The Video Vault – May22

May 2022

The end of the semester is almost here! That means it’s time for summer!

These films are only available to LA+D Film majors and minors.
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Summer Movies

Summer of Soul (…Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African-American music and culture and promoted Black pride and unity.
The Kings of Summer
Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Midsommar
A couple travels to Northern Europe to visit a rural hometown’s fabled Swedish mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.
500 Days of Summer
After being dumped by the girl he believes to be his soulmate, hopeless romantic Tom Hansen reflects on their relationship to try and figure out where things went wrong and how he can win her back.
The Endless Summer
The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.
Moonrise Kingdom
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.
Summer of Sam
Spike Lee’s take on the “Son of Sam” murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
The Way Way Back
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
Weekend
A surreal tale of a married couple going on a road trip to visit the wife’s parents with the intention of killing them for the inheritance.
Adventureland
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a ‘nowhere’ job at his local amusement park, only to find it’s the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
One Crazy Summer
An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Friday The 13th
A group of camp counselors trying to reopen a summer camp called Crystal Lake, which has a grim past, are stalked by a mysterious killer.
Summer of 84
After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.
Jaws
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community off Long Island, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Weekend At Bernie’s
Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
Meatballs
Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp.
Wet Hot American Summer
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.
The Sandlot
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
Mid90s
Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
The Inkwell
A shy, troubled young man who set his own house on fire and has an imaginary friend, is sent to a vineyard where he finds himself in the middle of his political-arguing, party-loving family and his love torn between two girls.
Dazed And Confused
The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.
Point Break
An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.
Dirty Dancing
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

These movies are presented in their unedited form as inspiration for Film students and faculty. Some content may be for mature audiences, and viewers should use their own discretion when selecting a film. All ideas presented in these films are the views of their respective creators, and the sharing of these films does not represent an endorsement of the content, filmmaker biography or history of these films by Lesley University faculty or staff.