Events

AVAM's Flicks From The Hill

Presented in the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater

#Flicks 2015 schedule announced!

  • When: Thursdays: July 9–August 27
  • Time: Screenings @ 9pm
  • AVAM Open & FREE 5-9pm on Flicks nights!
  • Cost: FREE!!!
  • Where: On Federal Hill
    Rain location: inside AVAM's JRVC, 3rd fl.

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition, The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman's Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE! AVAM's #Flicks series was listed by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the "World's Best Free Things," and won City Paper's 2014 Best of Baltimore award for "Best Rain or Shine Event." And don't forget: the museum is OPEN & FREE between 5pm and 9pm on Flicks nights! American Visionary Art Museum is located at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD 21230 (Map), Phone: 410-244-1900.

Rain Location:

In the event of rain or other nasty weather, we will show the Flicks inside AVAM's Jim Rouse Visionary Center (JRVC) building on the 3rd floor. We watch the weather reports closely, and will announce the change as soon as we know via our Facebook (facebook.com/theavam) and Twitter (@TheAVAM) channels. Chairs will be available for the indoor screenings, or you can bring your own blanket and cozy up on the floor. Restrooms are convieniently located on each floor of the JRVC building, and there are elevators available as well. Sorry, no pets allowed inside.

Accessibility:

AVAM strives to make our free Flicks From The Hill series a fun and entertaining experience for all. We have intergrated several accessibility options so that all our fans may enjoy the films. If you have special accessibility needs for this event, please contact us ahead of time so that we may assist you. Thanks & we hope you enjoy the show!

Sponsors

American Visionary Art Museum's Flicks From The Hill series is sponsored by Charlton and Patrick Hughes. Media Sponsors: City Paper & SoBo Voice.

 

Flicks From The Hill 2015 Season:

All screenings are at 9pm on Federal Hill & FREE!

July 9: JAWS

1975 • PG • Director: Steven Spielberg • Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (IMDB)

with Flicks Premiere Party: 6:30-8:30pm • $15, $10 Members • AVAM's Sculpture Barn & Garden • MORE

July 16: The Truman Show

1998 • PG • Director: Peter Weir • Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show. (IMDB)

with Tour de Federal Hill Bike Ride #1: 6:30-8pm • FREE! • Meet @ Race Pace Bikes, Finish @ AVAM • MORE

July 23: Labyrinth

1986 • PG • Director: Jim Henson • Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud

Fifteen-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in thirteen hours. (IMDB)

with Zumba class with Federal Hill Fitness: 7-7:45pm • FREE! • AVAM's JRVC Plaza • MORE

July 30: Big Fish – Members Choice!

2003 • PG-13 • Director: Tim Burton • Starring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup

The story of a braggart and exaggerator, Edward Bloom, and his son, William, who—after a long estrangement—returns home only to learn his father is dying of cancer. Desperate to know the complicated man before it's too late, William sets out, trying to unravel fact from fiction. (Rotten Tomatoes)

with Members Reception: 6:30-8:30pm • FREE for AVAM Members! • AVAM's Sculpture Barn & Garden • MORE

August 6: Awakenings

1990 • PG-13 • Director: Penny Marshall • Starring: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them. (IMDB)

with Charm City Yoga Workshop: 7-7:45pm • FREE, BYO Yoga Mat & Towel • AVAM's JRVC Plaza • MORE

August 13: Searching for Bobby Fischer

1993 • PG • Director: Steven Zaillian • Starring: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc

Josh Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc) is a typical seven-year-old who happens to be a chess prodigy. Joe Mantegna stars as Josh's Father, a sportswriter determined to see his son become a champion. Searching for Bobby Fischer is about their heartwarming journey of discovery, as a father and son learn the one thing neither can afford to lose: their love for each other. Laurence Fishburne and Ben Kingsley deliver powerful supporting performances in this uplifting film that's rich with all the promise and wonder of life. (iTunes)

with Tour de Federal Hill Bike Ride #2: 6:30-8pm • FREE! • Meet @ Race Pace Bikes, Finish @ AVAM • MORE

August 20: Beasts of the Southern Wild

2012 • PG-13 • Director: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly

Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), in a remote Delta community. Wink is a stern taskmaster, but he is preparing his young daughter for the end of the world. When Wink falls mysteriously ill, nature seems to fall ill with him. Temperatures rise, the ice caps melt and fearsome prehistoric beasts called aurochs run loose. Rising waters threaten to engulf their community, sending Hushpuppy in search of her long-lost mother. (Google)

with Fun Run with Charm City Run: 7-8pm • FREE! • Starts & Ends @ AVAM • MORE

August 27: The Wizard of Oz

1939 • N.R. • Directors: Norman Taurog, King Vidor, Victor Fleming, Mervyn LeRoy, George Cukor • Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (IMDB)

with Flicks Food Truck Night: 5:30-8:30pm • FREE entry! (bring $ to pay for your grub) • Outside @ AVAM • MORE