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The Princess Bride Screens At Mesa Library March 7

on March 1, 2019 - 7:49am
The community is invited to watch The Princess Bride at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/LAC
The Princess Bride (1987, rated PG, 1 hr., 38 min.), written by William Goldman and directed by Rob Reiner, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in the upstairs meeting room at Mesa Public Library.
The film is a romantic comedy and a fantasy adventure story.
An elderly man (Peter Falk) reads the story to his bedridden teenage grandson (Fred Savage). Although the story is a family tradition, the young fellow listens reluctantly. In the story, a farmhand named Westley (Cary Elwes) recruits companions to aid him in rescuing Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) from evil Prince Humperdink (Chris Sarandon).
The princess had been a farm girl in love with Westley but was selected to marry the prince. The plot has many adventurous twists as the Princess is kidnapped and it appears that Westley has met his end.
The film received enthusiastic reviews when it first appeared, but box office results were modest. Siskel and Ebert gave The Princess Bride two thumbs up.
Since then it has become a cult classic and is included in several top film lists for comedy, fantasy, and romance according to Wikipedia.
On April 4 Isle of Dogs (2018, rated PG-13, 1 hr., 41 min.), an animated film set in Japan and directed by Wes Anderson, will be shown. Follow us on the Los Alamos County Community Services Department page on Facebook and go to the library’s Events calendar for more information.