Windows open. Short sleeves. Late sunsets. And the sound of a radio wafting through the air, setting the stage for the conversations and music of a Summer to remember. From iconic tunes to influential speeches — whether regulated, from a “pirate” setup, or beyond our solar system — radio shapes our auditory experiences at any age. Join The Little for “Summer Airwaves: Radio on Film” and experience iconic portrayals of radio on the big screen.
Pump Up the Volume – Jul 9, 2022
SUMMER AIRWAVES: RADIO ON FILM | Saturday, July 9 at 7:30pm in Theatre 1 | Introverted teenager Mark Hunter (Christian Slater) using his pirate radio show, as “Hard Harry,” to rant against injustice and hypocrisy. (1990 / Rated R)
The Vast of Night – Jul 30, 2022
SUMMER AIRWAVES: RADIO ON FILM | Saturday, July 30 at 7:30pm in Theatre 1 | One night in New Mexico, in the late 1950s at the dawn of the space-race, two radio-obsessed teens discover a strange frequency over the airwaves in what becomes the most important night of their lives and in the history of their small town.
Talk to Me – Aug 13, 2022
SUMMER AIRWAVES: RADIO ON FILM | Saturday, August 13 at 7:30pm in Theatre 1 | Outspoken ex-convict Ralph “Petey” Greene (Don Cheadle) talks his way onto the air at a white-owned radio station in 1960s Washington, D.C. Fueled by the new music and social upheaval of the times, he courts controversy while becoming the voice of the black movement.
Pirate Radio – Aug 27, 2022
SUMMER AIRWAVES: RADIO ON FILM | Saturday, August 27 at 7:30pm in Theatre 1 | A band of rogue DJs broadcast from boats outside British waters, playing music that defined a generation while standing up to a government that wanted to limit the airwaves.