Outdoor Movie Night returns to Duboce Park on Saturday, July 27 with “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978, PG), starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, and Leonard Nimoy. Movies with a San Francisco theme have also been shown at all of our previous Movie Nights, including “Pursuit of Happyness” in 2010, “The Rock” in 2011, “The Incredibles” in 2011, and “Mrs. Doubtfire” in 2012.
Here’s what happens. In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. Public health inspector Matthew Bennell (Sutherland) is intrigued when a co-worker and good friend, Elizabeth Driscoll (Adams), tells him that her husband has suddenly changed. He suggests they speak to his friend, psychiatrist David Kibner (Nimoy), who confirms that several of his patients are claiming that their husbands or wives are not who they seem to be. He puts it down to mass hysteria until two other of Matthew’s friends, Jack (Goldblum) and Nancy Bellicec, discover a partly formed corpse. They soon discover that humans are being replaced with exact copies who are emotionless and are moving forward apparently unstoppable, in their quest to replace everyone.
The movie will begin around 8:30 p.m. and will be preceded by shorts made by the staff and students at the Harvey Milk Recreation Center. The event is free and is sponsored by Friends of Duboce Park and San Francisco Recreation & Parks. As usual, we will have popcorn and other snacks available at our popular refreshment stand. For more information or to volunteer, please contact FPD President Doug Woo at firstname.lastname@example.org.