Ojai Film Society announces Free Summer Film Series

Posted by Larry Gleeson

The Ojai Film Society announces
Free Summer Film Series

Screenings will kick off July 28th

Series will conclude on October 6th

Ojai, CA (July 12, 2023) – The Ojai Film Society announced the lineup of films for this year’s edition of the organization’s popular Free Summer Film Series. Sponsored by Hotel El Roblar, the series kicks off with Alejandra Vasquez and Sam Osborn’s Sundance hit Going Varsity in Mariachi on July 28. The series will include classics and beloved favorites that movie fans, cinephiles, and families alike can enjoy in outdoor screenings at the Libbey Bowl (210 S. Signal Street) every other Friday from late July through early October.

Regarding the creation of the Summer Film Series, Ojai Film Society President, Kathleen Schafer, said, “As the OFS emerged from the Pandemic, we understood the need for a new way of fulfilling our mission to bring film to the Ojai Valley. By focusing on screening films outdoors and making attendance free for everyone, it is easier for anyone who wants to enjoy these films to do so. And the enthusiastic response of our audiences helps attract filmmakers to bring their new films to Ojai. Not only is it a wonderful model for watching films, but it is also a great way for filmmakers to share their work with communities.” This year’s theme is ‘Shooting for the Stars,’ which reflects the aspirational, and practical ways we are all searching for something better for our lives.”

OFS Vice President, Nicholas Weissman, added, “Great films allow for wonderful collective community experiences and that’s what we’re trying to facilitate with the Ojai Film Society. Bringing people together to inspire, learn, and enjoy cinema – outdoors – on the warm summer nights that are so special to the California coast. That elevated outdoor experience provides a special setting for everyone to see both new and old films to our audience – including classics, independent, foreign, documentary, and first run films.”

The Free Summer Film Series concludes on October 6th.

Ojai’s Hotel El Roblar is the premiere sponsor for this series with additional support from the City of Ojai.

For tickets, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ojai-film-society-49453718643, and more information on the Ojai Film Society can be found at:  https://www.ojaifilmsociety.org/.

About the Ojai Film Society:
Founded in 1988, the mission of the Ojai Film Society is to present quality independent, foreign, documentary, and classic films to the Ojai Valley, outdoors, in community for free.

From press release provided by Wildman PR