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Special Event: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

30th Year Anniversary Screening & Costume Contest with Author Gary K. Wolf

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Date:
Sunday, August 19
Time:
2:00 pm
Doors Open:
1:30 pm
Cost:
$15.00
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Venue

The Cabot
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States
Phone:
9789273100
Website:
thecabot.org

It’s The Rabbit At The Cabot!

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is the 1988 live-action animated fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Frank Marshall and Robert Watts and released by the Walt Disney Company under their Touchstone Distribution label. The film is based on the 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, written by Gary K. Wolf.

The film is set in the late 1940s where animated characters co-exist with people. In this film, Hollywood’s animated cartoon stars of the 1940s are a subjugated minority, living in the ghetto-like “Toontown.” One of Toontown’s leading citizens, the whacked-out Roger Rabbit, is framed for the murder of human nightclub owner Marvin Acme. Private detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) reluctantly agrees to clear Roger of the accusation.

COSTUME CONTEST!: Come dressed as a character in the film and enter the chance to win Cabot Club Memberships!

*First Prize: Turquoise Cabot Club Membership for two: Value: $250.00
*Second Prize: Turquoise Cabot Club Membership for one: Value: $150.00
*Third Prize: Silver Cabot Club Membership for one: Value: $50.00

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

1:30 pm: Doors open, full bar available and we will feature Lady In Red Cocktails (in honor of Jessica Rabbit–vodka, ruby red grapefruit and a touch of lime)
2:00 pm: Gary Wolf will introduce the screening of the film
3:50 pm: End of film – intermission and judging of costume contest by Gary Wolf
4:20 pm: Gary Wolf Q&A

About Gary K. Wolf

Gary K. Wolf is best known for his series of comedic novels featuring the now famous Roger Rabbit, a cartoon character who lives in an alternate universe where humans and cartoon characters co-exist.  As the celebrated author of the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, Wolf gained fame in 1988 when his literary vision of humans cohabitating with Toons became a reality in the $750 million blockbuster Disney/Spielberg film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The film won four Academy Awards and launched a multiple-picture screen writing deal for Wolf with Walt Disney Pictures. In addition, his ideas inspired Toontown, the themed land at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland.
 
He followed up the original Who Censored Roger Rabbit? with two subsequent novels Who P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit? and Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? (2015).
 
After graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors degree in advertising and a Masters degree in communications, Wolf began his career as an advertising executive for a San Francisco advertising agency.  He then switched coasts and moved East where he worked as vice president and creative director for several more advertising agencies.
 
He served as an Air Commando in the Vietnam War winning a Bronze Star and two Air Medals.
 
He is now a full time writer living in Boston.