Widescreen Wednesday – 'Escape From The Planet of The Apes'
The Planet of the Apes franchise has been successfully revived in recent years, so let's take a trip back to the 1970s and the original hit series. Super-intelligent apes from the future, including Zira (Kim Hunter) and Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) from the first film, travel back in time to 1973 in order to escape the nuclear apocalypse of their own world. The apes become media celebrities, but the U.S. government is deeply fearful of what they might mean for the future of mankind. The apes have already survived disaster in the future. Will they be able to survive the bigotry of the 20th century?
Over the course of the year, we will watch science fiction and fantasy classics from the '60s, '70s, and '80s – films about time travel that will thrill you, make you laugh, and make you think. The Widescreen Wednesdays series features not only the screening of a complete feature film, but a lively and informative introduction to each film by a UA professor. Plus, a student from the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film & Television will present one of his or her short films. Rated PG.
Park on the NE corner of Speedway/Park in Park Ave Garage. Walk to SE corner of Speedway/Park to get to Center for Creative Photography across from the Marroney Theatre.