Postponed: Before the Flood Presented by Inwood Art Works Film Works Alfresco in Inwood Hill Park!
Monday, August 7, 2017
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
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“Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future but, at the same time, addressing the climate challenge presents a golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for us all” – Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General, United Nations. There isn’t a more significant place to watch Before the Flood than Film Works Alfresco open-air cinema surrounded by natural salt marsh in Inwood Hill Park.
Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.
The inaugural free outdoor summer cinema series continues Monday, August 7 with a free pre-show performance of Combo Nuvo’s One World Suite by local Inwood composer and musician Rich Shemaria preceding the screening at 7:00pm.
This curated film series focuses foremost on presenting independent and popular films with local relevance that culturally resonate with the Northern Manhattan community. In a neighborhood bereft of a movie theater, Film Works Alfresco presents twelve free screenings consecutively every Monday evening at dusk at Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park from June 5 through August 28, 2017. This English and Spanish language seasonal cinema series expands public access to professional filmmaking in Northern Manhattan, and presents as diverse an array of films as the community it serves. The Film Works Alfresco is produced by Inwood Art Works, Aaron Simms, Founding Executive Producer.