Summer Film Series

Date:
June 19 - September 4
Time:
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

July 24      Man on the Train

July 31      Two Trains Runnin

August 7    The Insult     

August 14   Soufra

August 21   Dark Money

August 28   Faces Places

September 4   Dirtbag

Fred Beckey was the original American "Dirtbag". A mountain climber whose stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake.  Beckey's adventures began in Washington's North Cascade range with his brother Helmy in the 1930s. In 1942, the Beckey brothers cemented their place in climbing lore when they conquered Mount Waddington--considered the most difficult climb in North America at the time. This success marked the beginning of Fred's epic tear of first ascents around the world, during which he became the consummate "Dirtbag" defined as one who forgoes the pursuit of material comforts and defies societal norms in order to pursue a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle. Still obsessed with the mountains and planning ambitious expeditions at age 94, Fred slowed physically, but his zeal for the outdoors did not waned, and he was still steadfastly plotting new routes up undiscovered ranges for the next generation of climbers and explorers. Throughout his exceptional life, Fred kept meticulous personal journals where he mused on everything from arcane geology to his dalliances with many beautiful women to the myriad sunrises he witnessed. An environmentalist before there was such a word, Fred used these journals as the basis for authoring 13 essential books that help connect aspiring climbers to the mountains. We are grateful to Pete Kilpatrick and Ravenhill Construction for sponsoring this showing.

Please remember that no admission will be charged this year but we do ask that you consider making a donation to the Theatre in appreciation for sponsoring these films.  Note that $2 bottomless popcorn will be available this year.