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Old Pasadena Hosts Southern California’s Largest Free Outdoor Film Festival

Old Pasadena Management presents the Old Pasadena Film Festival, a free three-week movie series that unites film with urban settings, happening on Fridays and Saturdays, July 10 through 25. Featuring twelve screenings, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is the largest free outdoor film festival in Southern California. This unique district-wide festival will showcase a variety of genres that reflect the urban environment of Old Pasadena's famous and historic downtown. All Old Pasadena Film Festival screenings, appearances and events are free and open to the public. The Old Pasadena Film Festival features one of the only outdoor silent film screenings with a live musical component in the world. The 2009 program includes a very special showing of the recently restored classic silent film, Daddy Long-Legs with members of the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra performing the soundtrack to the film live. The orchestra comprised of internationally recognized chamber musicians and soloists will perform the dynamic musical score by Maria Newman to the film that coined Mary Pickford as "America's Sweetheart" and one of the most beloved actresses in history.

This exciting celebration of the moving picture will also feature classic musicals including Singing in the Rain, Gypsy and Westside Story on the large outdoor screen in the beautiful One Colorado Courtyard. Other outdoor screenings include 80's classics Sixteen Candles and Footloose. Distant Lands, the specialty travel bookstore in Old Pasadena, will host travel films while the festival will conclude with a special "date night" showcasing the irresistible teen-drama Twilight shown underneath the stars on the rooftop of the School House parking garage. All screenings are free and open to the public.

General Public: All screenings are free and open to the public, for more information including a complete schedule visit www.oldpasadena.org.

 

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