Sunday 05 June 2022
Spring at the SNFCC and a comeback of the screenings at the Great Lawn: The well-established Park Your Cinema series resumes, and renews its cooperation with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival for a second year, presenting the films selected for our adult viewers. Our date is on for unforgettable cinematic moments under the stars!
Looking back on the years that shaped us and experiences we all share, the cozy, welcoming darkness of the movies is ever-present, like a big, shared embrace that fits us all inside. Cinema is part of our coming-of-age tale, of each one’s personal history. Its images are interwoven with those of our own lives; the fictional tales of the films we grew up with merge our personal myths with those of others, the people we consider “our own,” our friends, members of the “tribe” in which we choose to belong.
And through the years, as “going to the movies” transformed over many generations of spectators from mere recreation to something of a “social ritual,” cinema in a way taught us how to mature, at times making us wonder whether the most defining coming-of-age story was the one we experienced ourselves, or some other that we saw on the big screen.
This summer, in the warm, welcoming darkness of the open sky of the SNFCC, we will be reliving together some of the stories we grew up with, stories that remind us what it means to be young, then or now or forever, the way only great cinema can.
Juno, an exceptional 16-year-old high-school girl, is faced with an unexpected pregnancy, the upshot of her relationship with her classmate Bleeker. She decides to keep the baby and, aided by her bestie Leah, she finds the “perfect” adoptive parents, Mark and Vanessa. Fortunately for her, Juno enjoys the full support of her parents at the moment when she needs to make some hard and critical decisions, while at the same time flirting with adulthood. Eventually, she manages to develop into a smart and independent teenager. Original Screenplay Oscar for Diablo Cody.
Directed by: Jason ReitmanWritten by: Diablo CodyCinematography by: Eric SteelbergEdited by: Dana E. GlaubermanSound Mixing by: James KusanMusic by: Mateo Messina, Kimya Dawson Production Design by: Steve SakladCast: Elliot Page (Juno MacGuff), Michael Cera (Paulie Bleeker), Jennifer Garner (Vanessa Loring), Jason Bateman (Mark Loring), Allison Janney (Bren MacGuff), J.K. Simmons (Mac MacGuff), Olivia Thirlby (Leah)Production: Mandate Pictures & Mr. MuddProduced by: Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith, Mason NovickCostume Design by: Monique PrudhommeCountry of Production: USAYear of Production: 2007
Sunday 05/06 | 21.00
* It is recommended that guests be equipped with insect repellant, as well as a mat or a blanket to lay on the lawn.
The use of face mask and social distancing measures are mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.
Park your cinema and Park your cinema Kids series are free and open to all, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.