FREE screenings of family-friendly contemporary and classic movies outdoors and under the stars all July-long.
Old Pasadena Film Festival 2013:
Friday, July 19
The Boy Who Flies (2013) / The Bus (2012) – Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave. 8:00pm
Set in the heart of Africa,The Boy Who Flies tells the true story of a paraglider who instigates a young man’s potentially deadly quest to release the weight of poverty, social taboos and self doubt, and take to the skies. In doing so, the traveler is confronted with unsettling truths about his own racial and cultural identity. In a country where no one flies, two friends can inspire a nation by putting everything on the line.
In The Bus, filmmaker Damon Ristau explores why and how the VW bus became a worldwide cultural icon. The Bus covers the history of the VW, beginning with its birthplace (post-WWII Germany). We also see the presence of the iconic VW bus at Woodstock and at the heart of the counterculture movement.
True Grit (1969) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30pm
A western classic, True Grit follows a drunken, stubborn US. Marshall and a Texas Ranger who try to help a young woman track down her father’s murderer. The film won Best Actor for John Wayne (his only Oscar nod) at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, and his role as Rooster Cogburn is one of AFI’s Top 100 Movie Heroes. This film also features Glen Campbell and Kim Darby.
Saturday, July 20
The Third Man (1949) – Central Park, 99 S. Raymond Ave. 8:30pm
One of the most beloved film noir classics, Academy Award-winning film The Third Man tells the story of an unemployed fiction novelist, Holly Martins, who arrives in post-war Vienna. He travels there to meet his old friend Harry Lime, who has offered him a job. Soon Martins discovers that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. Driven to investigate Lime’s death, Martins soon uncovers dark secrets about Lime’s life and death. Starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton, The Third Man was nominated for 3 Oscars, including Best Director. It is #5 on AFI’s list of Top 10 Mysteries, and is also on their lists of Top 100 Movies of All Time, and Top 100 Thrillers.
Ocean’s Eleven (1960) – One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30pm
Danny Ocean gathers a group of eleven of his World War II friends to try and pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the friends plan to rob five of Las Vegas’s most notorious casinos in one night. This Academy Award nominated film features Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Angie Dickenson.
Sunday, July 21
Men in Black (1997) – Central Park, 99 S. Raymond Ave. 8:30pm
In present-day America, Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) is a member of a covert organization that tracks extraterrestrial activity. When Kay finds himself in need of a new partner, he gets a brash NYPD detective, Agent Jay (Will Smith). Armed with cutting edge space-age technology and their razor-sharp wits, Jay and Kay investigate the alien threat. Men in Black was nominated for 3 Academy Awards.
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