Special Event

Photographs by Bob Wiley


Bob Wiley was raised in Arlington, VA and came to the Berkshires to be the rowing coach at Williams College. As a Boy Scout he spent a lot of time hiking, and moving to the area revived his love of mountains and the outdoors. Having taken art classes in college, he decided to buy and camera to capture the beauty all around him. From that point on he has tried to capture the color, light, and overwhelming beauty that surrounds us.

Bob has lived in Williamstown for 45 years. He taught high school Social Studies for 25 years and currently works part-time as an outdoor guide at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA. He is married to Kathleen Schultze and has four adult children.

Film Series

Family Flicks Under the Stars 2016

Sundays, July 10 through July 31

Morgan Lawn, at the top of Spring Street

* Sundown (around 8:15/8:30pm) on Morgan Lawn at the top of Spring Street, Williamstown

* Free to attend, fun for all ages.

* Concessions will be available onsite. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and bug spray.

* In case of rain, cancelled film will be shown on Sunday, August 7 at sundown.


Pillow Talk

Starring: Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall

Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall star in this Academy Award-winning romantic comedy about two New Yorkers who feud over the use of a party phone line they share.

  • Director: Michael Gordon
  • Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance

“Crisp... Funny... Neat... One of the most lively and up-to-date comedy-romances of the year.”

– New York Times


Inside Out

Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, Kaitlyn Dias

This Academy Award-winning animated film is an entertaining and emotional journey for people of all ages. The film shows the inner workings of a young girl’s mind — through the five personified emotions of Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust — as she navigates moving from Minnesota to San Francisco.

  • Director: Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Drama, Comedy

“This is that rare movie that transcends its role as pure entertainment to become something genuinely cathartic, even therapeutic.”

– Washington Post


Groundhog Day

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

Bill Murray and Andie MacDowel star in this comedy classic about an arrogant weatherman who is forced to relive the same day (Groundhog Day!) again and again until he gets it right.

  • Director: Harold Ramis
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance

“Bill Murray carries Groundhog Day with his uniquely frittery nonchalance and makes the movie a comic time warp anyone should be happy to get stuck in.”

– Time


School of Rock

Starring: Jack Black, Mike White

Richard Linklater directs this comedic gem about a fake substitute teacher who turns a fourth-grade prep school class into a rock and roll band in an attempt to win a Battle of the Bands. Starring Jack Black.

  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy

“If quirky, independent, grown-up outsider filmmakers set out to make a family movie, this is the kind of movie they would make. And they did. The director is Richard Linklater.”

– RogerEbert.com

Family Flicks Under the Stars is sponsored by The Spring Street Market & Cafe, Williamstown Chamber of Commerce, Gramery Bistro, The Purple Pub, West Wine & Spirits, Empire Cutz, and The Red Herring.

Special Showing

Band of Outsiders

Monday, July 11 at 7pm

New Digital Restoration!

Throughout the 1960s, cinephiles eagerly awaited the latest film by Jean-Luc Godard, who described this film as “Alice in Wonderland meets Franz Kafka.” In this cinematic love letter to Paris, two would-be gangsters and an impressionable student fumble with romance, dance at cafés and plot a not-so-daring crime.


Band of Outsiders

Starring: Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur, Anna Karina

Cinephile slackers Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile (Anna Karina). The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or frolicsome romps through the Louvre. Eventually, their romantic view of outlaws pushes them to plan their own heist, but their inexperience may send them out in a blaze of glory -- which could be just what they want.

  • Director: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“Band Of Outsiders contains some of the medium’s most sublime images of the anything-goes possibility of youth.”

– AV Club

This film is shown as part of the 100 Years of Images: A Centennial Series.

Special Showing

April and the Extraordinary World

August 6 and 7

From the producers of the Academy Award- nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.


April and the Extraordinary World

Starring: Marion Cotillard

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.

  • Director: Franck Ekinci, Christian Desmares
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Mystery

“The animated French family film April and the Extraordinary World will have your imagination doing somersaults and cartwheels.”

– Philadelphia Inquirer

This event is part of Bright Young Things, a monthly family-friendly film series. All ages are welcome!