7/1: Lockdown, USA rooftop screening

Location: rooftop @ 15 Lawton Street, Bushwick Brooklyn, corner of Broadway & Malcolm X

Time: 8:30pm screening

Description: Kings County Cinema Society and Article 19 Films present a one-night-only film screening with beer courtesy of the Chelsea Brewing Company

KCCS and Article 19 are joining up to ring in July with a special one-night-only rooftop showing of LOCKDOWN, USA, an award-winning feature documentary highlighting the campaign against the Rockefeller Drug Laws that became the basis of America’s ‘War on Drugs.’ Featuring Russell Simmons, Wanda Best, Benjamin Chavez and Andrew Cuomo.
Refreshments courtesy the Chelsea Brewing Co.
7:00pm doors
7:30 dj set
8:30 screening
discussion to follow
FREE w/ RSVP at lawtonrooftop@gmail.com (we need something resembling a headcount!!)
J/M/Z to myrtle-broadway. L to dekalb
*in the event of rain we’re relocating to Gotham City Lounge, 1293 Myrtle Ave btw Cedar St/Central Ave

Article 19 Films/ info and trailer for Lockdown, USA

6/30: Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Description: The film that brought Pedro Almodovar to international attention; a madcap feminist comedy from the Spanish master.

Location: back patio at Ortine Cafe, 622 Washington Ave. btw Dean and Pacific Streets.

Time: sunset (~8:30pm)

English language trailer courtesy IMDB

Cinema 16

Description: Mexico City’s Lazaro Valiente scores 3 surrealist shorts by Jan Svankmajer (!!!) Slavko Vorkapich, Roger Barlow & Harry Hay

Details: FRIDAY, June 26th
Doors 8.30pm, Performance 9pm. $8 cover
Starr Space
108 Starr Street @ Knickerbocker
L train to Jefferson stop

cinema sixteen

6/23: To Have and Have Not

Description: Bogey and Bacall’s first pairing in Howard Hawks’ To Have and Have Not

Location: back patio at Ortine Cafe, 622 Washington Ave.btw Dean/Pacific  ortine.com for info

Time: 8pm

Join us Tuesday night at the beautiful Ortine Cafe in Prospect Heights for the wartime noir-romance TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944, 100min). Humphrey Bogart is a fishing boat captain in Vichy-controlled Martinique, running a rescue operation for the well-paying French resistance, while Ms. Bacall is a local lounge singer/ con-artist who falls hard for our gruff hero. Literary hero William Faulkner adapted Ernest Hemingways’s 1937 novel, but it’s the stars on- and off-screen romance which makes the film a bonafide classic. The 19 year-old Bacall’s come-ons are the stuff of Hollywood legend. “You know how to whistle don’t you? Just put your lips together and… blow.”

view the original trailer

6/17: Harlan County U.S.A

Description: Labor movement on film: What Could You Do With A Nickel? -and- Harlan County U.S.A.

Location: Vox Pop Cafe

Time: 8pm

Wednesday night the 17th we’re back at Vox Pop in Ditmas Park for some old-fashioned lefty docs.
At 8pm, What Could You Do With a Nickel? (1982, 25min) documents the plight of 200 black and hispanic women employed by the City of New York who joined together to form the first domestic workers union in the United States in the Bronx.
At 8:30: Harlan County U.S.A. (1976, 103min) – Barbara Kopple’s legendary doc about a bitter, violent miner’s strike. This 1976 Oscar winner for best doc is a powerhouse and a must-see.

“Kopple documents a 1973 Kentucky coal miners’ strike in what amounts to real time—there are no after-the-fact summaries, but a persistent present tense of murder, gun threats, crowd violence, poverty, corporate usury, and in the end, astonishing communal solidarity. Simultaneously, Kopple sketches out a succinct historical context of nearly a hundred years of union building and its resultant bloodshed, a vast national story that still goes missing from public-school history texts (if not from Howard Zinn’s People’s History). In 1976, Kopple’s rather terrifying film rocked its minuscule audience and instantly became a cultural touchstone; today, it also spotlights, with its customized communist ballads, IWW sloganeering, and memories of healthier early-20th-century worker networks, the pathetic state of organized labor in the new global economy.” -Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice

original trailer

Vox Pop is at 1022 Cortelyou Road. Q to Cortelyou, make a left out of the station and walk 4 blocks. info/directions

See you there comrades!

6/16: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Location: Back patio at Ortine, 622 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights

Description: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s Delicious!

Time: 8pm sharp

On Tuesday 6/16 we will be hosting a screening under the stars at Ortine, a terrific new cafe in Prospect Heights. At 8pm sharp we’re watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, 115min).  Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther) brings Truman  Capote’s novel to the screen, and Audrey Hepburn, as Holly Golightly, takes us on a tour of early ’60s Upper East Side swank. Also featuring Mickey Rooney as a Japanese photographer in a baffling and racially insenstive bit of casting.

1961 trailer

“Set in present-day 1961 (as opposed to during World War II as in the novel), the film introduces us to the gorgeous Holly Golightly (a sparkling Audrey Hepburn) as she staggers home early one morning in her little black dress and sunglasses after yet another all-night bender during which she likely doled out small favors to amorous older gentlemen in exchange for rent money. Pausing in front of Tiffany’s, Holly munches a danish and sips coffee as she admires the jewelry in the window. It’s an iconic movie moment. Holly sees herself as a free-spirit, a party girl, someone who, as she puts it, won’t be caged by love or commitments. It’s a lonely life, but it pays the bills. The’60s are on the verge of swinging.” -Don Willmott, filmcritic.com

Ortine is located at 622 Washington Ave. btw. Dean and Pacific. A/C to Clinton Washington.  site/directions @ http://ortine.com/

KCCS battles the Argonauts @ Freddy's

Location: Freddy’s Backroom

Description: A Harryhausen classic + local zombie shorts

Time: Wednesday 6/10, 9pm

This week, we present yet another celluloid epic: the story that was destined to stand as a COLOSSUS OF ADVENTURE.  This week, it is the week of Jason and The Argonauts (1963, 104 min). COLOSSAL TRAILER

From the heyday of ’60s historical epics – with friends and neighbors such as El Cid, Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Lawrence of Arabia- Jason and the Argonauts chronicles the legend of the good ship Argo and its intrepid captain and crew on the quest for none other than the fabled golden fleece.
We can guarantee living statues, epic skeleton battles, and the best special effects the mid-twentieth century has to offer, created by hollywood effects legend Ray Harryhausen, a stop-motion guru who truly created scenes of movie magic, and inspired the best creative minds of the latter half of the century. (Tom Hanks, when presenting Harryhausen with his academy award, proclaimed “Some people say Casablanca or Citizen Kane is the greatest film of all time. I say Jason and the Argonauts.”  And if you don’t trust Hanks, you’re either a jerk or a communist.)

Jason and the Argonauts will begin at 9pm, following a selection of hand-picked zombie- and skeleton-themed shorts from Brooklyn.

Freddy’s Backroom is at
485 Dean St @ 6th Ave, Brooklyn
2/3 to Bergen or any train that goes thru Atlantic/Pacific

6/3: After Hours @ Outpost

Description: Scorsese’s After Hours + a short TBA

Location: Outpost Cafe, 1014 Fulton St.

Wednesday night at 8:30 we will be introducing Outpost’s backyard summer movie series.  Come check out After Hours (1985, 97min), Martin Scorsese’s surreal, madcap tour through mid-80s Soho.  Starring Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Linda Fiorentino, and, in their only appearance in a Scorsese film, Cheech and Chong!  A short film TBA will start it off. Free!

“Reeling from a series of flops in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Scorsese admits he felt out of touch with the new blockbuster-driven studio system, so he retreated to his independent roots with After Hours, a caffeinated black comedy with an emphasis on speed. With a small crew and a tight shooting schedule, Scorsese transformed limited means into a staccato burst of creative energy, playing up the extreme paranoia and frustration of a data processor stranded in Soho.” (The Onion)


outpost cafe is at 1014 Fulton St. between Grand Ave. and Classon Ave. info and directions here