TUNKHANNOCK — What could be better for movie lovers than a mid-summer buffet of the best recent foreign and independent films?
This year the Dietrich Theater’s Summer Fest, sponsored by Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company, is adding another week, to give film-goers added opportunities to see 14 acclaimed films. Summer Fest 2016 begins at 6 p.m. Friday July 15 with the Opening Night Gala, featuring two films: “Love and Friendship” and “Dark Horse.” The festival will continue through July 28.
Reservations are required only for the Opening Night Gala, featuring two films with wine, beer, popcorn, crackers, cheese, fruit and strawberry shortcake. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling the theater at 570-996-1500. All other Summer Fest movie tickets are $8.50 each and are available at the ticket booth or online at dietrichtheater.com.
Another special event during Summer Fest will feature area tango dancers Karen and Mike Lucey, of NEPA Tango in the Tent, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Before the showing of “Our Last Tango,” a documentary that tells the true story of the life and love of Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, the Luceys will tell moviegoers about their tango lessons with Argentina’s most famous tango dancers and how anyone can learn the tango.
To wind up Summer Fest, all are invited to a Post-Fest Film Discussion at 1 p.m. Friday, July 29 for those who want to talk about the content or significance of some of the movies. At this discussion, everyone can voice opinions about the movies and about Summer Fest 2016.
‘Love and Friendship,’ a Jane Austen film adaptation starring Kate Bekinsdale and Chloe Sevigny and directed by Whit Stillman, will be shown during Summer Fest at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
Winner of the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ‘Dark Horse,’ which is on the lineup for Summer Fest at the Dietrich, is the inspirational and uplifting true story of a barmaid and her husband in a small town from South Wales who decide to buy and breed a racing horse.