Brooklyn Bridge Park Announces Fem-Tastic Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Brooklyn Bridge Park Announces Fem-Tastic Outdoor Summer Movie Series

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK – The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy announced on Thursday this summer’s Movies With A View lineup, featuring eight films that celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors.

Movies With a View in Brooklyn Bridge Park (Photo: Etienne Frossard)

Now in its 19th year, this edition of the outdoor film series, SHE DIRECTS, kicks off on July 12 and will run weekly on Thursday evenings until August 30. Starting at 6pm, prior to each screening, there will be DJs and short films selected by Bamcinématek. The featured DJs and directors of the shorts are all women and trans-women as well.

Smorgasborg has partnered with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy this year and a rotating roster of vendors will be on hand each week offering sweet and savory treats as well as drinks, including beer and wine. Movies will begin at sundown.

Check out the schedule below:

July 12
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Director: Susan Seidelman
Short: Judith Loves Martha by Anna Gaskell
DJ Isis Swaby

July 19
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Short: Majestic Wilderness! by Elenor Kopka
The Avenue DJs

July 26
Paris is Burning (1990)
Director: Jennie Livingston
Short: Wild Wild West by Dime Davis
DJ Delish

August 2
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Short: War Paint by Katrelle N. Kindred
DJ Niara Sterling

August 9
Wayne’s World (1992)
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Short: Via by Maria Constanza Ferreira
DJ Baby K

August 16
Love & Basketball (2000)
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Short: To Be Free by Adepero Oduye
DJ Reborn

August 23
Wonder Woman (2017)
Director: Patty Jenkins
Short: Not To Be A Lady by Elle Ginter
DJ Miss Hap

August 30
Public Vote—Online voting for the final screening from Friday, May 25 through Sunday, June 24.
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940), Director: Dorothy Arzner
Big (1988), Director: Penny Marshall
Point Break (1991), Director: Kathryn Bigelow
The Matrix (1999), Directors: Lana and Lily Wachowski
Short: Hair Wolf by Mariama Diallo
DJ Grace of Spades


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