Friday, May 7
Starring our 2021 Master of Cinema honoree Alan Cumming, Any Day Now is a powerful tale of love, acceptance and family. When a teenager with Down syndrome is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) takes him in and becomes the loving family he’s never had. But when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own. Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s, Any Day Now touches on legal and social issues that are as relevant today as they were decades ago. Screening sponsored by OUT at the Movies International Film Fest. Screenings at Marketplace Drive-In are sponsored by Parkway Lincoln.
In this hilarious and poignant look at the life of improv impresario Del Close, we follow the comedy trailblazer from his early sideshow act to his influential and contentious rise at The Second City, mentoring such comedy legends as Bill Murray, John Candy, and Tina Fey. The film renders a lively, multi-layered picture of a man and his mission, riding on the edges of genius and despair, creativity, and insanity.
The Love Bug follows the adventures of a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who seems to have a mind of his own! Among his human costars are Jim Douglas (Dean Jones), a down-on-his-luck race car driver who’s now entering demolition derbies instead of speed races, Tennessee Steinmetz (Buddy Hackett), Jim’s friend who creates art from used car parts, and Carole Bennett (Michele Lee), an auto sales associate and mechanic who is responsible for getting Herbie and Jim together in the first place and becomes the object of Jim’s romantic interests. Others in the cast include David Tomlinson, who had been in Disney’s Mary Poppins and would go on to appear in the studio’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and Joe Flynn, who would become a Disney stalwart in such films as The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Million Dollar Duck, The Barefoot Executive, and others. Although The New York Times called the film “a long, sentimental Volkswagen commercial,” other reviews praised its charm and audiences loved it, making it the second highest grossing film of 1969. It is based on Gordon Buford’s book, Car, Boy, Girl and the type of car is not specified. The Beetle won out in a car casting call featuring all sorts of entries! 7:30PM GATES OPEN – FILM BEGINS AT DARK / FREE -- NO TICKET REQUIRED. Screening sponsored by Salem Smiles Orthodontics and Flow Motors. RiverRun Family Nights at Bailey Park sponsored by Mast General Store.
*Note: Films playing in the virtual theatre will still be available to purchase for 72 hours from their scheduled screening date.
Friday, May 7 - Virtual Screenings Opening Today
In this inventive modern fairy tale, a whole island affected by an unexplainable sleep phenomenon is closed off from the mainland. Photographer Samuel heads there undetected to document the events, whereupon he finds Stella deep in slumber, and his attraction grows. He soon discovers the sleep affliction is more dangerous and personal than expected.
Jahmal Cole is the confident and charismatic leader of My Block, My Hood, My City: an organization that brings hope and opportunity to teenagers across Chicago's segregated South and West Sides. Away from the spotlight of his important work though, Jahmal is in the fight of his life as he battles to keep his home out of foreclosure, his marriage alive, and himself out of harm's way.
This timeless documentary adventure recounts the incredible life story of British-born Amazonian cowboy turned US TV star, Stan Brock, who sacrificed everything to bring free healthcare to people in need. At once a heart-warming tribute to the unifying power of volunteerism, and an exploration of a perennial outsider’s search for meaning through giving of himself.