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July 29 - August 8, 2021 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Groundhog Day

Thursday, July 29
Abraham Chavez Theatre
Groundhog day

From the Greek legend of Sisyphus to the 2020 film Palm Springs, there is a long history of stories where people are cursed to repeat the same tasks or live the same day over and over. And over. This version of the story, directed by Harold Ramis, who also co-wrote the screenplay and wrote much of the Ghostbusters series, follows Phil the Meteorologist, played by Bill Murray, as he’s forced to live the same day over and over, covering whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. Supporting cast includes Andie McDowell, Chris Elliott and Stephen Tobolowsky in a memorable cameo. Similar to Contagion, another film being shown at this year’s festival, Groundhog Day was often-referenced and found new viewership over the last year, becoming a touchstone for what many people experienced during the pandemic and a road map for how to make the best of it.

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Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowski
Rated: PG