ahfest Film Fest – The Fisher King
October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This lovely fairy-tale-esque 1991 film stars Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams. Williams won the Academy Award for his role.
After shock jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) inadvertently provokes a caller into murdering a group of innocent people in a Manhattan bar, he grows depressed and turns to booze. As he’s about to hit rock bottom, Lucas meets a homeless man named Parry (Robin Williams), whose wife was killed by the caller Lucas pushed to the brink. Mentally scarred by his loss, Parry spends his days searching for the Holy Grail. Lucas, feeling culpable for the poor man’s plight, pledges to help him in his quest.
Initial release: September 10, 1991
Director: Terry Gilliam
Screenplay: Richard LaGravenese
2019 ahfest Film Fest Theme – HOPE
Each of the films in this year’s film fest has been chosen with the 2019 ahfest theme—HOPE—in mind. Learn more about the Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival at ahfest.org.
All films will be shown at the Muskegon Museum of Art. Films begin at 6:00 pm with a brief introduction by Muskegon Community College English and Film instructor Mary Tyler. Each film ends with an optional discussion lead by Mary Tyler. Free admission and popcorn. Attending every film allows you to enter a drawing to win a Grand Prize!
Wednesdays, October, 6:00 pm | Auditorium doors open at 5:30 pm
October 23 | The Mustang
Matthias Schoenaerts stars in this brand new film that is based on true and sometimes brutal events. The hope at the end of this emotional film is justly earned.
October 30 | TBD – Surprise Horror Film!
We’ll have fun with Halloween eve film! Like last year, we will have a costume contest with prizes and really rev it up! We hope this will be a fun ending to a wonderful festival.