The Contemporary Austin hosts outdoor summer movies at Laguna Gloria
Summer in Austin, pandemic or not, means movies under the stars. Contemporary Austin’s outdoor screenings at the Laguna Gloria Amphitheater were a real highlight of last year’s limited entertainment options, and they’re bringing more cinema to the 14-acre sculpture park this summer.
On June 17, the museum will screen the 1998 film “Kirikou and the Witch”, directed by Michel Ocelot. “Inspired by ‘Water Woman’ – the bronze sculpture by Wangechi Mutu located at the foot of the Laguna Gloria amphitheater,” according to a press release, organizers present a family animated film based on “the tales and the art of West Africa and the cultural heritage of Senegal and Guinea. “
Tickets will be available to members of the Austin Film Society (co-host of this screening) and Contemporary Austin on May 20, and to the public on May 24.
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On July 15, the museum will present “Blancanieves (Snow White)”, a 2012 black and white silent film directed by Pablo Berger. “Guests are invited to find Paul McCarthy’s sculpture ‘White Snow # 3’ on the grounds of Laguna Gloria, then settle in for another wild and visually stunning reinvention of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’,” according to the description of the event.
Tickets will be available for members of Contemporary Austin on June 17 and for the public on June 21.
Social distancing seating tickets cost $ 25 for 1-2 people and $ 50 for 3-4 people. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and movies start at 8:30 a.m.
Screenings at Laguna Gloria (3809 W. 35th St.) will feature pre-show DJ sets from Club Bantu, and drinks and picnics will be on sale at the café. Visitors can also bring their own drinks and chairs and blankets are encouraged.
Find more information at thecontemporaryaustin.org.
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