Film Series

Family Flicks Under the Stars 2015

Sundays in July, at Sundown * Free!

Morgan Lawn, Williams College (at the top of Spring Street)

Outdoor films in the heart of Williamstown! Free to attend. Bring your own blankets, chairs, and bug spray. Concessions will be sold on-site! In case of rain, movies will be shown at Images Cinema at 8pm.

Outdoors Yoga Class will be offered by Tasha Yoga starting at 7pm. Bring your own mat if you have one. In case of rain, class will be cancelled.

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Pitch Perfect

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp

Arriving at her new college, Beca finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella.

  • Director: Jason Moore
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Music

“Pitch Perfect pitches itself between "Bridesmaids" and "Glee," which is to say it celebrates the low-down raunchiness of girls being girls among girls, while delivering a snap-crackle-and-pop music catharsis.”

– The Globe and Mail

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox’s wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.

  • Director: Wes Anderson
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure

“Anderson has pulled off the most elusive of goals: He's made a nonchalant masterpiece, a movie that feels dog-eared and loved before it's even reached our hands.”

– Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com

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Viva Las Vegas

Starring: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margaret

All musically gifted race-driver Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) wants in Las Vegas is to score enough money for a new car motor so he can win the Grand Prix. When he encounters sexy swimming instructor Rusty (Ann-Margret), he considers staying around longer. After Lucky loses his winnings in the hotel pool, he's forced to remain in Vegas long enough to win back his dough -- but now he also wants to win Rusty's heart. Unfortunately, so does his slick racing enemy, Elmo.

  • Director: George Sidney
  • Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Genre: Musical

“Friendly, wholesome and pretty as all get-out.”

– New York Times

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Pretty in Pink

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Annie Potts

Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss (Annie Potts), who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie (Jon Cryer), who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane (Andrew McCarthy), asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realizes that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

  • Director: Howard Deutch
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

“When Molly Ringwald and Annie Potts are onscreen together, the movie is aglow. See Pretty In Pink or, years from now, you may suffer side effects from missing it.”

– Orlando Sentinel

Thank you to Our Family Flicks Sponsors: Williamstown Chamber of Commerce; Donovan & O’Connor; Bark N' Cat; Draper Wine & Spirits; Gramercy Bistro; Karen Lartin Family Dentistry; Mad Macs; Nature’s Closet; The Porches Inn; Spring Street Market; TGL Photoworks; West Wine & Spirits; Wild Oats Community Market and the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Special Showing

DamNation

Monday, July 13 at 7pm

Admission is free!

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DamNation

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

  • Director: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel
  • Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

Audience Award winner at SXSW Film Festival

This film presentation is sponsored by Williams College Davis Center.

Special Showing

A LEGO Brickumentary

Saturday, August 8 and Sunday August 9

This documentary explores the history and worldwide cultural impact of the modular bricks. For all ages!

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A LEGO Brickumentary

Starring: Narrated by Jason Bateman

A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses of for it that has sprung up all over the world. The narrative will take us to art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduce us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of LEGO therapy, and bring us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO), each with amazing stories to tell. A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world.

  • Director: Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson
  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

Bright Young Things is our monthly family-friendly movie series. All ages are welcome! This series is sponsored in part by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.