Art in the Form of Film: Back to the Future with Paul Marino
August 16, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Friday, August 16, 5:45-9:00
Special Fee: $7, includes a glass of wine or bottle of water.
Has there ever been a more fun romp through the past? Back to the Future starring Michael J Fox is as enjoyable today, more than 30 years after its initial release in 1985, as when it took a 30-year ride back to the 1950s. With hilarious references to Ronald Reagan, Tab cola, and the golden age of television, Back to the Future holds up well upon multiple viewings. Beyond pure entertainment, the film also addresses the fragile destinies of our parents, and how easily each of us could become a rapidly fading image in a would-be family portrait. Director Robert Zemeckis, who went on direct Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1989) and Forest Gump (1994) for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director, establishes himself here as a special-effects wizard with the storytelling skills of Spielberg. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion.