Join Cantor Michael and Dr. Ray Feller at our 9th Annual Cantor-Plex Film Series. Our theme this year is "Creation on Film.” Tonight’s movie is Pleasantville.
Impressed by high school student David's (Tobey Maguire) devotion to a 1950s family TV show, a mysterious television repairman (Don Knotts) provides him with a means to escape into the black-and-white program with his sister, Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon). While David initially takes to the simplistic, corny world of the show, Jennifer sets about jolting the characters with doses of reality that unexpectedly bring a little color into their drab existence. Pleasantville is the kind of parable that encourages us to re-evaluate the good old days and take a fresh look at the new world we so easily dismiss as decadent. Yes, we have more problems, but also more solutions, more opportunities and more freedom.
As always, popcorn, soda and movie candy will be available, as well as craft beer (for those of age).