The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus.
Wednesday, October 21 (7:30 p.m.)
Back to the Future Part II (Universal, 1989)
“The Future” has arrived. Picking up where Back to the Future left off, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), his girlfriend Jennifer (Elisabeth Shue), and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel to the future in the flying DeLorean time machine and arrive on today’s date – October 21, 2015. Their mission is to alter the course of events that have left the McFly family in ruins and has made bully Biff Tannen wealthy and corrupt, turning peaceful Hill Valley into chaos. Director Robert Zemeckis said that he had not originally planned a sequel for the first film, but its blockbuster box office success made him reconsider. Back to the Future II was a ground-breaking project for effects studio Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for using the VistaGlide motion control camera system, which allowed an actor to portray multiple characters simultaneously on-screen without sacrificing camera movement. 108 min.
Thursday, October 22 (7:30 p.m.)
Marty Stuart: Musician, Photographer and Archivist – Live at the Packard Campus Theater
Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy-award winning musician Marty Stuart will be at the Packard Campus Theater to discuss his work as a musician, photographer and archivist. An in-depth interview followed by a question and answer session will make up the evening. (This is not a musical performance.) Reserved seat tickets are required for this event and can be obtained at the State Theatre box office or at www.culpepertheatre.org. The State Theatre Box Office number is 540- 829-0292. Tickets are free, but there is a $3 surcharge for each ticket acquired.
Friday, October 23 – Packard Campus Theater closed
Saturday, October 24 (2 p.m.)
We Are Marshall (Warner Bros., 2006)
Based on actual events, We are Marshall deals with the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 football players on the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team of Huntington, West Virginia; along with five coaches, two athletic trainers, the athletic director, 25 boosters, and a crew of five. Matthew McConaughey stars as the new head coach Jack Lengyel, who rebuilds the team from the 18 surviving players and athletes from other Marshall Sports programs as the grieving community heals. Supporting cast members include Matthew Fox, David Strathairn, Anthony Mackie, Ian McShane and January Jones. The movie was filmed on location in Huntington, where the premiere was held. 131 min.
For more information on our programs, please visit the web site at www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.