Movies Under the Stars: Hollywood Shuffle (R)
Thursday, August 31, 2017
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
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Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!
This classic 1987 comedy features Robert Townsend as Bobby Taylor an aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee who catches the ire of his grandmother (Helen Martin) for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When he gets cast in the title role, Bobby has a series of nightmares about African-American stereotypes in Hollywood. He wakes hoping to reconcile his career goals with his desire to remain a positive role model. Produced, directed, and co-written by Robert Townsend, the film is semi-autobiographical and features Keenan Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, John Witherspoon and John Witherspoon.
Know Before You Go:
This film features explicit content and is rated R. You should come before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!