Thursday, August 29, 2013

Return of Movies in Lamont Park

Get ready for more outdoor movies! Movie Nights in Lamont Park returns courtesy of our friends at Mount Pleasant Main Street. The series picks up next Friday September 6th. The movies nights will run from 7:15 PM until about 9:30 PM. Lamont Park is located at the corner of Mount Pleasant and Lamont Sts NW. The line up:

September 6: Raiders of the Lost Ark - You've probably seen this 1,000 times but it never gets old. It's the classic Harrison Ford flick set in the 1930s. Ford plays Indiana Jones who finds himself in a race against time and anthropological puzzles to find the Ark of the Covenant. And oh yeah, he has to fend off the Nazis. Naturally, they intend to use the Ark for world domination. Adventure, comedy, action, melting Nazi heads. Perfect summer flick. And Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, swoon.

September 20: Bend it Like Beckham - For some reason, this movie only played for a few weeks at the art house theater in my hometown. It deserved a much wider distribution, IMO. The plot might appear to be classic love triangle story between characters played by Parminder Nagra, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Keira Knightley. But, the real story is about the love triangle between the main character Jes, the sport of soccer, and the love she has for her family. Jes has to navigate the cultural norms that get in the way of her ambitions and ends up confronting racial and gender stereotypes along the way. Really, really, great movie. It's one of the few I have on DVD and makes for a great Sunday afternoon feel good flick.

October 4: Best in Show - Oh LAWD. That's all I have to say about this movie. This is the perfect movie because 1) There are so many ridiculous one-liners like, "We met at Starbucks," 2) PARKER POSEY, and 3) Whatever Christopher Guest touches is gold. I'm dying just thinking about Best in Show right now. I'm not even watching it... I'm just thinking about it. And dying. It's that funny. Plus, PARKER POSEY. Let's be honest, here's no excuse to miss this showing. Be there.