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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 4K Restoration

Opens on September 23

Director: Peter Jackson Run Time: 179 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2002

Starring: Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen

Country: New Zealand, United States
Language: English, Sindarin, Old English

Lord of the Rings Weekend at Gateway Film Center

Journey back to Middle Earth for the worldwide celebration of Tolkien Week! Relive one of the greatest cinematic experiences of all time with 4K Restorations at the Film Center.

On Hobbit Day – Friday, September 22, the shared birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins – see The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), followed by The Two Towers (2002) on Saturday and The Return of the King (2003) on Sunday.

About the film:

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at Orthanc, the impenetrable tower of Isengard.

“Marked by nonstop conflict and a gargantuan climactic battle that Akira Kurosawa would have envied, the new picture has a sharper narrative focus and a livelier sense of forward movement than did the more episodic “Fellowship.”

—Todd McCarthy, Variety

About the filmmaker:

Peter Jackson is a New Zealand filmmaker best known as the director, writer and producer of the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003) and the Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014), both of which are adapted from the novels by J. R. R. Tolkien. Jackson’s debut feature Bad Taste (1987) debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 1987. His critically lauded drama Heavenly Creatures (1994) earned Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh their first Academy Award nomination. Other notable films include the horror comedy The Frighteners (1996), epic monster remake King Kong (2005), World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) and the documentary The Beatles: Get Back (2021). Jackson has been awarded three Academy Awards, three BAFTAs, a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards and four Saturn Awards, among others.

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