Breaking the Fourth Wall: Pleasantville
USA, 1998, 124 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama, Fantasy
Screens Sunday, January 27th at 7pm followed by a 50s era Sock Hop with a live performance by Jonny Barber & The Rhythm Razors!
Breaking the Fourth Wall is a collaborative effort between the Denver Film Society and Curious Theatre Company to bridge the gap between theater, film and issues facing society today. This film plays great before or after watching MAPLE AND VINE, playing January 12-February 23 at Curious Theatre!
A brother and sister from the 1990s are sucked into their television set and suddenly find themselves trapped in a 1950s style television show. Here they have loving parents, old fashioned values, and an overwhelming amount of innocence and naivete. Not sure how to get home, they integrate themselves into this "backwards" society and slowly bring some color to this black and white world. But as innocence fades, the two teens begin to wonder if their 90s outlook is really to be preferred.
DIRECTOR: Gary Ross
Principal Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon
US Distributor: New Line Cinema