Judge Reinhold to Pay Tribute to Harold Ramis in a Special LRFF Event at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater
In 1981, a young Judge Reinhold made his acting debut playing Private Elmo Blum in the classic comic film, Stripes. Stripes also starred, and was written by Harold Ramis, who died on Monday, at 69 years old. On Friday, March 7, at 7pm The Little Rock Film Festival, in collaboration with the Central Arkansas Library System, will be holding a special screening of the the film, at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock. Following the screening Judge Reinhold will host a conversation about the life and career of Harold Ramis, considered by many to be one of the great comedic minds of his generation.
Stripes, written by Ramis, is about two young men, who after a run of bad luck, decide to enlist in the army to shape up and change their destinies. The film stars Bill Murray alongside Ramis and with an inspired cast of Warren Oates, John Candy, Dave Thomas, Bill Paxton and Joe Flaherty. The late critic Roger Ebert described the flick as “an anarchic slob movie, a celebration of all that is irreverent, reckless, foolhardy, undisciplined, and occasionally scatological. It’s a lot of fun.”
Admission is $5. The film has an R rating for sexuality/nudity, language and drug use, so parents be warned. Cokes, popcorn, and other concessions will be available in the lobby for only $1.00. Please show up early as seating will be based on a first-come first served basis. The post-screening conversation with Judge Reinhold will take place at approximately 8:45 p.m.
Poster Design by Matt Owen.