The FilmBar here in AZ is doing a cool series of screenings for some awesome summer movie favorites. I’ve personally never been to the FilmBar, but I might just mosey on down there for some birthday fun with Wet Hot American Summer. Check out the other movies and show times below.
SUMMER CAMP FILM SERIES
Fan Favorites celebrating Summer at FilmBar all August
As part of its ongoing monthly film series, this August FilmBar celebrates summer with fan favorite films that commemorate the fun and frivolity of summer. Jaws kicks off the series with the infamous shark-attack movie that started it all, followed by screenings of the 70s last-day-of-school flick Dazed and Confused. Summertime baseball fun in The Sandlot, Summer Camp hijinks in Wet Hot American Summer and the Mexican indie road-trip hit Y Tu Mamá También. Tickets, show times & trailers can be found here: http://goo.gl/Djuxz (additional show times added during the month).
Jaws – Steven Spielberg
When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history. August 1, 3, 4 & 6
Dazed and Confused – Richard Linklater
America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rules. Among the best teen films ever made, Dazed and Confused, directed by Richard Linklater (Slacker), eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen. A launching pad for a number of future stars, Linklater’s first studio effort also features endlessly quotable dialogue and a blasting, stadium-ready soundtrack. Sidestepping nostalgia, Dazed and Confused is less about “the best years of our lives” than the boredom, angst, and excitement of teenagers waiting… for something to happen. August 8, 10 & 22
Wet Hot American Summer – David Wain
It’s the last day of the 1981 season at Camp Firewood, and the staff and campers are having lots of wacky fun while trying to tie up some loose ends. Camp director Janeane Garofalo wants to act on her crush on astrophysicist David Hyde Pierce, while counselor Michael Showalter is smitten with Marguerite Moreau, who’s hot for hunky Paul Rudd. Bradley Cooper and Christopher Meloni also star in this farce from the creators of “The State” TV show. August 11, 13 & 15
The Sandlot – David M. Evans
It’s the early 1960s and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) has just moved into town with his folks (Karen Allen and Denis Leary). Kids call him a dork—he can’t even throw a baseball! But that changes when the leader of the neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It’s the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses, and fearsome confrontations with the dreaded Beast and its owner (James Earl Jones) who live behind the left field fence. Soon nine boys have become best friends, Scotty is part of a team, and their leader has become a local legend in this hilarious and warmhearted comedy. August 18 & 20
Y Tu Mamá También – Alfonso Cuarón
A coming-of-age story about two teenage boys taking a road trip with a woman in her late 20s; it stars Mexican actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal and Spanish actress Maribel Verdú in the leading roles. The film, a road movie, is set in 1999, against the backdrop of the political and economic realities of present-day Mexico, specifically at the end of the uninterrupted 71-year line of Mexican presidents from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and the rise of the opposition headed by Vicente Fox. August 25 & 27