The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Opens on September 22
Director: Peter Jackson Run Time: 178 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2001
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen
Country: New Zealand, United States
Language: English, Sindarin
Screening as part of Lord of the Rings Weekend
About the film:
Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.
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“achieves what the best fairy tales do: the creation of an alternate world, plausible and persuasive, where the young — and not only the young — can lose themselves. And perhaps, in identifying with the little Hobbit that could, find their better selves”
–Richard Corliss for Time.