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Court Square film series

Come out to your local Art House and enjoy the latest in Court Square Theater’s Independent/Foreign Film Series as Meek’s Cutoff and The Trip come through mid August through late September. For specific dates and up to the minute showtimes, please see Tickets for all showings are available at the door beginning at thirty minutes before curtain. All tickets are $6.

Meek’s Cutoff, starring Michelle Williams, is set in 1845 during the early days of the Oregon Trail. A wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in each other’s instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy. Meek’s Cutoff’s run covers August 16 – September 1, 2011. Evening showtimes for its running dates are 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.. Matinees on August 20, 21, and 29 are at 3:30 p.m..

The Trip, starring Steve Coogan (Hamlet II, Tropic Thunder) and Rob Brydon, brings a British twist to the classic “road-trip flick”. Hailed as “one of the year’s most addictively quoteable movies,” Th e Trip follows a food critic and his best friend as they travel the countryside, searching for foodie delights and trying not to kill each other. The Trip’s run covers September 2 – 29, 2011. Evening showtimes for its running dates are 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.. Matinees on September 3, 4, 17, 18 and 25 are at 3:30 p.m..

Court Square Theater opened in 1998 and has since been dedicated to bringing the best of theatre, film, live music and dance to downtown Harrisonburg. By bringing in a diverse mix of acts and films from around the world, Court Square Theater has deepened the downtown cultural environment. With these films, manager Noah McBrayer Jones continues the first run of Independent and Foreign Films at the local art house which is the staple of CST’s programming.

With its single screen, Court Square Theater hopes to expose the Shenandoah Valley to the richness of cinema which is available, but rarely at the local multiplex. Says Jones, “Court Square Theater welcomes cinema from all areas. From Disney’s latest documentary to sponsorship of the local art film movement, we hope to foster the community’s love for the motion picture.”

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