Millennium Park Summer Film Series
This summer, DCASE is pleased to present the Millennium Park Summer Film Series on Tuesdays from July 11 through August 29. Films start at 6:30pm.
Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on the state-of- the-art, 40-foot LED screen.
Tuesday, July 11 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 5pm)
(2011, 130 minutes, PG-13)
In this high-octane, globe-trotting entry in the FAST & FURIOUS saga, Dominic Toretto and his elite crew of street racers find themselves exiled in Rio De Janeiro after a daring prison escape. With hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs hot on their trail, the team plans a massive heist to buy their freedom once and for all.
Tuesday, July 18 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 5pm)
(2022, 100 minutes, PG)
Meilin is a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother's dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, but slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter - an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren't enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she "poofs" into a giant red panda. This heartwarming Pixar gem features a winning blend of fast-paced comedy, family drama, and stunning animation.
Tuesday, July 25 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 3pm)
(2022, 161 min, PG-13)
The sequel to Marvel's world-changing smash hit BLACK PANTHER finds the nation of Wakanda at a crossroads and facing new challenges in their role as a visible world power, all the while mourning the recent death of their king and Black Panther, T'Challa. Chief among their new adversaries is Namor, the enigmatic leader of an underwater civilization that has also harnessed the power of Vibranium and sees Wakanda's willingness to share their resources with the world as a threat to his people. T'Challa's surviving loved ones must band together to protect Wakanda and honor their lost king's legacy.
Tuesday, August 1 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 3pm)
(2021, 118 minutes, PG-13)
Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten--until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension, and more.
Tuesday, August 8 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 3pm)
(1995, 97 minutes, PG-13)
Cher is rich, pretty, blonde, popular and fancies herself a matchmaker. When a timid girl named Tai transfers to Cher's school, she sees her newest project, giving Tai a makeover and vowing to find her the perfect boyfriend. But Cher soon realizes that there may be something missing in her own life; something that clothes, popularity and boys may not be able to fix. This totally 90s update of Jane Austen's EMMA features eye-popping fashion and music -- now a classic in its own right.
Tuesday, August 15 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 3pm)
(2022, 130 minutes, PG-13)
After thirty years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he returns to the TOP GUN academy to lead its elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it. The latest entry in the TOP GUN series features a slew of breathtaking, you-are-there flight sequences that will satisfy any audience's need for speed.
Tuesday, August 22 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 5pm)
(2002, 102 minutes, PG-13)
This classic Chicago comedy showcases a day in the life of a South Side barbershop with an iconic and hilarious ensemble cast. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy reflected in the people who frequent the shop, and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out.
Tuesday, August 29 • 6:30pm (Gates open at 5pm)
(2022, 139 minutes, R)
With her laundromat teetering on the brink of failure and her marriage on the rocks, overworked Evelyn Wang struggles to cope with everything in the face of a nerve-wracking tax audit. As all her troubles come to a head, a rift suddenly opens up in the multiverse, thrusting the hapless Evelyn center-stage into a battle for the fate of all existence. This wacky, touching and irresistible sci-fi odyssey took home 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.