Tonight’s Summerscreen Finale: Rushmore

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08/26/2008 11:00 AM |

So by this time next year the McCarren Park Pool will supposedly be closed down and on its way to becoming a real, honest-to-goodness, 50% chlorine-25% little kid pee-15% polio germs-10% water community swimming pool again. And hey, tonight is the last night of the 2008 edition of Summerscreen, the L’s free outdoor summer film series in said pool. So this is pretty much it, as far as spreading out a blanket and drinking while watching a movie with a couple thousand of your friends and neighbors goes. Definitely for the summer, possibly even for this particular mini-epoch of free you-targeted programming at the Pool.

So, you know, come to see the movie tonight. To celebrate the end of this summer/era, we’re having a so-called Williamsburg Block Party, with food from dozens of local eateries, as well as live music leading up to the movie, at dusk. Gates open at 5:30, and we’ll expect to see you more or less then.

Oh, the movie. Right. The movie is Wes Anderson’s Rushmore, without which none of this — this neighborhood, this film series, this demographic in which you find yourself — would really be quiet the same. So, yeah, we’re going out the way we came in, more or less: