An Evening with Lea Thompson, featuring Back to the Future
Sun, April 23rd 7:00PM - 10:30PM Enzian
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- Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
- USA, 1985, 116 minutes
- Rated PG
There are binge-worthy films, and then there is Robert Zemeckis’s BACK TO THE FUTURE. The highest grossing film of 1985 and nominated for four Academy Awards® (it won for Best Sound Effects Editing), the lighthearted sci-fi adventure is one of the greatest comedies of the 1980s. Michael J. Fox stars as school misfit Marty McFly who, with the help of his nutty scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), finds himself transported to 1955 in a DeLorean converted into a time machine. When he accidentally disrupts the meeting of his parents—hapless nerd George McFly (Crispin Glover) and popular beauty Lorraine Baines (Lea Thompson)—Marty has to make the wrongs right if he ever hopes to be born. As Lorraine, Thompson steals every scene as Marty’s frisky teenybopper mother—whose lusty designs on her future son made the staunch conservatives at Disney pass on producing the film. In a star-making turn, she effortlessly establishes a character that is both passionate and vulnerable. The clever screenplay from Zemeckis and Bob Gale gives Fox, Thompson, Glover, and Lloyd all the right notes, but their terrific performances and an amazing score are what makes this Capra-esque comic gem a timeless cinematic masterpiece.
Ms. Thompson will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.
General Admission tickets are available or you can buy a Backstage Pass, which includes the event, along with a meet & greet and photo opportunity afterwards. Please supply your own camera for the photo opportunity.