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Summer Movies Under the Stars
July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Jul 31, 2019
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance, in partnership with Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema, present Summer Movies Under the Stars. Join us for this popular summer series of free movies on Prospect Park’s scenic Long Meadow, preceded by live entertainment, three consecutive Wednesday evenings starting July 17, with a rain date of August 1. Entertainment begins at 7 pm, followed by the movie screening at dusk.
For the latest information, including directions + weather updates, and to RSVP, visit wwwprospectpark.org/summermovies.
This year’s series celebrates women’s voices in cinema by highlighting three fan-favorite films: Brave (co-written and co-directed by Brenda Chapman), Love and Basketball (written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood), and Babe: Pig in the City (co-written by Judy Morris). Each film is unique in its storytelling about bravery, love and expanding horizons, and what better way to celebrate these themes than with our friends, families and community.
The full line-up and pre-film musical acts are as follows:
Wednesday, July 17, RSVP: www.prospectpark.org/summermovies
A Scottish girl determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Paying homage to Brave’s Scottish roots there will be a live performance by Kings County Pipe Band, founded in 2010 in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Love and Basketball (2000)
Wednesday, July 24, RSVP: www.prospectpark.org/summermovies
Two next-door neighbors in Los Angeles, California who are pursuing their basketball careers end up falling for each other. A DJ set by Dr. Israel before the film showcases the film’s love of R&B & hip hop from the 80’s, 90’s, and early aughts.
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Wednesday, July 31, RSVP: www.prospectpark.org/summermovies
Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett’s farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe must go to the big city in to save the farm. The pre-movie entertainment is a tribute set dedicated to director George Miller by Morricone Youth, and NYC band dedicated to writing, performing and recording music written for the moving image.
To RSVP and learn more, please visit www.prospectpark.org/summermovies.
A Summer Movie Under the Stars is made possible with additional support from HBO, Ponce Bank, AARP, Metro Plus, Modern MD, JP Morgan Chase & Co and the NYC & Company Foundation.