May

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Star Wars:  Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (film starts at 5:30)

Joe G @joeg3

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center - Silver Spring, MD
8633 Colesville Road

Sat, May 4, 2019 at 9:30 PM - 11:45 PM

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The AFI’s description says it all: With a richer story, more complex themes and a darker tone than STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE, this is the gold standard for blockbuster sequels. Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance is dealt a stunning blow by the evil Empire, and heroes Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) set out across the galaxy in search of their destiny. John Williams' Oscar®-nominated score includes the debut of "The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)," now one of the best-known symphonic movie themes of all time, heard everywhere from sporting arenas to cell phone ringtones. DIR Irvin Kershner; SCR Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan; PROD Gary Kurtz, Rick McCallum. U.S., 1980/1997, color, 127 min. RATED PG MEETING UP I will be in the open area near Theater 2 very early, at 4:45 (45 minutes before the film start time), and I welcome others to also come early to talk about movies and anything else (I will have a small Meetup sign with me). About 15 minutes before the showtime (or earlier if the theater is beginning to fill up) we can go in to take our seats. AFTER THE FILM We will meetup just outside the auditorium (while the credits are still in progress) to convey some immediate impressions. Then, if there is interest, we can go to a nearby restaurant to continue with our conversation.