Movie Mix of the Month: JUNE
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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.

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June New Releases poster

New Releases

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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