Kevin Costner and the cast of 'Field of Dreams' celebrated the film's central theme - fathers and sons - in addition to its 25th anniversary on Sunday (15th June). The cast returned to Iowa for a special baseball game, Q&A session and screening where the film was made.
Kevin Costner spent Father's Day recreating iconic scenes from the 1989 film Field of Dreams in which he starred. The film is celebrating its 25th anniversary and, as it largely concerns the character's relationship with his father, seemed appropriate to host a special event on Father's Day (Sunday 15th June).
Kevin Costner [L] at a 'Field of Dreams' Anniversary event in 2009
Costner returned, along with his fellow stars of the film, to Dyersville, Iowa where the film's set and baseball field has been maintained. After a special base game between the cast, there was an opportunity for fans to ask the cast questions. There was also an evening screening of the show at the set.
Although propped up by the art house cachet of being part of the experimental Dogme95 minimalist cinema movement, the high school reunion dramedy "Reunion" cannot seem to escape the semi-stock characters and formulaic catharses that are par for the genre course.
Reuniting with their former teenage clique in Ojai, California, the half dozen 1981 graduates focused on by writer Kimberly Shane O'Hara and director Lief Tilden are seen largely though the eyes of Jeanie (Jennifer Rubin), an outsider that none of the film's group of friends recognizes from their teens. She had been an awkward wallflower in school, but has since blossomed into a confident, worldly coquette (and very unconvincing professional photographer).
Jeanie blows into town to exorcise some personal demons by revealing her successful adult self to those who once ignored her and by sleeping with the former school stud (Billy Wirth), who is now bitter about winding up a lowly bus driver -- and more than willing to oblige the off-kilter advances of this pretty, esoteric woman he doesn't remember at all as a girl.
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.