Coco August 18th

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.


Join us this Saturday, August 18th for Coco. Curious Kidstuff, West Seattle Dream Dinners, Hope Lutheran and Menashe & Sons are the presenting sponsors with ArtsWest as the raffle recipient of this week’s movie.

Food truck this week will be Macho Burgers.

The YMCA will have face painting set up too.

We'll also have representatives from the Get Moving Fund! Ping pong, giant connect four, hoola-hoops - just to name a few!

The Seattle Parks District Get Moving Fund from Seattle Parks and Recreation supports local nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and community groups in offering innovative and culturally relevant events and/or projects to increase participation in community sports, recreation and physical fitness activities that serve under-resourced communities (such as immigrant populations, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ etc.).

The goal of the Get Moving Fund is to increase participation and opportunities for physical activities, prioritizing neighborhoods and communities afflicted by health disparities.

Coco garnered a variety of awards and nominations, many of them in the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (for "Remember Me") categories. It was chosen by the National Board of Review as the Best Animated Film of 2017. At the 90th Academy Awards, it won Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. The film garnered two nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, winning for Best Animated Feature Film. Coco also won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for both Best Animated Feature and Best Song. The film led the 45th Annie Awards with thirteen nominations, and won a record-breaking eleven awards,[7] including Best Animated Feature, Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production, and Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production for Gonzalez. Producer Darla K. Anderson won Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 29th Producers Guild of America Awards. The film won two Saturn Awards for Best Animated Film and Best Music. The film's visual effects were acclaimed by the Visual Effects Society, which gave the film awards in all four of its animated film categories.

Coco Triva:
The film features a variety of animated caricatures or cameo appearances of legendary Mexican celebrities, paying homage to them. Among the many deceased Mexican celebrities who are featured in the film include: Santo, a wrestler; movie actor Cantinflas; actors and singers Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete; painter Frida Kahlo; Emiliano Zapata, one of the revolutionary leaders during the Mexican Revolution; and actress María Félix. Director Lee Unkrich has stated that besides these celebrities, there are more hidden in the film.

Bring family, friends and some funds to purchase concessions and raffle tickets. This weeks sponsored charity is ArtsWest.

All movies are shown at the West Seattle/Fauntleroy YMCA festival street. Gates at 6:30 PM. FREE!

A Wrinkle in Time August 11th

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.



Join us this Saturday, August 11th for the 2018 release of A Wrinkle in Time. Sponsored by the West Seattle Blog, this version is from visionary director Ava DuVernay. Based on the timeless classic and filled with spectacle, warmth and heart, this celebrated film follows an ordinary girl’s epic adventure and brave journey to save her family.

Bring family, friends and some funds to purchase concessions and raffle tickets. This weeks sponsored charity is the West Seattle Timebank. What is a Timebank? If you do something to help someone else, whatever skills are involved, each hour of time is collected in your account. You can then use those banked hours to get help from other people in the timebank. It's a win-win!

All movies are shown at the West Seattle/Fauntleroy YCMA festival street. Gates at 6:30 PM. FREE!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi August 4th

Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.


Feel the force this Saturday for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Sponsored by West Seattle Food Bank, West Seattle Activ Space, Better Builders, Olympia Coffee, West Seattle Christian, QFC, Sound Credit Union and School of Rock West Seattle.

Joining us for treats is Sweet Bumpas Ice Cream.

Media sponsor: West Seattle Blog 

Located at the West Seattle Fauntleroy YMCA.

All raffle proceeds will benefit the West Seattle Food Bank.

Bring family, friends and funds for concessions and raffle tickets.

Gates at 6:30 PM, movie at DUSK.

FREE!

Secret Life of Pets July 28th

Max is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.

Join us on Saturday, July 28th at the West Seattle Fauntleroy YMCA for the Secret Life of Pets sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services West Seattle.


We'll have WestSide Baby with the diaper van, so please bring packs of diapers to donate and money for the raffle.

 "We encourage you to consider – if babies could talk, they might say one of two things: ‘I’m hungry!’ or ‘Change me!’ Sometimes, it’s simple to understand what an infant needs and how you can help. Become an advocate for babies by collecting diapers from your friends, school and community and join us in giving babies a voice! Making a difference can be as simple as gifting diapers."

This movie, we'll have some delicious noshing from the Macho Burger food truck, so show up hungry.

Gates at 6:30 PM - FREE! 
  

Wonder Woman July 21st

Are you ready to experience Wonder Woman at the West Seattle Outdoor Movies this Saturday?

Saturday, July 21st
Gates at 6:30PM

Sponsored by Sound Credit Union and West Seattle Farmers Market

Bring money to support the raffle: West Seattle Helpline

Pre-Show games sponsored by the YMCA

Appearance by Wonder Woman!

 

2018 WS Outdoor Movie Charities Announced


We’re counting down the days towards the beginning of the West Seattle Outdoor Movies. Starting with Wonder Woman on July 21st and concluding with Black Panther on August 25th, we’ll be showing fun, free and family forward movies at the YMCA.

Along with this excellent line-up we also invite our nonprofit partners to join us at the movies. It’s a tradition everyone enjoys! This year, our nonprofit partners will be attending the movies, helping to procure those important raffle items, and selling raffle tickets to raise funds for their important missions.

We’re pleased to announce the nonprofit partners for the 2018 West Seattle Outdoor Movies:

West Seattle Helpline 21-Jul
Westside Baby 28-Jul
West Seattle Food Bank 4-Aug
Time Bank 11-Aug
ArtsWest 18-Aug
WSJA Mural Project 25-Aug

Welcome to the 2018 West Seattle Outdoor Movies

Welcome to the 14th Annual West Seattle Outdoor Movies! The West Seattle Junction is pleased to bring you another season of exciting movies starting in July and running through August. All the movies are FREE thanks to the support of local businesses.