Family Summer Movie Line-up at Appalachian State University

An Appalachian Summer Festival embarks on adventures around the world with a Young People’s Global Film Series, featuring films from Thailand, Canada, South Africa, Netherlands and Jordan.

App Summer Festival Film Series

Featuring a brief film introduction by Dr. John Pfeifer. All films are screened at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at 1pm. You can purchase tickets by vising An Appalachian Summer Festival website.


Recommended for all ages

$5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink

A young orphaned boy and a baby elephant end up together in an adventure that takes them from an exotic jungle to a bustling city.

Thailand; Rated PG for brief mild language; Directed by Eric Schwab (2013); 91 Minutes.


Recommended for all ages

$5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink

A touching tale of friendship between a young girl devastated by the loss of her mother, and the young colt who gives her hope when

all seems lost. Canada; Rated PG for reckless behavior and language; Directed by Peter Markle (2002); 103 Minutes.

JULY 18, 2017: DUMA

Recommended for all ages

$5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink

In this tale of growing up and letting go, an orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend of a young boy and his family living in rural

South Africa. South Africa; Rated PG for mild adventure peril; Directed by Carroll Ballard (2005); 100 Minutes.


Recommended for ages 10+ (film features subtitles)

$5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink

Secrets Of War puts both the danger and the humanity of wartime friendships squarely on the shoulders of three children who must

face extraordinary circumstances with a maturity far beyond their years. Netherlands; Unrated; Directed by Denis Bots (2014); 95 Minutes.


Recommended for ages 12+ (some violence, film features subtitles)

$5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink

Nominated for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Theeb tells the story of a mischievous boy trapped amidst

threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders. Jordan; Unrated; Directed by Naji

Abu Nowar (2016); 100 Minutes.

$5 Family Movies Offered at Appalachian Summer Festival

Appalachian State University is pleased to notify you of a new summer programming resource available for young people this July and August, as part of their annual summer arts celebration, An Appalachian Summer Festival.

The Young People’s Global Film Series features highly acclaimed films from around the world that are entertaining, inspiring and educational.
The starting time for each film is 1pm, and the location is the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, located at 733 Rivers Street in Boone. Admission is $5 each, which includes the movie ticket as well as a cold drink and a snack.
Dates, titles, and video trailers are as follows:

Thursday, July 7Oddball and the Penguins

Thursday, July 14On the Way to School

Thursday, July 28Belle and Sebastian

Thursday, August 4Marie’s Story
If you have any questions that are not answered by viewing our website, or if you’d like to make a reservation, please feel free to call Anna Gaugert at 828.262.6084, ext.107.