May 19 marks the kickoff of Movies by the Pond’s 2017 Summer Film Series. Blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers are encouraged, but no pets or glass containers. Games and free refreshments will begin at 7pm, and the movies will start just after sundown. Guests must RSVP for each movie.
May 19 – “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West”
Movies by the Pond is kicking off their 2017 Summer Film Series with the beloved classic, “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.” Presented by Steven Spielberg, it features an impressive lineup of voice actors, including Jimmy Stewart, Dom Deluise, Jon Lovitz and Amy Irving.
Fievel, the youngest of the Mousekewitz family, heads west to avoid further conflict with some unruly and predatory felines. Full of optimism, the family moves west with hopes of starting a new chapter of their lives. Unfortunately for this family of mice, they fail to elude the cats they hoped to leave behind and must persevere through the obstacles the journey subjects them to. Join George Bush Library in seeing how this young mouse’s story unfolds in “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.” Released in 1991, “Fievel Goes West” is 75 minutes long and rated G.
June 16 – “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey”
The 2017 Summer Film Series continues with a trio of lost pets in “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.”
“Homeward Bound” tells the story of three bold pets – Chance, Shadow, and Sassy – as they make an impossible journey across America to find their owners. The trio must overcome a variety of unanticipated obstacles such as rapid waters, nature’s predators, unpredictable weather, and unexpected terrain as they make their trek. Join George Bush Library in seeing some of America’s natural wonders through the wide eyes of the Chance, Shadow, and Sassy. Released in 1993, “Homeward Bound” is 84 minutes long and rated G.
August 25 – Flicka
For the third edition of the 2017 Summer Film Series, Movies by the Pond presents “Flicka,” a coming-of-age story about a girl and her wild mustang.
Teenaged Katy McLaughlin is sent home to work her family’s ranch after conflict at school. It is here that she rediscovers her love of the west through her experience taming a wild mustang she names Flicka. The pair overcome forces that seek to divide them and are ultimately reunited. Join George Bush Library in seeing the west from the perspective of a family that knows it best. Released in 2006, “Flicka” is 95 minutes long and rated PG.
September 15 – Babe
The final chapter of the 2017 Summer Film Series will close with the beloved family film, “Babe.” This Oscar-winning film also garnered several nominations, but overall captured the hearts of parents and children alike.
When farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a young pig at the county fair, his farm changes forever. The pig, Babe, is spared from being Christmas dinner because Arthur sees to potential in him to be a blue ribbon winning pig at the next fair. Babe, however, sets his ambitions much higher and seeks to become the farm’s first sheep-herding pig. With some help and guidance from those around him, Babe succeeds, but must still win the acceptance of the other farm animals. Released in 1995, “Babe” is 91 minutes long and rated G.
This summer’s movies are being shown in conjunction with the newest exhibit at the Bush Library and Museum, “The Legacy of Ranching: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future.” Through a partnership with the Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University, this exhibit celebrates the historic ranches of Texas and their ability to adapt through changing natural and business environments. The commitment and innovation of the families who built these ranches have helped them to preserve their legacies. Featuring hands-on activities, 250 artifacts and a historic chuck wagon centerpiece, “The Legacy of Ranching” will be on display through January 7, 2018. Don’t miss the opportunity to share the legacy of ranching in Texas with a new generation.
For more information call (979) 691-4014, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or register here: