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Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center adds four movie events to its schedule this spring: Good Will Hunting (1997) on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m., His Girl Friday (1940) on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m., Legally Blonde (2001) on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m., and Raising Arizona (1987) on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
The spring series begins with Good Will Hunting (rated R) on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Matt Damon is Will Hunting – a 20-year-old genius from South Boston who works as a janitor at M.I.T. After a brush-up with the law, Dr. Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) becomes Will’s court-ordered therapist and the two connect on matters intellectual and emotional. Gus Van Sant directs this 1997 drama with additional performances from Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård, and Minnie Driver. The film won two Oscars — Williams for Best Supporting Actor and Affleck and Damon for Best Original Screenplay.
His Girl Friday will screen on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell star in this classic comedy from 1940. Newspaper editor Walter Burns (Grant) persuades reporter and ex-wife Hildy Johnson (Russell) — newly engaged to another man — to cover one last story with him. The film is celebrated for its surprises and swift dialogue.
Legally Blonde (rated PG-13) will screen on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. Reese Witherspoon portrays Elle Woods in this iconic Harvard Law comedy from 2001.
This round of Mahaiwe movies concludes with Raising Arizona (rated PG-13) on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. Raising Arizona brings Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter together as an ex-convict and ex-cop, respectively. The oddball couple resort to a desperate measure when faced with some obstacles to having children. Joel and Ethan Coen direct this offbeat comedy from 1987.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under when applicable. For tickets and more information visit mahaiwe.org or call the Box Office at 413-528-0100 during open hours, Wednesday through Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Mahaiwe accepts ConnectorCare/WIC/EBT cards — four free tickets to movies per individual.
Mahaiwe movies are sponsored by Buchwald.
See mahaiwe.org/update for current safety protocols.
About the Mahaiwe
Located in downtown Great Barrington, Mass., 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.