Cinespia, the official name behind the Cemetery Screenings, have just announced the line up for their first four weeks of movies held on some empty graves Saturday evenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, kicking off May 19th with Robert Altman’s “The Player”.
May 19th: The Player
May 26th: Vertigo
June 2nd: Gilda
June 9th: Harold and Maude
Gates open at 7pm with an 8:30pm show start, but Cinespia vets know that to get a half decent spot on the lawn you should show up by 5:30pm or even earlier. Their website has a list of do’s and don’ts (ie, barbecues: no, alcohol: yes).
$10 per live body.
My commentary after the jump…
Unfortunately, can’t say I’m too excited by this initial slate – “The Player” is a great movie about Hollywood, so fitting for the cemetery full of dead movie execs and screenwriters, but not exactly the kind of popcorn fare I’d want to watch with a picnic. Anything Hitchcock is a nice choice, and “Vertigo” is probably the most exciting of the four, but “Gilda” or “Harold and Maude”? Sure, the Cemetery Screenings tend to fill up no matter what they put on the screen, but this filmgoer is so far disappointed.
My dream slate would include “The Outsiders”, “The Lost Boys”, and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (did they show that before?).
Any other suggestions in case the folks from Cinespia are reading?