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Here’s Why Reston Will Turn Into ‘Hill Valley’ Oct. 21

by Karen Goff October 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm 2,749 6 Comments

Back to the Future/Credit : Universal Pictures

Reston is going Back to the Future.

In honor of the Washington West Film Festival’s fifth birthday and the movie Back to Future’s 30th anniversary, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in July passed a resolution symbolically changing Reston’s name during the five days of the Washington West Film Festival.

The film festival, running at Reston’s Bow Tie Cinema, among other Northern Virginia locations, begins Oct. 21.

Hill Valley was the name of the town where Back to the Future hero Marty McFly lived. And the date, Oct. 21. 2015, was the exact spot on the calendar where the DeLorean deposited Marty and Doc in the movie.

Washington West will host two Back to the Future events at Bow Tie Reston: A trilogy marathon on Oct. 21, as well as a red carpet screening of Back to the Future Part 1 on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Scheduled to appear at the Oct. 25 screening: Actor Christopher Lloyd (Doc); trilogy co-writer and producer Bob Gale; Claudia Wells (Marty’s girlfriend in Part 1); and others.

Box office proceeds from the Oct. 25 red carpet screening will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

“Back To The Future represents for us the idea of dreaming what could be, and the potential personal impact every individual can have on the future,” says Washington West Founder and President Brad Russell. “Washington West is entirely about inspiring innovative ways to change our future and our world.”

See the full lineup of events and films on Washington West’s website.

Photo: Back to the Future/Credit : Universal Pictures 

  • Andy Sigle

    Washington West Film Festival: World Class films presented in a Film Festival format (i.e. the film-maker present at most screenings to host a Q&A), with 100% of the net box office proceeds paid forward; that is, given to a non-profit working with hunger, homelessness, disease and education issues — this year’s non-profit, The Robert Duvall Children’s Fund. Hope to see you at the movies!!!

  • JamesTaggart

    This whole thing sounds a bit shaky

  • meh

    where will the manure truck be parked so ken plum can crash into it?

  • Great Scott!

  • vdiv

    That’s what they can do with Tall Oaks, turn it into a JCPenney! 🙂

  • Jonathan Hatch

    I wish I was home to see this.

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