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Sun Screens Movie: “The Florida Project”

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$8

Keep cool this summer with our newest benefit for members: a series of Sunday matinees linked to the Sunshine State. We¹ll examine Florida¹s past through the prism of the movies, exploring classic and recent films that feature life in our state or were filmed in Florida.

Our debut feature, director Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” has been lauded as one of the best movies of 2017. Set on a stretch of highway outside Walt Disney World, the story follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince of Winter Springs) and her rebellious mother, Halley (Bria Vinaite), over a single summer as they live at the Magic Castle, a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of compassion.

• Best Supporting Actor nominations for Willem Dafoe for the Oscars, Golden Globes, and more.

• Winner of the Intergenerational Award from AARP’s Annual “Movies for Grownups” Awards.

“What makes Baker’s film such a transcendent experience is that he took a subject full of despair, as well as lives of desperation, and spun them into a powerful film that pulses with life, joy and natural beauty.”
– Mary Kaye Schilling, Newsweek

Note: Many Sun Screens selections are family friendly, but we may include R-rated titles. “The Florida Project” is Rated R and is recommended for mature audiences.

Popcorn and beverages will be provided.
Members FREE; Nonmembers $8. To reserve your place, click here.

Other scheduled films this summer include:

July 8: The Yearling (1946)
Filmed on location in the Ocala National Forest, this beloved Technicolor coming-of-age classic brought Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the screen. The film received six Oscar nominations and won two; Claude Jarman Jr. received an honorary Oscar as “outstanding child actor.”

July 29: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
This black-and-white horror classic from the Cold War era has inspired films from Jaws to The Shape of Water. The underwater skills of Floridians Ricou Browning and Orlando’s own Ginger Stanley Hallowell made creature-feature history.

August 26: Apollo 13 (1995).
For director Ron Howard and the cast including Tom Hanks, realism was the name of the game. The real-life story on which the film was based was suspenseful enough on its own to enthrall an audience, even though its outcome was hardly a secret. Astronaut James Lovell appears in a cameo.

Note: Many Sun Screens selections are family friendly, but we may include R-rated titles. “The Florida Project” is Rated R and is recommended for mature audiences.

Venue

Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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