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Summer Movie: Rudy

08sep7:00 pm10:00 pmSummer Movie: Rudyat the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum by the Pond

Event Details

Summer Movie: Rudy

Date: Sep. 8, 2023

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Hosted By: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Location: By the pond

The fourth movie of our 2023 Summer Film Series will be “Rudy” This biographical sports film from 1993 is filled with rich history and thought-provoking drama.

Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for a scholarship. Rudy redoubles his efforts to get out of the steel mill where his father works when his best friend (Christopher Reed) dies in an accident there. Overcoming his dyslexia thanks to his friend and tutor, D-Bob (Jon Favreau), Rudy gains admission to Notre Dame and begins to fight his way onto the school’s fabled football team. “Rudy” is rated PG, and is 1 hours and 56 minutes long.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. Games and free snacks (while supplies last) will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. Due to rising costs, we won’t be providing a catered meal, but we will have extra packaged snacks on hand. You may bring your picnics and coolers, but please no pets or glass containers. 

This movie is being shown in conjunction with our upcoming exhibit A Spirit Can Ne’er Be Told…A Century of Aggie Football. Using original artifacts, as well as historical photographs, documents, and audiovisual materials, A Spirit Can Ne’er Be Told… will create an immersive exhibition environment in which visitors will get an up-close look at the team’s history, from its first official football game in 1894, through the era of Coach Jimbo Fisher. The exhibit will highlight significant accomplishments, important coaches, and notable players, as well as the unique traditions and celebrations Aggies have known and loved for a century and counting. A Spirit Can Ne’er Be Told…. will be on display in the Ansary Gallery of American History from August 28, 2023, until April 28, 2024.

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