My Cousin Vinny

Tue, May 5
  • Tue, May 5

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Director: Jonathan Lynn Run Time: 120 min. Rating: R

Release Year: 1992

Starring: Fred Gwynne, Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Ralph Macchio

From Page to Screen at The State Theatre

Some critics allege that that great books make bad movies. What artistic challenges do filmmakers face adapting literary works from page to screen? How do directors, screenwriters and actors transform ideas on the page into images on the screen? How does literature inspire film? How does film inspire literature?

The State Theatre and its community partners invite you to explore these and other questions through interactive pre-film discussions moderated by experts.

Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who’s a lawyer – Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. When he arrives with his leather-clad girlfriend , to try his first case, it’s a real shock – for him and the Deep South!

Community Partner: Stanislaus County Bar Association

Doors open at 6; discussion at 6:30: film at 7 p.m.

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