Barnsdall Art Park Keeps Outdoor Movie Season Going with Their Annual Fund-raiser


Outdoor moviescoupled with delicious food and drinksare a staple of the L.A. summer. And while the season may be ending, one of its most cherished festivities is not. On September 12th, the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation kicks off their annual fundraiser, a series of weekly outdoor movie screenings held on the lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Hollyhock House. Attendees can enjoy a selection of wine from Dark Horse Wines as well as treats from a variety food trucks. D.J. youNGNoon will be playing music up until the start of each film. The screenings, curated by The Black List and Trailers from Hell, will be introduced by special guests including Jessica Bendinger and John Landis. Tickets for each screening are 15$ for the movie or 25$ for the movie and wine tasting. Check out this year’s American Pop-themed schedule of films below:

September 12th: Shaun of the Dead

This 2004 horror comedy film stars Simon Pegg as a 30-something man determined to win back his girlfriend, mend his relationship with his mother and protect everyone else from the hoard of zombies overrunning their town.

September 19th: Groundhog Day

Bill Murray plays a weatherman doomed to relive the same dayGroundhog Dayover and over again until he makes positive changes to his life. The 1993 film also stars Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott.

September 26th: Coming to America (with special guest John Landis)

In this 1988 film, Eddie Murphy plays an African prince who comes to America to avoid an arranged marriage and find a bride who will love him for more than his title. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Shari Headley also star.

October 3rd: Bring it On (with special guest Jessica Bendinger)

Kirsten Dunst plays a high school cheerleading captain who discovers that her team’s former captain stole all of their routines from a hip-hop squad in East Compton, forcing the team to choreograph a new routine to perform at the national championship. The 2000 film also stars Gabrielle Union, Jesse Bradford, and Eliza Dushku.

October 10th: Stand and Deliver (with FYI Films)

This 1988 film is based on the true story of Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. Determined to make a difference with his raucous and unmotivated students, he pushes them to study and pass the Advanced Placement Calculus exam.

October 17th: Dear White People

This 2014 film follows the lives of four black students at a predominately white Ivy League college. Tensions arise over a radio show criticizing the school’s racist tendencies and a blackface-themed party held in retaliation. The film stars Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, and Teyonah Parris.

October 24th: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and Terry Gilliam star in this 1975 British comedy film that parodies the grimness of the Middle Ages and King Arthur’s search for the Holy Grail, impeded by a series of absurd obstacles.