RetroEpics Film Festival

About RetroEpics

RetroEpics July 7-9, 2017

Longer-running films from 1921-2001

Epic Movies are movie movies. These movies are what make Hollywood Hollywood. These movies are so big they need italic emphasis. They can’t even be described with sentences that don't end in an exclamation mark! We’re talking about movies with grand stories that justify their three-hour running lengths, and sometimes more. Even their poster art is epic! As screenwriter Randall Wallace once wrote, “To qualify as epic, a story must have the universality of myth, the enchantment of saga. So an epic is more than a cracking good tale; it tells us something we'll always remember; it makes us walk out of a theater and whisper into our own hearts, "I'm changed."’

What is RetroEpics?

What is an epic movie, you ask? They're movies that both knock you for a loop and open up space in your mind that you never knew needed light.  I'm talking about movies with grand stories that justify their three-hour runnning lengths, and sometimes more. Seeing an epic movie in a real theater with a real audience and the smell of popcorn is an inescapable part of that experience. I have caught some of these films on TV, and they're okay that way, but when a movie is taking flight I want to see the audience buckling their seatbelts. Here's a collection of epics that deserve to be seen in a widescreen format. With each new season, I try to program unique films from different genres: Western, War, Musical, Sci-Fi, Historical Comedy, etc. I also attempt to expand the program's breadth beyond just "American" titles.  Serious effort has been made to not always pick the obvious movies like Gone With the Wind or The Bridge Over the River Kwai, but you're the judge of whether or not I succeeded. (The dirty jobs alway fall on the programmer.) Pay your admission at the gate and throw yourself into this new flight like famished beggars at the feast. Indulge. The movie gods may think a little more of you.

Jim Carl, Senior Director

 

 

 

Retro Epics Film Series presents
America was looking for a hero who had what it takes to become a legend. America found seven of them.
(PG, 1983, 193 min)
Retro Epics Film Series
A woman in search of stardom. A woman in search of herself - in the city of dreams. A key to a mystery - lies somewhere on Mulholland Drive.
(R, 2001, 146 min)
Retro Epics Film Series presents
What went into these few seconds ... The Hell...the heroism...the high adventure ... Make for the screen's great entertainment!
(NR, 1963, 172 min)
Retro Epics Film Series presents
(NR, 1979, 163 min)
Retro Epics Film Series presents
This film talks about you...about your life...about your family...about your work...about your doubts...about your dreams...You will see yourself in the leading role as though you were looking in a mirror...This is your film.
(NR, 1963, 138 min)
Retro Epics Film Series presents
Too late . . . too late . . . too late to call for help.
(NR, 1962, 132 min)
Retro Epics Film Series presents
Supreme in Theme! Gigantic in Execution!
(NR, 1927, 155 min)
Retro Epics Film Series presents
No mortal could possess it! No kingdom could command it! Forged by a god. Foretold by a wizard. Found by a king.
(R, 1981, 140 min)

Now Showing

Friday, July 7

Fletcher Hall
12:45pm – 4:00pm
(PG, 1983, 193 min)
Cinema One
1:00pm – 3:25pm
(R, 2001, 146 min)
Cinema One
4:00pm – 6:55pm
(NR, 1963, 172 min)
Fletcher Hall
4:30pm – 7:15pm
(NR, 1979, 163 min)
Cinema One
7:30pm – 9:50pm
(NR, 1963, 138 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:45pm – 9:55pm
(NR, 1962, 132 min)

Saturday, July 8

Fletcher Hall
1:00pm – 3:35pm
(NR, 1927, 155 min)
Cinema One
1:15pm – 3:35pm
(NR, 1963, 138 min)
Cinema One
4:00pm – 6:55pm
(NR, 1963, 172 min)
Fletcher Hall
4:15pm – 6:35pm
(R, 1981, 140 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:15pm – 10:00pm
(NR, 1979, 163 min)
Cinema One
7:30pm – 10:00pm
(R, 2001, 146 min)

Sunday, July 9

Cinema One
2:15pm – 5:30pm
(PG, 1983, 193 min)
Fletcher Hall
2:30pm – 5:05pm
(NR, 1927, 155 min)
Fletcher Hall
5:45pm – 8:40pm
(NR, 1963, 172 min)
Cinema One
6:15pm – 8:30pm
(NR, 1962, 132 min)
Cinema One
9:00pm – 11:25pm
(R, 2001, 146 min)
Fletcher Hall
9:15pm – 11:35pm
(R, 1981, 140 min)

Tickets

Tickets are $9 and go on sale Friday, May 26.

Tickets are available over the phone, online or at our Box Office.

Please call 919-560-3030 to order tickets over the phone. Phone orders carry a $3 per ticket service charge. 

Fletcher Hall Box Office Hours are 11am - 6pm, Monday through Friday, and on day-of-show one hour before show time. Live event or film tickets may be purchased in the Fletcher Hall box office. 

Cinema Box Office opens one half hour before the first feature of the day. Only film tickets may be purchased at the cinema box office. 

 

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