Below is the revised schedule for Hoboken’s Movies Under the Stars series for the Summer of 2012….
Movies Under the Stars 2012
Presented by Mayor Dawn Zimmer and The City of Hoboken
Co-sponsored by: Projected Images of Hudson County
and the Hudson County Division of Cultural Affairs
These free outdoor movie screenings take place at Pier A Park, overlooking the beautiful Manhattan skyline, located on First St. and Frank Sinatra Drive.
Movies begin at 9:00 pm in June and July and around at 8:15 pm in August, unless otherwise noted below. For the best seating, come early and bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. You may bring a picnic, but alcohol consumption is not permitted and subject to a fine.
For those who show up early, we have scheduled live musical performances & short film presentations before some of the movie screenings.
Start times listed below…..
Wednesday July 18th -
Musical performance by Jay Loftus (7:30pm to 8pm) plus a screening of ”Mother Hubbard Among Others”, (Run Time 7:33)” Will be shown before the feature film.
Poor old Mother Hubbard has no food, no money and no clue what to do with her eccentric little dog. A short film by Puppet Heap. Based in Hoboken, founded by artist / designer Paul Andrejco, Puppet Heap boasts a team of the industry’s most talented designers, performers & craftspeople. The workshop has a rich history of bringing dynamic characters to life for some of the biggest names in film, television and theater.
Their clients include The Walt Disney Company, Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, Terry Fator, Veggie Tales, Macy’s, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and many more.
Film screening: The Artist (9:00pm) Rated PG-13, 100 minutes
Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), and Best Director (Jean Dujardin); also starring Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, and Malcolm McDowell. It’s Hollywood, 1927. As silent movie star, George Valentin, wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Wednesday July 25th -
Musical performance: Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert (begins at 7pm) The Demolition String Band & various local performers, will perform songs by Woody Guthrie in celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday.
Film screening: The Help (9:00pm) Rated PG-13; 146 minutes
Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Viola Davis), and winner for Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer); also starring Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, and Sissy Spacek. During the peak of the 1960s civil rights movement, an aspiring author decides to write a book, gathering stories from local, African-American maids; the book unveils secrets about white employers, as well as describes the maids’ daily hardships.
Wednesday August 1st - No movie due to Mumford and Sons concert -
Wednesday August 8th-
Musical performance by Alexandria Potosnak (7:00pm to 7:30pm)
Film screening of: Toy Story 3 (8:15pm) Rated G
Academy Award for Best Animated Film 2010; 103 minutes
Academy Award winner for Best Animated Film in 2010; starring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, and Don Rickles. Right before Andy leaves for college, the toys are mistakenly delivered
to a day-care center instead of the attic. It’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.
Wednesday August 15th -
Screening of another short film by Puppet Heap before the regular feature film
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (8:00pm) 1971
Rated G, 100 minutes; Stars Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson. The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of his factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate.
Wednesday August 22nd -
Musical performance by: Preschool of Rock (7:00pm to 7:30pm) (www.preschoolofrock.org)
Wizard of Oz (8:00pm) 1939, 101 minutes; (not rated)
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Cinematography; winner of Best Musical Score and Best Song (Over the Rainbow). Stars: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Frank Morgan, Bert Lehr, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton, and Billie Burke. Based on the popular stories of L. Frank Baum, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are caught in the path of a tornado–causing them to end up in the land of Oz. Here, she makes friends and overcomes foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz–whom everyone says can help her return home.
Schedules are subject to change. In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled. Canceled films will be rescheduled on Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 beginning at 9:30pm following the regularly scheduled film at 8:15pm. Check back for updates.
For further information call Geri Fallo (201) 420-2207, at Hoboken’s Division of Cultural Affairs.
A Big Thanks to the Generous Sponsors…
Title Sponsors: Projected Images of Hudson County and the Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs
Gold Sponsors: The Applied Companies, United Water, P.R.omotions! and The Shannon
Silver Sponsors: Shop Rite of Hoboken, The Burgiss Group, and State Farm Insurance
Additional Support provided by: Singleton Galmann Realty, My Gym, Wells Fargo, Bijou Properties
This program is made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State,
a partner agency of The National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive and The Board of Chosen Freeholders.