CSUSB’s Pfau Library hosts screening of ‘The Great Gatsby’ on the lawn

     

For those who missed it in theaters and those who simply must see it again, the latest film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” will be screened for free to the public at Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. on the lawn of the John M. Pfau Library.

The Great Gatsby movie posterBaz Luhrmann directed this most recent adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic novel, which boasts an all-star cast and groundbreaking soundtrack compiled by Jay-Z.

The story follows Nick Carraway, an aspiring writer, who recounts his experience with his millionaire neighbor Jay Gatsby’s tragic romance with his cousin Daisy in 1920s New York.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Gatsby alongside Tobey Maguire as Nick, Carey Mulligan as Daisy, Isla Fisher as Myrtle and Joel Edgerton as Tom.

The film will be projected on a 10-foot tall inflatable movie screen, ensuring that everyone will have a great view on the library lawn.

Moviegoers are encouraged to bring family and friends, along with blankets and snacks to accompany them on a relaxing summer night.

There will also be food trucks at the event, including Cajun food, hot dogs and snow cones.

Moviegoers are invited to dress the part for the screening, wearing their roarin’ twenties duds for “Gatsby.”

The screening is the second of the “free movie nights” and is sponsored by the Pfau Library. Previously, the library screened the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” in July.

For more information on Free Movie Nights, contact Iwona Contreras at (909) 537-3447.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007, or visit the university’s news site at news.csusb.edu.