Back to the Future

Screening in conjunction with Throwback Third Thursday!

Thursday, March 21 | 7:30 pm

1980s California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is sent back to the 1950s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling to the past in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters teenage versions of his bumbling father (Crispin Glover) and his lust-filled mother (Lea Thompson), and in the process, accidentally thwarts the momentous meeting that eventually led the couple to fall in love. Marty must reverse his mistake—one that threatens his very existence—before returning “back to the future” to save his endangered scientist pal. One of the most entertaining and culturally impactful movies of the 1980s, Back to the Future was also one of the decade’s most prescient. Not merely an origin story for its main character, the film traces the midcentury roots of Reaganite ideas of family and the suburban American dream, ideas that were losing some of their power amid the breakdown of the family and community thirty years on. Director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest GumpCast Away) brings a genuinely subversive touch to this enduring classic of 1980s sci-fi. 

Director Robert Zemeckis | 1985 | In English | 116 minutes | PG | Bluray 


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