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’60s Inspired: MFA’s Sunset Cinema series pairs ‘Cool Hand Luke’ with a Soulelujah DJ



Studio 52 is a community artist space located in the heart of Allston, and is proud to support the Boston music scene and local artist community.

There definitely seems to be an uptick in outdoor movie screenings around Boston this summer, but not all film freebies are created equal. One that has caught our eye is the Museum of Fine Arts’ ongoing Sunset Cinema series, which on August 17 pairs a screening of 1967 Paul Newman prison drama Cool Hand Luke with the sounds of longtime Soulelujah DJ John Funke.


That’s how it’s done.

The screening is free, open to the public, and takes place on the Huntington Avenue lawn. Here’s more info from the MFA: “Lawn games, music and art-making activities begin at 6:30 pm. DJ John Funke of Soulelujah will spin ’60s soul, funk and r&b, while artist Charlotte Hamlin will demonstrate tie-dye techniques and styles, inviting visitors to design their own tie-dye to bring home.”

Cool Hand Luke fires up at 8 p.m.


“Beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase,” the MFA adds, “and visitors are invited to bring a blanket or low chair, a picnic supper and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film.”

In other tie-ins, the screening of Cool Hand Luke, which turns 50 this year, is part of MFA Film’s “Feed Your Head: Films from 1967” series (which also features The Graduate, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, In Cold Blood, Valley Of The Dolls, and more, through September 2; click here for showtimes), and run in conjunction with its The Summer of Love: Photography and Graphic Design exhibition.

MFA’s Sunset Cinema series concludes next month when the Roxbury International Film Festival presents Jordan Peele’s Get Out on September 14. CLLCTV BOSTON founder DJ Yvng Psvl is on board to spin tunes for that one.

Featured image courtesy of the MFA.