As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding, West Shore Community College is sponsoring a classic film series in collaboration with Manistee’s Vogue Theater.
Two films from each decade of the college’s existence (1967 – 2017) will be screened over the next 10 months. Moviegoers will be charged the average ticket price for the decade in which the films were released. The titles were chosen by community members who responded to the College’s 50th Anniversary Film Survey. The first screening is Tuesday, September 20 — kicking the series off with a bang — BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.
With its iconic pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford, jaunty screenplay and Burt Bacharach score, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID has gone down as among the defining moments in late-’60s American cinema.
In the film, the whole idea of being an outsider and questioning things in general is brought to the forefront. The film aligns with the countercultural movement of the 1960s looking at things outside the mainstream, and rethinking ideas and ideologies. This movie is part of a larger cultural process and shift, and is an ideal way to memorialize the College’s founding in the late 1960s.
For this show, the first 50 people will be admitted free of charge courtesy of WSCC President Kenneth and Beth Urban, all others will be charged just 75-cents, the average price of a filmgoing co-ed in the 1960’s.
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
Rated PG / 110 minutes / 1969
Tuesday September 20 at 7:30 pm