Cinema Under the Stars: Heroes and Legends
This summer's cinema will reach Homeric proportions in the seventh annual film series co-presented by the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The gates open at 8 p.m., and the movies will be screened on Friday evenings August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Weather permitting, the movies will be shown on the front lawn at 9 p.m. In case of rain, they will be shown in the Babcock Auditorium. Beer and wine will be available for purchase only, and filmgoers are encouraged to arrive early and picnic on the lawn.
The Princess Bride (1987), 98 min.
Directed by Rob Reiner
This romantic legend includes everything you'd expect in a heroic film: outlaws, sword-play, a wicked prince, a captive princess, Rodents of Unusual Size, and a six-fingered man. Farm hand-turned-pirate Westley (Cary Elwes) overcomes enemies and obstacles to liberate his beloved Buttercup (Robin Wright). The memorable supporting cast includes Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Wallace Shawn, and Billy Crystal ("Have fun storming the castle!") Selected as the final film in the series by Reynolda House followers on Facebook.