Ok, so we’ve been stuck in the weather purgatory that is Spring (it’s hot/it’s cold/it’s rainy/it sucks), but it’s already time to start planning out our summer outdoor activities—because before we know it we’ll be stuck in blizzard land. In North Brooklyn we’re lucky to have three awesome options for watching movies outdoors this summer! Because who doesn’t love a good excuse to sit amongst the fireflies and watch the sun set on a blanket next to their honey (or doggie) with a pre-hot-mess Lindsey Lohan snarling on the big screen? (See Mean Girls at SummerScreen in McCarren, Wednesday July 5th).
THE SUNSET SCREENINGS — ROOFTOP MOVIES AT DOBBIN STREET
A new free monthly rooftop film series, The Sunset Screenings, kicks off May 24th and runs through September. The free movies will screen at local event space Dobbin St (64 Dobbin Street) on their 3,000 sq ft rooftop terrace. Just as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline, the films will begin. To complement the view, the series is“city” themed, representing the world’s most iconic cities from New York to Tokyo with a carefully curated list of films. Here’s the schedule:
Wednesday, May 24th, 8:15pm — The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, 1976, John Cassavetes
Wednesday, June 14th, 8:29pm — Le Samouraï, 1967, Jean-Pierre Melville
Wednesday, July 19th, 8:23pm — The Man Who Fell to Earth, 1976, Nicolas Roeg
Wednesday, August 23rd, 7:42pm — The Conformist, 1970, Bernardo Bertolucci
Wednesday, September 13th, 7:08pm — Tokyo Story, 1953, Yasujirō Ozu
Wednesday, October 4th, 6:33pm — Blowup, 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni
More info – FREE. RSVP doesn’t guarantee entry, and they encourage everyone to arrive a early to claim a spot.
SUMMERSCREEN — MOVIES IN MCCARREN
If you’ve been anywhere near North Brooklyn during the summer, you’ve probably been to at least one SummerScreen in McCarren Park. It’s now been around for a dozen years, and as a favorite summer activity in the ‘hood, it’s still going strong. In addition to movie screenings, the evening includes musical performances too, so it’s a great way to catch some local acts you might not have seen before and kick back before the film starts. Also, there’s food trucks, booze and doggies! The screenings take place on Wednesdays in July and August, with doors at 6pm, music at 7pm and the films starting around sundown/8pm-ish. Bring blankets, chairs, pillows, snacks, cash and your pup!
>Wednesday, July 5th — Mean Girls
Weddnesday, July 12th — Office Space
Wednesday, July 19th — Donnie Darko
Wednesday, July 26th — Selena
Wednesday, August 2nd — I Know What You Did Last Summer
Wednesday, August 9th — Audience choice: Beetlejuice, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Now and Then, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, She’s All That, or Twister
More info – FREE. RSVP online to give organizers a headcount, and it’s not a bad idea to get there early to set up camp.
FILMS ON THE GREEN — FRENCH FILMS IN TRANSMITTER PARK
In its landmark 10th year, Films on the Green will present French cinema through the eyes of 10 guest curators and some of the most creative and compelling filmmakers, actors, and artists of our time. The works of Leos Carax and Jean-Luc Godard will be showcased in Greenpoint at Transmitter Park. The schedule:
Friday, June 23 , 8:30 pm — Mauvais Sang, By Leos Carax, 1986, 1h50, starring Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Julie Delpy. Film selected by director Wes Anderson
Friday, June 30, 8:30 pm — Contempt (Le Mépris), By Jean-Luc Godard, 1963, 1h43, PG, starring Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli. Film selected by director Jim Jarmusch