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Movies Under the Stars: August Rush

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

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Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

This  2007 American drama followsan 11-year-old musical prodigy (Freddie Highmore) living in an orphanage who runs away to New York City. He begins to unravel the mystery of who he is, all while his mother (Kerri Russll) is searching for him and his father (Jonathan Rhys-Myers) is searching for her. The many different sounds and rhythms he hears throughout his journey culminates in a major instrumental composition which concludes the film ("August's Rhapsody"). The film features the song "Raise It Up" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 80th Academy Awards. "Raise It Up"  was written by written by Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack and Tevin Thomas.  The song is performed in the film by Jamia Simone Nash and Impact Repertory Theatre, an African-American youth theatre group based in Harlem.

Know Before You Go:
Seating is limited, so you should come before 12:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie.


Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center
9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway
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