Next Cinema Chat – Groundhog Day

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The next Cinema Chat film will be Groundhog Day. As usual, Cinema Chat will be held on the second Saturday of the month (July 12th) at 6:00 PM in The Chapel of Our Merciful Savior on the corner of 15th and G Streets in Eureka. Description from Wikipedia:

Directed by Harold Ramis
Produced by Trevor Albert
Harold Ramis
Screenplay by Danny Rubin
Harold Ramis
Story by Danny Rubin
Starring Bill Murray
Andie MacDowell
Chris Elliott
Music by George Fenton
Cinematography John Bailey
Edited by Pembroke J. Herring
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) February 12, 1993
Running time 101 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $14.6 million
Box office $70,906,973[1]

Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. It was written by Ramis and Danny Rubin, based on a story by Rubin.

Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant and egocentric Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again. After indulging in hedonism and numerous suicide attempts, he begins to re-examine his life and priorities.

In 2006, the film was added to the United States National Film Registry as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.[2]

Additional Resources:With just a cursory search on the web, one can find a plethora of essays on Groundhog Day. He is a short list of some writing about the film’s philosophical side–in case any are interested in doing some extra research before the next Cinema Chat:

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/feb/07/groundhog-day-perfect-comedy-for-ever

http://philosophynow.org/issues/93/Groundhog_Day

http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/2013/02/15/groundhog-day-as-platonic-morality-tale/

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/07/style/groundhog-almighty.html

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