The gripping 1994 prison drama, “Shawshank Redemption,” is Coronado Island Film Festival’s February Classic Movie Series selection. It will screen at 5pm on Wednesday, February 27. Early arrival and lineup is highly recommended for optimal seat selection. All tickets are $10 and are on sale now at the theatre box office. Theatre doors will open at 4:30.
The diverse lineup of films included in the 2019 series will screen at Coronado’s Village Theatre, 820 Orange Avenue, on the last Wednesday of every month (except December). Postcards with this year’s schedule are available at the theatre.
“Shawshank,” starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is a beautifully crafted movie about an unlikely bond of friendship that develops between two prison inmates from very different backgrounds, each serving a life sentence for murder. Written and directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from a Stephen King novella called “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” it sends a powerful message about humanity’s indomitable spirit and the redemptive value of hope in every life.
Said to be Freeman’s favorite movie among his own impressive body of work, “The Shawshank Redemption” received seven Academy Award nominations, and features astonishing performances by both Robbins and Freeman, and – spoiler alert – treats the viewer to one of the most satisfying endings in modern movie history.
The fourth annual Coronado Island Film Festival is set to take place, community-wide, on Veterans Day weekend, November 8 -11, 2019. Festival organizers are already gearing up to bring another fun, entertaining and educational world-class event to the community of Coronado. “It literally takes a village to put on this festival,” says Lysa Meurer, Director of Operations, “and this village has always jumped right in to make it happen. We love that!” For information about volunteer opportunities, please visit coronadoislandfilmfestival.com.