Rock 'n' Roll Movies Take Over the Library's Rooftop For the 2012 Summer Off-the-Wall Series

For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2012
Contact: Robert Butler
816.701.3729
Rock 'n' Roll Movies Take Over the Library's Rooftop For the 2012 Summer Off-the-Wall Series

City Market watering hole Harry's Country Club has joined forces with the Library to bring rock 'n' roll movies to the summer Off-the-Wall film series.

Those attending the Friday night screenings will receive a coupon good for 25% off food and drink at Harry's at 112 Missouri Avenue. The coupon is good any day an
Off-the-Wall screening is scheduled and can be used before or after the show.

Movies are shown at 8:45 p.m. on the third Friday of every month, May through September, 2012 on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Entitled Procreation, Pharmaceuticals, and Backbeat-Driven/Blues-Based Music (think about it), this series dishes comedy, a dash of drama, and a whole lot of toe-tapping, head-bobbing (if not head-banging) music.

Feel free to bring blankets and folding chairs. (Note: The Central Library closes at 5 p.m. on Fridays, but the doors reopen at 8 p.m. for Off-the-Wall audiences.)

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.

Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore. Be sure to bring your parking ticket to have it validated.

The lineup:

Friday, May 18: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001: R) - John Cameron Mitchell shines as the star, writer, and director of this outrageous musical about a punky rocker dealing with a botched sex-change operation.

Friday, June 15: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010: PG-13) - To win the hand of beauty Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), baby-faced rocker Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) must do musical battle with Ramona's ex-lovers.

Friday, July 20: Across the Universe (2007: PG-13) - Visionary director Julie Taymor delivers the saga of Jude and Lucy, young lovers whose lives unfold to a fantastic collection of Beatles tunes.

Friday, August 17: 24 Hour Party People (2002: R) - Steve Coogan plays Tony Wilson, the punk rock impresario who in the '70s pushed the careers of Joy Division and James and the Happy Mondays.

Friday, September 21: The Runaways (2010: R) - Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart), Sherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), and their teen girl band The Runaways deal with sudden rock stardom and Machiavellian manager Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon).

Please note that most titles are recommended for adults only.