the saint louis art museum film series returns to art hill friday, july 12. courtesy of the saint louis art museum

Art Hill Film Series celebrates 10 years of movies under the stars

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Films, food and fun is what the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Art Hill Film Series is all about, and this year’s celebration will commemorate 10 years of movies under the stars.

This summer’s films are full of squad goals, featuring all-time favorite groups, gangs and crews in the spirit of the support the Art Hill Film Series has had for the past decade.

“The theme is ‘Dream Team,’ and we really chose that theme because this is the 10th year of the of the Art Hill Film Series, and it’s been an amazing run, and we are so pleased and happy with all the support that we’ve gotten from the community who comes out every year for the movies,” said Amanda Thompson Rundahl, director of learning and engagement at the Saint Louis Art Museum. 

“We really just wanted to celebrate all the friends, squads and crews of people who come out by featuring films that feature strong teams and strong ensemble casts who also work as teams to make great things happen. So, that’s kind of the spirit – spirit of community, spirit of friendship and teamwork.”

Four Fridays will be dedicated to the Art Hill Film Series with “Black Panther” on July 12, “Anchorman” on July 19, “Ocean’s 8” on July 26 and “The Goonies” on Aug. 2.

Rotating food trucks such as G Burrito, Kamikaze Poke, Man Meats, Buzz Hawaiian, Seoul Taco and Cha Cha Chow will have food for purchase during the Food Truck Fest, which kicks off at 6 p.m. each night.

“It’s the most picturesque place to watch a movie, in my humble opinion, to be out on Art Hill on a summer evening with the grand basin in the background, the huge movie screen with a great sound system, your picnic, your dog and your friends and family to just enjoy a great evening out, great food, drinks, live music and festivities,” Thompson Rundahl said.

Local bands and DJs will also perform: James Biko on July 12, Charles Glenn Trio on July 19, DJ Jillian on July 26 and Retro Boogie on Aug. 2. The event is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The party starts at 6 p.m. and showtime is at 9 p.m.

Darian Stevenson is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine.

Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of the Saint Louis Art Museum Film Series.