Fantasy and adventure abound in ‘Stardust’ – Dive into silver screen magic with Bryan Cultural Series film presentations

Published 12:28 pm Thursday, February 15, 2024

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The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series welcomes the community to embark on a journey through the enchanting realms of fantasy and adventure with the screening of the 2007 film Stardust on Sunday, February 18. This captivating event is part of the 2024 Film Series, showcasing a collection of cinematic treasures at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10 theater.

The second film in the series lineup, Stardust will be presented with an insightful introduction by Dr. Christopher Plaestrant, Elizabeth City State University’s esteemed Professor of the Year, ensuring a viewing experience like no other. All screenings start at 4 p.m. and tickets are only $10 and are available online at

Dive into the whimsical world of Stardust, a film that has captured the hearts of audiences with its blend of romance, fantasy, and adventure. Directed by Matthew Vaughn and based on Neil Gaiman’s celebrated novel, Stardust features a stellar ensemble cast including Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett, Peter O’Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert De Niro, with narration by Ian McKellen.

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The story follows young Tristan as he ventures into the magical kingdom of Stormhold to capture a fallen star for his beloved Victoria. Little does he know, the star is not a mere celestial object but a woman named Yvaine, leading to an extraordinary adventure fraught with danger, magic and romance. With witches and princes also in pursuit of Yvaine, Tristan must protect her at all costs.

Stardust stands as a testament to the power of storytelling, inviting viewers of all ages to believe in the impossible. Whether you’re revisiting this “lost classic” or experiencing its magic for the first time, this screening promises to be an unforgettable highlight of the 2024 Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series Film Series.

“Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the charm and wit of Stardust, a film that reminds us of the wonders that await when we dare to dream. Secure your seat for an evening of cinematic enchantment and be part of a community celebrating the art of film,” noted a Bryan Cultural Series announcement.

Remaining films in the series are:

February 25: “1776” (1972), one of the best musical films ever made, depicting the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

March 3: “My Favorite Year” (1982), a delightful comedy starring Peter O’Toole and Mark Linn-Baker.

For tickets and additional information, go to the Bryan Cultural Series website,

TowneBank of Currituck, OBX Chevrolet Buick, Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills and Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk provide substantial support for this cultural offering of events.

The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization formed in 2012. The board of directors is composed of nine community leaders dedicated to offering a series of high-quality cultural events. These events will include a variety of visual, literary and performing arts.