I can’t believe it, but summer 2010 is coming to a close, and the final movie of the season will be shown Friday, August 27th at dusk (around 8:30 to 9:00 pm) at the Home Savings Plaza in downtown Kent. The movie is the film version of the classic children’s story, Where the Wild Things Are — which seems to be a perfect fit for downtown Kent.
WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses present a DICE Event
WHAT: Sidewalk Cinema DICE Event. Movie: “Where The Wild Things Are”. FREE!
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-An Adaptation of the children’s book by Maurice SendakWHEN: Friday, August 27, at dusk (time varies)
WHERE: Outdoors at The Home Savings Plaza, Main & Water Sts (59 & 43), downtown KentMovies take place the last Friday of the summer months in the open air on The Home Savings Plaza with use of a blimp screen at dusk (weather permitting). Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.
RELEASE DATE: October 16, 2009
RUNTIME: 101 MINUTES
PLOT: An adolescent named Max has an active imagination, and he will throw fits if others don’t go along with what he wants. Max – following an incident with Claire (his sister) and her friends, and following a tantrum which he throws as a result of his Mother paying more attention to her boyfriend than to him – runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including one named Carol who is much like Max himself in temperament. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.