This summer marks the 11th annual outdoor cinema series at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Manhattan, New York. They show international films from all around the world throughout the summer, along with music, dance, and food. On Aug. 5 they screened the Israeli film Waltz With Bashir
. The film is described as "...dreamlike and personal, this unique and affecting animated feature (by one of the creators of the TV series In Treatment) looks at war through the memories of soldiers who fought as young men. Folman brilliantly uses animation as a window into the subconscious" (New York Blueprint
). Movie-goers enjoyed international cuisine from neighborhood restaurants, picnics on the grass, a beautiful sunset, and an outdoor movie as the sky darkened.
Outdoor films have been screened every Wednesday at the Socrates Sculpture Park, and there is only one week left, so don't miss it! Gomorrah
, from Italy, will be screened on Aug. 19. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7pm, and the movie will start at sundown. Admission is free.
Film Description of Gomorrah
: This gripping based-on-fact drama about the Italian crime underworld is both riveting and realistic. One of the most exciting Italian films in years, Gomorrah won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. (Not rated)
Socrates Sculpture Park website