HUGO (2011) Screening at the Electric Theater!
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About the Event
FMASU proudly presents The Electric Film Series - A Journey Through the History of Film: Volume I.
We're taking audiences on a cinematic adventure that spans over a century of film…
Once a month throughout 2021...
And it’s completely free to the community!
The Electric Film Series continues at the historic Electric Theater on Tuesday, November 16th, at 6 PM (Doors at 5:30 PM) with a 10th anniversary screening of a youthful movie lover’s adventure from the great Martin Scorsese.
FMASU’s exploration through a century of film comes to a close with this wonderful movie from one of our greatest living directors. True, we have “It’s a Wonderful Life” in December, but that’s part of our Christmas event. “Hugo” rounds out our year-long journey through a history of film and it’s a great note to end on because whereas FMASU is all about the preservation of film history, that’s exactly what this movie is about. And how fitting that this series, which opened with the silent classic “A Trip to the Moon” back in January, comes full circle with a family adventure that weaves its tale around the maker of that iconic film from over a century ago. In “Hugo,” a young orphan who lives within the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris, is whisked away on a fantastical adventure that brings him face to face with a shopkeeper named George Melies. Aside from being an outstanding fantasy/adventure for all ages, this is one of the best 3D movies ever made and while we won’t be presenting it in its native 3D, it’s a testament to this film’s overall effectiveness that it’s a must-watch in any dimension.
“Hugo” will include a special intro and a post-screening discussion, hosted by DSU’s digital film professor, Phil Tuckett. No stranger to film and television, this veteran of the industry knows his stuff and having him on board will be a little extra special given that he handled hosting duties back in January. As previously stated, we’ve come full circle.
Be sure to arrive at the screening a little early and leave a donation. This optional donation will get you a delicious menu item from Morty’s Cafe for you to enjoy during the post-screening discussion or, you can feel free to take it home with you following the movie.
And as always, you can expect a few surprises at this must-see screening of “Hugo” so be sure to spread the word by sharing this event page.
Opening RemarksElectric Theater
Feature Presentation of "Hugo"Electric Theater