Clarksville’s Movies In The Park Finishes Season With Double Feature Hotel Transylvania; Ghostbusters

Movies with complicated endings

Hotel Transylvania is scheduled to begin around 6:15pm, followed by the classic movie, Ghostbusters. Hotel Transylvania and Ghostbusters Double Feature at Clarksvilles Movies in the Park Saturday, October 19th All movies begin at dusk, with pre-show activities, Move before the Movies, taking place an hour prior. This weeks Move before the Movies will begin at 5:15 p.m. and features free Zumba! Be sure to get there early, One Hour Heating and Air of Clarksville will have a limited supply of Halloween treat bags for children attending the event. As always, you are welcome to bring your own picnic basket, but concessions will also be available to include hot chocolate. Be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Sorry, no pets allowed. Special thanks to our sponsors for their support to make free outdoor movies possible. Movies in the Park sponsors include One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, The Leaf-Chronicle, Bojangles, Clarksville Family Magazine, Altra Federal Credit Union, The YMCA of Clarksville, Lamar Advertising, and Premier Medical Group. All information on Movies in the Park is available at www.cityofclarksville.com/moviesinthepark. Movies in the Park are FREE and open to the public.

An ambiguous ending doesnt commit. Its the worst. It says nothing, means nothing. Its a refusal to engage. The usual endings you find in movies do commit; they end on a particular note. A complex ending ends on a chord. You do hear one tone more then another, but there are other tones mixed in, a complexity that attempts to replicate the complexity of real-life emotions and events. The above gallery revisits some of the movies talked about Friday and adds some more. All have complex endings, and theyre all movies worth seeing. Its fair to say that there may be some argument as to what is complex and what is ambiguous. For example, I think a lot of critics would descrive MULHOLLAND DRIVE as having a complex ending and THE GREAT DICTATOR as having an ending thats too much on the nose. But I think of MULHOLLAND DRIVE as ambiguous, uncommitted (frustratingly so), while I see THE GREAT DICTATORs ending as one with strange and painful nuances. But thats OK. Its not all about agreeing. Its about thinking about these things.