RETURN TO GOBBLER'S KNOB
How best to celebrate the most ridiculous holiday on the calendar? Go back in time to 1993's Groundhog Day and relive the day over and over again with Bill Murray and the folks of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. While covering the annual emergence of the groundhog whose behavior is said to predict winter weather, Murray's self-centered meteorologist ends up trapped: not in place, but in time, as a Sisyphean twist of the supernatural causes him to repeatedly awaken on Groundhog Day. Director Harold Ramis elevates this high concept to something akin to a meditation on the meaning of life, where anything is possible and every day begins with Sonny and Cher's "I Got You, Babe" on the clock radio. Fun fact: According to the StormFax Weather Almanac, Punxsutawney Phil has been right just 39 percent of the time since 1887.
Wed., Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., 2011
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