AVAM Announces Flicks from the Hill Lineup

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

American Visionary Arts Museum Release:

FREE films screened on Federal Hill in The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater

  • When: Thursdays: July 10–August 28
  • What Time: Screenings @ 9pm
  • AVAM Open & FREE 5-9pm on Flicks nights
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Where: On Federal Hill

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM’s current exhibition, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by a Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing community experience that is FREE. Find out why AVAM’s ‘Flicks’ series was listed by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the “World’s Best Free Things,” and frequently tops many other “Best Of” lists around the city. And don’t forget: the museum is OPEN & FREE between 5 and 9pm on Flicks nights! American Visionary Art Museum is located at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD 21230 (Map), phone: 410-244-1900. MOVIE RAIN LOCATION: Inside AVAM’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 3rd floor (sorry, no pets allowed indoors).

AVAM’s 2014 Flicks From The Hill series is presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill in the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater.

Sponsor Flicks From The Hill & help support AVAM’s amazing, free community program while getting your business in front of 1,000s of attendees! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact ABBY BAER at 410-244-1900 x247 / abby@avam.org.

All screenings are at 9pm on Federal Hill & FREE!


July 10: Back To The Future

1985 • Director: Robert Zemeckis • Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

With the help of a wacky scientist, a young teen travels back to 1955 in a DeLorean turned time-machine. Once there, he meets his parents, still teenagers, but his presence throws things out-of-whack and he must ensure they fall in love and get married or else he’ll never come to exist. (Google)

with Flicks Premiere Party: 6:30-8:30pm • $15, $10 AVAM Members • In AVAM’s Sculpture Barn & GardenMore Info


July 17: Hugo

2011 • Director: Martin Scorsese • Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

Twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. (Google)

with Tour de Federal Hill Bike Ride #1: 6:30-8pm • Start @ Race Pace Bicycles (1410 Key Hwy), Finish @ AVAM • FREE!


July 24: King of Hearts

1966 • Director: Philippe de Broca • Starring: Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Brasseur

The film is set in a small town in France near the end of World War I. As the Imperial German Army retreats they booby trap the whole town to explode. The locals flee and, left to their own devices, a gaggle of cheerful lunatics escape the asylum and take over the town — thoroughly confusing the lone Scottish soldier who has been dispatched to defuse the bomb. (Wikipedia)


July 31: WarGames

1983 • Director: John Badham • Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. (IMDB)

with Tour de Federal Hill Bike Ride #2: 6:30-8pm • Start @ Race Pace Bicycles (1410 Key Hwy), Finish @ AVAM • FREE!


August 7: Time Bandits

1981 • Director: Terry Gilliam • Starring: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese

A young boy accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal. (Google)

with AVAM Fan Club Member’s Night (details T.B.A.)


August 14: The Time Machine

1960 • Director: George Pal • Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux

Based on the 1895 H.G. Wells novel, a man from Victorian England builds a time machine which travels to the far future, where he finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species. (Google/IMDB)

with Free Charm City Yoga Workshop • 7-7:45pm • FREE • BYO Yoga Mat & Towel • More Info


August 21: Star Trek: The Motion Picture

1979 • Director: Robert Wise • Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder. (IMDB)

with Tour de Federal Hill Bike Ride #3: 6:30-8pm • Start @ Race Pace Bicycles (1410 Key Hwy), Finish @ AVAM • FREE!


August 28: Jurassic Park

1993 • Director: Steven Spielberg • Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum

In Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. (google)

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