It’s cold. It’s wet. Perfect weather to stay in and watch old movies, or hunker down in an arty theater and watch critically-acclaimed ones.
To fuel your week, we’ve put together a list of top film events in Brooklyn, with a couple places to get drinks and dinner beforehand. If you have an event to share, please email us at email@example.com.
When: January 23 through February 10
Where: Various locations
What: Enjoy some of the borough’s best restaurants during Restaurant Week Winter 2017. See a list of participating restaurants here.
How Much: 3-course lunch ($29) and dinner ($42)
Katra Film Festival
When: Wednesday, January 25, various times.
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas at 445 Albee Square West
What: Filmmakers (many of them local) face off for the final grand prize in this acclaimed film festival hosted at the Alamo. Get some sneak peaks with trailers here.
How Much: Ticket prices vary.
When: Wednesday, January 25, 6-7pm
Where: Misdemeanor Bar (in the lobby of NU Hotel), 85 Smith Street
What: Whiskey and Cocktail Tasting featuring whiskeys from Red Hook’s small batch distillery, Van Brunt Stillhouse. Catch a movie afterward at the nearby Court Street theater.
How Much: Free
Amnesty International Film Festival
When: Thursday, January 26, 6-8pm
Where: Made in NY Media Center By IFP, 30 John Street
What: A human rights film festival hosted by Amnesty Brooklyn focusing on films about women’s rights, refugees, and incarceration.
How Much: Free
In Cold Blood
When: Thursday, January 26, 7pm
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, 11201
What: A screening of the 1976 film adaptation of Truman Capote’s true-crime novel.How Much: Free
Gary Lucas: Too Much Johnson
When: Friday, January 27, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue
What: Guitarist Gary Lucas performs a live score for the 1938 Orson Welles silent film, “Too Much Johnson.”
How Much: $20
Bonus: Okay, this one isn’t film, but it sounds so great we couldn’t leave it out. Plus, some local celebrities will be there!
Literary Death MatchWhen: Tuesday, January 24, 8pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street
What: Reading series pitting authors against one another before judges Heben Nigatu, Akilah Hughes, and John Leguizamo.
How Much: $12 in advance, $15 at door