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Thursday Film Matinee: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
April 18, 2013
Muhlenberg Library, Community Room
This epic is the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs 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.
Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Elijah Wood. New Line Cinema; Directed by Peter Jackson. Rated PG-13; 169 minutes; 2012
Assistive listening is provided for those with hearing loss through the use of a room loop, which works with hearing aids that have a tele-coil. Open captioning upon request.