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Film Night in the Park 2010: “The World’s Fastest Indian” | San Anselmo

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Friday, August 13, 2010 - 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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A movie that exudes affection and goodwill, The World’s Fastest Indian is an unabashed mash note to a lovely character from New Zealand’s recent past. Burt Munro, played by Anthony Hopkins, is a cantankerous Kiwi with an obsession: he’s been tinkering with his 1920s-era Indian brand motorcycle for years, pushing it to ever-faster speeds. It’s the 1960s, and Burt has the utterly mad idea of taking the bike to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, site of world records for speed racing. The movie takes a while to get to the journey–and then the journey takes a while–but the genial atmosphere prevails. (People of a certain age, for whom the word “Bonneville” evokes pleasant associations with hotrods and world-speed records, will not be disappointed in the film’s location shooting, or its sense of awe.) Hopkins is not quite on-the-money casting for the jovial, happy-go-lucky Munro, and his accent wavers, but he nails the emotional scenes and the fascination with speed. Smaller bits are well-filled by Diane Ladd and Christopher Lawford (son of Peter), who looks uncannily of the era. New Zealand director Roger Donaldson doesn’t take any chances here, but the story clearly means something to him, and that sense of commitment carries the film through its sleepier moments. –Robert Horton

Friday, August 13, 2010 – 8pm/Dusk
400th Block of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo, CA, 94960

Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings and projected on a giant outdoor screen. Films-goers are encouraged to arrive early, spread out a blanket and picnic prior to the screening, but discouraged from bringing chairs.

Every summer Film Night in the Park puts on free outdoor movies in parks throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. 2010 screenings run from May 21st to September 25th with showtimes starting at dusk or 8pm, whichever is later.

2010 Film Night in the Park Outdoor Film Series
San Francisco

All shows begin at 8pm or Dusk, Schedule Subject to Change

Saturday, 6/19, Dolores Park, GREASE SING-A-LONG (1978)
Saturday, 7/10, Union Square, DIRTY DANCING (1988)
Saturday, 8/7, Dolores Park, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986)
Saturday, 8/28, Union Square, REAR WINDOW (1954)
Saturday, 9/11, Wash. Sq. Park, AMELIE (2001)
Saturday, 10/25, Dolores Park, THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998)

2010 Film Night in the Park Outdoor Film Series
Bay Area
All shows begin at 8pm or Dusk, Schedule Subject to Change

May 2010
Friday May 21 San Anselmo SHERLOCK HOLMES (Robert Downey Jr.)
Saturday May 22 San Anselmo THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
Friday May 28 San Anselmo TWILIGHT
Saturday May 29 San Anselmo ON THE EDGE (Dipsea 100 Anniversary)

June 2010
Friday June 11 Fairfax CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (EcoFest)
Friday June 18 Mill Valley STAR TREK
Saturday June 19 SF – Dolores Park GREASE SING-ALONG

July 2010
Friday July 9 San Anselmo LET IT BE
Saturday July 10 SF – Union Square DIRTY DANCING
Friday July 23 San Anselmo THE BLOB (1958)
Friday July 30 San Anselmo FANTASTIC MR. FOX
Saturday July 31 San Anselmo JAWS

August 2010
Friday August 6 San Geronimo NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
Saturday August 7 SF – Dolores Park FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
Friday August 13 San Anselmo THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN
Saturday August 14 San Anselmo MAMMA MIA (SING-ALONG)
Friday August 20 San Anselmo Hitchcock’s NOTORIOUS
Saturday August 21 San Anselmo CORALINE
Saturday August 28 SF – Union Square REAR WINDOW

September 2010
Friday September 3 San Anselmo 16 CANDLES
Saturday September 4 San Anselmo UP
Sunday September 5 San Anselmo AVATAR
Friday September 10 Mill Valley ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Johnny Depp)
Saturday September 11 SF – Washington Sq. Park AMELIE
Saturday September 18 San Anselmo Special Screening – Film TBA
Friday September 24 San Geronimo WALL-E
Saturday September 25 SF – Dolores Park THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Film Night in the Park Locations:
SAN ANSELMO – Creek Park, the 400 block of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 94960
FAIRFAX – Central Field, Broadway & Bank 94930
MILL VALLEY – Old Mill Park, 300 block of Throckmorton Ave. 94941
SAN GERONIMO – San Geronimo Valley Community Center , 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 94963
– Dolores Park,  Dolores and 19th
– Washington Square Park, Union & Columbus
– Union Square, Geary & Powell

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are gladly accepted
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