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Summer 2009 Schedule

08 May 2009, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

The 5th Annual Outdoor Summer film Series will again take place in Van Vorst Park on Wednesday nights. Screenings in June and July will begin at about 8:30 or later depending on sunset. August and September screenings will begin at 8:00 pm. The rain date for each film will be the following Wednesday.

The following dates are the scheduled for this summer.

Check back with us, the film titles will be posted soon.

June 10th, 24th

July 8th, 22nd

August 5th, 19th

September 2nd, 16th

Michae Clayton

Written and Directed by Tony Gilroy

 

Starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkenson, Sidney Pollack, and Tilda Swinton in her 2008 Best Supporting Actress performance. It chronicles the attempts of attorney Michael Clayton to cope with a colleague’s apparent mental breakdown and the corruption and murderous intrigue within a major client of his law firm that was sued in a class-action case involving toxic agrichemicals.

click below to see the trailer

 

   

 

 

 Rear Window

directed by Alfred Hitchcock

The Classic Thriller from 1954

Considered by many film-goers, critics, and scholars to be one of Hitchcock’s best and most thrilling pictures. The movie stars James Stewart as photojournalist L. B. Jeffries, Grace Kelly as his fashion-model girlfriend, Lisa Carol Fremont, and Raymond Burr as the suspected killer, Lars Thorwald. The film combines its main theme, a murder mystery, with a critical examination of the ethics of marriage and voyeurism.

  

click on the link below to see the original trailer

 

“Ratatouille” directed by Brad Bird

with the voices of

Patton Oswalt
Brian Dennehy
Brad Garrett
Janeane Garofalo
Ian Holm

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau.

click on the link below to see the trailer

Hey Everyone–

The radar maps are heavy with green (rain!) and heading our way –so unfortunately we are going to cancel.  We have not given up on “The Namesake”–check back, we may sneak it in on another unused “raindate” or switch out our documentary at the end of the season.  Sorry to all –but you must not fool with Mother Nature.

July 30th “The Namesake”

30 Jul 2008, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

Hi Everyone

We here at Films in Van Vorst are keeping our fingers crossed for tonight’s showing of The Namesake. We really want to show it and we know everyone will love it…. However, weather.com is predicting some isolated thunderstorms–so our plan is that we will proceed as if the weather will cooperate and we’ll make a decision closer to showtime.

 

“The Namesake”

Directed by Mira Nair

2007

starring Kal Penn, Irrfan Kahn, Tabu

When the the Ganguli family moves from Calcutta to New York, they embark upon a lifelong balancing act to meld into a new world without forgetting the old. Though parents Ashoke and Ashima long for the family and culture that enveloped them in India, they take great pride in the opportunities their sacrifices have afforded their children. Paradoxically, their son Gogol is torn between finding his own unique identity without losing his heritage. Even Gogol’s name represents the family’s journey into the unknown.

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT

 

Following tonight’s film we will be hosting a Q&A with Allyson Johnson the film editor of ” The Namesake”

 

 

 

click on the link below to view the trailer