Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Retro Film Series presents

The Empire Strikes Back & The Road Warrior

  • Fri, May 3
    • 7:00pm - Cinema One
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Irvin Kershner’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
(PG, 1980, 124 min)

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master’s help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.

Followed by:

George Miller’s THE ROAD WARRIOR (“Mad Max 2”)
(R, 1982, 95 min)

A strong candidate for the most thrilling action movie ever made (the turbo-charged exhilaration of its full-throttle highway chases has never been equaled); the second part of George Miller’s post-apocalyptic quadrilogy is also a magnificently imagined movie myth. In a post-nuclear war world, Mel Gibson plays Max, a lone adventurer who drives the roads of outback Australia in an endless search for gasoline.

 


 

Which version of “The Empire Strikes Back” will be screening at Retro? 

The Disney+ version of “The Empire Strikes Back” is not the original 1980 theatrical cut. However, it is the closet version to the original cut of the film permitted by LucasFilm for theatrical exhibition. 


Extend Your Retro Experience! Visit the Museum of Durham History’s Stranger Times Exhibit

“Stranger Times” features the stories of teenagers, their experiences during the pandemic, and how their lives and community were turned “upside down.” This exhibit will also explore the childhood of the show’s creators, the Duffer Brothers, and how their upbringing in the Bull City influenced their creative choices in developing “Stranger Things.”