Hit the Road: Carlsbad Offers Road Trip Film Series

Photo Credit: City of Carlsbad
Photo Credit: City of Carlsbad

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office will present a free weekly film series in July featuring a variety of American road trips to complement the exhibition, “Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape,” currently on display in the city’s William D. Cannon Art Gallery. '

The exhibition features the work of 15 contemporary artists examining America’s land and history, evoking fond memories, and highlighting the various roadside attractions, monuments and curiosities that define our culture. Exhibition works include a full-scale 1950’s garage, car part sculptures, a 19660 Honda Superhawk motorcycle, and a variety of paintings and photography.

The free film series takes place each Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Doors open at 6:40 p.m.

The firm film was shown on Tuesday, July 7. The road trip film series continues next week.

Tuesday, July 15: “Something Wild” 1986, directed by Jonathan Demme, Rated R

Free spirit Melanie Griffith kidnaps uptight yuppie Jeff Daniels and runs afoul of angry hubby Ray Liotta.

Tuesday, July 22: “The Lucky Ones” 2008, directed by Neil Burger, Rated R

Three wounded soldiers (Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, Michael Pena) return from Iraq to changed families and lives.

Tuesday, July 29: “Rain Man” 1988, directed by Barry Levinson, Rated R

“Best Picture/Actor/Director/Screenplay” Oscars were awarded to this story of a young man’s trip with his autistic brother to get his hands on a $3 million inheritance, starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman.

—City of Carlsbad


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