June, 2022

202203jun7:00 pm11:50 pmNewfields Summer Nights: The Philadelphia Story 7:00 pm - 11:50 pm Newfields, 4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208Category:Movie Event,Museum/Zoo Event,Summer Fun

Event Details

The beloved summer tradition, The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series returns to Newfields on Fridays and select Saturdays this June, July, and August. Bring your friends and family and watch movies under the stars at Newfields. All you need is a chair or a blanket; concessions and beverages will be available for purchase. You are welcome to pack your own picnic (with non-alcoholic beverages only) if you’d like. For those who like to be prepared, sunscreen and bug spray are always a good idea. 


The Philadelphia Story:

As a proto-romcom and the foundation from which countless homages and remakes have sprung, The Philadelphia Story demands our respect and our attention. Undoubted legends, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and the self-realized goddess Katherine Hepburn, waltz around themes of love, lust, money, and pursuit of happiness in this 1940 blockbuster hit. This film is one of three play adaptations of this year’s Summer Nights picks. Director George Cukor deftly expands the stage to the screen in showing the grandeur, wealth, and inner anxieties of the Lord family. Although the audience is enamored by Hepburn’s gliding poses (to mean almost every meaning of the word pose), Cukor takes care to show the neurotic vulnerability of Tracy Lord in ever scene making it impossible to pick a suitor for both Lord and the audience. 

Directed by George Cukor, 1940, 112 minutes, Not Rated.  

Content Warning: This film contains potentially triggering content. 

Tags: physical harm, misogyny, sexism, smoking and excessive drinking, allusion to suicide 

The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series features 15 films this year. To see the full lineup, click here


2022 Summer Nights at Newfields Film Series Lineup

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 11:50 pm

Location

Newfields

4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208

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