2023: The Indefatigable Human Spirit
Enjoy movies outdoors at One Fringe Place! Grab a drink, a snack from a food truck, and experience a one-of-a-kind film event: outdoor movies on the big screen with personalized audio via our Silent Disco headphones. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Please note: headphone use with deposit of your license/ID (to be returned upon exit).
Tuesday, Sept. 12: 8:00pm
(PG-13, 2000, Christopher Guest, 88 mins.)
In this classic mockumentary, a host of eccentric dog owners gear up for the canine showdown of their lives—the prestigious Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. Emmy Award winners Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara star alongside Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Parker Posey, and Micheal McKean, bringing us another send-up in the spirit of Guest’s other films: Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, and This is Spinal Tap.
Wednesday, Sept. 13: 8:00pm
(PG-14, 2004, Adam McKay, 94 mins.)
Emmy Award winner Will Farrell is a self-absorbed TV newsman in 1970s San Diego, who learns that the station is teaming him with—gasp!—a woman. A personal battle of the sexes ensues as the male news team attempts to derail the ambitious newcomer’s career. The star-studded cast includes Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Adam McKay, and Christina Applegate.
Thursday, Sept. 14: 7:45pm
(R, 1989, Spike Lee, 120 mins.)
Racial tensions grow in a Brooklyn neighborhood on the hottest day of the summer while everyone tries to cope with the heat. Danny Aiello received an Oscar nomination for his role as the pizzeria owner. Rosie Perez (in her first film), John Turturo, and Samuel L. Jackson co-star with director/writer/actor Spike Lee, who received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay.
Friday, Sept. 15: 8:00pm
(PG-13, 2021, Steven Spielberg, 151 mins)
Presented in conjunction with the Puerto Rican Festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. In Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking adaptation of the 1957 Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim musical, West Side Story gets a refreshed and expanded script from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer Tony Kushner. This Romeo-and-Juliet story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Arianna DeBose took home the Oscar for her portrayal of Anita.
Saturday, Sept. 16: 7:45pm
(PG-13, 2022, Ryan Coogler, 161 mins.)
In this Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel to Black Panther, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupito Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
Sunday, Sept. 17: 7:45pm
(PG, 1989, Giuseppe Tomatore, 123 mins.)
Don’t miss the movie that rebooted the entire Italian film industry! A prominent movie director returns to his Sicilian home village for the first time in many years to attend the funeral of the town’s former film projectionist, who served as the filmmaker’s mentor when he was a young boy. This coming-of-age story received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prix, and five 1989 BAFTA Awards.Take this opportunity to see it on the big screen.
Monday, Sept. 18: 7:45pm
(PG-13, 1995, Beeban Kidron, 108 mins.)
Presented by ImageOut. See the first Hollywood studio movie to put drag queens front and center—where they have always belonged! In this hilarious and heartfelt comedy, three New York City drag queens (Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo) hit the road to Hollywood to compete in a beauty pageant…only to wind up stranded when their Cadillac breaks down on the outskirts of a small Midwestern town. They initially stick out in all the wrong ways, but soon the queens are teaching the residents a thing or two about guts, glitz, and glamor. While our understanding of gender expression has evolved considerably since 1995, “To Wong Foo” holds up as a warm-hearted and inclusive crowd-pleaser about the importance of camaraderie, empowerment, and owning your truth.
Tuesday, Sept. 19: 7:30
(PG-13, 1997, Robert Benigni, 116 mins.)
Few films bring as much warmth and love to the trauma of World War II as this gem from Italy. When an open-minded Jewish waiter and his son become prisoners of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. Best Actor Academy Award winner Roberto Benigni also directed this Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film.
Thursday, Sept. 21: DOUBLE BILL
(NR, 2021, Simon Pax McDowell 15 mins.)
A dinner party is a chance to unwind and relax for most, but for Jonny, who is Deaf, it’s a constant struggle to keep up with his friends and their ever-changing conversations. Louder Is Not Always Clearer tells Jonny’s story of disconnection, difference, and desperation to belong. It is an honest portrayal of a man perceived to be full of confidence and who is outwardly social, but inwardly vulnerable and at times isolated.
(R, 1994, Mike Newell, 115 mins.)
The British movie that turned Hugh Grant into the ultimate self-deprecating leading man, this romantic comedy chronicles multiple encounters between a shy British gentleman (Grant) and an uninhibited American woman (Andie MacDowell), who have their first brief meeting at a wedding and then continue to run into each other at subsequent sets of nuptials and one funeral. The British Film Institute ranks this delightful movie among its 100 greatest British films of the 20th century.
Friday, Sept. 22: TRIPLE BILL
(NR, 2021, Eduardo Zambrana, 5 mins.)
A dance film set in the marvelous White Sands National Park of New Mexico, It’s Made of Thoughts reflects upon a place of isolation, where artists like Eduardo found a sanctuary in the act of connecting and creating art. Eduardo Zambrana (MFA Choreography and Performance, University of Arizona) is a dancer, choreographer, and educator from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Instagram @laloedu97, Facebook: Eduardo Zambrana.
(NR, 2023, Maria Brandt, 15 mins.)
Where do folk myths come from? Playwright Martha Schermerhorn is fascinated by the legendary ghostly lady in white, who wanders by bodies of water looking for her lover, her child, or…? A mother, a daughter, and a rover weave through a doomed psychosexual triangle, brought to life by local actors Judy Molner, Christopher C. Conway, and Laura D’Amico in a filmed performance directed by Maria Brandt. It’s a tale of abandonment, secrets, and loss.
(PG-13, 2022, Joseph Kosinski, 131 mins.)
Tom Cruise returns as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in this blockbuster that simply must be seen on the big screen. After more than thirty years as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Mitchell is pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot. When he finds himself training Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer co-star.
Saturday, Sept. 23: TRIPLE BILL
(NR, 2023, Maria Brandt, 15 mins.)
Where do folk myths come from? Playwright Martha Schermerhorn is fascinated by the legendary ghostly lady in white, who wanders by bodies of water looking for her lover, her child, or…? A mother, a daughter, and a rover weave through a doomed psychosexual triangle, brought to life by local actors Judy Molner, Christopher C. Conway, and Laura D’Amico in a filmed performance directed by Maria Brandt. It’s a tale of abandonment, secrets, and loss.7:30pm
(PG-13, 2016, Tyler Perry, 103 mins.)
Powerhouse Tyler Perry wrote, directed, produced, and starred in this eighth film in the Madea series. This time Madea lands in the midst of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween around the corner from a ghoulish frat party, fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on her wild teenage great-niece. Get a jump on your Halloween fun tonight!
(R, 2004, Edgar Wright, 99 mins)
Simon Pegg made his screenwriting bones on this comic masterpiece, and his on-screen performance brought him to worldwide attention. Shaun, a London electronics salesman (Pegg), and his layabout roommate Ed (Nick Frost) are jarred out of their aimless existence when they stumble headlong into the zombie apocalypse. With a 92% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes, this Halloween favorite balances scary moments with plenty of laughs.