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Fall Film Series

Fridays, September 6, 13 & 20, 7pm

Baseball
The Natural · Field of Dreams · A League of Their Own

The Natural (1984), Friday, September 6 – Based on Bernard Malamud’s 1952 novel of the same name, this 1984 film was directed by Barry Levinson and stars Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger and Robert Duvall. Film critic, James Berardinelli praised The Natural as “arguably the best baseball movie ever made.” Like the book, the film recounts the experiences of Roy Hobbs, an individual with great “natural” baseball talent, spanning the decades of Roy’s career. Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball superstardom.

Field of Dreams (1989), Friday, September 13 – A fantasy-drama sports film written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, adapting W. P. Kinsella’s novel Shoeless Joe, it stars Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Burt Lancaster in his final film role. “If you build it, he will come.” That’s the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Costner) to construct a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including for Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.

ALeague of Their Own (1992), Friday, September 20 – Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Garry Marshall, Rosie O’Donnell, and Lori Petty. The screenplay was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, from a story by Kelly Candaele and Kim Wilson. As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest. This sports-comedy tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).

Fridays, September 6, 13 & 20, 7pm

Box Office, Art Bar & Galleries Open at 6pm
Movie Screening at 7pm

Tickets
Members $7 [3-Movie Special $18]
Non-Members $10 [3-Movie Special $27]
Tickets available at the Box Office night
of screening or call CAC at 775-423-1440

Barkley Theatre, Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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For More Information
Call 775-423-1440

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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust; the Bretzlaff Foundation; Churchill County; Systems Consultants; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; Berney Realty; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express.

Additional support has also been provided by The Depot / Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon-Law, PC; Fallon Nugget / Bonanza Inn & Casino / Fernley Nugget; the Southwest Gas Foundation; and the Cousie C. Nelson Endowment. The Churchill Arts Council proudly pours Great Basin Brewing Company’s Icky IPA and Outlaw Oatmeal Stout at all its events.

The free performances by Ellis Dyson & the Shambles and Rupa & the April Fishes are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council and City of Fallon. Additional support for the performances and conversations by the Selwyn Birchwood Band and Quiana Lynell has been provided by TourWest, a program of the Western States Arts Federation. Underwriting support for the performances by Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands; the Selwyn Birchwood Band; and Quiana Lynell has been provided by Speedway Market. The readings and outreach activities by authors Claire Vaye Watkins and Robert Leonard Reid are presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association.

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