BIFF Joins with Shakespeare & Company to Present the Berkshire Drive-In Summer Film Series

Still from ‘Desert One’

(LENOX, Mass.) – Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple’s new film “Desert One” will kick off the Berkshire Drive-In – a new a “Pop-up Drive-in” summer film series presented by the Berkshire International Film Festival on the campus of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox – on Thursday, July 23, at 8:30pm.

Films will be screened Thursday through Sunday evenings beginning Thursday, July 23, and continuing through September 13, 2020. The series will present nearly 40 curated films including a unique variety of documentaries, narrative features, Sundance hits, Shakespeare-themed films, family films, and award-winning animated films curated by Palm Springs International Animation Festival.

Still from ‘Olympia’

The documentary “Olympia” about legendary actress Olympia Dukakis will be screened in partnership with the Williamstown Theatre Festival on Friday, July 24. “Women in Blue” will be screened on Saturday, July 25, followed by an award-winning Animated Shorts Collection, in partnership with the Palm Springs International Animated Festival, on Sunday, July 26.

Tickets are $15 per person (kids under 10 are free) and are on sale at Berkshire International Film Festival  .

Gates open at 7:30pm with show time at 8:30pm until August 15, when films will begin at 8:15pm. Cars will not be permitted on the grounds once the film begins.

 

 

July 23 – Desert One, directed by Barbara Kopple

 

July 24 – Olympia, directed by Harry Mavromichalis – in partnership with the Williamstown Theatre Festival

 

July 25 – Women in Blue, directed by Deirdre Fishel

 

July 26 – Award-Winning Animated Short Collection – in partnership with the Palm Springs International Animation Festival

 

July 30 – Iconicity, directed by Leo Zahn

 

July 31 – Richard III, directed by Richard Loncraine

 

Aug 1 – Ai Wei Wei: Yours Truly, directed by Cheryl Haines

 

Aug 2 – Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind, directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni

 

Aug 6 – Beethoven in Beijing, directed by Jennifer Lin

 

Aug 7 – TBD

 

Aug 8 – Monsters and Men, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green

 

Aug 9 – Award-Winning Animated Short Collection – in partnership with the Palm Springs International Animation Festival

 

 

Aug 13 – The Hoy Boys, directed by David Simonds

 

Aug 14 – Olympia – directed by Harry Mavromichalis – in partnership with the Williamstown Theatre Festival

 

Aug 15 – The Prison Within, directed by Katherin Hervey

 

Aug 16 – Pick of the Litter – directed by Don Hardy and Dana Nachman

 

 

Aug 20 – Orchestrating Change, directed by Margie Friedman and Barbara Multer-Wellin

 

Aug 21 – Don’t Be Nice, directed by Max Powers

 

Aug 22 – Radium Girls, directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler

 

Aug 23 – TBD

 

 

 

Aug 27 – The Donut Dollies, directed by Norman Anderson

 

Aug 28 – Shakespeare Behind Bars, directed by Hank Rogerson

 

Aug 29 – Premature, directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green

 

Aug 30 – Field of Dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson

 

 

 

Sept 3 – Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, directed by Mary Wharton

 

Sept 4 – Women in Blue, directed by Deirdre Fishel

 

Sept 5 – Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, directed by Mary Wharton

 

Sept 6 – Playing with Fire, directed by Gina Maria Leonetti

 

 

 

Sept 10 – TBD

 

Sept 11 – Echo in The Canyon, directed by Andrew Slater

 

Sept 12 – The Black Power MixTape, directed by Goran Olson

 

Sept 13 – Award-Winning Animated Short Collection – in partnership with the Palm Springs International Animation Festival

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