FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires (VIM) are presenting two free Spanish language film screenings at the Mahaiwe Drive–in at Simon’s Rock: Coco (2017) on Wednesday, August 12, and La misma luna (2007) on Wednesday, August 19. Advance reservations are required. The Mahaiwe Drive-in at Simon’s Rock is a partnership between the performing arts center and college, located in the Daniel Arts Center parking lot at 84 Alford Road.
The screenings are made possible through an Arts Build Community grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
Free concessions include SoCo Creamery ice cream and popcorn and beverages from the Berkshire Food Co-op.
Coco (PG) is an award-winning, multilingual animated adventure conceived around the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos — the Day of the Dead. The screening will be the Spanish language version.
La misma luna (PG-13) — also known as Under the Same Moon — is a story about family, separation and connection. Patricia Riggen directs Kate del Castillo, Adrian Alonso and Eugenio Derbez in this trying yet heartwarming Mexican-American journey.
Gates open each night at 7:45pm, with featured movies beginning at 9pm. Coco is sold out but advance reservations are being accepted for La misma luna. Contact Shari Cavalier at email@example.com or Natalia DeRuzzio at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Movies projected on a 16-by-30-foot screen are visible from the safety of patrons’ vehicles. Audio is transmitted via FM radio station 104.3. In keeping with state guidelines, patrons may only leave vehicles for concessions and restrooms, and must wear masks when outside the vehicle. Portable toilets on-site follow accessibility regulations. The Daniel Arts Center building is closed to the public.
About the Mahaiwe
Located in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,500 events and welcomed over half a million people through its doors. More than 22,000 students from 73 different schools have benefited from the Mahaiwe’s school-time performances and residencies. For more information, see mahaiwe.org.
VIM’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for income-qualified, uninsured and underinsured adults living in the Berkshire region. VIM provides free, integrated medical and dental care, behavioral health services, optometry, nutrition counseling, massage and acupuncture and has pioneered Shared Medical Appointments and a Non-Opioid Pain Management Program in Berkshire County. In 2019, VIM’s volunteer and staff clinicians treated nearly 1,000 individual patients over more than 6,000 visits. In addition, VIM volunteers provided nearly 900 free rides for patients to and from critical medical appointments. VIM also made over 800 referrals to address patient needs for housing, personal safety, legal aid and other social determinants of health. VIM envisions a society in which all members of the community have an equal opportunity to achieve good health. For more information, see vimberkshires.org.