The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Today, Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm: This screening is the Extended Edition presented on 35mm film. Runtime of 250 minutes.

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

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen

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


Screening as part of Lord of the Rings Weekend


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 for Variety

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Sat, Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm: This screening is presented on 35mm film.

Director: Peter Jackson Run Time: 201 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2003

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen

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


Screening as part of Lord of the Rings Weekend


About the film:

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron’s forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord’s realm.

“The Lord of the Rings took seven years and an army of gifted artists to execute, and the striving of its makers is in every splendid frame. It’s more than a movie—it’s a gift.”

–David Eddelstein for Slate. Read more here.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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.

“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. Read more here.

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