French Cinema at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

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Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is a co-presentation of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and uniFrance Films in association with BAMcinématek and IFC Center. The 19th annual edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema celebrates the best in contemporary French filmmaking, including special appearances by Catherine Deneuve, Michel Gondry, Jacques Doillon, François Ozon, and more.  March 7 – March 10.

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8th Annual Latin American Culture Week (LACW)

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The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week will take place November 14 – 25, 2013. Latin American Culture Week facilitates performances by many institutions and artists throughout New York City. Presentations consist of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America. Participants: American Symphony Orchestra, the World Music Institute, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Instituto Cervantes, Americas Society, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, and Repertorio Español.

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Film: Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon and Invincible Shaolon

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BAMcinematik is now playing classic martial art films: Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon and Invincible Shaolon. Popularized by icons like Lee and Sammo Hung, wing chun (form of martial art) has become an action movie staple. Revel in the gut-punching action, lightning-fast fight moves, and gloriously over-the-top kung fu choreography of some of the most entertaining popcorn flicks ever made. Films are playing at the BAM Rose Cinema (Peter Jay Sharp Building), located at 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn. General admission: $13. Through September 5.

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Weekend ISH (8/23 – 8/25): Afro Punk Fest. PS1 Warm Up. Hudson Summer Blues BBQ. Beer Block Party. Central Park Film Festival.

I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Here are some ISH events you can still attend this weekend, August 23 – 25, before the summer officially comes to a close. Follow the info links for each event.

Afro Punk Fest

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PS1 Warm Up

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Hudson Summer Blues BBQ

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NYC Brewers Guild Beer Block Party

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Central Park Film Festival

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Movie: The Hunger Games at Pier 63 in Chelsea (Free)

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Hudson River Park’s Riverflicks presents the 2012 blockbuster, The Hunger Games, at Pier 63 in Chelsea on Wednesday, August 21, 8:30pm. The movie is based on a science fiction novel written by Suzanne Collins, and stars Jennifer Lawrence.

Blankets and snacks recommended.

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Movie: Grease at Habana Outpost in Brooklyn (Free)

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Habana Outpost, located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, welcomes you to enjoy the movie Grease on Sunday, August 18. Grease is a 1978 American musical film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It’s based on Warren Casey’s and Jim Jacob’s 1971 musical about two high school lovers. The film stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton.

Movie starts at 8pm. Address: 757 Fulton Street (The corner of Fulton & South Portland)

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Movie: 8 Mile at Brooklyn Bridge Park (Free)

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Start your August with DJs and a movie. Thanks to SyFy Movies With a View, 8 Mile will be showing at the Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Watch Rabbit (Eminem) choke on stage and then redeem himself after his girlfriend, played by Britney Murphy, helps him gain the courage needed to showcase his true talent. DJs begin playing at 6pm and the movie starts at sundown. Thursday, August 1.

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