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Rosemary's Baby and Twelve Angry Men at Film Forum
There's nothing quite like going to see a movie or two on a holiday weekend, and while most people in America will be heading to see White House Down, you should head over to Film Forum to see two movies that couldn't be more different from one another, but kind of make sense to see on consecutive days. Rosemary's Baby is playing now through the 4th, so maybe head over there before going out to Coney Island to take in the firework display. This iconic horror movie (which, thanks to Mad Men has been much talked about lately) is both viscerally terrifying and mentally unsettling, and is a reminder, during the era of Wendy Davis and the ongoing conversation about abortion rights, that NO ONE—not even Satan or John Cassavetes—has permission to take away a woman's right to choose. And on the topic of justice, starting July 5th, Film Forum will be showing Twelve Angry Men, which has the ability to perhaps give you some level of faith in our justice system, or, if not faith, some interest in perhaps one day serving on a jury, if you should get called to do so. Plus, it stars Henry Fonda and Jack Klugman and is the directorial debut of Sidney Lumet, and so is all-around just the perfect way to spend a couple of hours on Friday the 5th. Make sure to get a slice of the banana bread at Film Forum. The popcorn's fine, but that banana bread is heaven.
Film Forum; 209 West Houston Street