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Monday Night Movies at Iroquois Amphitheater presents 'The Lorax'
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When I was a kid, I lived in a nice suburban subdivision in Oldham County. My family's house was at the back of the subdivision, and behind the house was a woods. My best friend lived across the street from me, and we spent a lot of days exploring these woods, designating names to our favorite parts, and visiting these regularly. We were young boys, and we were very fortunate to have such a fantastic resource literally in our backyard. But all this was prime real estate, and rich people need homes, too, and, property by property, all these trees were cut down, the creeks were filled, the hills were flattened, and houses were built. Now this once-beautiful chunk of my home extends with houses and development, and my old house is now in the middle of the subdivision rather than at the back, and all I have are some really nice memories, and sorrow for my young brother who can't experience this and sits inside playing video games all day.

The point: tonight, Monday, Iroquois Amphitheater presents a free screening of The Lorax, based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Ted is a 12-year-old boy living in a metal-and-plastic sanitary neighborhood. He develops a crush on Audrey, an environmentalist, and decides to find a real tree with which to impress her. In his search, he encounters the Lorax, who tells him of the way things once were and the importance of actual plant life. The film drew a lot of criticism from Conservative groups for daring to suggest that actually natural settings are preferable to falsehood and greedy monopolizing corporations.

The film will screen tonight at 8:30. The Iroquois Amphitheater is located at 1080 Amphitheater Road. Complete details can be found at the venue's official website.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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