Summer Film Series Winding Down

Aug 6, 2019

Credit Park City Chamber Bureau

Park City Film has been offering free Tuesday night screenings throughout the summer and those wrap up next week.  Tonight’s film is “He Named Me Malala” about the Pakistani girl who advocates for education for women. Plus, the annual Drive In movie experience is happening later this week. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has this preview.

In partnership with the Park City Library, Park City Film has presented the International Summer Film Series, featuring foreign films like March of the Penguins and Bend it Like Becham.

Next week, Park City Film Director Katy Wang say they will show a shorts collection.

“This is international children's Film Festival in Seattle and they curated a collection of shorts from all over the world so some are non-verbal but all will be screened in English or from other English speaking countries either they're dubbed or they were originally made in English,” Wang said. “But again, it’s kind of a fun way to end out the series. It's rated G, so it’s for all ages. But just to experience stories and cultures from around the world and that's what I love about foreign cinema is just the storytelling - it is so different from what we get here in the United States I mean Disney's great but it is kind of a very similar storyline throughout all the different stories they present and to see something completely different.”

Coming up on Saturday, it’ s the 4th annual Drive in Movie night. Wang says you can bring the car – or bike or bus over.

“It's a drive in movie experience so thanks to KPCW’s Roger Crawford we have an FM transmitter. He generously lends that to us every year so it will transmit the sound into your car,” she said. “So, it's great to see movies at night but it gets a little cold so we will start at dusk out there in lot K which is kitty corner to Freshies and transmit the sound into your car. We’ll also have lawn seating quote unquote lawn seating - so we will put outdoor carpet and folks can sit in front of the screen. So, if you're in the neighborhood, you can just walk or bike over and experience the movie - you don't have to drive.”

Saturday’s film is Storm Boy – the story about a young boy who raises orphaned pelicans. The parking lot will open at 7 pm with live music from the Snyderville Station. The film will start at dusk, about 8:45 pm. Spaces for cars are limited to 35 and front row car tickets are available for $30. All proceeds support Basin Recreation.

You can also bring blankets and low back chairs for seating on a grassy area in front of the screen. If you’re sitting outside – there are external speakers as well.

The indoor film series starts up the weekend of September 6th. Wang will release that calendar in a couple of weeks.