Tuesday, 12 May 2015 22:00

Bloody Bunnies Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli - WATERSHIP DOWN

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“All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed. All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed. “

'Watership Down' Film - 1978

WATERSHIP DOWN screens midnights this weekend (May 15th and 16th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.

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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.

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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."

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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

 https://www.facebook.com/events/835805509835112/

The Tivoli is located at 6350 Delmar in The Loop. Visit Landmark’s The Tivoli’s website HERE

 http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/st.louis/tivolitheatre.htm

Here’s the Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight schedule for the rest of May:

May 22-23           THE THING

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