This month, we began our new relationship with the Trylon microcinema in Minneapolis! They have great popcorn! For our first film, we watched David Lean’s epic masterpiece The Bridge on the River Kwai featuring Sir Alec Guiness and William Holden. There was much whistling and a bridge was destroyed! Nary a lightsaber was to be seen! We had great fun talking about this movie with the attendees of the film and you can hear how much fun if you only listen to the episode!
Our June 1st episode will feature guests Kelvin Hatle and Jerry Belich as we talk about the David Lynch’s failed epic, Dune!
|The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
|Rating: 8.1/10 (232,163 votes)
Director: David Lean
Writer: Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson
Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
Runtime: 161 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Released: 14 Dec 1957
|Plot: British POWs are forced to build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors in occupied Burma, not knowing that the allied forces are planning a daring commando raid through the jungle to destroy it.