Friday, September 27, 2013

Coming Attraction: Free Front Porch Cinema -- Film Independent at the Pier

It's free (!) movie night for the next four Fridays, starting tonight at the Santa Monica Pier!

Front Porch Cinema: Film Independent at the Pier is ushering in its second annual lineup of films, kicking off the four-week program with Los Wild Ones, a documentary about Los Angeles-based Wild Records.

"This documentary, filled with great music and large personalities, follows (founder Rob) Kennedy and his extended family of young, talented Latino musicians as they face an uncertain future for the label they all love," according to the release.

Doors open at 6 p.m., while the film begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be food, drinks and even lawn chairs for rent. There will also be live music by the Rhythm Shakers.

The next three weeks are filled with fun movies as well. Sounds like it could be a fun date night, or check out week 3 (Oct. 11), when the program features a super-family-friendly film, Snoopy, Come Home!

Here's the schedule, with info from the release:

Sept. 27 -- Los Wild Ones (Not Rated; see above)

Oct. 4 -- The Sting (PG) -- It's the 40th anniversary screening of the film, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two con men who hatch a complicated scheme to take a crooked banker for everything he's worth. The evening will also feature a ragtime pianist and card tables.

Oct. 11 -- Snoopy, Come Home! (G) -- It's the pier's first "Doggie Drive-In!" Bring the whole fam to this pet-friendly night, complete with dog treats and water.

Oct. 18 -- Chasing Ice (PG-13) -- An environmental documentary, in which photographer James Balog took time-lapse cameras to the Arctic to film the world's changing glaciers.

Front Porch Cinema—Film Independent at the Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Fridays (Sept. 27; Oct. 4; Oct. 11; Oct. 18 -- doors open at 6 p.m.; films begin at 7:30 p.m.)

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