Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Vote now for the IMA Summer Nights program

If you've never experienced the Summer Nights film program at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, you're truly missing out on a great movie experience.

It's movies outdoors in the IMA's Greek-style atrium theater, often preceded by an interesting guest or program of sorts. I remember going there a couple of years ago to see "Breaking Away," and they had the real-life guy the main character was based on there.

Once again, the IMA is offering you a chance to pick some of the lineup this year. Starting today (Feb. 11) you can go to their web site and cast your vote in several categories. I'm hooked up with the inside dope, so I've got a sneak peek at the choices to share:

Rain, Rain, Go Away

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s our philosophy, so choose your favorite from this list of recent Summer Nights rain-outs--we’ll give it a second chance on the big screen.

A Hard Days’ Night (1964)

Barbershop (2002)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Field of Dreams (1989)

Hey, Mr. DJ

Check out this set list. Any of these riff heavy films hit the right chord? Pick your favorite.

Empire Records (1995)

Grease (1978)

High Fidelity (2000)

Once (2006)

Classically Cult

Let’s admit, these films are bad. Bad as in GREAT! Tell us which film you love to hate.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Dazed & Confused (1993)

Flash Gordon (1980)

Footloose (1984)

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Love a man in uniform? Have a thing for hitmen? Pull the trigger on your favorite sweet action flick.

Desperado (1995)

Fight Club (1999)

French Connection (1971)

The Professional (1994)

Here are my picks, and reasons why:

A Hard Day's Night -- Never seen it, and I need to.

Once -- Wonderful little love/music story that most people missed.

Flash Gordon -- "No! Not the bore worms!!" 'Nuff said.

Fight Club -- Haven't seen it since it came out, didn't like it that much then, want to see if my sensibility has changed.

Polls close Feb. 27, so vote now!

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