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      August 25, 2019

      Sunday   2:00 PM

      418 South Illinois Avenue
      Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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      Friday Flicks: The NeverEnding Story

      Wolfgang Petersen adapted Michael Ende's children's story for this charming fantasy film that spawned several sequels. Bastian (Barret Oliver) is dealing with his mother's recent death. His father (Gerald McRaney) is an imperious sort who continually lambastes Bastian for daydreaming and falling behind in school. On top of his father's badgering, he has to contend with a bunch of school bullies waiting for him in the schoolyard. One day he decides to play hooky and walks into a strange bookstore, where in the attic, he discovers a book called "The NeverEnding Story". As Bastian reads the book, he's enveloped in the unfolding tale. Bastian is so consumed with the tale that he finds himself catapulted into the land of Fantasia himself. Atreju realizes that the only way to save the land from its blight is with the help of this strange earth boy, Bastian. (1984) Rated PG for some violence The movie will begin at 2. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. They are available in advance at thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com and at the venue when doors open; they are not available in advance at the venue. Doors and the Varsity Bar open at 1:30.

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