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Frodo is front and center in this composite photo of "Lord" cast
"Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings" (2001)

This Coming Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (May 31 and June 1, 2024)

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In every ending is a beginning, or so they say.  As the road through the month of May concludes, we embrace fantasy, swords and sorcery for the month of June.

 

Man and woman, in soft focus, stare at each other while sitting by a tree
“The Vanishing” (1988)

Friday, May 31, 2024 7:30pm

“The Vanishing” (“Spoorloos”) (Tara Releasing, 1988)

Have you seen Saskia? She’s missing. In this unsettling Dutch thriller, a young couple’s holiday in France comes to a tragic end when she disappears without a trace. Her boyfriend, Rex, embarks on a years-long search driven by an obsession worthy of a Hitchcock film. Uncover the truth about Saskia’s fate and the disturbing forces behind it. You will not soon forget the haunting conclusion. Director George Sluizer is best known for directing this film and, five years later, its equally chilling English-language remake starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, and Sandra Bullock. Color, 107 min; Dutch and French language with English subtitles.

Animation cel of boy attempting to pull sword from anvil.
“Sword and the Stone” (1963)

Saturday, June 1 @ 2:00 PM

The Sword in the Stone (Walt Disney Pictures, 1963)

This was the final animated Disney film to be released in Walt’s lifetime. Madcap wizard Merlin takes a young, orphaned Arthur under his wing and teaches him the ways of the world. The unlikely team encounter a highly educated owl, a lovesick squirrel, and Merlin’s wily arch-nemesis, Madame Mim. With these adventures, the once and future King of England prepares to live out his destiny. Color, 75 min. (35mm)

Frodo is front and center in this composite photo of "Lord" cast
“Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings” (2001)

 

Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30 PM

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring—Extended Edition (New Line Cinema, 2001)

Hidden for millennia, the powerful One Ring resurfaces in possession of the Hobbit Frodo Baggins. Should it fall back into the hands of the Dark Lord Sauron, all is lost. Follow Frodo and the Fellowship as they set off to destroy the Ring. Winner of four Academy Awards and added to the National Film Registry in 2021. Color, 218 min. Rare 35mm presentation!

 

For more information on LC screenings, see this link.

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