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Film: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure & Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 3:00pm
**Co-Screenwriter of both films, Chris Matheson, in attendance for Q&A at intermission during Friday's screening ONLY**

BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

With only a few days before their high-school graduation, it looks like airheaded rock star wannabes Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are doomed to flunk all their finals. The boys' long-suffering teacher gives them one more chance. If they can ace an oral exam on the topic of how a famous historical personality might react to modern times, they will be allowed to pass. If not, Ted's dad will plunk the boy into military school, thereby breaking up the boys' garage band permanently. Bill and Ted receive unexpected aid from a very unexpected source: Rufus (George Carlin), an Emissary from the Future. It seems that in Rufus' time, Bill and Ted's rock music is the basis of all society-and if their band is aborted, Rufus' world will no longer exist. Thus, Bill and Ted are whisked off in a time machine (actually a telephone booth) to retrieve a few historical characters--including Joan of Arc, Abe Lincoln, Napoleon and Beethoven--as "eyewitnesses" for their crucial oral exam. An instant classic!

BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY

Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
, the sequel to 1989's Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, find the two obtuse pals battling The Grim Reaper, God, robots, great philosophical questions, and girls -- although not necessarily in that order. In this loose parody of the Terminator movies, directed by Peter Hewitt, the ultimate has happened -- at Bill and Ted University of the future, for many years now the people of the world have been "excellent to each other." But fed-up with Bill and Ted's peaceful world and even more fed up with heavy metal, the evil De Nomolos (Joss Ackland) decides to do something about it. De Nomolos creates a cyborg Bill and Ted, who travel back in time to kill the original Bill and Ted, win the Battle of the Bands and pave the way for the hellish reign of De Nomolos. In the past of 1990, Bill and Ted are immediately dispatched by the time-traveling cyborgs. And while the cyborgs Bill and Ted make time with the real Bill and Ted's girls and prepare to take the real Bill and Ted's place in the Battle of the Bands, Bill and Ted are forced to deal with Hell ("Just like an Iron Maiden album cover"), the Grim Reaper (William Sadler), and God himself. When Bill and Ted are asked the secret of the universe, they get it right and as a reward a pair of Martians construct a set of "good" Bill and Ted robots to go head-to-head with the "bad" Bill and Ted robots at the Battle of the Bands.

---The New York Times

What:
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey (1989 Stephen Herek & 1991 Peter Hewitt)
Format:
35mm Film
Runtime:
90 & 93 minutes
When:
October 17th & 18th @ 7:00 pm only with 30 minute intermission between films, October 19th @ 3:00 pm only with 15 minute intermission
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
film@pdx.edu

503-725-3551
http://www.fifthavenuecinema.groups.pdx.edu