As part of Pride Month celebrations, the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice will host a special movie screening on Friday, June 16. In conjunction with KNME’s PBS Indie Lens Pop-up Series, the center will show Real Boy, a documentary film by director Shaleece Haas telling the intimate story of 19-year-old Bennett Wallace as he navigates early sobriety, late adolescence and the evolution of his gender identity. The film has screened at more than 70 festivals worldwide and will be broadcast on PBS’ “Independent Lens” later this month. A reception starts at 5:30pm. The film follows at 6pm. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so you might want to secure your tickets in advance by going to http://bit.ly/2rXyGHV. For more info, go to abqpeaceandjustice.org. The Center for Peace and Justice is located at 202 Harvard SE.
E.T. Fly Home
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (601 Eubank SE) is launching its annual Movies Under the Wings series. Over the summer, several popular movies will be screened in the museum’s outdoor airplane exhibit in Heritage Park. It all starts this Saturday, June 17, with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Doors open at 7:30pm. The film starts at dusk. Local food trucks and 377 Brewery will be on hand to vend food and drinks. The museum will be raffling off a child’s bicycle, complete with an E.T. doll. Raffle tickets are $5. You can bring portable outdoor chairs, but animals, alcohol, firearms and smokes need to stay at home. The movie screening is free with regular museum admission (between $10 and $7 for New Mexico residents). If you want to avoid standing in line that night, you can purchase advanced museum admission by going to http://bit.ly/2sxUrPM.
Jungle in the Park
Bernalillo County Parks & Recreation continues its annual, family-oriented Movie in the Park promotion this Saturday, June 17, with a free screening of Disney’s recent live-action/CGI film The Jungle Book. The screening will take place at Jerry Cline Park (7205 Constitution NE) starting at dusk. Food vendors will be on site. As always, alcohol, glass containers and dangerous items will not be permitted. Feel free to bring blankets and portable chairs.
On Sunday, June 18, KiMo Theatre’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Books on Screen series continues with the Academy Award-winning 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird. Gregory Peck stars in this portrait of sympathetic lawyer Atticus Finch, defending a black man against false charges in the Depression-era South and teaching his children about the horrors of prejudice. It’s based, of course, on Harper Lee’s celebrated novel. Admission is free. The films starts at 2pm. For more info go to kimotickets.com.