Film Screenings

Pleasantville | Film Club

When: 2013-10-22 16:00 - 2013-10-22 18:05
Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Free

Fantasy comedy-drama film (1998) written, produced, and directed by Gary Ross. Two 1990’s teenager find themselves in a 1950’s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

When ‘90 ´s teens David and Jennfer (Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon) get zapped into the perfect suburbia of the black & white 1950’s sitcom, Pleasantville, what results is a „visionary adventure“ that Siskel and Ebert give „Two big thumbs up!“. Pleasantville’s perfect people include a mild-mannered sofa jerk (Jeff Daniels), a socially repressed mom (Joan Allen) and a father who alwas knows best. But, when ´90´s pop culture clashed with the ´50´s family values, chaos ensues, turning the town of Pleasantville upside down and black and white into color.

It was the first time the majority of a new feature film was scanned, processed, and recorded digitally. The black-and-white meets color world portrayed in the movie was filmed entirely in color and selectively desaturated and contrast adjusted digitally.

In English, with English subtitles, 124 minutes.