Socrates Sculpture Park Outdoor Cinema
Summer of 2016
EIGHT-WEEK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF QUEENS
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.
WEDNESDAYS, JULY 6 – AUGUST 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Pre-screening performances at 7 PM, films begins at sundown
- Wednesday July 6, 2016
The African Queen (U.S.A.)
(Copyright United Artists)
Directed by John Huston; 1951, 105 mins.
- Wednesday July 13, 2016
Directed by Jean Virgo; 1934, 89 mins.
- Wednesday July 20, 2016
Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami; 2015, 90 mins.
- Wednesday July 27, 2016
Rivers and Tides (Germany / UK)
Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer; 2001, 90 mins.
- Wednesday August 3, 2016
Girl Asleep (Australia)
Directed by Rosemary Meyers: 2015, 77 mins.
- Wednesday August 10, 2016
Suzhou River (China)
Directed by Lou Ye; 2000, 83 mins.
- Wednesday August 17, 2016
Aguirre, The Wrath of God (Germany/Peru)
(©Werner Herzog Film)
Directed by Werner Herzog; 1972, 94 mins.
- Wednesday August 24, 2016
Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
Directed by Ciro Guerra; 2015, 125 mins.
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.
ABOUT SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK / socratessculpturepark.org
For over 25 years Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making. Known for fostering experimental and visionary artworks, Socrates has exhibited more than 1,000 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. Open 365 days a year from dawn till dusk, the park is an epicenter of cultural programming, as a producer of contemporary exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performance series, and an educator of more than 10,000 children and teens each year – all free. The park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.
ABOUT FILM FORUM / filmforum.org
Film Forum is a nonprofit independent cinema, founded in 1970, located in lower Manhattan, committed to premiering a wide array of international movies that treat diverse social, political, historical and cultural realities. Our programs are selected with concern for each film’s unique cinematic qualities, with emphasis upon innovative, controversial, challenging, and relevant new work.
ABOUT ROOFTOP FILMS / rooftopfilms.com
Rooftop Films is a is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, teaching filmmaking to young people, and renting low-cost equipment to artists and non-profits. At Rooftop Films, we bring underground movies outdoors.