Films on the Great Lawn @ Sunnylands

Films on the Great lawn returns this fall with movies celebrating Mexican heritage and the pursuit of the American dream. Films take place on three consecutive Fridays in September, with movies beginning at 7:30 pm and gates opening at 7 pm. This series is inspired by the new exhibition at Sunnylands, Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado, showcasing the artwork of José and Tomás Chávez Morado, the brothers who created the Mexican column for the Annenbergs' entry court which will be showing when Sunnylands reopens Thursday, September 14.

Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items for the outdoor screening. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Please see information about Sunnylands policies regarding pets and picnics. With limited parking, carpooling is strongly advised. 


Sunnylands Center & Gardens
37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Friday, September 15 | 7:30pm | Gates open 7pm

My Family is an epic 1995 drama, following a family through three generations of tragedies and triumphs. Directed by Gregory Nava, this film won Academy acclaim in 1996. Run time: 2 hours 8 minutes.


Friday, September 22 | 7:30pm | Gates open 7pm

A Better Life, released in 2011, tells the story of a father who struggles to keep his son from the gangs in East L.A. and immigration agents, while also giving his son more opportunities than he had. This Oscar nominated movie was directed by Chris Weitz. Rated PG-13. Run time: 1 hour 38 minutes.


Friday, September 29 | 7:30pm | Gates open 7pm

Based on a true story, The Perfect Game is a comedy, drama about group of boys from Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. Directed by William Dear in 2009. Rated PG. Run time: 1 hour 58 minutes.