The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Saturday, August 31, 2013 > 2 p.m. + 9 p.m. > Woodland Theater
Sunday, September 1, 2013 > 2 p.m. > Woodland Theater
Monday, September 2, 2013 > 2 p.m. > Woodland Theater
Monday, September 2, 2013 > 8:30 p.m. > Dakota Ballroom
A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Bilbo joins a company of 13 dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever: Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities. The simple, gold ring is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know. This film begins Peter Jackson's new three-part film adaption of the 1937 J.R.R. Tolkien novel — a prequel to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Admission is free at the door with a Blugold Card or an International Film Society membership. Community members may buy an individual IFS membership for $4; a family membership costs $10. The annual memberships are available at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center’s east lobby.
United States + New Zealand 2012
Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and
Directed by Peter Jackson