Movie: Hudson Riverflicks Presents Argo at Pier 63 in Chelsea (Free)

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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.

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Art. Film. Real Estate: El Museo del Barrio Presents Gentrification in East Harlem (Free)

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On Wednesday, July 24, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, El Museo del Barrio will host a neighborhood forum based on the documentary El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem. The forum will explore arts & culture-related development, gentrification and how to make proposed developments more equitable.

El Museo del Barrio welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America. It is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue (104th Street).

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Movie: Humphrey Bogart’s African Queen at Bryant Park (Free)

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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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Cinema: Fruitvale Station in Theaters Now

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.

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Movie: Habana Outpost Presents School Daze (Free)

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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

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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

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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

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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.