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Special Collections

Palace Green Library Events

Time Machines: Film Screenings

5th August 2017, 15:00, Gala Theatre, Durham

Back to the Future

We've teamed up with The Gala Theatre in Durham for some special screenings of films which play with time.

Back to the Future

"High schooler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) doesn't have the most pleasant of lives. Browbeaten by his principal at school, Marty must also endure the acrimonious relationship between his nerdy father (Crispin Glover) and his lovely mother (Lea Thompson), who in turn suffer the bullying of middle-aged jerk Biff (Thomas F. Wilson), Marty's dad's supervisor. The one balm in Marty's life is his friendship with eccentric scientist Doc (Christopher Lloyd), who at present is working on a time machine. Accidentally zapped back into the 1950s, Marty inadvertently interferes with the budding romance of his now-teenaged parents. Our hero must now reunite his parents-to-be, lest he cease to exist in the 1980s. It won't be easy, especially with the loutish Biff, now also a teenager, complicating matters. Beyond its dazzling special effects, the best element of Back to the Future is the performance of Michael J. Fox, who finds himself in the quagmire of surviving the white-bread 1950s with a hip 1980s mindset."

Tickets are available from The Gala Theatre, Durham, and can be booked online here. Alternatively you can contact the box office on 03000 266 600. 10% discount for holders of a ticket to the Palace Green Library Time Machines exhibition.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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