Outdoor Cinema

EIGHT-WEEK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF QUEENS

WEDNESDAYS, JULY 1 – AUGUST 19, 2015   |   7 PM
Pre-screening performances at 7 PM, films begins at sundown

Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park are pleased to announce the 2015 programming for the park’s Outdoor Cinema film festival: eight weeks of international movies shown under the stars, Wednesday evenings, July 1 – August 19. The series is presented by Socrates and Film Forum, in collaboration with Rooftop Films. Now celebrating its 17th year, the festival features open-air cinema, music, dance, and food, held in the 5-acre waterfront park in Long Island City, Queens. Admission is free.

While New York City hosts many outdoor summer movie series, this festival distinguishes itself by its critically acclaimed, international array of titles, programmed by Film Forum (six evenings below) and Rooftop Films (two evenings). This festival invites visitors to picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the cool waterfront breeze as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline, and watch exceptional international films on an outdoor screen.

SUPPORT
Outdoor Cinema 2015 is made possible, in part, by funds from the Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, as well as public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council.

Socrates Sculpture Park is grateful for the support of the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda R. Katz, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Mitchell Silver, and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, and NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Commissioner Cynthia López.

2015 FILM SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, July 1

Outdoor Cinema

DONT LOOK BACK / U.S.A

Wednesday, July 8

Outdoor Cinema

LIVE-IN MAID / Argentina

Wednesday, July 15

Outdoor Cinema

GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE / France

Wednesday, July 22

Outdoor Cinema

IRON CROWS / Bangladesh

Wednesday, July 29

Outdoor Cinema

KINGS OF THE WIND & ELECTRIC QUEENS / India

Wednesday, August 5

Outdoor Cinema

COLD CONFLICTS: SWEDISH SHORT FILMS

Wednesday, August 12

Outdoor Cinema

WADJDA / Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, August 19

Outdoor Cinema

ALICE / Czech Republic

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