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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
On Wednesday, July 24, Hudson RiverFlicks for Grownups presents 2012’s blockbuster hit and winner of 3 Academy Awards: Argo. The movie was directed, co-produced by, and stars Ben Affleck. It’s based on CIA operative Tony Mendez’s book The Master of Disguise. Mendez is known for leading the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. The movie will show at Pier 63 in Chelsea and starts promptly at 8:30pm. Bring blankets and snacks. Free.
Monday, July 22, HBO Bryant Park Film Festival presents African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, directed by John Huston. Bogart won his first and only Oscar as a hard drinking riverboat captain alongside prim missionary Katharine Hepburn. The lawn opens at 5pm, but the movie starts at sunset, usually between 8pm – 9pm. Free.
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Fruitvale Station — winner of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award — is an independent film written and directed by Ryan Coogler. It’s based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a young man who was killed by a BART police officer in Oakland, CA. Starring Michael B. Jordan, popularly known for his role as Wallace on The Wire. In NYC theaters now.