Today may be Spike Lee Day, but we’re still on the hunt for a showing of Do the Right Thing tonight for those who missed it at Cafe Habana on Sunday. (Anyone?) We did, however, stumble upon a cool blog to bookmark so you never have to miss a free or cheap screening around Brooklyn again. The Kings County Cinema Society, a group of Brooklyn cinephiles, is showing the documentary Lockdown USA tomorrow night, July 1, (with free beer) on the roof of 15 Lawton Street in Bushwick (corner of Broadway & Malcolm X).
The cinema society, with its very handy film blog, showcases pretty much all movies cult, classic, art or local for communal viewing at venues around the borough (The Dark Knight need never apply, they say). Screenings are outdoors or in cafes, bars or basically any space they can line up.
For Lockdown USA, a film about the Rockefeller Drug Laws and America’s “War on Drugs,” the cinema society has teamed up with Article 19 Films and the Chelsea Brewing Co. (hence the “refreshments”).
Doors open at 7 p.m., dj set at 7:30, movie at 8:30 with discussion to follow. Admission is free with RSVP to [email protected].