$8 Members and Those In Costume/ $12 General
Spring those clocks forward and then join us for an iconic film and some post punk live music!
In the movie Time Machine from 1960, on New Year’s Eve, 1899, scientist H. George Wells (Rod Taylor) invites five of his best friends to dinner. After discussing the reality of a `Fourth Dimension, George gives them a demonstration of a model of a `Time Machine,’ he has built, a miniature prototype of the machine he hoped would take him someday into the future. A week later, at George’s instructions, his friends gathered again at his house; but George is late. When he finally shows up, he is disheveled, disoriented, and hungry and has a story beyond belief. He tells of his journey into the future, a trip during which he sees a number of wars and changes in the world around him. Finally, he travels 800,00 years ahead to discover a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by humanoid Eloi and the monstrous Morlocks that feed on them. George wants to help the Eloi, only returning to get three books. Which books did he take? We can only guess.
The film is noted for the special effects by George Pal, who had a definite vision of what he wanted to accomplish with this film, from how the time machine looked to how he wanted to present the future of mankind and the world. And working from the intelligent, imaginative screenplay by David Duncan, he succeeded by delivering a film that has since become a classic of the Science Fiction genre.
After the screening, Hudson Valley duo ‘Frenchy and the Punk will perform. This world-famous duo fuses foot-stompin’ bohemian cabaret folk, French chanson, and ’80s punk with vaudeville charm. They seamlessly blend raucous, danceable melodies and rhythms with cheeky stories sung in English and French.
Graciously sponsored by Diane and Garry Kvistad.