In a justifiably Oscar-nominated screenplay, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox in a star-making performance) jumps back 30 years in time after a charter experiment executed in an empty mall parking lot is interrupted by the Libyan nationalists ripped off by the time machine's inventor Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). If the setup is difficult, the payoff-in which Marty tries not only to return to 1985 without any of the Libyan's DeLorean-powering plutonium but also tries to pry his horny, preteen mother's mitts off his purple Calvin Klein waistband lest she forget to fall in love with Marty's loser father, thereby preventing Marty from ever being born-is insane genius. Back to the Future stands up on its own as a well-oiled, brilliantly-edited example of new-school thrill-craft, one that endures even now that its visual effects and references to Pepsi Free and reruns seem as dated as full-service gas stations apparently did in 1985.
Come welcome summer with us and this timeless classic!
What: Back To The Future (1985 Dir. Robert Zemekis)
Format: 35mm Film
Runtime: 117 minutes
When: June 5th and June 6th @ 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, June 7th @ 3:00 pm
Where: 5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
Admission: Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission
For more information:
PSU Film Committee