You'd be an asshole to stay in your sweaty apartment and miss all this free music and film and reasonably priced local delights. Come watch Romeo + Juliet with us on Wednesday, won't you?
Everyone called it trashy back then, but finally enough time has passed that we can all admit how brilliant Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet was. Unless we’re counting Growing Pains, no recorded footage has ever made Leo DiCaprio look so damn good. Mm! And no female viewer, tween or cougar-aged, has been less threatened than by the soft and sweet so-called Claire Danes. Plus they both die in the end so there’s really no need to be jealous of her.
Wednesday’s SummerScreen will feature Romeo + Juliet, so please, come watch, eat, drink, or just take the opportunity to pick up a vulnerable female. Gates open at 6pm for you to lay out your blanket, grab a Sixpoint beer, and whip out the sparknotes.
But fear not, noble knaves and bards! Though Labyrinth has been rescheduled to August 18, we will be back at McCarren Park Ballfields (N 12th and Bedford) next week on July 21 with a free viewing of Romeo + Juliet. Remember how cute Leo was? Want to remember again? Thought so!
Before the viewing, there will be a feast of earthen fruits from Pizza Moto, Asia Dogs, People's Pops, San Loco, and more, plus ambrosia from Sixpoint beer Come at 6:15 to catch free live performances from handpicked bands from Free Williamsburg; Hank & The Cupcakes and Noun.
Feel free to wear some wings, some armor, or buy a pill from the actor who played Michael in Lost that will make Williamsburg look like a Baz Luhrman movie. See you there!
We'll be back next week with a FREE screening of Romeo + Juliet as well as live performances from Hank & Cupcakes and Noun. Don't worry your pretty little frosted wig, we're still going to show Labyrinth, just not til August 18th.
Stay dry, and stay away from any T-rex electric fences!
Light Asylum will go on tomorrow at 7:15 following an equally great performance from Mirror Mirror. Gates open at 6. See you there lightning bolt face!
The foreboding Morrissey-like vocals from the dudes of Mirror Mirror will get you in the mood for giant fantastical goblin puppets, and really, what other band can say they have that skill? Check out this video for “New Horizons.” If watching it doesn’t give you another reason to wear something metallic tomorrow well then, we’ll owe you an Asia Dog or something.
Mirror Mirror goes on at 6:15 tomorrow. See you there!
Hey, were you at Summerscreen last week for Say Anything? Were any of your friends? Are you now, or have you ever been, or known, a young dude with a "frock of curly blondish ginger hair under [a] dark fedora type hat"? Perhaps you saw, in the beer line or while sitting down, a young woman in "a dark blue with white polka dot romper [with] crazy curly hair [who] was being a bit loud". If so, you should be advised of this Missed Connection posted to Craigslist on Friday afternoon.
Dear friends of the L, Summerscreen attendees, and Brooklyn and the internet at large: Spread the word. Let's bring these two crazy kids together. This is, I believe, our first Summerscreen missed connection—it's a big deal for us, and we'd really like to do it right. If you think you might know either of these people, email tips [at] thelmagazine [dot] com... or else just go on with replying on Craislist, we suppose. In any case, let's get the word out, and then maybe arrange for the guy in the fedora to stand outside the girl in the romper's window, holding up his iPhone and playing Yeasayer.
In the film of Labyrinth (which plays at SummerScreen this Wednesday), the young babe Toby is stolen by David Bowie to teach Toby’s older sister Jennifer Connelly the valuable lesson of not being a Ren Faire nerd. Toby’s performance as the kidnapped infant who can go twelve hours without breast milk ranks up there with the best baby performances of all time along with Mary Kate Olsen in Full House and Bruce Willis in Look Who’s Talking.
Come see Labyrinth for free this Wednesday at The McCarren Park ballfields on N 11th between Bedford and Berry Sts. Before the film, enjoy a free concert by Mirror Mirror and Light Asylum, brought to you by Free Williamsburg, beginning at 6:15. Bring a chair, a muppet, and have a beer. See you there.
This week before we all ogle Bowie’s bulge in Labyrinth, come enjoy the sounds of Light Asylum and Mirror Mirror. All for Free! In Williamsburg! From Free Williamsburg! Thanks guys, for making life so easy!
I was hoping to post the scene from Say Anything where Lloyd Dobler's walking around the guitar store wearing a Fishbone t-shirt and playing a Gibson SG, because that was sort of a really, really big deal for me, obviously, but I couldn't find it. So now we'll just watch the trailer, I guess, in preparation for tonight's showing of the film at Summerscreen, which is going to have people laughing and crying and probably making out on their blankets. McCarren Park ball fields, dusk, etc. Don't miss it.
While you sit, eating, drinking, waiting for the Peter Gabriel song to come on and for your friends you're saving space for to show, you'll also be entertained by a couple of our favorite Brooklyn bands, curated by the effervescent FreeWilliamsburg: the Sundelles, at 6:15, and Sisters, at 7:15. Pretty much everything you like about living here will be happening at Summerscreen tomorrow night. See you there!
This is just a friendly reminder that Summerscreen, the L's and Williamsburg's annual outdoor film series, returns to McCarren across from Turkey's Nest (home of enormous frozen margaritas to go!) in exactly a week's time, next Wednesday, July 7th, for all your outdoor summer movie needs. As well as all your outdoor after-work-before-dark live music needs, and all your local food and drink needs—we'll have beer from Sixpoint, along with food from Pizza Moto, Asia Dogs, People's Pops, San Loco, and more from the Brooklyn Flea.
So please do keep up with Summerscreen updates on Facebook, and join us next Wednesday for John Cusack's proto-emo boomboxa love, and subsequently for a movie David Bowie definitely has no memory of; a movie pretty much everybody from middle school remembers every second of; Johnny Depp unto death; giant bugs from the bastard son of Bruckheimer and Brecht; and extreme sports with the late Patrick Swayze and the great Kathryn Bigelow.
We just wanted to remind everyone that this summer marks the Fifth Anniversary of our SummerScreen outdoor film series and the final time you will hear from us as we’ll soon be clinically insane, having just come down off the blotter-trip that was the Northside Festival (happening tomorrow people!). Yup, and then after that, it's SummerScreen.
This year at SummerScreen, while reveling in fluffy David Bowie hair and rising star DiCaprio spouting iambic pentameter, Fandango will also be offering an amazing VIP contest that will give L readers the chance at a metric ton of free stuff. And Keanu Reeves. Also, don’t forget to check the Summer Screen Facebook page for updates and other things that Facebook does.