by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy on Apr 28, 2015
This year’s theme of movies taking place within 24 hours will have you discovering what a difference a day makes
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, in cooperation with Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Syfy today announced the lineup for the sixteenth year of its signature movie series. The free, outdoor film series takes place on the Harbor View Lawn at Pier 1 and will showcase films that happen over the course of 24 hours, including the first ever outdoor screening of the global pop culture sensation Sharknado 2: The Second One – where a sharknado threatens to destroy New York City – on Thursday, July 16, less than a week before the world premiere of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! on Syfy Wednesday, July 22 at 9PM.
Syfy Movies With A View kicks off on Thursday, July 9 and runs weekly on Thursdays through August 27. Movie goers will enjoy an array of films including Die Hard – which features an NYPD officer taking on enemies, Attack the Block – where teenagers defend their neighborhood against extraterrestrials, and Clue – the guessing whodunit.
As presenting sponsor of Syfy Movies With A View since 2008, Syfy makes it possible for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy to continue to bring the very popular annual series to New Yorkers.
“Syfy is thrilled to partner with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Park to enable New Yorkers and visitors alike to participate in this unique outdoor movie viewing experience. It’s a great experience…and you can’t beat the view,” said Michael Engleman, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Digital and Global Brand Strategy, Syfy & Chiller.
“Syfy Movies With A View has become an institution in Brooklyn Bridge Park and throughout New York City,” said Nancy Webster, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. “We are excited for another summer filled with captivating films and are grateful to Syfy, Brooklyn Bridge Park, our community partners, and all who come and enjoy the series.”
The Conservancy is happy to welcome back DJs from Brooklyn Radio, who will spin pre-movie music, and BAMcinématek, who will curate short films to be shown before the feature each week. Also returning are the New York Amateur Astronomer’s Association to help stargazers scan the skies with telescopes provided by Syfy, and Transportation Alternatives with their free bike valet parking, sponsored by Spinlister.
Also highlighting the series are returning media sponsors Brownstoner and Gothamist.
“Summer nights on Pier 1 with a classic film have become a Brooklyn Bridge Park tradition,” said Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park. “We’re happy to see Syfy back as the lead sponsor and look forward to the unique short films BAMcinématek will curate for the series.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy again for our sixth year in a row,” says Gabriele Caroti, Director of BAMcinématek. “Brooklyn Bridge Park is a breathtaking setting to see both classic films and cult favorites, and it’s a phenomenal chance for short filmmakers to have their films seen by such a large audience.”
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy launched the film series sixteen years ago and curates an exciting lineup of films each year with help from a volunteer committee of film lovers. While covering a wide range of genres, time periods, and styles, this year’s committee selected an imaginative group of films.
“Some of my favorite movies take place over the course of a day, so I was very excited when our committee decided on this year’s theme,” stated Hilary Tholen, chair of the Conservancy’s volunteer film committee. “I look forward to seeing if it was Miss Scarlet in the library with the wrench in Clue, witnessing Cold War-era talk in the War Room with Dr. Strangelove and company, listening to some of my favorite actors say some of my favorite lines in Dazed and Confused, and cheering as John McClane tries to save the day in Die Hard, all in my favorite park in New York, with one of the best views in the world.”
Noted for a location with spectacular views and for showing quality films, Syfy Movies With A View attracts thousands of people each summer to the waterfront park. This will be the series’ sixth year at Pier 1. Parkland opening at Main Street and John Street will provide movie-goers with opportunities to stretch their legs before settling into Harbor View Lawn for the feature presentation.
Music starts at 6:00 pm, and the films begin at sundown.
FREE! On Harbor View Lawn of Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
See www.brooklynbridgepark.org for more information.
Note: capacity is limited and lawn seating is first come, first served.
High Noon (1952, PG)
Short: Every Day directed by Gabe Spitzer
DJ Emch Subatomic
Sharknado 2: The Second One
Short: A.D. 1363, the End of Chivalry directed by Jake Mahaffy
Attack the Block (2011, R)
Short *Double Feature*: The Commute by Jake Alexander-McAfee
Pigeon Kings of Brooklyn directed by Ram Devineni, Ashok Sinha and Martina Sönksen
DJ Geko Jones
Clue (1985, PG)
Short: Wackatdoo directed by Benj Arcand
DJ Queen Majesty
Friday (1995, R)
Short: Tiger Hood directed by Christopher André Marks
DJ Still Life
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, PG)
Short: Yearbook directed by Bernardo Britto
DJ $mall ¢hange
Dazed and Confused (1993, R)
Short: Chronemics directed by Animade
No Wahala DJs
Die Hard (1988, R)
Short: Leonard in Slow Motion directed Peter Livolsi
DJ Isis Swaby