You know we have books, DVDs, CDs, and even ukuleles. Now we have tabletop games! Test out the games with us Sunday, November 15th at 2:00. We have 7 Wonders, Betrayal At House On The Hill, Chrononauts, Dixit, Forbidden Desert, King of Tokyo, Munchkin, Pandemic, and The Resistance. Dont see your favorite? Bring one from home! No gaming experience necessary.
Doors open at 10:15, the program will begin at 11:00. We will have a very brief introduction and take a moment to recognize our attending veterans before starting the film. There will also be a 15 minute intermission, during the film.
While our veterans are our distinguished guests, all are welcome to this free movie showing! Children under 13 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Forrest Gump (1994) Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2 hr, 22 min. Based on the book Forrest Gump by Winston Groom. The film earned countless prestigious awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picutre, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Director. In 2011 it was chosen for preservation by the Library of Congress.
Synopsis (Written by Mark Deming, Rovi)
"Stupid is as stupid does," says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century.
Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years.
Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon.
Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest's mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people. Read more about Veterans Appreciation: Free Film Showing, Forrest Gump