Friday 01 September 2023
The future and the unknown will never cease to amaze us. They have inspired the most vibrant minds of science fiction like never before. Cinema constantly dreams of what is out there and shows us the road that leads to the wildest adventures, the most unpredictable stories. It unlocks the magic, soothes our fears and takes us to unlikely destinations in time and space.
This summer, Park your Cinema is showing films selected by the Thessaloniki Film Festival that see the future as an exciting ride into the unknown: iconic films of the 80s and 90s (Back to the Future, War Games, The Men with the Blacks, Day of the Groundhog, The Martians Attack, Big, Jurassic Park, The Iron Giant), but also more recent ones (After the Next Day, Wall-E, Interstellar, Microcosm, Ready Player One).
As, after all, we know, the most beautiful adventures are not always the safest - this is what give them their special charm. In the end, however, they assure us that everything will be fine.
This is how we want to look at tomorrow and this is how we will meet it cinematically at the Great Lawn of the Stavros Niarchos Park: with the impatience of a child thirsty for future adventures.
Director: Alexander Payne
Scriptwriter: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Starring: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Cristoph Waltz
When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul Safranek and his wife Audrey decide to ditch their stressed-out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community. Filled with life-changing adventures and endless possibilities, Leisureland offers more than riches, as Paul discovers a whole new world and realizes that we are meant for something bigger. A brilliant allegorical comedy by the much-beloved director Alexander Payne, on the dire human need to find the scale that best fits our life.
Sensory Friendly Screening
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) and TheHappyAct present a Sensory Friendly Screening, as part of the SNFCC’s series of open-air cinema screenings Park Your Cinema Kids.
What are Sensory Friendly Screenings?
Sensitive Friendly Screenings are custom-made screenings of films, designed to make them accessible to people with autism and sensory processing disorders.
The screenings feature:
There is no waiting time for advertisements and no requirement for silence.
Friday 01/09 | 20.30
* It is recommended that guests be equipped with insect repellant, as well as a mat or a blanket to lay on the lawn.
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.