Film al Fresco: Indie Films & Food Trucks on the Parkway this Summer


Indie films and delicious food will meet again on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this summer, with the second year of Film al Fresco, an outdoor film series presented by The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design that features independent films by emerging artists from the Philadelphia area.

Aviator Park will feature screenings on Friday evenings in June and July this summer, all of which are free and open to the public. Guests can nosh on tasty snacks from local food trucks — including Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Dapper Dog — as they take in films from local up-and-comers.

Friday, June 13th will kick off the screenings with Assumption of Risk, a film produced and directed by Mark Kochanowicz. The film series, which was established after The Galleries at Moore received the Knight Arts Challenge Grant in 2012, will also feature narrative and animated shorts. For instance, several shorts will be showcased back to back on June 27th and July 25th, including Shane Salantri’s Around the Block, and Naomi Levine’s Memory Untitled.

Screenings will begin at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.) and food trucks will arrive at 7 p.m. — so come early, grab some movie munchies, and enjoy some seriously cool indies under the stars.
Film al Fresco is free and open to the public. Word to parents: The films are unrated, so viewer discretion is advised.

For more information and a complete list of films and food trucks, click here.

Friday evenings, June 13th – July 25th, Aviator Park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in front of Moore College of Art & Design, 20th Street and The Parkway.