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Double Feature Outdoor Film screening with potluck picnic

  • Sep 2, 2012 · 6:00 PM
  • Dockside Park

Want to enjoy a group picnic and watch films, whilst enjoying a beautiful setting overlooking the Hudson and the surrounding mountains? If so don’t think twice about joining us on Sunday in Dockside Park, Cold Spring. Let’s meet at 6 pm for a potluck picnic, please indicate in your RSVP what you plan to bring, so we can have a good selection of food. The double feature starts at 7:15 pm with “The Iron Giant” followed by “Ghost Busters” at 9 pm.

What you should bring:

  • Dish to share including serving utensils
  • Blanket or chair.
  • Jacket – it can get chilly once the sun goes down.

What I’ll bring:

  • Plastic forks, spoons etc.
  • Paper plates
  • Table cloth
  • Garbage bag

Films

7:15 pm: The Iron Giant (1999 Animation: 1 hr 26 mins)

A boy's best friend is his robot in this animated adventure from Brad Bird, best known for his TV work on such series as The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and The Critic. Set in 1957, The Iron Giant focuses on Hogarth (voice of Eli Marienthal), an imaginative nine-year-old boy who daydreams of alien invasions and doing battle with Communist agents. One day, Hogarth hears a local fisherman talk about something that surpasses anything he could dream up: a fifty-foot robot that fell from the sky into a nearby lake. Needless to say, Hogarth's mom, Annie (voice of Jennifer Aniston) finds this a little hard to swallow, but when Hogarth finds the robot (voice of Vin Diesel) and fishes him out of the water, his pal Dean (voice of Harry Connick Jr.), a beatnik sculptor who also runs a junkyard, offers to help by hiding the robot with his salvage. A government agent named Kent Mansley (voice of Christopher McDonald) soon gets wind that there's a mechanical invader of unknown origins in the neighborhood and wants to wipe out the potential threat. However, the robot (which loves to eat metal and is learning to talk) turns out to be friendly, and the boy in turn tries to teach his new pal the ways of humans. The Iron Giant is loosely based on the book The Iron Man by late British poet Ted Hughes, previously adapted for the stage by rock musician Pete Townshend, who executive produced the film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/iron_giant/

9 pm Ghostbusters (1984 Action and Adventure: 1 hr 45 mins)

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based "paranormal investigators". When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly successful, ridding The Big Apple of dozens of ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties. Tight-lipped bureaucrat William Atherton regards the Ghostbusters as a bunch of charlatans, but is forced to eat his words when New York is besieged by an army of unfriendly spirits, conjured up by a long-dead Babylonian demon and "channelled" through beautiful cellist Sigourney Weaver and nerdish Rick Moranis. The climax is a glorious sendup of every Godzilla movie ever made-and we daresay it cost more than a year's worth of Japanese monster flicks combined. Who'd ever dream that the chubby, cheery Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man would turn out to be the most malevolent threat ever faced by New York City? When the script for Ghostbusters was forged by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, John Belushi was slated to play the Bill Murray role; Belushi's death in 1982 not only necessitated the hiring of Murray, but also an extensive rewrite. The most expensive comedy made up to 1984, Ghostbusters made money hand over fist, spawning not only a 1989 sequel but also two animated TV series (one of them partially based on an earlier live-action TV weekly, titled The Ghost Busters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ghostbusters/

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  • Heike

    I was rather disappointed with the 4 "No Shows" for what turned out to be a fabulous event. Herb and I enjoyed a wonderful vantage point with beautiful views up the river and the surrounding mountains (sunset included), whilst eating some delicious food. The movies were fun to watch and we had an added bonus of the fireworks over at Westpoint part way through the evening.

    September 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    cute movies, delicious dinner and great fireworks from across the Hudson river...thanks Heike

    September 4, 2012

  • Heike

    Herb and I are here. Where is everyone else?

    September 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    something veggie...like a salad

    August 28, 2012

2 went

  • Heike
    Organizer,
    Event Host
  • A former member

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