Wednesday, January 6, 2010

For the Locals: Free Movie Night at the Frist - Superman

If you are not snowed in by Friday night, this may be a great free activity to take the kids to see! Sure, you could probably rent it for next to nothing, but there is just something about seeing it on a big screen with a crowd!

Films at the Frist: Superman
Friday, January 8, 7:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Free

Heroes are coming to Nashville! On Friday, January 29, 2010, the Frist Center opens Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. A four-part film series designed in conjunction with the exhibition will examine what it means to be a hero. This series begins before the exhibition opens and will kick-off with the iconic hero in the red cape, Superman.

When the greatest scientist on the planet of Krypton, Jor-El, is unable to convince the council that their planet is nearing a fatal shift in orbit, he assumes the duty of preserving the Krypton race. Only moments before the planet is destroyed, he sends his infant son, Kal-El, to Earth in a starship. Raised by the Kents, a farm couple, the young boy is given a new name (Clark Kent). As he grows, Clark realizes he has superhuman powers that set him apart from those around him. The Kents advise him to use his powers wisely, and once Clark leaves home, he discovers how he can use his abilities to protect Earth in memory of his home planet Krypton. As an adult in Metropolis, Clark assumes the role of a reporter for the Daily Planet, while secretly transforming and protecting the city as Superman. Starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder. Directed by Richard Donner; 1978. 143 minutes. 35mm. Rated PG.

Upcoming films:
Helen of Troy, Friday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
300, Friday, March 12, 7:00 p.m.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Friday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.

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