We asked the people and the people have spoken. The 2009 Summer Nights Poll results are now official and I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to participate. Without further delay, I present to you the winning films.
Rainout Poll Winner: Field of Dreams
On June 26, we will hopefully make up for last year’s frequent summer rains and show an inspiring film about the power of America’s favorite pastime. Starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones, we hope that “if you picked it, you will come.”
Lights, Camera, Action Flick Poll Winner: Fight Club
On July 10, join us as we marvel at Brad Pitt’s abs and his violent fraternity of misfits. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk and directed by David Fincher, Fight Club not only has a satisfying and complicated plot but is also visually stunning. Some cool effects with this one. Good pick.
Cult Classics Poll Winner: Dazed & Confused
On August 14, pack up your buddies and join us for a summer night where Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey and the love of my life, Parker Posey, prepare Randall “Pink” Floyd (Jason Landon) for summer break. The music is good in this one too.
Music Poll Winner: High Fidelity *Updated 3/25/2009*
On August 28, music takes a leading role when we show this comedy about girls, mix tapes, and top five lists. Cusack siblings are onboard and Jack Black treats viewers with well timed quips and Belle and Sebastian references. If you’ve got a top five music list, I’d like to see it in the comments.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in our Summer Nights Poll. We had a great time going through the results and can’t wait for summer. See you under the stars!
June 5: Bourne Identity (2002)
June 12: Roman Holiday (1953)
June 19: Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
June 26: RAINOUTS POLL WINNER: Field of Dreams (1989)
July 3: Goonies (1985)
July 10: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION FLICK POLL WINNER: Fight Club (1999)
July 17: TBD (in collaboration with Indianapolis International Film Festival)
July 24: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)(Midnight showing; gates open at 10 p.m.)
July 31: Gilda (1946)
August 7: Hustle & Flow (2005)
August 14: CULT CLASSICS POLL WINNER: Dazed & Confused (1993)
August 21: V for Vendetta (2005)
August 28: MUSIC POLL WINNER: High Fidelity (2000)
*Film schedule subject to change.