Jaws + Q&A with Nat Benchley


Theater 3 Fri, Jul 5 6:30 PM


Friday, July 5

What would Summer be without JAWS on the big screen? Revisit Steven Spielberg's 1975 Summer blockbuster that made us all afraid to get back in the ocean. With a special intro and post film Q&A by Nat Benchley, brother of Peter Benchley, author of JAWS.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Richard Dreyfus, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Lorraine Gray, Miurray Hamilton
Adapted by Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley from the novel JAWS by Peter Benchley.

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.

2hrs 10mins / PG