Anythink announces film series
This August, the Adams County community is invited to experience the art of film in a new way during the Anythink Film Series, weekly outdoor film screenings hosted throughout the district. From documentaries and the arts to action and horror, each Anythink location will highlight a different movie genre while also providing a creative interactive experience for attendees to enjoy. The Anythink Film Series is part of the library’s continued focus on enriching the community through learning and culture. All screenings are free and open to the public, though some are appropriate for ages 13 and older only. See below for a full schedule. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for their viewing experience.
“Building off of the excitement we see surrounding Anythink’s Backyard Concert Series, and our community’s passion for film, the Anythink Film Series provides an opportunity for community members to gather with neighbors and friends outdoors for an Anythink-style viewing experience,” says Stacie Ledden, director of innovations and brand strategy for Anythink Libraries. “Each experience will provide depth and context to the film through music or dance performances, painting, movie makeup, dating advice, or community conversations, providing ways for people to come together at their local library in new and engaging ways.”
The Anythink Film Series is also an opportunity to highlight Anythink’s vast collection of films available for both check-out and instant streaming. Streaming services like hoopla digital, Acorn TV and Kanopy are available free to all Anythink customers, and provide a myriad of award-winning TV shows and films, including everything from children’s programming to the Criterion Collection, which can be watched on-demand from home. Visit anythinklibraries.org/stream-download to get started with these services.
Anythink Film Series
Experience the art of film in a whole new way. Each film will be paired with an interactive experience as we explore different genres throughout the district. Please bring blankets, pillows or chairs for comfortable seating during outdoor screenings. Popcorn will be provided, and people are encouraged to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drink.
The René Heredia Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre + Flamenco, Flamenco
Thursday, Aug. 2: 6 pm flamenco performance; 8:15 pm film screening
Anythink York Street, 8990 York St., Ste. A, Thornton, CO 80229
Genre: Music/Dance + Documentary
Learn the art of flamenco from the René Heredia Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre. Then, gather with neighbors to watch an outdoor screening of Flamenco, Flamenco. This film is not rated.
Date Night Improv + 10 Things I Hate About You
Thursday, Aug. 9: 6:30 pm date night; 8:05 pm film screening
Anythink Perl Mack, 7611 Hilltop Cir., Denver, CO 80221
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Dating doesn’t need to be a disaster, and date night doesn’t need to break the bank. Whether you already have a date lined up or not, laugh through an improv session and then watch an outdoor screening of 10 Things I Hate About You. This film is rated PG-13.
Martial Arts Demo + The Karate Kid
Thursday, Aug. 16: 7 pm martial arts demonstration; 8 pm film screening
Anythink Brighton, 327 E. Bridge St., Brighton, CO 80601
Create a new nostalgia with your family during this drive-in style screening of the action classic, The Karate Kid. Learn about the beauty and history of martial arts with a demonstration from local professionals. This film is rated PG. Attendees are welcome to watch from their vehicles (car audio transmitters will be provided) or bring comfortable seating to watch from the grounds.
Movie Makeup Design + Nosferatu
Friday, Aug. 17: 6 pm makeup demonstration; 8 pm film screening
Anythink Bennett, 495 7th St., Bennett, CO 80102
Watch the classic German horror film, Nosferatu, in the field across from Anythink Bennett. Learn about the intricacies of movie makeup, and how it can transform a character, with artist Shae Rehman. This film is not rated.
Painting + Loving Vincent
Thursday, Aug. 23: 6 pm painting sessions; 8 pm film screening
Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton, CO 80602
Genre: Art + Animation
On the lawn at Anythink Wright Farms, gather to watch the world’s first fully painted feature film, Loving Vincent. Join in a group painting sessions hosted by Pinot’s Palette. Supplies for the painting session are limited; please register here. No registration required for the film. This film is rated PG-13.
Commerce City History and Diversity + Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)
Thursday, Aug. 30: 6:30 panel discussion; 8 pm film screening
Anythink Commerce City, 7185 Monaco St., Commerce City, CO 80022
Explore the rich history of Commerce City and hear past and present stories of immigration. Then, together with neighbors, enjoy an outdoor screening of the powerful drama Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna). The group conversation and panel discussion will include representatives of the Commerce City Historical Society, Commerce City Council and local residents. This film is rated PG-13.
Colorado Youth Mariachi Program Performance + Mariachi High
Thursday, Aug. 30: 6 pm Colorado Youth Mariachi Program performance and dinner; 7:45 film screening
Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton, CO 80260
Discuss music and culture with your neighbors while celebrating the live sounds of Colorado Youth Mariachi Program. Then gather for a dinner and a screening of Mariachi High. This film is rated G.