Squeaky Wheel’s Urban Drive-In will Transform Silo City into a GIANT Outdoor Movie Theater!
On Saturday, October 10th, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center and Silo City will transform the industrial grain elevator complex into an Urban Drive-In movie theater for one day only! This FREE outdoor event boasts a line-up of movies from noon to midnight on a gigantic LED movie screen, courtesy of Indigo Productions, enabling maximum screen brightness in broad daylight. Attendees are encouraged to bring comfortable seating, picnic baskets, beverages, blankets and a sweater (it does get windy at this location).
For those interested in a closer look at the Silo City Complex, Explore Buffalo is offering a Silo City: Ground Level Tour, which ends right before the first movie, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, begins. Tickets are $15, $5 for students. These tours are an intimate way to experience the monumental scale of these grain elevators, constructed in the first half of the 20th century, and offers unique opportunities for photographers. Brunch will be available by food truck, post-tour. This is a perfect pairing of events to unwind on a summer afternoon!This event is generously funded by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, administered by Arts Services Initiative through the Buffalo River Funds, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and M&T Bank.
Complete Line-Up of Urban Drive-In Movies:
12:00pm – Monty Python & The Holy Grail
2:00pm – Squeaky Wheel’s 12th Annual Animation Fest
3:00pm – Do The Right Thing
5:30pm – Beasts of the Southern Wild
7:00pm – Mad Max: Fury Road
9:30pm – Hedwig & The Angry Inch
*Short films produced by local filmmakers will be shown in between feature-length films
Brief Synopsis of Films:
Monty Python & The Holy Grail, (1975); King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles. Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones.
Do The Right Thing, (1989); On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. Directed and written by Spike Lee.
Beasts Of The Southern Wild, (2012); Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. Directed by Benh Zeitlin and written by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin.
Mad Max:Fury Road, (2015); In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland. Directed by George Miller and written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nick Lathouris.
Hedwig & The Angry Inch, (2001); A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. Directed and written by John Cameron Mitchell.