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June 2022

Athens Cultural Center: Second Saturday's Film Series

    • Sat, 05/14/2022
    • Sat, 06/11/2022
    • Sat, 07/09/2022
    • Sat, 08/13/2022
    • Sat, 09/10/2022
  • Water Street, Athens, NY 12015

The Athens Cultural Center presents its inaugural Second Saturdays Outdoor Film Series, featuring art-house films to be presented free on five Saturdays from May through Sept., 2022. Screenings will take place under the stars at Athens's Historic Riverfront Park, a picturesque setting on the Hudson River (weather permitting).

All showtimes are at 8:30 p.m. (with the exception of July 9*). 

> May 14: Harold and Maude, 1971 [PG] - classic 70s film, directed by Hal Ashby; an eccentric pair’s relationship and deep connection despite a sixty-year age gap. With Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon; acclaimed music by Cat Stevens.

> June 11: Thirsty, 2016 [R] - the true story of a drag queen, bullying and impersonating Cher; a live performance by the film's star, Thirsty Burlington, will be presented post-film at The Stewart House. Event is a celebration of Pride Month; ACC’s exhibit called Spectrum will coincide and feature Hudson Valley-based LGBTQ+ artists and allies. Patrons are encouraged to take in the exhibit and film together.

> July 9: A Trip To The Moon, 1902 [NR] - early, pioneering sci-fi film (short format), to be presented indoors at ACC (two screenings). Meet special guest Denny Daniel (The Museum of Interesting Things) to learn film history anecdotes, alongside a display of zoetropes, kinetoscopes, camera obscuras and other artifacts. In conjunction with the annual Athens Street Festival on July 9. *Note: 2pm and 3:30pm screenings

> Aug. 13: Summer of Soul, 2021 [PG-13] - a lively look at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival; Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature; an inspiring dance-along will also take place.

> Sept. 10: I Dream Too Much, 2015 [PG-13] - a heartwarming coming of age story set in snowy upstate New York, centering on women and family experiences from the perspective of three different generations.



Athens Riverfront Park