WEDNESDAYS, JULY 11 – AUGUST 29, 2018
Pre-screening performances at 7 PM, films begins at sundown (weather permitting)
Presented in partnership with Film Forum and in collaboration with Rooftop Films
In its 20th Anniversary year, our Outdoor Cinema international film festival continues to highlight Socrates Sculpture Park as a public community space for enjoyment and celebration of many cultures, and as a local anchor in one of the world’s most diverse places – the borough of Queens, New York. There are more languages spoken in Queens than any other place on Earth, and as such, Socrates’ Outdoor Cinema is distinct for its emphasis on exclusively presenting foreign films, in addition to screenings paired with a pre-movie cultural music / dance performance and cuisine from the film’s country of origin. Outdoor Cinema is curated in partnership and collaboration with two experts in world cinema: Film Forum brings their breadth and depth of film history, focusing on both classic and current critically acclaimed films, while Rooftop Films offers brand new movies to the series, often in their NY or U.S. premieres, with introductions by the film’s directors.
The films are presented in their original language with English subtitles. This evening series is intended for an adult audience as some content is not appropriate for children.
FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.
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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, 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, including Council Member and Majority Leader, Jimmy Van Bramer.
2018 FILM SCHEDULE