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Groundhog Day

Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Dir. Harold Ramis. U.S., 1993, 101 mins. With Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky. In this ingenious and philosophical comedy, considered by many to be Harold Ramis’s masterpiece, Harold (Bill Murray) is a television weatherman reporting on the Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, whose narcissism traps him in a supernatural time loop. Forced to repeat the same day over and over again, Harold responds at first with anarchy, but then comes to a moral awakening. Groundhog Day has been seen as—among other things—an allegory for the Buddhist conception of existence and a satire on the arduous repetition of a movie shoot. Rated: PG