After the Fyre Festival of pizzas, Brooklyn is very close to reaching peak festival—but The Korean American Film Fest, now in its 11th year (so you know it’s legit), is happening this weekend in Williamsburg on Saturday, October 14th and it’s set to be a full day of fascinating and entertaining cultural talks and film screenings. From 1pm till midnight the fest will take over the Wythe Hotel Screening Room (80 Wythe Ave) and is digging into the topic of Infinite Culture through specific lenses: Food, Fashion, Worldwide Korean Connection, Migration, and Crazy, Rich Asian Americans (yes, that’s a real category!). In addition to screening 25 short films and 2 feature length films, the audience will also get the opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions with the filmmakers during moderated panel discussions. Plus free food samples following the food film screening at 1pm! Tickets are only $15 for the entire day, when you use the 50% off code WEB50.
WHAT: 13th Annual FREE Summer Starz Movies
WHEN: Fridays, July 7th to August 11th, 8pm
WHERE: Transmitter Park, Greenpoint COST: FREE!
School’s almost out and Town Square’s free family movie nights are back for the summer. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for these six Friday nights, starting with Guardians of the Galaxy coming up next week on July 7th. Bring a picnic blanket, your friends & family to Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront.
Check out our roundup of summer outdoor movies here. This Friday June 30th there’s a French film screening at Transmitter, and next Wednesday Mean Girls will be at McCarren.
Now that your taxes are done, how will you spend your weekend without spending your return before it even posts to your account? Here’s your Weekend Art Happenings to help you in this matter: Continue reading →
♦ Polish & Spanish Poetry Reading @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 6:30-7:30pm, FREE ♥ The Craft @ McCarren Park Summerscreen (No. 12th & Bedford Ave) 6pm, FREE, Performances by La Misma / Potty Mouth / Divorce Money ♫ Rumors / Junior Prom / Behaviors @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8 ♫ Bear Hunt Controversy @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St) 10pm, $8
♦ Out Of The Sea / Into The Sea @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, An evening of ocean inspired imagery from photographer Bobby Fisher spanning the globe from the Maldives to Montauk, RSVP ♫ Heliotropes / The Suzan @ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy) 7pm, $12 ♦ Smashfest @ Villain (50. N.3rd St) 7pm, $15-30, a curated collection of film, art and culture about the NY surf community, ticket includes drinks & snacks, thru Sunday, more info ☺ The Cause B Show: Whistleblow Your Mind Comedy Show @ Over Eight (594 Union Ave) $5, 8:30-10:30pm, featuring some of NYC’s top comedians raising money for The Bradley Manning Defense Fund, RSVP ♫ This Frontier Needs Heros @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 9:30pm, FREE
♦ Close Quarters @ Yes Gallery (147 India St.) Opening 6-10pm, Artwork by Nichole Handel & Jack Jerz ♫ Ghastly City Sleep / Ancient Sky / Don’t @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St.) 8pm, $8 ♦ Rooftop Films Animation Blockparty @ Automotive HS Lawn (50 Bedford Ave) 8pm live music, films begin 9pm, $13, Afterparty @ Matchless, More info • U Screening @ Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Ave & East River) 8:30pm, FREE, Ages 6 & up, Mona is a princess who lives a lonely existence in a dilapidated castle by the sea. She is cruelly mistreated by a pair of rats until a unicorn named U appears to protect her…
# NY State Food & Beer Expo @ East River State Park (Kent Ave & No. 8th St) 10am-7pm, $10, sample over 40 exclusive beers from over 20 NY microbreweries & farm-to-table foods from NY, More info • Ridgewood Market @ Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (59-03 Summerfield St) 11-5pm, Art, Vintage, Handmade, Food, More info ♫ Bushwick Block Party w/ Action Bronson / Pictureplane / Jamaican Queens / World’s Fair / MC Todd / Death Threat @ Moore St betw. Bogart St & White St, noon, FREE ♥ Bike Swap & BBQ @ East River Bar (97 South 6th St.) 3-7pm, FREE, Bring your bike parts, frames and bike related stuff to East River Bar and buy/sell/trade at no vendor cost or cover charge, RSVP ♫ The Due Diligence, Hippy, Journalism, Healing Stoned @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm ♫ Hollaback Afterparty with War on Women / Shady Hawkins & Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque@ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, $10, Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world, RSVP
• Ridgewood Market @ Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (59-03 Summerfield St) 11-5pm, Art, Vintage, Handmade, Food, More info ♦ Flux Fest @ Sandbox Studios (154 Morgan Ave.) 6-11:30pm, $15-20, a festival of 10 short films with time travel asan overarching theme, open bar, More info* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event
We have the chance to giveaway the tix anyway we like. But I like things that are easy, so if you’re interested just shoot me an email with your full name at [email protected] with the subject: Rooftop Films Giveaway and I’ll randomly choose 10 folks to win a pair each! Winners will be notified by email on Thursday 6/23 morning and their names will be on the list at the event. Details below:
Home Movies and Commerical Kings is a collection of home movie inspired short films, including a special sneak preview of IFC’s new show The Commercial Kings. Before the show, Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone will play live. It’s being held in the brand-new-not-yet-open-to-the-public outdoor bar in Williamsburg, Crown Vic.
ROOFTOP FILMS: HOME MOVIES AND COMMERCIAL KINGS (Short Films) A special collection of short films that let us peak into the lives of strangers, plus a special sneak preview of Commercial Kings, a new series on IFC. For decades people have been making home movies; capturing what they feel are important times in their lives. Home movies are made up of personal and special moments that someone wanted to document and never forget—and most of the time they rarely get seen again. But it’s a pleasure to watch them, to peek into someone else’s life, to feel a little voyeuristic. This year’s edition of Rooftop’s “Home Movies” draws inspiration from the tradition of the home movie, building off tropes of self-documentation to create accomplished works of art, and honoring the life and death of a town, paying homage to wrestling fathers and grandfather’s unknown, and giving voice to boozy family members who make you laugh and truly scare you at the same time.
MY BIG RED PURSE (Giancarlo Iannotta | Chicago, IL | 4 min.)
GRANDPA LOOKED LIKE WILLIAM POWELL (David Levy | Brooklyn, NY | 4 min.)
WRESTLING WITH MY FATHER (Charles Fairbanks | Lexington, NE | 5 min.)
FAMILY NIGHTMARE (Dustin Guy Defa | Salt Lake City, Utah | 9 min.)
FOR HOME VIEWING (Mikhail Zheleznikov | Russia | 29 min.)
WEE REQUIEM (Jenn E. Norton | Canada | 7 min.)
WELCOME TO PINE POINT (Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons of The Goggles | Canada | 14 min.)
COMMERCIAL KINGS (Todd Cohen | USA | 23 min.)
Thursday, June 23, 2011 Crown Vic – Backyard
60 South 2nd St. (at Wythe Ave.)
8:00 PM Doors Open
8:30 PM Live Music
9:00 PM Films Begin
11:30 PM After Party at the Crown Vic
July 6 – Friday
July 13 – Wayne’s World
July 20 – Ghost World
July 27 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 3 – Clueless
August 10 – Jurassic Park
August 17 – Rain Date
August 24 – Rain Date
Every Wednesday for six weeks we’re taking over the ballfields at McCarren Park to bring you a night of good music, great food and drink, and, when the sun goes down, we’ll play one of the greatest movies ever made. The best part? It’s still completely FREE to attend. All you have to do is bring something to sit on.
Summer Screen 2011
Every Weds night starting July 6th
McCarren Park Ballfields
Corner of Bedford and North 12th
While I normally don’t post too much outside the hood, this event is being hosted by fellow Greenpointers contributor Matt, and we know what a fan of cronyism I am… This starts tonight in Bushwick! Facebook event here.
Join Matt Glasson on Tuesdays for post-apocalyptic movie night at Bodega Wine Bar. There are drink specials, trivia and other giveaways to be had for cheap if not free!