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!
Join us for Friday Night Films and discover the “Art of Film” through a dozen movies about visual arts, dance, music, theater, and more. From musicals to documentaries, animated features to biopics, this season will 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 2019 lineup.
Swing Time (George Stevens, 1936)
Friday, November 1 | 7:30 pm | Aljoya, 2430 76th Avenue SE | FREE
Performer and gambler Fred Astaire travels to New York City to raise $25,000 to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with aspiring dancer Ginger Rogers. Considered by many to be Astaire and Rogers’ best dance musical, Swing Time features dance achievements like “Never Gonna Dance,” a superb score by Jerome Kern, and the Academy Award winning song “The Way You Look Tonight” written by Dorothy Fields and Kern.
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.