Movie: Habana Outpost Presents School Daze (Free)


Habana Outpost presents a free outdoor screening of Spike Lee’s 1988 classic, School Daze. This American musical-drama — written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin — will be showing on Sunday, July 14, at 757 Fulton Street. Movie starts at 8pm.

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Cinema: 2nd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York


The Dominican Film Festival of New York, which gets underway Wednesday, features more than 20 films by Dominican directors, including works that have already been seen at Sundance, Cannes and on HBO. Catch Zoe Saldana’s Kaylien, the short film that marked her film debut. Festival runs from June 26 – June 30. Location: 650 West 168th Street (Columbia University’s William H. Black Building).

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Cinema: The Wolf of Wall Street Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

From Academy Award winning director, Martin Scorsese, comes The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and more. Coming in November.

“My name is Jordan Belfort. The year I turned 26, I made $49 million… which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week.”

Rooftop Film Presents: The Central Park Five


The riveting documentary is about 5 teenage boys — 4 black, 1 Latino — who were wrongly convicted of assaulting and raping a Central Park Jogger in 1989. The convictions were vacated in 2002 when Matias Reyes, a convicted rapist and murderer serving a life sentence for other crimes, confessed to committing the crime alone and DNA evidence confirmed his involvement in the rape. Tuesday, June 18, at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Midtown East, 2nd Avenue East 47th Street. Free.

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Film: Inside Out – The People’s Art Project at the Tribeca Film Festival


Inside Out: The People’s Art Project is a documentary that tracks the evolution of the biggest participatory art project in the world. Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates entire communities to define their most important causes with incredibly passionate displays of giant black and white portraits pasted in the street.