Oct 8: Forrest Gump

 

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Forrest Gump
Robert Zemeckis, 1994
with Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise & Sally Field
Monday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 PM

City Cinema; Admission $10
On thanksgiving day we will host a screening of Robert Zemeckis most famous film, Forrest Gump.

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and many other historical gems unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75. 

“I’ve never met anyone like Forrest Gump in a movie before, and for that matter I’ve never seen a movie quite like ‘Forrest Gump.’ Any attempt to describe him will risk making the movie seem more conventional than it is, but let me try. It’s a comedy, I guess. Or maybe a drama. Or a dream. The screenplay by Eric Roth has the complexity of modern fiction…The performance is a breathtaking balancing act between comedy and sadness, in a story rich in big laughs and quiet truths…What a magical movie.” Roger Ebert

Forrest Gump won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing.

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