Strange Events: June 19th – 25th French Noir, Women Wrestlers, and Picasso

Every week I look for new shows, movies, and documentaries to enjoy after work during the week. I try to narrow it down from the high volume of entertainment available to a range of things with a strange twist to them. I also try to keep an eye out for astronomical events, and other interesting events. Enjoy, and let me know what you watch!

June 19th

Celebrate International Sauntering Day with a French Noir double feature in theaters one night only. 

CASQUE D’OR stars Serge Reggiani and Simone Signoret as lovers cut down by the jealous machinations of others. THE PROUD AND THE BEAUTIFUL follows two lost souls to the brink of degradation, with only the barest chance of escape.

June 20th

1st female PhD from an American University (in Science), earned by Caroline Willard Baldwin in 1985 (in Science) at Cornell University.

June 21st

Finally Summer Day!

Glastonbury kicks off in the U.K. Look for local outdoor concerts in your area to break up the work week.

The Met: Live in HD Summer Encore series presents a re-broadcast of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), in select cinemas. In Les Pêcheurs de Perles, soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her affection. 

June 22nd

“The Mist” season one premieres at 10 p.m. on Spike. When the residents of Bridgeville, Maine, find themselves engulfed by a foreboding mist containing a myriad of inexplicable and bizarre threats, their humanity is put to the test. Based on a Novella by Stephen King. 

June 23

“GLOW” season one premieres on Netflix. The series revolves around a fictionalization of the characters and gimmicks of the 1980s syndicated women’s professional wrestling circuit, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). The 2012 documentary of the same name that inspired the series is also streaming. 

The Beguiled out in theaters- Young women in a southern boarding school take in an injured enemy soldier during the Civil War. Tension and rivalries take over the house and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Good Fortune out in theaters- details the life of Paul Dejoria from homeless in LA to creator of Patron. The documentary also examines his philosophy of giving back in over 100 philanthropic ventures.

June 24th 

1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris in 1901

June 25th

 Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is in theaters for a two-day event on June 25 & 26 as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2017. My Neighbor Totoro is a tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. Dubbed in English on June 25 and subtitled on June 26, the event will also include an exclusive edition of the GKIDS MINIFEST, an ongoing festival of award-winning short animated films from around the world.


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