Behind Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans”
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 7:00pm
Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Doors at 6:30pm
Spielberg’s 2002 drama aches with reflections of his childhood and family dynamics, including a complicated relationship with his father, as depicted in The Fabelmans. Featuring a fantastic jazzy score from John Williams, excellent performances, and even some scenes set December-appropriately at the holidays, Catch Me If You Can showcases Spielberg firing on all cylinders.
Plus, Spielberg author Lester Friedman joins us for a live, post-film Q&A to discuss Catch Me‘s themes as they relate to Spielberg’s overall filmography, including The Fabelmans.
Synopsis: Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline — all before his 18th birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill gave him his first real claim to fame: At the age of 17, Frank Abagnale, Jr. became the most successful bank robber in the history of the U.S. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) makes it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him.
2 hr 21 mins | Crime/Drama | 2002 | USA | English