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Erie Art Museum to Launch New Film Series Curated by Filmmaker John C. Lyons

Erie Art Museum will host summer film series downtown on Wednesday evenings starting June 6.

Erie, PA, May 17, 2012 --( FILM at the Erie Art Museum, a brand new initiative launching this June, announces the Wednesday night summer film series lineup curated by filmmaker John C. Lyons. Screenings will take place in the Museum’s Multipurpose Room at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). The film series is free to the public, with a suggested $5 donation.

Magic Hat is the official sponsor of FILM at the Erie Art Museum. Magic Hat will offer complimentary samples each week to patrons 21 and over. Beer, wine, popcorn and candy will also be available for purchase.

June 6 – Kickoff Event, Members of the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania will preview the summer film program and chronicle the history of film production and events in the region as well as their economic impact. Join the Film Society for snacks and beer sampling.

June 13 – There Are No Goodbyes (2012), A lonely man finds purpose in his life in the current socio-political climate of blue-collar America. A special, work-in-progress screening of Lyons Den Productions’ new feature film which was shot in Erie, Poland, Ireland, and Czech Republic. Drama/Romance – PG13

June 20 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Mankind finds a mysterious artifact buried on the moon and, with an intelligent computer, sets off on a quest. Science fiction - G

June 27 - Amélie (2001), An innocent and naïve girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love. Romance/Comedy - R

July 6* – Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle (2011), In 2001, Jim Gordon proposed building a major wind farm in the middle of Nantucket. Cape Spin became his personal odyssey and one of the decade’s most confounding political battles. Documentary/Politics – NR.

July 11 - The Road (2009), A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible. Filmed in and around the Erie area. Drama - R

July 18 – Baraka (1992), A journey of rediscovery and reconnecting. Filmed in 24 countries at over 150 locations this breathtaking nonverbal film envelopes the viewer with dramatic images of nature, religious ritual, oppressive city life, and war. Documentary/Environment - NR

July 25 – Taxi Driver (1976), A mentally unstable Vietnam veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in NYC where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process. Drama - R

August 1 – That Thing You Do! (1996), A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can. Erie serves as the band’s hometown in the story. Music/Comedy - PG

August 8 – Eraserhead (1977), A man tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newborn child. Horror/Science fiction - UR

August 15 – The Celebration (1998), A respected family patriarch and businessman celebrates his 60th birthday at the family-run castle hotel when some unpleasant truths are revealed. Drama - R

August 22 – 12 Angry Men (1957), A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. Drama - PG

August 29 – Wuthering Heights (2012), A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Romance/Drama - NR

About FILM at the Erie Art Museum
FILM at the Erie Art Museum is a celebration of the social and cultural experience of cinema. Curated by filmmaker John C. Lyons, the weekly series will showcase an eclectic program of quality films and be a place for cinephiles and casual viewers alike to gather, enjoy, and discuss. FILM at the Erie Art Museum seeks to foster awareness and appreciation of the art of film and to broaden the access to less commercial productions.

More information on FILM at the Erie Art Museum can be found at,, and on the Museum’s website, For questions and sponsorship opportunities, email
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