Description: in conjunction with the “Festival of Colors” in Prospect Heights this week, we present Baraka (1992, 96min), the sweeping, visually ravishing non-narrative 70mm production that remains a landmark. Cinematographer-turned-director Ron Fricke uses mesmerizing tracking shots, skillful montage and time-lapse to capture the great pulse of humanity around the globe. Filmed in an incredible 152 locations in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Nepal, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States.
Details: Wednesday July 29, 8pm or sunset, backyard at Ortine.
622 Washington Ave. btw Dean/Pacific. ortine.com
Festival of Colors hosted by Gureje & Ortine
Details: It’s still Roald Dahl Month: screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, 85min), Wes Anderson’s first foray into animation, and a pitch-perfect adaptation of Dahl’s beloved 1970 children’s novel. A marvelous, hilarious, fast-paced kids movie for adults, with eye-popping and richly detailed stop-motion sequences and an inspired and rousing pop soundtrack, standard for Anderson films at this point. One of the best cussing movies of last year.
Description: Thursday July 22, sunset, Ortine Cafe, 622 Washington Ave btw Dean/Pacific. A/C to Clinton-Washington.
Description: FLOW: For Love of Water (2008, 93min) is a powerful muckraking expose of international water shortages. “Director Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.”
www.flowthefilm.com – DVD available from Oscilloscope Pictures
“An astonishingly wide-ranging film. An informed and heartfelt examination of the tug of war between public health and private interests.” – New York Times
“FLOW skips right past depressing on its way to apocalyptic” – Nathan Rabin, The Onion
Detials: Wednesday July 21, 8pm Vox Pop Cafe. 1022 Cortelyou Rd. @ Stratford Rd. Q to Cortelyou. voxpopcafe.com
Description: Roald Dahl Month continues with Henry Selick’s (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline) distinctive stop-motion take on Dahl’s free-floating 1961 classic.
Details: Thursday July 15, sunset, Ortine Cafe, 622 Washington Ave btw Dean/Pacific. A/C to Clinton-Washington.
Details: KCCS premiers a new Sunday night film series at One Front St. in DUMBO, starting with the Rat Pack classic OCEAN’S 11 (1960, 111min)
Description: Sunday July 11, 9pm, outside at 1 Front St.
Free, outdoor seating, projected right on the wall of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria next door, up the block from the Bk Bridge. Themed cocktails such as the Danny Ocean, the Rat Pack and The 5 Hotels. Swell.
Description: Roald Dahl Month continues at Ortine with THE WITCHES (1990, 91min), Nicolas Roeg’s dark and impressive visualization of the 1983 children’s book. With Angelica Huston owning the role of the Grand High Witch and an array of creations from Jim Henson’s creature shop.
Details: Thursday 7/8, 8:30 or sunset, backyard at Ortine, 622 Washington Ave. btw Dean/Pacific
Description: a night of films with biblical implications, including the Twilight Zone episode “In Praise of Pip” and The Omen (1976, 111min)
Details: Wednesday July 7th, 8pm or sundown, backyard at 25 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn NY 11211. Programmed by Grace Madison & Tiffany Frances
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, 100min) at Ortine Cafe. Thursday 7/1 8pm or sundown. 622 Washington Ave. ortine.com for details, menu, directions.