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Sunset Cinema: Outdoor Movie Night 2017 | Emeryville
August 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on September 21, 2017 at 6:00pm
One event on October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm
The City of Emeryville hosts Sunset Cinema: Outdoor Movie Night! Bring your friends and family for an evening of cinema under the stars! Starting Thursday August 31st through October 26, Sunset Cinema will host three nights of film and fun for the whole community. Arrive early and enjoy the pre-movie happy hour hosted by Oakland’s own Novel Brewing Company. Old school meets new with the Bay Area Roller Derby team providing skate up beer service starting at 6PM. Be sure to bring plenty of layers and a blanket or two to sit on and bundle up during the film.
August 31’s film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, is a 2016 adventure-dramedy from New Zealand writer and director Taika Waititi. The screenplay is based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump, a story about a young juvenile delinquent and his uncle who flee the New Zealand bush. A manhunt ensues and the two must work together to avoid capture. Hunt for the Wilderpeople is the highest grossing New Zealand film ever and has received critical acclaim from the likes of Rotten Tomatoes and Empire Magazine. RATED PG-13
September 21st’s film The Big Sick is loosely based on lead actor, Kumail Nanjiani’s real life romance with Emily Gordon. The two wrote the screenplay together, directed by Michale Showalter and stars Kumail, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. The story follows an interracial couple and the cultural differences they face as their relationship blossoms. An unexpected illness puts things in perspective for Kamal and, despite his family’s threat to disown him, he decides to fly the nest. A mixture of hilarity and gloom combined with the wonderful and complex characters make this one of the best little independent films of the summer. RATED R
October 26th’s film Girls Trip is all things FUN. The start-studded, female-led cast—Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and the movie’s breakout star Tiffany Haddish—embark on a long overdue girls trip to New Orleans for the annual Essence Music Festival. Things get crazy as they party and hook-up their way through the weekend all the while rekindling that tight bond that once was. Whether you’ve seen it or not, this is sure to bring out the crowds. Be prepared to laugh and cringe and laugh some more as these four ladies take us on their debaucherous journey through Nola! RATED R
Event starts at 6PM. Movies start at sundown. Visit the E’ville Eye for more info.