Wildish Community Theater
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Watch the film – stay for a discussion! The 2019-2020 season theme is "On the Edge of Your Seat."
Springfilm is a monthly program that creates community connections through a shared film screening. “Watch the film – stay for a discussion” continues as our mantra. Over the life of the series, we’ve watched audience members argue, listen, and —most often—simply enjoy themselves.
Springfilm is a collaboration between Willamalane, Springfilm Public Library, Springfield Library Foundation and Wildish Community Theater.
Oct. 17: "Get Out"
2017 • Mystery/thriller • 1h 44m • Rated R • Guide for Parents
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
Nov. 7: "Rear Window"
1954 • Mystery/thriller • 1h 55m • Rated PG • Guide for Parents
A newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes time recuperating by observing his neighbors through his window. He sees what he believes to be a murder, and decides to solve the crime himself. With the help of his nurse and girlfriend, he tries to catch the murderer without being killed himself.
Dec. 5: "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
1988 • Fantasy/crime • 1h 44m • Rated PG • Guide for Parents
Down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) gets hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), the sultry wife of Maroon's biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). But when Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica's alleged paramour and the owner of Toontown, is found murdered, the villainous Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger.
Jan. 2: Blade Runner
1982 • Fantasy/sci-fi • 1h 57m • Rated R • Guide for Parents
Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard goes to the Tyrell Corporation and he meets Rachel (Sean Young), a Replicant girl he falls in love with.
Feb. 6: "It Happened One Night"
1934 • Romance/road • 1h 45m • NR • Guide for Parents
In Frank Capra's acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress.
March 26: "The Princess Bride"
1987 • Fantasy/romance • 1h 38m • Rated PG • Guide for Parents
A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride" which earned its own loyal audience.
April 17: "The Italian Job"
1969 • Drama/thriller • 1h 40m • Rated G
A British crook (Michael Caine) robs gold ingots in Italy by having a computer expert (Benny Hill) cause a traffic jam.
May 7: "Clue"
1985 • Drama/mystery • 1h 37m • Rated PG • Guide for Parents
Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.
June 4: "Bonnie and Clyde"
1967 • Drama/true crime • 1h 52m • Rated R • Guide for Parents
Bonnie Parker is bored with life and wants a change. She gets her chance when she meets a charming young drifter by the name of Clyde Barrow. Clyde has dreams of a life of crime that will free him from the hardships of the Depression. The two fall in love and begin a crime spree that extends from Oklahoma to Texas.
July 2: "Jaws"
1975 • Drama/mystery • 2h 10m • Rated PG • Guide for Parents
When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.
Aug. 6: "Alien"
1979 • Fantasy/mystery • 1h 57m • Rated R • Guide for Parents
In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.