CALUMET -- The October food and film event at the Calumet Theatre, Club Indigo, will present the film October Sky at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct 10.
October Sky is a unique, prize-winning drama based on the life of Homer Hickam, Jr, who fell in love with space travel when he watched Sputnik race across the sky on Oct. 4, 1957. Hickam forsook the life of a coal miner in a West Virginia town to study rocketry and rose to international fame.
The movie follows Hickam during his high school days as he creates the first of a series of rockets despite great obstacles -- some serious, some amusing -- to rise to fame in the military and at Cape Canaveral with Werner von Braun. An excellent cast is headed by a youthful Jake Gyllenhaal as Hickam.
The movie will begin at 7:15 p.m., preceded by a homestyle Southern buffet from Hancock's Kangas Café at 6 p.m. Cost for both is $20, while the film alone is $5. Kids ten and under will receive a special discount. For the buffet, call the theatre (337-2610) before 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, for a reservation.