20th Anniversary Independence Day Screening


        Hollywood is not yet done pillaging the 1980s for revivals in popular franchises, but last Tuesday was a celebration of an iconic blockbuster from the ‘90s which will see its first sequel 20 years after the event release on the 4th of July weekend in 1996. As director and co-writer Roland Emmerich reminded audience members attending the anniversary screening at The Zanuck Theater on the Fox Studio lot, Independence Day was one of the first event films. Though we have now come to expect large budget blockbusters to hit cinemas every weekend of the summer, this was the trailblazer that helped pave the way for this tradition.