Sag Harbor Cinema @ Havens Beach
Sag Harbor Cinema’s drive-in series continues at Havens Beach on Sunday nights starting July 5th - in a true salute to the summertime spirit, brought to the comfort of your car.
“The light, the colors, the air, the heat, the smells, the sounds, the water, the adventure, the romance, the daydreams, the late nights, the everlasting memories, even the scorching asphalt…there is nothing like ‘the feeling of summer.’ And cinema has captured it so well in so many different ways,” says Sag Harbor Cinema artistic director Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, adding: “To celebrate that feeling seemed like a natural subject for this series. Especially this particular year, and through a program of outdoor screenings.”
Here are the first three films of the series!
On July 5th we will show the quintessential surf-crime-action film Point Break (Dir. Kathryn Bigelow, 1991). Rookie FBI agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) is assigned to investigate the “Ex-Presidents” - bank robbers who are infamous for donning Reagan, Nixon, LBJ, and Carter masks. Utah infiltrates a group of surfers who he believes to be the criminals, but his undercover assignment becomes much more complex as he falls prey to the charms of their magnetic leader, Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). What is summer if not surfing, skydiving, bank-robbing, and an epic foot chase through Santa Monica.
July 12th brings Wes Anderson’s coming-of-age gem Moonrise Kingdom (2012). Although the film has an all-star ensemble cast (including Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwarzman, Harvey Keitel….should we go on?), its heart lies in the central romance between two pre-teens, Sam Shakusky (Jared Gilman) and Suzy Bishop (Kara Hayward). After becoming pen pal lovers, Suzy departs her oppressive home and Sam escapes his lonely scouting camp with fervent angst, and the two set up camp on a remote beach. Vivid storytelling, intelligent dialogue, visual symmetry, clever color palettes, and punchy music all set in a vibrant ‘60s backdrop are at their best in Anderson’s beautiful story of young love.
On July 19th we present the smash hit musical-biopic of the famous Tejano pop star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in Jennifer Lopez’s breakout film Selena (1997). Director Gregory Nava, of Mexican and Basque descent, captures the spirit and talent of Selena just as much as he devises a story about American immigrant dreams. Encouraged by her father (Edward James Olmos), who himself had been rebuffed by the majorly white music industry, Selena rockets from a young, singing prodigy to a full-blown world star with a level of confidence that, well, only the electric J-Lo could so perfectly embody.
The tickets are $40 per vehicle and are available only online. Screenings start approximately at 9:30pm and the park opens at 9:00pm.