Free Summer Film: GoldenEye

Posted on Aug 10 by SEASONS Magazine

UCSB Arts & Lectures, courtesy photo.

It is time for another screening of a classic James Bond film in this summer film series, 007: Bond, James Bond! Viewers can enjoy the penultimate movie of the series, GoldenEye, Wednesday, August 16, at 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall and Friday, August 18, at 8:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden.

In Goldeneye, a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of an ally-turned-enemy, and only James Bond can save the world from a terrifying space weapon that could destroy the earth in one pulse. Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, is up against an enemy and former agent who anticipates his every move. Bond also squares off against Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon.

Bond’s supervisor, M, is played by Judi Dench, marking the first time M is portrayed by a woman. GoldenEye modernizes the franchise from the characters to the gadgets, and boasts a heart-stopping opening scene and one of the best finales of the series.

GoldenEye, courtesy photo.

If you plan on attending this screening at the Courthouse, remember to bring blankets, low-back beach chairs, a picnic dinner and your friends or family! Filmgoers may begin setting up on the lawn at 12 noon on the day of the Courthouse screenings. Arrive early to find the best spots for this favorite Santa Barbara summer pastime.

This film series is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures & Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture.

For a full list of films and other information, please call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805/893-3535, or visit this website.

—Lohana Richmond

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