Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Crooklyn
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
6:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
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Celebrate great New York films and filmmakers at the 2018 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
A beloved summer tradition, the Central Park Conservancy Film Festival has screened critically acclaimed films in Central Park each August since 2002. Films are free of charge; no tickets are required.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The screenings will begin around 8:00 p.m.
Crooklyn (1994, PG-13)
Directed by Spike Lee and written by Lee with his sister Joie Lee and brother Cinqué Lee, this semi-autobiographicald comedy-drama about a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband, and their five kids takes place in Brooklyn in 1973. The film features a memorable performance by the director himself. In 2017, the film was the winner of the mayor’s inaugural “One Film, One New York” contest, which invited New Yorkers to vote on which of five city-related films should be shown for free at cinemas across the five boroughs.
Frisbee Hill — the landscape north of Sheep Meadow (mid-park at 69th Street beside Le Pain Quotidien), which is accessible from the east and west sides of the park at 72nd Street.