AN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF QUEENS
WEDNESDAYS IN JULY & AUGUST | 7 PM
Pre-screening performances at 7 PM, films begins at sundown
Socrates Sculpture Park and Film Forum, in collaboration with Rooftop Films, present this annual free international film festival, now in its 19th season – one of the longest-running summer film festivals in New York City.
Outdoor Cinema 2017 features eight weeks of movies shown under the stars on Wednesday evenings, July 5 through August 23. While our city hosts many outdoor movie series, this festival has always distinguished itself by its critically-acclaimed, international array of titles, each celebrating a different country or culture. This summer’s lineup includes films from Mauritania, Greece, Sweden, Venezuela, Spain, and the USA, among others. Films were selected by Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum, with Rooftop’s selections to be announced.
The films are presented in their original language with English subtitles. This evening series is intended for an adult audience and is not appropriate for children.
Each evening features regional cuisine from neighboring Queens restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film’s country of origin. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). The evening’s food and performance line-up will be announced the week prior.
Admission to films and performances is free of charge.
BECOME A CINEMASTAR!
Outdoor Cinema is presented free of charge and has no suggested donation. We rely on the generosity of our CinemaStars! to support this festival and keep it free for everyone. CinemaStars! benefits range from having your name displayed on the big screen throughout the pre-screening performances to reserved VIP lounge chairs during the film of your choice. By making a tax-deductible contribution of as little as $25, you can help support one of the most unique open-air cinema programs in New York City. Become a CinemaStar! or surprise a friend with their name on the big screen!
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Outdoor Cinema 2017 is made possible, in part, through public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council.
2017 FILM SCHEDULE: