‘Secondhand Lions’ on outdoor screen

Jul 18, 2014
Coming-of-age “Secondhand Lions” will be shown in the Camden Amphitheatre Monday night, July 28. From left are Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment and Michael Caine.

Camden — The next movie in the Monday Night Movies in the Park series will be “Secondhand Lions” (2003, USA), a PG-rated film starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall that runs 109 minutes. The July 28 screening will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Camden Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. The series is sponsored by Camden Public Library and Camden National Bank. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs for seating; if the weather is rainy, the movie will be shown indoors. Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted.

In this family-friendly comedy-drama, Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is a shy and bookish boy just short of his teens whose mother impulsively dumps him for the summer with his eccentric grand-uncles, Hub (Duvall) and Garth (Caine). Walter isn't especially happy about being left in the middle of Texas with two old men, while Hub and Garth aren’t too pleased to be stuck minding a boy … especially one who isn’t accustomed to hunting, fishing  or firearms. But Walter is soon a semi-willing accomplice as his elderly guardians rediscover the wild, impulsive spirit of their youth. And yes, there is a lion in the movie.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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