9/2: WHAT WOULD JESUS BUY? A Brooklyn Premiere

Description: Kings County Cinema Society is proud, and a little surprised, to present the Brooklyn Premiere of WHAT WOULD JESUS BUY? (2007, 93min).  Activist, prankster and preacher Reverend Billy Talen sets out on a cross-country bus tour to cure America of its addiction to buying and exorcise the consumerist demons in this fast-paced and funny 2007 doc produced by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me). Join Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping as they hop from the Times Square Disney Store to the Mall of America to Walmart, in a tireless quest to get Americans out of the mall and into the true spirit of the holidays.

The reverend is now the holiest candidate for NYC Mayor, running on the Green Party ticket, and we’ll be partying with Billy’s flock and members of the Church of Life After Shopping to celebrate.

Details: 8PM @ Littlefield, 622 Degraw St. btw 3rd/4th Aves. Gowanus, Brooklyn

No cover. All ages. Doors at 7pm, film at 8

9/1: Wait Until Dark

Description: Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 nail-biter

Details: 8pm, backyard at Ortine, 622 Washington Ave btw Dean/Pacific. ortine.com for a map.


8/27: Street Fight @ Rev. Billy HQ

Description: Marshall Curry’s absorbing 2005 doc about the vicious, mudslinging 2002 mayoral race in Newark, in which Cory Booker attempts to unseat longtime incumbent Sharpe James. A riveting look at what it takes to wrest political control from the hands of corruptive power. 2005 Academy Award nominee for best feature documentary, 83min.

Details: Thursday 8/27, 8pm, Reverend Billy campaign HQ, 250 Lafayette St. btw Spring/Prince, SoHo

a review from the village voice


8/25: Les triplettes de Belleville

Description: Sylvain Chomet’s animated wonder The Triplettes of Belleville (2003, 80min), a dark, beautiful not-quite-kids adventure with singing grannies, loyal dogs and shady bureaucrats out to fix the Tour de France.

Details: Tuesday night, 8pm at Ortine Cafe, 622 Washington Ave. btw Dean/Pacific

8/23: FILMS ON FOOD: Gluttony and Gorging

Description: On Sunday August 23rd, Kings County Cinema Society presents the first of what will be an ongoing programmed series of local and cult flicks at NORTHEAST KINGDOM, a most excellent Bushwick restaurant.
Starting off with some beautiful, and beautifully weird, films about that uniquely American habit, overeating:

-FIRST THE DISHES, THEN THE REVOLUTION, a short film by local artist and promoter Jeff Stark
-FOOD (1992, 17min) a twisted eating contest gone horribly awry, done in stop motion, by the amazing Czech animator Jan Svankmajer
-BABETTE’S FEAST (1987, 100min), Gabriel Axel’s gorgeous Danish production in which the titular French refugee cooks up a gourmet feast for a pair of drab Danish sisters and their friends. A film many know of but not enough have seen. Best enjoyed with a bottle of wine and a mountain of comfort food.
Come gorge with us!

Details: Program begins at 7:30PM, 18 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick BK


8/20: Brooklyn Matters at Rev Billy HQ

Description: KCCS’ Nick Shimkin hosts the first of a series of screenings at the campaign headquarters of Reverend Billy Talen, activist, preacher and Green Party candidate for NYC mayor. First up: “Brooklyn Matters” a documentary by Isabel Hill about the Atlantic Yards development.

Details: Thursday 8/20, 7:30pm, Rev Billy HQ, 250 Lafayette St. near Spring, SoHo

8/19: Save Coney Island Extravaganza

Description: A slate of films dedicated to Coney Island, USA, a Brooklyn treasure currently threatened by overdevelopment and rezoning.

-“The Release of Jan,” a short film by Jordan Roettele
-footage shot from the world-famous Cyclone
-“Don’t Shrink Coney! Fix the Plan,” a short informative piece by the org Save Coney Island
-LITTLE FUGITIVE (1953, 80min) the original Coney classic by Morris Engel

A speaker from Save Coney Island will be on hand following the films to discuss recent developments and bring us up to date on the fight to stop Thor Equities from turning this beloved beachfront into a 27-acre mall.

Details: Wednesday 8/19, 8pm start time, Vox Pop Cafe, 1022 Cortelyou Rd. (Q to Cortelyou) @ Stratford. voxpopnet.net <> saveconeyisland.net


Description: Terrence Malick’s stunning debut, a poetic love-on-the-run drama starring young Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as lovers on a killing spree through the gorgeously-shot American midwest. An essential piece of ’70s American cinema and the film Tarantino shamelessly and frequently ripped off in his script for True Romance
Details: Tuesday 8/18, 8pm, backyard at Ortine Cafe, 622 Washington Ave. btw Dean/Pacific. ortine.com for a map

8/12: Local animation plus FRITZ THE CAT

Description: KCCS presents a night of twisted animation. Preston Spurlock, a local animator, will show selections from his body of short form work, including the award winning “Irks.” Then the 1972 classic Fritz the Cat (1972, 78min), the first, and best, X-rated cartoon, from Robert Crumb and Ralph Bakshi.

Details: Freddy’s Backroom, 485 Dean St. @ 6th Ave. 8:30pm start time

8/11: In the Mood for Love

Description: Director Wong Kar-wai’s stylish and elegant masterpiece of mood, music, stunning costumes and ’60s Hong Kong cool. You’re about to start hearing the chatter over “best of the decade” and you’ll be hearing this title mentioned a lot.

Details: Backyard at Ortine Cafe, 622 Washington Ave. btw Dean/Pacific. Starts at 8:30pm. ortine.com