Thursday night, October 9, those of you close to Downtown Salt Lake City will have the opportunity to come watch "Captain America: The First Avenger" with the Big Shiny Robot! crew for free. This is in partnership with the downtown Salt Lake City Public Library.

The film starts at 6:00pm and the panel discussion afterward will take a look at the influence of this movie on superhero cinema and the roots of Captain America himself.

From the library's write up:

Join us for a screening of the 2011 superhero blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Afterwards, a panel of comic book experts will discuss the film, the material that inspired it, and more.

This film follows Steve Rogers, a man who, after being deemed unfit for military service, volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into Captain America, a Super Soldier. Now, as Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull. The fifth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this film precedes the 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier and another upcoming Captain America film, which is set to be released in 2016.

Bryan Young, editor-in-chief of Big Shiny Robot! (geek news and reviews blog), will moderate the panel discussion. The members of the panel are:

· David Landa, Dr. Volt's Comics
· Bryan Young, City Weekly / Big Shiny Robot!
· Greg Gage, Black Cat Comics

Event sponsored by Big Shiny Robot!

Location: Main Library Auditorium

For more information, feel free to visit the Library's website.

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