 7PM Wed 14 Aug 2:30PM / Fri 16 Aug 6:30PM
BIRDS OF PASSAGE
UK, 2019. Directed by Trevor Nunn. 110 min. 14A From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug
trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honour is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. “The movie is a knockout.” - David Edelstein, New York Magazine Presented in Wayuu, Spanish, English with English subtitles.
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131 KING STREET / 905-682-8838 MINI CRAB PIZZA – PART OF AN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT EXPERIENCE! These textures! A soft, yet crunchy bed of golden fried sushi rice gets topped with a perfect bite of crab. Hints of green onion and sesame bring it all together. Other delightful varieties of mini pizzas include salmon and BBQ eel. [JY]
386 ST. PAUL STREET / 289-273-2393 BURNT CABBAGE $17 Cabbage is hot stuff when slightly charred. Hints of sweet raisin are countered by bitter burnt bits and spirited pickled vegetables that pipe up at the right moments. This dish is textural bliss with tapioca chicharrones and hazelnuts, and set on velvety rutabaga cream. [TM]
Thu 22 Aug 7PM / Fri 23 Aug 9PM / Sat 24 Aug 6:30PM / Thu 29 Aug 7PM Fri 30 Aug 6:30PM / Sat 31 Aug 6:30PM
Kenya, South Africa, Germany, 2018. Directed by Wanuri Kahiu. 83 min. NR Bursting with the colourful street style and music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, Rafiki is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives”—but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between
their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety. Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, Rafiki won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Rafiki is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” [Screen Daily] that’s “impossible not to celebrate” [Variety] ! Presented in English and Swahili with English subtitles.
Thu 15 Aug 7PM / Fri 16 Aug 9PM / Sat 17 Aug 6:30PM / Sun 18 Aug 4PM / Tue 20 Aug 7PM Wed 21 Aug 2:30PM / Fri 23 Aug 6:30PM / Sat 24 Aug 9PM / Tue 27 Aug 7PM
ALL IS TRUE
UK, 2018. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. 101 min. PG The year is 1613, and William Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.
Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father. “Beautifully acted, richly photographed, and blessedly free of histrionics. Between them, Branagh and Elton have concocted a respectful story of loss, regret and wistful genius.” - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
THE LITTLE PRINCE
USA, 1974. Directed by Stanley Donen. 88 min. G Sat 24 Aug 4PM A joyful musical version of Antoine de St. Exupéry’s magical fable of an airplane pilot who is befriended by a little prince from another planet. This magical fable begins as a pilot makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a “little” prince from the planet Axsteroid B-612. In the days that follow, the pilot learns of the small boy’s history and planethopping journeys in which he met a King, a businessman, a historian, and a general. It isn’t until he comes to Earth that the Little Prince learns the secrets of the importance of life from a Fox, a Snake, and the pilot.
A FAMILY CLASSIC!
BANSAREE INDIAN RESTAURANT 342 ST. PAUL STREET / 905-684-3411 MASALA DOSA $7.95
Bansaree Indian Restaurant has been a St. Paul Street mainstay for over 25 years. The broad menu is crowded with choice for an evening out or take-aways. Bansaree’s Masala Dosa is a favourite, eat it with your hands and savour the garnishing of coriander, coconut, and chilies. [SR]
70 JAMES STREET / 905-687-9996 OLD FASHIONED DOUGHNUT 80¢ The vanilla ice cream of the doughnut world. Cake doughnuts originated in the United States circa 1829 but it wasn’t until Tim Hortons entered the game in 1964 with their beloved old fashion plain that life started to make sense to Canadians. This little cake of heaven has just five ingredients and is made fresh daily. Grab a coffee for dipping and enjoy! [AW]
An afternoon with
LAUREL + HARDY Sun 25 Aug 4PM
SONS OF THE DESERT
USA, 1933. Directed by William A. Seiter. 66 min. NR When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they’re actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.
THE MUSIC BOX
USA, 1932. Directed by James Parrott. 29 min. NR Like the legendary Sisyphus, deliverymen Laurel and Hardy struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs.
USA, 1930. Directed by James Parrott. 23 min. NR Laurel and Hardy’s bid for a quiet evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their squabbling brats little Ollie and little Stanley.
USA, 2019. 70 min. PG Sat 3 Aug 4PM + Wed 7 Aug 7PM CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theatres, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in our area. A portion of ticket sales go towards The Lincoln County Humane Society. “Watching silly cat videos is good for you.” - Elizabeth Bernstein, Wall Street Journal
LATE N SCRE IGHT ENING
THE MATRIX USA, 1999. Directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski. 136 min. R Sat 22 Jun 11:30PM Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you couldn’t awaken? How would you know the difference between dream and reality? When a beautiful stranger (Carrie Ann Moss) leads computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence. Neo joins legendary and dangerous rebel warrior Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) in the battle to destroy the illusion enslaving humanity. “The deliciously inventive Wachowskis have delivered the syntax for a new kind of movie: technically mind-blowing, style merged perfectly with content and just so damn cool.” - Ian Nathan, Empire
LATE N SCRE IGHT ENING
HARD TICKET TO HAWAII
USA, 1987. Directed by Andy Sidaris. 96 min. R Sat 24 Aug 11:30PM Bullets! Bikinis!! Bazookas!!! Radioactive pythons exploding out of toilets!!!! The Agency is a tough-as-nails, tech-savvy squad of physically ideal humans (led by Playboy icon Dona Speir and “Bold and the Beautiful” soap legend Ronn Moss) who defend Hawaii’s Molokai Island from diamond smugglers, narcotics slingers, and a skateboarding maniac armed with an inflatable sex doll. Tirelessly and shirtlessly, they deal out homicidal justice at every turn -- unleashing helicopters, motorcycles, and deadly frisbees to ensure the safety of every bronzed boytoy and babe on the beach! Essential viewing.
doc spotlight GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
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Canada, 2019. Directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni. 88 mins. PG With unprecedented access to the artist, the film takes audiences from high school auditoriums in small town Ontario in the 50s to the coffee houses of Yorkville and Greenwich Village in the 60s, through Lightfoot’s turbulent, substance-fueled arena shows of the 70s, and finally to the artist in present day. The film is an intimate and emotional examination of the artist’s profound relationship to his music and his Canadian roots. Wed 5 Jun 2:30 PM / Wed 5 Jun 7PM / Fri 7 Jun 9PM / Sat 8 Jun 9PM / Sun 9 Jun 4PM / Wed 12 Jun 7PM / Sun 16 Jun 7PM / Thu 20 Jun 7PM Sat 22 Jun 9PM
USA, 1979. Directed by Michael Wadleigh. 184 min. R Experience the incredible cultural happening, the unique celebration of peace, love, and music which triumphantly culminated the Age of Aquarius, with performances by Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Santana. Celebrate the 40th Anniversary at The Film House! the see ic u m s
Sat 15 Jun 9PM / Wed 19 Jun 7PM / Sun 23 Jun 7PM
UK, 2018. Directed by Robert Ryan. 87 min. 14A Cheated by her stealing, polygamist husband, once high-flying corporate exec Christine Meeusen fled penniless with her three children as her American dream unravelled. Determined to make a living for her family, she discovered the lucrative business of cannabis farming and met her calling as founder of medicinal-marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley. Fighting off the county sheriff, and protecting her crop from deadly black market thieves, Breaking Habits is a story of rebellion, hope and revival. Wed 26 Jun 7PM / Sat 29 Jun 9PM / Sun 30 Jun 7PM Wed 3 Jul 7PM / Sat 6 Jul 4PM
FIVE SEASONS - THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF
USA, 2017. Directed by Thomas Piper. 67 min. G Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in inspirational designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf’s works and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. Wed 10 Jul 7PM / Sat 13 Jul 4PM / Wed 17 Jul 2:30PM Sat 20 Jul 4PM
USA, 2019. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller. 93 min. G Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. Sun 21 Jul 7PM / Wed 24 Jul 7PM / Fri 26 Jul 9PM / Sat 27 Jul 9PM Sun 28 Jul 7PM / Wed 31 Jul 2:30 PM / Thu 1 Aug 7PM
ASK DR. RUTH
USA, 2019. Directed by Ryan White. 100 min. PG Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution. Wed 31 Jul 7PM / Fri 2 Aug 6:30 PM / Sat 3 Aug 9PM / Sun 4 Aug 4PM Wed 7 Aug 2:30PM / Fri 9 Aug 9PM / Sat 10 Aug 4PM / Sat 17 Aug 4PM
Chile, Canada, 2018. Directed by Alison McAlpine. 78 min. G Cielo is a cinematic reverie on the crazy beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendour. Director Alison McAlpine’s sublime nonfiction film drifts between science and spirituality, expanding the limits of our earthling imaginations. Wed 14 Aug 7PM / Sat 17 Aug 9PM / Sun 18 Aug 7PM Presented in English, Spanish, and French with English subtitles.
INVISIBLE ESSENCE: THE LITTLE PRINCE
Canada, 2019. Directed by Charles Officer. 90 min. PG Invisible Essence explores the global legacy of The Little Prince 75 years after its publication. Although a fable, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s transcendent story suggests an ethical philosophy about life in its own way, a code of respect for humanity. Wed 21 Aug 7PM / Wed 28 Aug 2:30PM / Sat 31 Aug 4PM Presented English and some French with English subtitles.
UK, 2018. Directed by Alex Holmes. 97 min. PG A moving portrait of resilience chronicling the unprecedented journey of 24-year-old Tracy Edwards and the first all-female sailing crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race. Sun 25 Aug 7PM / Wed 28 Aug 7PM / Fri 30 Aug 9PM / Sat 31 Aug 9PM
SUN 16 JUN 4PM
STAR WARS : EPISODE IV : A NEW HOPE USA, 1977. Directed by George Lucas. Year 32 135 min. PG THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE May 25, 1977 DEVELOPMENT STUDIO 20th Century Fox
PRODUCTION years Lucasfilm after the formation of the Nineteen DIRECTOR George Lucas Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the WRITER George Lucas struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets PRODUCER Gary Kutz Obi-Wan who has lived for years in PRODUCTIONKenobi, DESIGNER John Barry PRODUCTION ILLUSTRATOR Ralph McQuarrie seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the SYNOPSIS beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust i the clutches of the evil Empire. And after the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joi duel with his former apprentice, Darth Vader, mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches Luke proves that the Force is with him by And after Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with his former appre destroying the Empire’s dreaded Death Star. Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire’s dreaded D
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STAR WARS : EPISODE V : THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Year 35; 3 years after Episode IV USA, 1980. Directed by Irvin Kershner. THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE May 21, 1980 124 min. PG DEVELOPMENT STUDIO 20th Century Fox PRODUCTION Lucasfilm
DIRECTOR Irvin Kershner Three years after the destruction of the Death WRITER George Lucas (story) Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the SCREENPLAY Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan Rebels. After PRODUCER Gary Kurtzthe Rebellion’s defeat on the PRODUCTION ice planetDESIGN Hoth,Norman LukeReynolds journeys to the planet DESIGN CONSULTANT/CONCEPTUAL ARTIST Ralph McQuarrie Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the SYNOPSIS In an attempt to convert Luke to the Republic. Three years the destruction of the Death Star, Skywalker Imperial forces continue to dark side,after Darth Vader lures young After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice Hoth, Luke to the plane into a trap at Cloud City. Inplanet the midst of journeys a fierce with Sithsince Lord, with Jedilightsaber Master Yoda, duel who has livedthe in hiding the Luke fall of the Republi faces the startling revelation that Vader is into a tra convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader luresthe young Skywalker in thefact midsthis of a father. fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the start
the Vader is in fact his father.
SUN 11 AUG 4PM
STAR WARS: EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI USA, 1983. Directed by Richard Marquand. Year 4 years PG after Episode IV 13136;min. THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE May 25, 1983 DEVELOPMENT STUDIO 20th Century Fox
As an epic battle for the fate of the galaxy approaches, the Empire quickly finishes WRITER Lawrence Kasdan, LucasDeath Star battle construction on George another PRODUCER Howard G. Kazanjian station, and the Emperor himself PRODUCTION DESIGNER Norman Reynolds soon arrives to personally oversee the operation. Rescuing Han Solo from his captor Jabba SYNOPSIS the Hutt, Princess Leia helps organize the As an epic battle for the Luke fate of the galaxy approaches, the Empire Rebel attack and Skywalker prepares for quickly fi on another Death Star battle station, and the Emperor final confrontation with Darth Vader tohimself provesoon arrives to himself a Jedi andHan perhaps outJabba the the good the operation. Rescuing Solo frombring his captor Hutt, Princess within father’s Asprepares the Rebels the Rebelhis attack and Lukesoul. Skywalker for finallaunch confrontation with D their offensive, Skywalker is brought himself a Jedi and perhaps bring out the good withinbefore his father’s soul. As the the Emperor, and afterbefore a lightsaber duel with offensive, Skywalker is brought the Emperor, and after a lightsaber due Vader refuses the Emperor’s temptations. In ato save his the Emperor’s temptations. In a fateful moment, Vader chooses fatefuland moment, to save son, Emperor sacrificingVader himself, chooses a final redeeming act ashis Anakin Skywalker. destroying the Emperor and sacrificing himself, a final redeeming act as Anakin Skywalker. PRODUCTION Lucasfilm
DIRECTOR Richard Marquand
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A (Musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream Bring a
blanke t& a friend !
SUN 18 AUG 2019 @ 7:30PM Mann Raceway behind the PAC
This summer, Driftwood Theatre celebrates 25 years by revisiting Shakespeare’s most magical, musical story.
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