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July 2018

An Evening of Music and Film

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Varsity Center, 418 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$10.00

“An Evening of Music and Film” features a new film by acclaimed Southern Illinois filmmaker Dan Johnson and international award-winning percussionist and marimba player Kevin Lucas. Dan’s film, “Tempting Thai – A Whirl Through Thailand,” chronicles his trip through Thailand. Lucas will be performing original music, and his 2018 Global Music Award-winning music video “Africa” will be screened. “Tempting Thai – A Whirl Through Thailand” visits to Bankok, the River Kwai, the ancient capitals, northern Thailand and Myanmar. Lucas will…

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Film: Moonstruck

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$5

It’s the full moon on July 27 and to celebrate The Varsity will show the romantic classic “Moonstruck.” In her Oscar-winning role, Cher plays Loretta Castorini, an Italian-American widow and bookkeeper whose timid fiancé can’t decide between her and his mother. Against her better judgement, Loretta falls in love with her fiancé's estranged brother (Nicolas Cage), a bakery worker with a love of opera and life. Supporting actress Olympia Dukakis and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley also won Oscars in this…

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August 2018

Film: Do the Right Thing

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$5

“Do the Right Thing“ at The Varsity on Friday, Aug. 6 CARBONDALE – In anticipation of the release of Spike Lee’s Cannes-winning upcoming film “Blackkklansman” coming out Aug. 13, The Varsity will show Spike Lee’s classic film “Do the Right Thing” Friday Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, racism and bigotry smolders. The film received numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay…

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