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Home»Calendar»August 2012»Week 34»08/21/2012»The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
  • From 31 Tue Aug 2012 to 31 Sat Aug 2012
    The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

    The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

    In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Central Park Conservancy Film Festival will celebrate cult classic films: movies whose unique ability to excite, inspire, and entertain gathered a growing “cult” following over time. The five-day, free-of-charge

    Presented by Bloomberg since its inception, the festival will take place from August 21-25, with films being shown in the landscape just north of Sheep Meadow, beside the cafe (mid-Park at 69th Street). Enter the Park at 72nd Street. The festival is free of charge.

    All screenings begin at 8:00 pm, rain or shine, with gates open to the public at 6:30 pm. All movies will be closed captioned. Bring a picnic!

    Tuesday, Aug. 21: Do the Right Thing (1989) On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, neighborhood hate and bigotry smolders until it explodes into violence.

    Wednesday, Aug. 22: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985) Eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman embarks on the biggest adventure of his life across the country as he sets out to find his beloved bike, stolen in broad daylight..

    Thursday, Aug. 23: The Big Lebowski (1998) "Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

    Friday, Aug. 24: Animal House (1978) At a college in the early 1960s, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

    Saturday, Aug. 25: Viewers' Choice

    Coming to America (1988) It is the 21st birthday of Prince Akeem of Zamunda and he is to marry a woman he never saw before. Now the prince breaks with tradition and travels to America to look for the love of his life.
    Clerks (1994) Dante Hicks is a clerk at a local convenience store in New Jersey. On one particular Saturday morning, he gets called in on his day off. Once there, he must deal with multiple problems. And the biggest problem of them all: HE'S NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TODAY!! Can Dante manage it all?

    For more info: http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-do/family-community/cpc-film-festival.html