CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Woman on Fire
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
8:15 p.m.–9:45 p.m.
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Please note: this event has been rescheduled due to impending inclement weather. Please see the Parks website for upcoming events.
Join NYC Parks, the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Councilmember Daniel Dromm (NYC District 25) and NewFest for a free film celebrating the LGBTQ+ community!
A moving and intimate portrait of courage under fire, WOMAN ON FIRE captures the extraordinary life and journey of NYC's first transgender firefighter. For Brooke Guinan, fighting fires runs in her blood – both her father and grandfather served in the FDNY. But as a transgender woman, her path to service has not been without obstacles. Earlier this year, Brooke gained more visibility when she was selected as grand marshal in NYC Pride, and she continues to be a marvelous role model and pioneer for LGBTQ rights. Come out to the park and experience Brooke’s powerful story alongside the community within the borough of Queens where she serves. Directed by Julie Sokolow.
Presented and programmed by NewFest: New York's LGBT Film & Media Arts Organization.
Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!