Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Kicks Off Oscars Summer Screening Series

"Clueless," "Groundhog Day," "Beetlejuice," "Blazing Saddles," "Gentleman Prefer Blondes," and 1923's "Safety Last" are among the diverse lineup

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

The 2013 Oscars Outdoors summer screening series kicks off with Joss Whedon‘s "Much Ado about Nothing" on June 5, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday.

Stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisoff, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz and Sean Maher will join Whedon for a Q&A session following the film.

See video: 'Much Ado About Nothing' Trailer: Joss Whedon's Duet With Shakespeare

According to Randy Haberkamp, the Academy’s managing director of programming, Whdeon and friends are just a few of the “special guests and surprises" planned for the screening series running throughout the summer until Aug. 24's closing film "Cinema Paradiso."

With a mix of classic films ranging from 1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" to more recent hits like 1995 teen comedy "Clueless" or Wes Anderson's "Rushmore," there appears to be something for cinemaphiles of all ages.

Here's the entire lineup: 

JUNE  

Wednesday, June 5: KCRW's "Matt's Movies" prsents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2013) — Post-screening Q&A: Joss Whedon, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisoff, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher
Thursday, June 6: TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (2013) — Q&A with director and cast
Saturday, June 8: Rooftop Films Summer Series in New York City presents TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (2013)
Friday, June 14: NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION (1983)
Saturday, June 15: PETER PAN (1953)
Friday, June 21: L.A. STORY (1991)
Saturday, June 22: BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Friday, June 28: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962)
Saturday, June 29: GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)

JULY   

Friday, July 12: CLUELESS (1995)
Saturday, July 13: KING KONG (1933)
Friday, July 19: POINT BREAK (1991)
Saturday, July 20: BIG (1988) — featuring Zoltar and giant keyboard
Saturday, July 20: Rooftop Films Summer Series in New York City presents SHORT TERM 12 (2013)
Friday, July 26: BLAZING SADDLES (1974)
Saturday, July 27: WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (1988)
Sunday, July 28:  KCRW Summer Nights presents STYLE WARS (1983) — featuring KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

AUGUST

Friday, August 2: AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) — featuring classic cars
Saturday, August 3: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)
Friday, August 9: SAFETY LAST (1923)
Saturday, August 10: MONSOON WEDDING (2001)
Friday, August 16: BORN IN EAST L.A. (1987)
Saturday, August 17: RUSHMORE (1998)
Friday, August 23: GREASE (1978) — Sing-along
Saturday, August 24: CINEMA PARADISO (1988)