Outdoor Cinema

4. Outdoor Cinema Socrates Sculpture Park

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 and were selected through partnerships with Film Forum and Rooftop Films.

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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SUPPORT
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, including Council Member and Majority Leader, Jimmy Van Bramer.

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2017 FILM SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, July 5

Outdoor Cinema

Timbuktu (Mauritania/France)

Wednesday, July 12

Outdoor Cinema

Easy Money (Sweden)

Wednesday, July 19

Outdoor Cinema

Liberation Day (Slovenia/Norway/Latvia)

Wednesday, July 26

Outdoor Cinema

Chevalier (Greece)

Wednesday, August 2

Outdoor Cinema

CANCELLED – The Challenge (Qatar/France/Italy)

Wednesday, August 9

Outdoor Cinema

The Silence Before Bach (Spain)

Wednesday, August 16

Outdoor Cinema

Romance & Cigarettes (USA)

Wednesday, August 23

Outdoor Cinema

Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) (Venezuela/Peru)

Socrates is open 365 days a year from 9am to sunset.
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Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset.