He’s having the worst day of his life… over, and over…
May 15 – 21
LIVE Q&A Discussion
7:30pm, Thursday, May 21
Beyond The Bay
Classic Film Online Programming
How This Works:
2. Watch the movie on a streaming service of your choice.
3. Participate in a live Q&A session about the movie hosted by your Bay Community Theatre.
1. Watch the BCT Introduction to “The Breakfast Club”:
2.Watch “Groundhog Day” on one of the following streaming services:
Amazon Prime Video
3. Join the LIVE “Groundhog Day” Q&A session:
Thursday, May 21, 2020
7:30 pm, EDT / 6:30 pm CDT
Ted Kroll, film historian,
Zeke Smith, BCT Projectionist
Rita Wessels, BCT Programming Team Member
Phil Connors is the arrogant and egotistical weatherman for local station WPBH-TV Pittsburgh. He has disdain for those with whom he works as well as for his viewers. But he has the most disdain for Groundhog Day held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, which he is to cover for the fourth time in his career, this year with Rita and Larry, the station’s new producer and cameraman respectively. Phil wants to get in and out of Punxsutawney as quickly as possible, but a snowstorm forces the threesome to stay an extra night in town after the Groundhog Day festivities. When Phil awakens the next morning, he is experiencing what he thinks is déjà vu. In reality, he is experiencing that Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney all over again. The same happens the following day and the following. As Phil relives that same Groundhog Day over and over again, he goes through a myriad of highs and lows. But as he comes to the realization that Groundhog Day may be his fate for eternity, he also comes to other realizations, such as that his actions have no long term consequences, but that knowledge, especially as it relates to Rita, can be a powerful and dangerous thing. But he is given opportunity after opportunity to get the day “right”.