And if there's one week you won't want to miss the music, it's this one. We're starting the evening with sets from Oberhofer, Lodro and Bueno, presented by JMC Aggregate. Thanks to Todd P and SHOWPAPER for bringing music to this year's SummerScreen! We'll be in our usual spot—Bedford Ave and N. 12th St (right next to the tennis courts). Gates open at 6, the bands start at 6:30, and we'll have the movie started by sundown.
Pizza Moto, Handsome Hanks, Landhaus, Coolhaus, V Spot and Selamat Pagi will be there all night to keep you fed. And, Sixpoint Brewery and City Winery will be there to keep your thirst at bay. Plus, Starbucks® Iced Coffee, vitaminwater and Crunch Gym will be on site to serve up some complimentary treats. And, for the final surprise of the evening, Ride Brooklyn will be raffling off a brand new bicycle! For your chance to win, just give your name and e-mail address at The L Magazine's table; we'll announce the winner right before the movie starts. Get there early and don't miss the pre-show; before the movie, we'll show a preview of NTSF:SD:SUV::, presented by Adult Swim and Beyond Mountains, More Mountains, a short film by CANADA, presented by 55DSL.
For the full SummerScreen schedule, click here. Have you cast your vote for the final film of the summer? Time's running out! Click here to help us choose which film to play in front of 5,000 of your closest friends and neighbors on Wednesday, August 14.
Thank you to our sponsors for keeping SummerScreen free: 55DSL, Adult Swim, Starbucks® Iced Coffee, City Winery, Sixpoint Brewery, Crunch Gyms, vitaminwater, East River Ferry, Squarespace, Enterprise Car Share, Cinedigm and Zipcar.
See you Wednesday!
Pacific Rim: Dividing lines on Pacific Rim seem to have been drawn, between the web hybrid-critic guys (you know, the ones who kinda report movie news, kinda offer industry opinions, kinda review movies) pretty much loving the bejesus out of it and praising the genius of Guillermo del Toro, and other factions saying, really, should Guillermo del Toro be wasting his time on a 'roided out Godzilla vs. Transformers movie? I haven't yet seen Pacific Rim in all of its IMAX 3D glory (pause for a moment of silent sadness that Warner Brothers, often one of the most IMAX-friendly studios, asked del Toro to convert the movie into 3D but didn't suggest shooting some IMAX-camera footage at the outset. That said, the movie will have an opened-up aspect ratio at true IMAX theaters like the one at 68th Street, so it will look pretty big. But not Ghost Protocol big, and that's a shame), but I've never really considered Guillermo del Toro one of the masters, so it's fine by me if he wants to make the good version of a Michael Bay/Roland Emmerich spectacular. I like most of del Toro's movies (and his director's commentary on the Mimic Blu-ray is terrific; he sounds like a great guy, and I'm sure that plays into all of the web guys who have met him really loving him), but I'm not spending much time wishing he'd do another Pan's Labyrinth because as dark and beautiful as that movie is, I do find that his borderline-maudlin sentimentality sometimes gets the better of him. If Pacific Rim turns out to be Hellboy 2 times like a thousand, hey, sounds great to me.
You know what a huge part of adulthood is? Besides vehement, misplaced sentimentality for anything and everything relating to your youth? Admitting when you've made a mistake. Everyone drops the ball sometimes, and a series of loud new Spotify ads indicates to me that I have done just that.
And be sure to bring your appetites because Pizza Moto, Handsome Hanks, Landhaus, Coolhaus, V Spot and Selemat Pagi will be there to make sure you're fed. And because it wouldn't be SummerScreen without copious amounts of frosty beer, Sixpoint Brewery will be there too, along with City Winery. Plus, Starbucks® Iced Coffee, vitaminwater and Crunch Gym will be on site to serve up some special complimentary treats.
And finally, we're leaving the final film of the summer up to you; if you haven't cast your vote yet, now's the time to do it! Just visit our Facebook page and choose from this list of old favorites: Mallrats, The Neverending Story, High Fidelity, The Breakfast Club, The Big Lebowski, Heathers and Scream. We'll screen the winning film on Wednesday, August 14.
Thank you to our sponsors for keeping SummerScreen free: 55DSL, Adult Swim, Starbucks® Iced Coffee, City Winery, Crunch Gyms, vitaminwater, East River Ferry, Squarespace, Enterprise Car Share, Cinedigm and Zipcar.
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In my defense, it works either way, & I love your stuff...
Ha - never mind, just re-read it properly for the 1st time (LOL)