Summer is (sob) ending, which also means the end of free outdoor movies (except you, Habana Outpost, we see you). If summer those series have to end though, they may as well go out with a bang, at least that’s what carribBEING seems to think, because they’re ending their summer movie season with a double feature. Not only do you get Idris Elba playing Nelson Mandela in Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom, but before that, they’ll also show Project 2×1, a documentary about Crown Heights’ West Indian and Hasidic communities. All for free! All for you! Well, and the other people who show up.
You might already know about Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom, if you either know about Idris Elba or Nelson Mandela. Really you should know about at least one of them by now, it’s 2014. Quickly, for the uninitiated, it’s a biopic of South African and worldwide civil rights hero Nelson Mandela, who gets the star treatment courtesy of the handsome and charming Idris Elba. You might not know about Project 2×1 though, despite the fact that it also sounds cool. Filmed partially with GoogleGlass, it follows Hasidic and West Indian residents as they gain a better understanding of each other’s cultures. Can they, and therefore we, all get along? Yes, probably.
It all goes down Tuesday night starting at 6:30pm on the outdoor quad at Brooklyn College (2900 Bedford Avenue, Midwood). Bring a date, you’re probably much less insufferable to be around at outdoor movies with messages attached than you were when you were actually in college. Grab a ticket here.