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Film on the Rocks’ 2018 lineup includes “Black Panther,” “The Last Jedi”


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Warring Jedi, Marvel superheroes and an iconic stoner are all on tap for the 2018 season of Film on the Rocks.

The popular screening series, which is programmed by the Denver Film Society each summer at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, unleashes roughly two movies per month May 15-Aug. 13, with live music and comedy acts to be announced later.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” directed by Denver’s Rian Johnson, kicks off the season on May 15, followed by director Wes Anderson’s Oscar-winning “The Grand Budapest Hotel” on June 11. Director Michael Lehmann’s dark teen comedy “Heathers,” which is about to turn 30, arrives June 18, with modern stoner-classic “The Big Lebowski” (our pick for the best stoner comedy of all time) returning to Red Rocks for its 20th anniversary on July 19.

Adam Sandler’s gloriously dumb “Happy Gilmore” screens July 23, with the deeply ’80s kid-adventure “The Goonies” returning on Aug. 7. Finally, the season will close with the critically acclaimed box-office juggernaut “Black Panther” on Aug. 13.

The inclusion of essentially brand-new films such as “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Black Panther” signal a willingness on programmers’ parts to embrace big-budget spectacle, although crowd-pleasers are usually the word at Film on the Rocks anyway (thus the returning favorites).

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the bands and comics that typically round out the lineup.

FILM ON THE ROCKS 2018 SCHEDULE

Tuesday, May 15
“STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI”

Monday, June 11
“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL”

Monday, June 18
“HEATHERS”

Monday, July 9
“THE BIG LEBOWSKI”

Monday, July 23
“HAPPY GILMORE”

Tuesday, Aug. 7
“THE GOONIES”

Monday, Aug. 13
“BLACK PANTHER”

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Source:: The Denver Post – Lifestyle

      

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