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National Science and Media Museum

Forrest Gump (12)

Enjoy a 25th anniversary screening of this modern classic, a unique blend of drama, comedy and romance.

Forrest Gump is a cinematic joy; its excellent storytelling sweeps you along gently. 25 years on from its original release, Tom Hanks’ Oscar-winning performance as the kind-hearted title character stands the test of time.

Forrest’s fun, child-like narration often turns the story on its head and provides an entertaining perspective on real historical events. The film’s extensive visual effects—used to incorporate Hanks into archived footage and other scenes—plus clever use of POV and widescreen shots make Forrest Gump a true pleasure to watch.

This film is screening as part of Celluloid Saturday and as part of Women in Widescreen.

Introduction

We are delighted to welcome Carin-Anne Strohmaier to introduce this 25th anniversary screening of a cult classic. Forrest Gump was highly praised for its visual effects and Carin-Anne was a key player in the film’s post-production process.

Carin-Anne’s career as a VFX and animation editor has spanned a wide range of incredible films, both live action and animation. She has worked with Robert Zemeckis on films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future Part II and Forrest Gump. She has also worked on many animated features for Disney and Dreamworks.