This Week at SummerScreen: Starship Troopers with performances by Grooms and Food Stamps

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08/02/2010 4:01 PM |

We continue our dark journey through this collection of post-soviet films of SummerScreen with another movie that questions authority, raises concerns about one’s place in society, promotes the need for human relationships, and makes us nostalgic for the days when scenes in which actors melt in a pool of acid were considered tasteful.

No, we are not showing Robocop, but close. Join us for an intimate night of Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers, brought to you in part by the appreciators of themes of fascism and Denise Richard’s career over at Film Society at Lincoln Center. Bring your love for laughably violent war scenes but leave any notion of Neil Patrick Harris as a Brawdway Stah at home.

As always, please arrive at the McCarren Park Ballfields (on N12th and Beford) at 6 pm to check out the live music shows curated by Free Williamsburg. This week we hear the dreamy hunks of Grooms play with Food Stamps, who is one of those bands that spells their name with symbols so you kind of have to see them to appreciate that.

Don’t forget to enter our Fandango Contest, and drink some Sixpoint and eat all the San Loco, Asia Dog, and Porchetta you can pack away without gaining too many pounds. You do have to look good in those co-ed locker rooms in the future, you know.

And for all of you round-helmet’d brothers and sisters who are actually kind of scared of genitalia-esque aliens and don’t want to go back to their dark houses after the movie, Pete’s Candy Store is having an after party with $3 pints of Six Point Sweet Action and a $9 Panini and Six Point special for the first 50 Pete’s cardholders. You can pick up your Pete’s card at the SummerScreen front desk at the entrance to the park.

See you Wednesday!