Oct
13
Sun
History According to Hollywood Film Series: Ed Wood @ TCHA History Center
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“Ed Wood” (1994). From director Tim Burton comes the hilarious, true-life story of the wackiest filmmaker in Hollywood history, Ed Wood. Johnny Depp stars as the high- spirited movieman who refuses to let unfinished scenes, terrible reviews, and hostile studio executives derail his big-screen dreams. With an oddball collection of showbiz misfits, Ed takes the art of bad movie making to an all-time low. The all-star cast features Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, and an Academy Award-winning performance by Martin Landau (Best Supporting Actor, 1994) as Bela Lugosi. Admission $5.00 per person.

Nov
10
Sun
History According to Hollywood: The Best Years of Our Lives @ TCHA History Center
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946)
At the end of World War II, Fred Derry (Dana Andrews), Al Stevenson (Fredric March) and Homer Parrish (Harold Russell) return home to Boone City. Fred was a decorated captain in the Army Air Forces in Europe, Al a sergeant in the Army who saw action in the Pacific, and Homer a sailor who served on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. Homer’s ship was sunk, killing many of his fellow sailors; his arms were burned off below the elbow and he now uses metal hook prostheses. The three men share first a plane trip then a cab ride and become friends. This is the story of the struggle these veterans had in re-adjusting to civilian life after experiencing the horrors of World War II.
Admission $5.00 per person.