PARTNERS ANNOUNCE FILM SCHEDULE, INCLUDES DESK SET and BACK TO THE FUTUREWASHINGTON, June 10, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — HBO and Comcast NBCUniversal are proud to announce the return of a favorite Washington summertime tradition, Screen on the Green. Marking its 17th year, the festival will kick-off July 20th with the 1959 classic "NORTH BY NORTHWEST". The free outdoor event will continue with screenings each Monday evening at sunset through August 10th. Each movie will be shown on a giant 20' by 40' outdoor screen on The National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets. The screenings are free and open to the public.
July 20-NORTH BY NORTHWEST (WB) Alfred Hitchcock, at the top of his game, takes us on a whirlwind tour across the U.S. from the United Nations in New York to South Dakota. Along the way, Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint tangle with murderous spies and somehow end up dangling from Mt. Rushmore. Dazzling set pieces (involving planes, trains and automobiles), unmatched suspense, sparkling wit and romance, too. 1959 (136 min) VistaVision
July 27-THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (Fox) We've all heard terrible cruise ship stories, but the tale of this hellish "adventure" is hard to top. While crossing the Atlantic, a luxury liner is capsized by a rogue wave. With the entire world turned upside down, the survivors must fight for their lives. The all-star disaster epic stars Gene Hackman, Leslie Nielsen and a rotund Shelley Winters, as a former championship swimmer (!). She received a Golden Globe for skills in and out of the water. Oscar for Best Song and a special award for Visual Effects. (1972) 117 Min. (PG)
Aug. 3-DESK SET (Fox) Screen legends Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy do office politics and middle-aged romance better than just about anyone. He's an efficiency expert who wants to update her TV research department by installing a room-sized computer. She vows to fight any attempt to replace her brain with a mechanical one. Based on a Broadway comedy, this was the eighth of nine screen pairings of the dynamic duo. Where else could you hear Hepburn sing Cole Porter's "Night and Day," as Tracy plays bongo drums? (1957) 103 Min. (NR)
Aug. 10-BACK TO THE FUTURE (Universal) A 1985 teen (Michael J. Fox) time travels back to 1955 where he finds himself caught up in the courtship of his then teenaged parents-to-be. Christopher Lloyd has great fun as the mad scientist who makes the impossible possible. Fox, a very busy boy, filmed his hit TV show "Family Ties" during the day and "BTTF" at night. President Ronald Regan was a fan, quoting the sci-fi comedy in his 1986 State of the Union Address. Huey Lewis was Oscar nominated for his song "The Power Of Love." (1985) 116 Min. (PG)
Classic Animation provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Studios.
For more information, call the "Screen on the Green" hotline at 1-877-262-5866 or visit the festival's website at www.hbo.com/screenonthegreen (live on June 15th) or on Twitter at #HBOScreenontheGreen
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