Based upon Richard Adam's famed novel of the same title, the animated feature WATERSHIP DOWN (1978) delves into the surprisingly violent world of a warren of rabbits as they seek to establish a new colony free of tyranny and human intervention.
Here’s where I usually give you my take on whatever movie is lined up but I’ve never seen WATERSHIP DOWN. However, it was well-reviewed when it was released in 1978:
Richard Schickel at TIME Magazine said that WATERSHIP DOWN is:
"A rare movie that keeps kids on the edge of their chairs without inducing in their parents an overwhelming desire to escape theirs for a smoke in the lobby."
Richard Luck at Film4 wrote:
"A beautifully realised animation, Watership Down ultimately works because it doesn't dilute the violence and drama of Adams' book with a rose-tinted lens."
Steven D. Greydanus at Decent Films Guide called WATERSHIP DOWN:
"A singular achievement in English-language animation: a thematically and emotionally rich cartoon about talking animals, untouched by sentiment and cutesiness."
Sounds good to me! Admission is $8. Hope to see everyone this weekend at The Tivoli!
The Facebook invite for this event can be found HERE
The Tivoli is located at 6350 Delmar in The Loop. Visit Landmark’s The Tivoli’s website HERE
Here’s the Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight schedule for the rest of May:
May 22-23 THE THING