The Mayor’ Movie in the Park for October is Sing. The movie will be playing at Bicentennial Park beginning at dusk, which is expected to be around 7:30 to 8 pm. Admission is free. The showing of this movie is part of a celebration for the Friends of Hargan-Matthews Park.
Sing is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It was directed and written by Garth Jennings, co-directed by Christophe Lourdelet, and starring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, and John C. Reilly. The film is about a group of animals that enter a singing competition, hosted by a koala hoping to save his theater.
The film includes more than 60 songs from famous artists and also has an original songby Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande called “Faith,” which was nominated for a Golden Globe. It screened on the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2016, premiered at Microsoft Theater on December 3, 2016 and was released in the United States on December 21, 2016, by Universal Pictures. The film received generally positive reviews, and grossed $632 million worldwide. Along with The Secret Life of Pets, it marked the first time that Illumination Entertainment released two feature films in the same year.