Join us for movies on the lawn outside of the Art Barn all summer long! The MV Film Society will be screening a different film each Wednesday night (weather permitting!). The full summer schedule is listed below with links to purchase tickets, or visit the MV Film Society!
Wednesday nights July 7th - August 25th
Films start post-sunset - approximately 8:30 pm in July (earlier in August), but you are welcome to arrive early (gates open at 7:30PM).
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, bug spray, flashlights and refreshments - carry in, carry out! There are no trash receptacles outdoors - please take your trash home with you.
Outdoor space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. Please continue to wear masks if you are not vaccinated.
Maximum 8 people per group.
All ticket sales are online, in advance (up to time of showing). NO tickets will be sold at the gate, please purchase in advance.
Tickets are $12 General Admission/$9 for MVFS members/ $7 for children under 15
2021 Summer Schedule
AMERICAN GRAFFITI Wednesday, July 7 @ 8:30 pm (approximately) CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAILER CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt (Richard Dreyfuss), Steve (Ron Howard), Terry (Charles Martin Smith) and John (Paul Le Mat) cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey (Wolfman Jack) spins classic rock’n’roll tunes. It’s the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steve’s high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.
THE INKWELL Wednesday, July 14 @ 8:30 pm (approximately) CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAILER CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Drew (Larenz Tate) is a quiet 16-year-old still recovering from the trauma of accidentally burning his own house down. Drew’s parents, Kenny (Joe Morton) and Brenda (Suzzanne Douglas), take the family to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., to vacation with their wealthy relatives for the summer. On the island, Drew discovers an upper-class black community that centers on parties held at a beach called the Inkwell. There, he falls for two different women (Jada Pinkett, Adrienne-Joi Johnson).
SUMMERTIME with Live Poetry Readings Wednesday, July 28 @ 8:30 pm (approximately) CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAILER CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS From Executive Producer Kelly Marie Tran (Raya and the Last Dragon, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) – Over the course of a hot summer day in Los Angeles, the lives of 25 young Angelenos intersect. A skating guitarist, a tagger, two wannabe rappers, an exasperated fast-food worker, a limo driver—they all weave in and out of each other’s stories. Through poetry they express life, love, heartache, family, home, and fear. One of them just wants to find someplace that still serves good cheeseburgers. What the critics are saying: “If Blindspotting was Carlos López Estrada’s ode to Oakland, then this inspirational spoken-word ensemble project is his hallelujah to L.A… Summertime, an upbeat, feature-length poetry slam that just might be the most inspirational movie to hit the indie circuit this year.” – Peter Debruge, Variety “…once the intoxicating performances and melodic delivery take hold, it never lets go!” – Collider Directed by Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting, Raya and the Last Dragon)
A LIFE OF ENDLESS SUMMERS: THE BRUCE BROWN STORY Wednesday, August 4th @ 8:30 pm (approximately) CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAILER CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS It’s the year 1962. Bruce Brown, an ambitious young filmmaker had an idea for a new project – The Endless Summer. The concept: Follow the summer season around the world with two surfers on a quest for the perfect wave. As it turned out, Bruce was on to something. Not only did the film become a hit, it earned a cult following, became the most successful surf film of all time and arguably made him the founding father of action sports films. Directed by award winning filmmaker Dana Brown (Endless Summer 2, Step Into Liquid, Dust to Glory, Highwater, On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter and Dust 2 Glory) A Life of Endless Summers is the story of a man, a father, a husband, a filmmaker, a pioneer, a legend. Please join us in experiencing the story of a life well lived, and A Life of Endless Summers, The Bruce Brown Story. A Life of Endless Summers, The Bruce Brown Story is the exclusive introspective story on Bruce Brown’s life told by the one who knew him best, his son, Dana Brown. “I started this film six years ago with a simple idea of taking my father on a road trip and making a film but never finished it. Now after his passing, it’s time. Time to tell the story of a man, a father, a husband, a filmmaker, a pioneer, a legend. Tell the story of a life well lived, and a life of Endless Summers.” ~Dana Brown
WHAT ABOUT BOB? Wednesday, August 11th @ 8:30 pm (approximately) CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAILER CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley (Bill Murray). An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family’s country house. Dr. Marvin tries to get him to leave; the trouble is, everyone love Bob. As his oblivious patient makes himself at home, Dr. Marvin loses his professional composure and, before long, may be ready for the loony bin himself.
BEST SUMMER EVER with Special Guests Wednesday, August 18 @ 8:30 pm (approximately) CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAILER CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Best Summer Ever is an original inclusive musical featuring eight original songs and a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities. Featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Benjamin Bratt Sage (Shannon DeVido) and Anthony (Rickey Wilson, Jr.) have had the “Best Summer Ever” after falling in love at a dance camp in Vermont. Not expecting to see each other again until the following summer, Sage, by a twist of fate, arrives unexpectedly at the same high school as Anthony. Now faced with the drama of high school cliques, an evil cheerleader, and the illegal secret that keeps Sage’s family on the move, they are forced to reevaluate their relationship as Tony struggles to be both the high school football star and the dancer he’s always wanted to be.
REAR WINDOW Wednesday, August 25th @ 8:30 pm (approximately) CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAILER CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS An Alfred Hitchcock film Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly A newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes time recuperating by observing his neighbors through his window. He sees what he believes to be a murder, and decides to solve the crime himself. With the help of his nurse and wife, he tries to catch the murderer without being killed himself. “The most densely allegorical of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces, moving from psychology to morality to formal concerns and finally to the theological. It is also Hitchcock’s most innovative film in terms of narrative technique.” – Chicago Reader “This is Alfred Hitchcock at his best — a hugely entertaining, romantic and witty film with just a touch of mayhem.” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A bit of important information regarding our outdoor events below: We are limiting outdoor gatherings to 150 people at this time. All tickets for these performances will be sold online and your name will be added to the guest list for entry. All 'seating' will be on the lawn surrounding the Art Barn deck. Please bring your own beach chairs and/or picnic blankets! We will open our gates 1 hour prior to screenings — not before. A person will greet you on the road leading up to the parking lot at Featherstone. Once you check in, you will be directed to the center’s parking lot where another staff person will help you park. You are welcome to bring blankets for laying down on or low-back beach chairs to sit on, picnic food items and BYOB. But please note that we are not providing trash containers, all trash, items you bring in, must be transported out by you to your vehicle. Bug spray might be helpful. Please leave your canine pets at home, no doggies at Featherstone. 'Seating' is a first come, first sit basis. Weather and Cancellations: in the event of inclement weather, the MV Film Society will announce a reschedule date. Please continue to wear masks if you are not vaccinated.
THANK YOU TO: Town MV Bar & Grill, Edgar Hotel, and SummerCamp Hotel for their generous support of this summer series!