Summerscreen, the L’s outdoor film series, returns to McCarren Park for six consecutive Wednesday evenings this July and August, for free screenings on the ballfields (our previous location, the Pool, we recall with a twinge of nostalgia, is closed for renovations). You’ll want to checking in with us as we bring you updates on food vendors, giveaways, and guests musical and otherwise — but, first, let’s see what movies you’ll be trying to smuggle Turkey’s Nest margaritas-to-go into, shall we?
[Tap your fingers rapidly on your desk to simulate a drumroll...]
July 8: Reality Bites. You know it’s been fifteen years since Reality Bites came out? It’s the kind of thing that makes you want to have pseudo-profound conversations about time and shit, over coffee and cigarettes. Turn this up, you won’t be sorry.
July 15: Evil Dead 2. Bruce Campbell’s autobiography is entitled If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor. We just thought you’d want to know.
July 22: 24 Hour Party People. This movie was postmodern before it was fashionable, and it was right about Shaun Ryder: he is the greatest poet since Yeats.
July 29: Wild at Heart. Our decision to show this movie represents a symbol of our individuality, and our belief in personal freedom. The evening of July 29 will likely be hotter than Georgia asphalt, so dress accordingly.
August 5: Fame. I was not involved in the decision to show Fame, so I have less to say about this one.
August 12: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Will this be the time you get all the way through it without crying?