CELEBRATING PRIDE MONTH
We love Jeremy Helliger’s mini history lesson and selection of films in his article quoted below. Click through to find ideas to consider for curating films this month to celebrate Pride.
When Moonlight won the Best Picture Oscar in 2017, it signaled a new age for LGBTQ movies. In the aftermath of the surprise Oscar win, LGBTQ stories became more complex and representation more diverse. Some are inspiring and thought-provoking, while others are romantic, funny, and just plain fun. But they all have one thing in common: You shouldn’t miss them.
For those of you who have the AV system and permission to screen new releases at your pop-up cinema events, these are the ones you want to show this month.
A Quiet Place Part II (2021) PG-13 | Thriller
Cruella (2021) PG-13 | Comedy, Crime
Army of the Dead (2021) R | Horror
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) PG | Animation
Luca (2021) PG | Animation
June is such a fun month to curate because on almost every day of the month there is a world day to celebrate. Pop-Up Cinema breathes new life into old films. The challenge was set to curate one film that relates to each world day celebration in June.
We all love a good blockbuster movie, but there are so many incredible documentaries, foreign, arthouse and independent films that don’t get enough screen time. You, the pop-up cinema owner and curator, can change this. Get creative with your film programme and use your platform to support the film industry and influence positive change in your community. 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿
In the interest of raising awareness to certain days of this month, we have included articles that explore the representation of these communities.
Here’s our movie mix of the month to inspire your curation.
June 1 Global Day of Parents Mrs. Doubtfire (1999) PG-13 | comedy
World Milk Day Rebel Without a Cause (1955) PG-13 | drama
World Reef Day Coral Reef Adventure G | documentary & Finding Nemo (2003) G | animation, adventure, comedy
June 2 International Sex Workers Day Pretty Woman (2009) R | comedy, romance
June 3 World Bicycle Day The Bicycle Thieves (1948) drama
June 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression The Girl Next Door (2007) R | drama
June 5 World Environment Day 2040 (2019) documentary
June 6 Drive-In Movie Day
June 7 World Food Safety Day Forks over Knives (2011) PG | documentary
June 8 World Brain Tumour Day Phenomenon (1996) PG | drama, fantasy, romance
World Oceans Day The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) R | action, adventure, comedy & The Story of Plastic 2019 documentary
June 9 Donald Duck Day Donald Duck Goes West (1965) animation
June 11 International Lynx Day “Europe’s New Wild” The Missing Lynx (2021) documentary. Use your pop-up cinema event to raise awareness for the things that matter. You can screen this 48 minute documentary before your main feature.
June 12 Superman Day Superman (1978) PG | adventure
World Day Against Child Labour Sold (2014) PG-13 | drama
Global Wellness Day Midnight in Paris (2013) PG-13 comedy, fantasy, romance
World Wide Knit in Public Day Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) G | animation, adventure, comedy
June 13 International Albinism Awareness Day In the Shadow of the Sun (2012) documentary Read this article that explores the representation of this community.
June 14 World Blood Donor Day The Children Act (2017) R | drama
World Wind Day The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) PG | biography, drama, history
June 16 World Sea Turtle Day Turtle: The Incredible Journey PG | documentary
Youth Day (South Africa) Sarafina! (1992) drama, musical & Uprize (2017) documentary & Cry Freedom (1987) biographic, drama, history
June 17 World Croc Day Crocodile Dundee (1986) PG-13 action, adventure, comedy
June 18 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Kiss the Ground (2020) documentary
Autistic Pride Day Rain Man (1998) R | drama (Character with Autism, classified as an Autistic Savant) Read this article about the movie and the effect it had on the community. Mary and Max (2009) Stop Animation. (Character with Asperger’s syndrome)
June 19 World Sickle Cell Awareness Day Spilled Milk (2017) documentary
June 20 World Father’s Day National Lampoons Vacation (1983) R | adventure, comedy
World Refugee Day Human Flow (2017) PG-13 documentary
June 21 International Go Skateboarding Day Lords of Dogtown (2005) PG-13 documentary
International Yoga Day Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014) PG-13 documentary
International Surfing Day The Endless Summer (1965) documentary, sport
World Giraffe Day Zootopia (2016) PG | animation, adventure, comedy
World Humanist Day Selma (2014) PG-13 | biography, drama, history
World Music Day Walk The Line (2005) PG-13 biography, drama, music
June 22 World Camel Day Tracks (2013) adventure, biography, drama
World Rainforest Day King Kong (2005) PG-13 | action, adventure, drama
June 23 International Olympic Day Cool Runnings (1993) PG | adventure, comedy family
International Widows Day Inception (2010) PG-13 | action, adventure, sci-fi
June 25 World Vitiligo Day The White Tiger (2021) R | crime, drama
June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Traffic (2000) R | crime, drama, thriller
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Rescue Dawn (2006) PG-13 | action, biography, drama
World Refrigeration Day The Day After Tomorrow (2004) PG-13 | action, adventure, sci-fi
June 27 International PTSD Awareness Day Jacob’s Ladder (1990) R | drama, horror, mystery
June 28 International CAPS LOCKS DAY Populaire (2012) R | comedy, romance, sport
June 30 International Asteroid Day Armageddon (1998) PG-13 | action, adventure, sci-fi
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