Summer Fun [Art Hill]

What’s better than watching one of your all time favorite films with a bunch of friends? Watching that same film in the middle of one of the largest parks in the United States with food trucks from all over St. Louis. My favorite event in St. Louis, Art Hill Film Series, is back this summer with one of my all time favorite films, Clueless! It was like they knew I just finished Emma by Jane Austen.

art park

Saint Louis Art Museum hosts one of the most popular summer events that is free and available to the public. Yes, you read that correctly: free.

The annual event starts on Friday, July 10 running until Friday, July 31. Whether you are in love with classic thrillers, science fiction, or “as-if!” types of movies, there will be something for everyone to watch this summer.

The event starts at 6pm with food trucks, a DJ on deck, and (of course) art-making activities. Picnic baskets and coolers are allowed on the hill, so if you don’t want to and/or don’t have the funds to shell out on food trucks and drinks, you’re more than welcome to bring your own!

The films typically start at 9pm, so make sure you get there early enough to get a nice spot on the soft grass. 

For more information and a full list of films, visit slam.org/filmseries

“What the hell is that?”

“A dress!”

“Says who?!”

“Calvin Klein.”

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2015 Goals // January

At the beginning of the year, like most people, I set myself goals to complete throughout the year. Most people call these things “resolutions,” but I opted out of that word, since I don’t like it too much, and hoped that using “goals” would actually make me try to achieve them. As January has already come and gone, it is only necessary to see how I am getting along. My goals were to read 50 new books and watch 50 new films this year, and so far, I have done well in one and not so well in the other.

Movies

1. Boyhood (liked it two weeks later)

2. Amazing Spider Man 2 (shite)

3. Kinky Boots (I want to see the musical desperately)

4. The Theory of Everything (sobbed my heart out)

5. Birdman (my head is still exploding from how amazing this film is)

6. Women Aren’t Funny (Bonnie McFarlanen is an absolute babe)

7. Gone Girl (controversial statement, but I loved it)

8. The Judge (half an hour too long)

9. Skeleton Twins (ehhh)

10. Sense and Sensibility (I had it on as background noise and got sucked in)

11. Chef (pretty cute)

12. Whiplash (I’ve never been so anxious in a film)

13. Not Another Happy Ending (soooo cheesy, in a good way)

Books

1. Northanger Abbey

2. Sense and Sensibility

3. Princesse de Cleves

Can you tell which one I’ve been more focused on? School is currently in session until May (and I finally graduate!), so until then, it’s basically going to be school related books. Not that I’m not enjoying Jane Austen, she’s magnificent. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to actually read one of her novels.

If you set goals and/or resolutions for yourself, how are you getting along?