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When: June 23, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic comes to dazzling life in Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic adaptation.  Baz Luhrmann’s style is wildly theatrical, over-the-top and vivid.  What better way to experience his vision of Gatsby than on the Civic’s vivid new digital cinema system with surround sound?

“The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan(Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. — (C) WB

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