Description: Benefit screening for J.L. Aronson’s new documentary on the history of storied Coney Island and its recent roller coaster relationship with redevelopment in more recent times. A great and timely doc from a local filmmaker.
Details: Sunday May 30th, 7:30pm at UnionDocs, 322 Union Ave. Williamsburg. Sliding scale donation to help finish the film. Hot dogs and candy apples will be served.
The classic Billy Wilder/ Marylin Monroe NYC comedy The Seven Year Itch (1955, 105min) in the backyard at Ortine, Thursday 5/27, 8pm. 622 Washington Ave. btw Dean/Pacific St. ortine.com for menu and directions
Description: A night of films about artists and the creative process. Local filmmaker D.W. Young will introduce his recent short Ami Underground (2009, 17min) about subway sketch artist Ami Plasse. Followed by a special screening of Beautiful Losers (2008, 90min) a fantastic recent doc from directors Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard. A colorful and celebratory portrait of Generation DIY artists, the film follows the lives and careers of a loose collective of influential artists who came of age in the post-Reagan era of skateboarding, graffiti, punk and indie rock subcultures, and have gone on to change the landscape of American art and design. Features Spike Jonze, Mike Mills, Shepard Fairey, Mark Gonzales, Thomas Campbell, Ed Templeton, Harmony Korine and more.
Details: Wednesday May 26th. Programmed by KCCS, hosted by Littlefield, 622 Degraw between 3rd, 4th Ave. Gowanus. N/R to Union. Doors at 6pm with grilling in the courtyard. Films at 8. event details at littlefield site
Description: The original and the best: Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack’s mega-classic King Kong (1933, 90min) original trailer
Details: Wed. 5/20, 8pm, Ortine Cafe, back patio, 622 Washington Ave. ortine.com for menu/ directions
Description: Wednesday May 19 we pay tribute to an American treasure and Bed-Stuy native Lena Horne with a screening of the classic musical Cabin in the Sky (1943, 98min), with Horne, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, and many more.
Details: Hosted at Vox Pop in Ditmas Park, 1022 Cortelyou Rd. (voxpopcafe.com)
Description: Happy to announce our return to Ortine Cafe in Prospect Heights. Starting off with the wonderful restaurant comedy Big Night (1996, 105min) directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci, with Tucci, Tony Shaloub, Marc Anthony, Isabella Rossellini, Liev Schrieber and Ian Holm.
Details: Wednesday May 13, 8pm. Back patio at Ortine, 622 Washington Ave bet. Dean/Pacific St. A/C to Clinton Washington. ortine.com for menu and info.
Description: Our friends King Expressers will be rocking Brooklyn Bowl with brassy Soukous-inspired danceable beats. We’ll be hijacking the screens at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg and showing some music videos and dance clips from West Africa to get you moving.
Details: Free show. Wednesday May 5th 8pm, Givers, w/ Drink Up Buttercup and King Expressers. At Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. @ N. 11th, L to Bedford/ G to Nassau