— from Sara Donnelly for Orcas Island Film Festival —
Save the dates for our Summer Film Series Under The Stars. Bring a chair and blanket, enjoy treats from the concession stand, and watch great films with your community. The showings will be begin at dusk which is generally about 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 21
The never-before-seen movie featuring Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album of all time, Amazing Grace. Amazing Grace is crafted from never before seen footage originally captured in 1972. This film is a testimony to the greatness of Aretha Franklin and a time-machine window into a moment in American musical and social history.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
A cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission – the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
A charming chronicle of one couple’s trial-and-error attempts to build a farm in harmony with nature. Beautifully filmed to capture the impressive scale of the undertaking and featuring unforgettable characters of both the two and four legged variety. An inspiring ode to uncompromising idealism and the magnificence of the natural world.
The Summer Film Series Under The Stars is sponsored by OrcaSong Farm. OrcaSong Farm is a project to grow community inspired by the wonders of nature – its boundless capacity as a source of healing, and its foundational role in planting the roots from which connections between people grow.