The 1981 film classic, “On Golden Pond,” will be screened at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Dr. Jack Rhodes will introduce the film,
Part of the library’s First Thursday Film Series, the movie is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary, and free popcorn, sodas, and theater treats will be provided.
Directed by Mark Rydell, “On Golden Pond” stars Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda in the story of an elderly couple, their daughter, and her son, who are all drawn closer to one another by their time together one summer in the family cabin.
Ernest Thompson wrote the award-winning play and adapted his own work for the screen, while Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn each took home Oscars for their performances. The cast also includes Doug McKeown, Dabney Coleman and William Lanteau.
Rhodes said this film was chosen for the series primarily because of the strength of the characterizations, the power of the performances, and the cross-generational story the film relates.
“This movie does a good job of creating that sort of atmosphere which attends a family on vacation in the woods and lakes,” Rhodes said. “We obviously have our own Chain O’ Lakes area here in Waupaca County, and many viewers may well relate to a movie told against the background of opening up the cabin for the season.”