Announcing the Complete Film Line-Up for THE BERKSHIRE DRIVE-IN: Berkshire International Film Festival and Shakespeare and Company

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Lenox, Mass. – Get your blankets, your sleeping bags, your dog and cats and pack your in-car picnics…THE BERKSHIRE DRIVE-IN is here! The Berkshire International Film Festival and Shakespeare and Company have teamed up this summer to present The Berkshire Drive-In; a “Pop-up Drive-in” summer series on the campus of Shakespeare and Company in Lenox. Films are shown Thursday through Sunday evenings beginning July 23 and continuing through September 13, 2020. The series will present nearly 40 curated films including a unique variety of documentaries, narrative features, Sundance hits, Shakespeare-themed films, family films and award-winning animated films curated by Palm Springs International Animation Festival.

The opening weekend will kick-off with Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple’s incredible new film DESERT ONE. On Friday night, we celebrate the legendary Olympia Dukakis with the documentary OLYMPIA, screened in partnership with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Saturday, we will present the moving and timely film WOMEN IN BLUE and we will close the weekend with an Award-Winning Animated Shorts Collection, in partnership with the Palm Springs International Animated Festival.  The full list of films are below and can also be found at www.biffma.org.

Tickets are $15 per person (kids under 10 are free) and go on sale today, Thursday, July 16 through the BIFF website www.biffma.org.

Gates open at 7:30PM with show time at 8:30PM until August 15th when films will begin at 8:15PM. Cars will not be permitted to enter the grounds after the film begins. We have a ticket-less policy, so please print out your ticket at home or have them available on your phone. We will also have a check-in of names when you enter. The sound for the film is generated through your car radio or can also be heard on a portable radio. Parking at the drive-in is first come, first served and if you want to park next to friends, please arrive at the same time. Guests must stay in the cars at all times but an emergency bathroom will be available if necessary. Cars will be parked 10 feet apart and the engine must be shut off once parked. When not in your car you MUST wear a face mask. We are working with area restaurants to provide potential BIFF picnic boxes for pick up at the restaurant…more later. Operations of the event will strictly follow all the CDC guidelines. Rain dates will be decided by 4PM the day of the screening and will be scheduled for the following Monday.

July 23 – Desert One, directed by Barbara Kopple

July 24 – Olympia, directed by Harry Mavromichalis – in partnership with the Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 25 – Women in Blue, directed by Deirdre Fishel

July 26 – Award-Winning Animated Short Collection – in partnership with the Palm Springs International Animation Festival

July 30 – Iconicity, directed by Leo Zahn

July 31 – Richard III, directed by Richard Loncraine

Aug 1 – Ai Wei Wei: Yours Truly, directed by Cheryl Haines

Aug 2 – Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind, directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni

Aug 6 – Beethoven in Beijing, directed by Jennifer Lin

Aug 7 – TBD

Aug 8 – Monsters and Men, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green

Aug 9 – Award-Winning Animated Short Collection – in partnership with the Palm Springs International Animation Festival

Aug 13 – The Hoy Boys, directed by David Simonds

Aug 14 – Olympia – directed by Harry Mavromichalis – in partnership with the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Aug 15 – The Prison Within, directed by Katherin Hervey

Aug 16 – Pick of the Litter – directed by Don Hardy and Dana Nachman

Aug 20 – Orchestrating Change, directed by Margie Friedman and Barbara Multer-Wellin

Aug 21 – Don’t Be Nice, directed by Max Powers

Aug 22 – Radium Girls, directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler

Aug 23 – Tesla, directed by Michael Almereyda

Aug 27 – The Donut Dollies, directed by Norman Anderson

Aug 28 – Shakespeare Behind Bars, directed by Hank Rogerson

Aug 29 – Premature, directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green

Aug 30 – Field of Dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson

Sept 3 – Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, directed by Mary Wharton

Sept 4 – Women in Blue, directed by Deirdre Fishel

Sept 5 – Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, directed by Mary Wharton

Sept 6 – Playing with Fire, directed by Gina Maria Leonetti

Sept 10 – Made in Italy, directed by James D-Arcy

Sept 11 – Echo in The Canyon, directed by Andrew Slater

Sept 12 – The Black Power MixTape, directed by Goran Olson

Sept 13 – Award-Winning Animated Short Collection – in partnership with the Palm Springs International Animation Festival