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Watch in the Outdoors: BendFilm's Drive-In Pop Ups Continue!

Pack some snacks, grab a blanket and head down for a nostalgic night of fun under the stars.


Update: 9/11/20: BendFilm's screening of "I am Not Your Negro" has been canceled due to wildfire smoke. Stay tuned for updates on other cancellations.

BendFilm's Drive-In Pop Up movie series will continue through September, as announced Tuesday. The new lineup will feature an encore screening of "The Last Blockbuster" and a local premiere of "The Dark Divide" by Tom Putnam, an Oregon-shot feature. Pack some snacks, grab a blanket and head down for a nostalgic night of fun under the stars.

The lineup includes:

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Fri., Sept. 4, 7:30pm

The story of bicycle-motocrosser Bill Allen, as he tries to enter a corrupt promoter's nationally televised cash-prize race.

The Muppet Movie

Sat., Sept. 5, 7:30pm

After Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career, he starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California and meets some friends along the way. Family friendly!

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The Last Blockbuster

Fri., Sept. 11, 7:30pm

A feature length documentary film about the rise and fall of Blockbuster video, and how one small town store (hello, Bend) managed to outlast a corporate giant.

I Am Not Your Negro (canceled due to wildfire smoke)

Sat., Sept. 12, 7:30pm

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, "Remember This House."

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The Dark Divide

Thu., Sept. 17, 7:30pm

Based on the story of renowned butterfly expert Robert Pyle, who embarked on a life-changing trek through one of America's most important unprotected wildlands.

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Fri., Sept. 18, 7:30pm

The film explores the Georgia representative's 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration.

BendFilm Pop Up Drive-In
Sept. 4- Sep. 18
Deschutes Brewery Gravel Lot
Proceeds from the screening of "John Lewis: Good Trouble" go to support The Father's Group, founded to build a strong community, implement cultural change, provide educational leadership, and assist families to overcome barriers. Their goal is to teach children how to become productive citizens and a better society as a whole.

The organizers request that you bring a backpack to the screening to support the Father's Group's efforts to help undeserved children succeed in school.

They will be handing out backpacks and school supplies at the event.

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