The Mercer Island Arts Council’s film series returns with a new name and a fresh look to celebrate the 15th year of FREE movies on Mercer Island!
Continue to discover the “Art of Film” in the second half of this season of Friday Night Films. Movie selections explore visual arts, dance, music, theater, and more to delight art lovers of all ages.
Most screenings start at 7:30 pm at Aljoya, where film historian Lance Rhoades sets the stage with an introduction for each film and then leads a Q&A to share more insights and interesting facts. All films are free and open to the public.
Visit www.mercergov.org/fridayfilms for the full Winter/Spring 2020 lineup.
Bird (Clint Eastwood, 1988)
Friday, February 7 | 7:30 pm | Aljoya, 2430 76th Avenue SE | FREE
Forest Whitaker plays Charlie “Bird” Parker in this tribute to the life and music of the revolutionary alto saxophonist.
Special Event Feature: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird
Join Alex Minami, Community Engagement Manager at the Seattle Opera, for a look at the upcoming production of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird. Told as a dream sequence on the night of Charlie Parker’s death, this touching opera bridges the two worlds of classical and jazz music, creating a match made in music heaven. Audience members can receive a card for discounted tickets to see the show, which opens February 22 at McCaw Hall.
This series is presented by the Mercer Island Arts Council and Mercer Island Parks & Recreation with additional support from the Mercer Island Sister City Association.