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The Indianapolis Museum of Art is trying to make "fetch" happen.
The IMA can always be counted on to show a range of high-quality films from various genres in its (deep breath) National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series, and the thirty-ninth season of big-screen hits will not disappoint in that respect. Elegant fare such as Breakfast at Tiffany's rubs shoulders with Friday the 13th's ilk in this lineup, which begins on June 6 with the former and concludes on Aug. 29 with The Godfather.
The highlights we await? Tiffany's, to be sure, but also the Alfred Hitchcock classic Vertigo, Tina Fey's Mean Girls, Robin Williams as Peter Pan in Hook ("Ru-fee-ohhh!"), and Clue's kitschy-cool ensemble ("Flames! Flames on the side of my face!").
Here's the full roster: June 6: Breakfast at Tiffany’sJune 13: Friday the 13thJune 20: The JerkJune 27: The French ConnectionJuly 4: No showing (Independence Day)July 11: VertigoJuly 18: HookJuly 25: FlashdanceAug. 1: American GraffitiAug. 8: ClueAug. 15: The Odd CoupleAug. 22: Mean GirlsAug. 29: The Godfather
What's more, attendees can pack their own picnics to tote to the grounds. (And boy, do they ever: Here's a primer on the personalities you'll see at the showings.) Lawn chairs, blankets, sleeping bags—name it, and you can probably cuddle up with it in the dark. Concessions and alcoholic beverages, featuring Sun King Brewing Company products and more, are typically on hand for sale.
The lineup and scheduling is always subject to change, especially due to inclement weather, so check the IMA website and Twitter and Facebook feeds for up-to-the-minute updates whenever possible. Seating for filmgoers with disabilities and closed-captioning may both be available.
Summer Nights Film Series. June 6–Aug. 29, 7 p.m. (showings at sunset). Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., 317-923-1331. Tickets $6 IMA members, $10 nonmembers. imamuseum.org
Illustrations by Gemma Correll
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