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Classic Movie Series: “Field of Dreams”
April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm$10
To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the 1989 baseball film, Field of Dreams, Coronado Island Film Festival will screen the beloved fantasy-drama on Wednesday, April 24 at 5pm at Coronado’s Village Theatre, 820 Orange Avenue.
All tickets are $10 and are on sale now at the theater box office. Doors will open at 4:30pm. Early arrival and lineup is recommended for optimal seating selection.
Nominated for three Academy awards (Best Picture, Best Writing, and Best Music), the film stars Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones, and was written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson. It tells the story of an Iowa farmer (Costner) who hears voices telling him to build a baseball diamond in his fields. (“If you build it, they will come,” he hears repeatedly.) Despite family and community protestations, he does build the field, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox do indeed come.
Coronado resident Tom Catlin will introduce the film and answer audience questions. Catlin is an Emmy-winning producer, writer and editor at Fox Sports San Diego, and has visited the actual Iowa movie site in Dyersville, Iowa several times. There are also rumors he has a Trivia Quiz in store for attendees.
Adding to the classic series excitement will be the addition of vintage Warner Bros. animated cartoons, to be shown before each monthly feature-length film. Launching the series is the 1952 Feed the Kitty, directed by the legendary animation pioneer Chuck Jones (1912-2002). Often praised by film historian and critic Leonard Maltin, Jones has been called “The Father of Contemporary Animation.” He was nominated for eight Oscars and won three. In Jerry Beck’s “The 50 Greatest Cartoons,” four out of the top five, including first place, were directed by Jones. He remains an inspiration to today’s animators.