The Abell Summer Film Series "Summer of Swayze" continues this week with Point Break. Swayze takes it to 11 on the Swayze scale while keeping his cool in a high stakes series of bank heists, skydiving and surfing escapades. Extreme! An early directing credit to Kathryn Bigelow gives the film some substance, allowing the improbable undercover cop duo of Gary Busey and Keanu Reeves to gain depth that couldn't be replicated in the 2015 remake. As Swayze's surf guru character Bohdi reminds us: "Little hand says it's time to rock and roll".
Films are shown in the Waverly Main Street Park adjacent to the Farmer's Market lot off 32nd Street at Brentwood Lane, between Barclay & Greenmount, on Friday evenings at dusk. All showings are free to the public. For the complete schedule, see below.
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July 20: The Outsiders, PG
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
July 27: Dirty Dancing, PG
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
August 3: Point Break, R
An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.
August 10: Red Dawn, PG-13
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
August 17: Road House, R
A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.
August 24: To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar! PG-13
Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.
August 31: Fox and the Hound, G
Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies.
Films begin at dusk; the first film on July 20 will begin at 8:30 p.m., with subsequent films starting progressively earlier.