Summer Film Series

June 19 - September 4
7:30 p.m.
Admission Information:

 "Pay What You Can" 

The curtain is going up for the third season of the Tuesday Night Film Series at the Community Theatre. Beginning June 19th and for eleven consecutive Tuesdays through August 28, the theatre will screen a special movie. The SJCT Summer Film Series features a variety of independent films and documentaries.  The $2 bottomless popcorn will be available again this year. 

I am very excited to share this year's selections.  Two films describe the accomplishments of amazing women, another document the founding of a co-op by Palestinian refugees that allows them to cook and have meaningful lives.  Two classic films, one of which was suggested by community members (hint: the only film ever made in English, German, Russian and Finnish!) are highly recommended as is a chronicle of one state's efforts to keep PAC and "big money" out of their political decisions. Many have received awards and Oscar nominations.

Dates & Films:

June 19      Lucky

June 26     Jane

July 3        The Cuckoo

July 10       Frantz

July 17      BlackFish

Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000-pound orcas, or "killer whales," soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet, in our contemporary lore, this mighty black-and-white mammal is like a two-faced Janus-beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. BLACKFISH is the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who unlike any orca in the wild has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong? Shocking, never-before-seen footage and riveting interviews with trainers and experts manifest the orca's extraordinary nature, the species' cruel treatment in captivity over the last four decades, and the growing disillusionment of workers who were misled and endangered by the highly profitable sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

This is "bonus addition" to our summer film series and is being underwritten by a group of individuals committed to the preservation of free orca whales who are gathering here this week.  Thanks go to our "Superpod" friends for sponsoring this showing and inviting islanders to attend and "pay what you can".

July 24      Man on the Train

Two men from two different walks of life develop an unexpected friendship in French director Patrice Leconte's 2002 comedy-drama The Man on the Train. Weary from his trip and in anticipation of the heist he's about to perform, Milan (French rock star Johnny Hallyday) steps off the train after arriving in the small town where he's to meet his co-conspirators and heads straight to the town pharmacy. After accidentally buying the wrong product, Milan makes the acquaintance of retired teacher Manesquier, who offers to help the traveler and then promptly begins talking ad nauseum.  Milan, after paying partial attention to the old man's ramblings, excuses himself to find accommodations -- only to run into Manesquier once more after learning that the hotel has closed for the night. As the two men talk, they develop a respect for one another, as well as a secret longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man lives based on the desire to escape their own. See how they do it.  Perhaps one of the best, and certainly most entertaining, film ever made in this genre.

July 31      Two Trains Runnin

August 7    The Insult

August 14   Soufra

August 21   Dark Money

August 28   Faces Places

September 4   Dirtbag