Cinematheque, “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”

Cinematheque, “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”

Monday, August 3, 6p.m., Wilkinson Public Library (5:30pm for pre-SHOW reception). FREE TO ALL.

The Telluride Film Festival and Wilkinson Public Library are thrilled to present PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (1985, 91 minutes, Rated PG), the final installment of the GRAND ADVENTURES series at the library. 



Tim Burton’s classic!

“Everything about ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,’ from its toy-box colors to its superb, hyper-animated Danny Elfman score to the butch-waxed hairdo and wooden-puppet walk of its star and mastermind is pure pleasure,” raved’s Stephanie Zacharek.

Variety Magazine compared Paul Ruben’s performance to Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton.

Pee-wee (Paul Ruben) has his bike stolen and bravely journeys across the country to find it. He encounters bizarre travellers and strange happenings along the way and, of course, he never loses his sense of humor. The film is pure joy. It is about the fun of having fun, and it rides off of the genius of Tim Burton as well as the limitless energy that Ruben brings to the character of Pee Wee. The film topped Roger Ebert’s list of Guilty Pleasures in 1987.

The 2015 summer series, GRAND ADVENTURES, features films about hitting the road. These selections highlight Wilkinson Public Library’s adult summer learning program, “Choose Your Own Adventure,” which focuses on the idea of experiential learning and pushing personal frontiers. Cinematheque is a collaboration between the library and Film Festival that brings Festival-quality films year-round to the community of Telluride.

As always, admission is free and patrons will enjoy food, drink and lively discussion as part of the SHOW. With host Seth Berg.

For a preview, watch this trailer:


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