The Museum of Science & History (MoSH) will be a great place to keep cool this summer, with movies for fans of all ages. In addition to the regular Giant Screen Theater programming, this summer brings a pride movie series and a chance to hear the Production Illustrator from the 1984 release of Dune talk about his art.
Summer Pride Film Series
MoSH has announced a new LGBTQ+ film series, which will run in conjunction with the Rise Up and Memphis Proud exhibits. The Summer Pride Film Series, was made possible by Greg Creel of Distribution Solutions, allowing the films to be screened at a discounted rate. The first three films have been announced: Swan Song, To Decadence with Love, Thanks for Everything, and Moonlight, with an additional film to be announced over the summer. The Summer Pride Film Series is part of a greater schedule of events celebrating and exploring issues that are important to the LGBTQ+ community.
June 23: Swan Song (RATED R) is the story of a retired hairdresser who embarks on a comical and bittersweet odyssey across town to style a former customer’s hair, confronting the ghosts of his past while collecting the beauty supplies necessary for the job.
July 28: To Decadence with Love, Thanks for Everything, a film by Stuart Sox (Not Rated, but features adult content)i s a documentary that follows drag queens Laveau Contraire and Franky Canga as they prepare for their weekend at New Orleans’ queer celebration of identity, Southern Decadence.
August 25: Moonlight (RATED R) looks at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami grappling with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood. Moonlight won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2017.
All Summer Pride Film Series tickets are $15 for non-members and $12 for members. Doors open at 6:30 PM; and films begin at 7:00 PM. There will be a cash bar and childcare available. Curiosity Club, an on-site childcare program, will be supervised by MoSH staff and includes fun and interactive science activities. Costs for childcare are $15 for non-members or $12 for members.
Dune Film Movie & Mixer – June 25
This special screening of the newly remastered theatrical cut of Dune will begin with a discussion with Ron Miller, Production Illustrator for the film. Regarded as one of the leading movie production artists and space illustrators of our time, Miller collaborated with iconic director David Lynch on the original version of Dune, first released in 1984.
“With the recent release of the new Dune movie, we wanted to public to see the original version, and get the behind-the-scenes story from the original Production Illustrator, Ron Miller,” said Tony Hardy, MoSH Theater Director. The MoSH lobby will also feature some rarely seen artwork and film artifacts.
The doors will open at 5:30 PM, with drinks available from the Tipsy Tumbler. Discussion with Ron Miller will begin at 6:30 PM, followed by movie.
Turtle Odyssey 3D – Now Playing
Turtle Odyssey tells the heartwarming story of one tiny sea turtle’s big adventure. Based in Australia and narrated by Russell Crowe, Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean.
The film follows Bunji from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures and has some really wild encounters. She will eventually migrate, with mysterious precision, back to the very beach where she was born—to lay her own eggs that are the foundation of the next generation.
For tickets to MoSH summer movies, visit their website.