Movie Night Downtown
DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD
USA, 1985, 117 MIN
Special 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Join us under the stars for this very first Florida Film Festival “Movie Night Downtown,” presented in collaboration with the Orlando Film Festival, Orange County Regional History Center, and the City of Orlando. Academy Award® winner Don Ameche (Best Supporting Actor), Hume Cronyn, Jack Gilford, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Wilford Brimley, Brian Dennehy, Steve Guttenberg, and Tahnee Welch (Raquel’s lovely daughter in her first US role) star in this charming sci-fi fantasy directed by Ron Howard that is one of the most beloved films of our time. When visitors from a distant galaxy return to Earth on a secret mission, their other-wordly powers afford a group of senior citizens—who had expected nothing more from life than bingo and shuffleboard and aches and pains—the chance to recapture their youth. Inspiring and insightful and impeccably acted by one of the great veteran casts, this exhilarating fable also won a Best Visual Effects Oscar® and is a magical story of love, friendship, and the human spirit.