Please join us at the Wildish Theater on Thursday, November 1, at 6:30p.m. for a free screening of John Hughes’ Planes, Trains and Automobiles. A regular contender on ‘Best Thanksgiving Movies’ lists, it follows advertising executive Neal Page (Steve Martin), saddled with travelling salesman and slob Del Griffith (John Candy) as they struggle to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving after being stranded in Wichita. The film was featured in Roger Ebert’s Great Movie’s collection where it is described as “perfectly cast and soundly constructed…..Steve Martin and John Candy don’t play characters they embody themselves.” The trials of travelling over the holidays, compacted with odd couple characters and John Hughes’ direction makes this a movie not to be missed.
Starring John Candy, Steve Martin and Laila Robbins; directed by John Hughes; 93 minutes; 1987; Rated R.
Watch the film and stay for a short after-film discussion! The movie and discussion are free to attend. The ongoing film series is presented by Plank Town Restaurant and Brewery and coordinated by a partnership between the Springfield Library, the Springfield Library Foundation, and Willamalane Park& Recreation District.
Springfilm On the Move continues on December 6, 2018 with Back to the Future. Through August 2019, Springfilm will feature a monthly free screening of a film where travel is part of the plot.
What: Plank Town presents: Springfilm, “On the Move,” free screening of John Hughes’ Planes, Trains and Automobiles
When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, November 1
Where: Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield OR 97477
Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541-726-2232, firstname.lastname@example.org