Everyone has a favorite movie, but the reasons why people love their movies differ widely.
Maybe it was the acting, or the plot. The characters, or the setting. Or maybe something about the movie touches one's psyche in a way that's hard to explain.
Taken together, these qualities are what make movies so important to our media culture and help explain why they reflect the thinking and behavior of our society. To honor the significance of cinema’s role in media literacy, Gateway Media Literacy Partners is hosting “My Favorite Movie,” a fundraising event Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Magnolia Café and The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington Avenue, in St. Louis.
GMLP’s special guest for this event will be Art Holiday, longtime KSDK newscaster, who will present one of his favorite films, “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” a 1974 thriller starring Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam and Hector Elizondo. The movie is based on a novel by Peter Stone about criminals hijacking a New York subway car and holding its passengers hostage.
Holiday will discuss the movie and share popcorn and candy with the audience. All proceeds from the event go to fund GMLP’s educational and literacy awareness programs.
Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com. GMLP members receive free admission.