BY CHRISTOPHER SCHOBERT
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE PRODUCERS
IT’S NEARLY OUTDOOR SCREENING SEASON! So
let’s hope for minimal snowfall. Next month forecasts a much
lengthier list of such announcements, but, at press time, at least
one (Flicks on Old Falls) was good to go. As usual, remember to
check buffalospree.com for an updated version of this article
featuring additional screenings and events.
Flicks on Old Falls Movie Series: Credit where credit is due:
the ten-Thursday Flicks on Old Falls series is the first outdoor
summer screening series I’ve found to announce its 2018 slate.
And it’s one that kids and families should adore. It all starts
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Coco, and Peter Rabbit, along
with a few older selections like An American Tail and Honey, I
Shrunk the Kids. Pre-movie entertainment kicks off at 7: 30 p.m.
and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
(8: 30 p.m. on Thursdays from June 28–August 30 on Old Falls St.,
Niagara Falls; fallsstreeusa.com)
Cultivate Cinema Circle—Olivier Assayas’s Cold Water and
Irma Vep: There are many reasons to be thankful for the existence
of Cultivate Cinema Circle, but near the top is CCC’s efforts to
bring hard-to-see films from major international filmmakers to
the area for screenings. Case in point is June’s mini-retrospective
of films from Olivier Assayas, the French filmmaker behind
Carlos, Clouds of Sils Maria, and Personal Shopper. CCC is
screening two of Assayas’s early works, Cold Water and Irma
Still from Best F(r)iends
courtesy of Summit Pictures;
At right: still from The
Producers, courtesy of Rialto