The Central Park Film Festival is starting on August 14th, and will showcase four films this year. The event is completely free and will be happening on the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive.
The 2018 edition will celebrate New York films and filmmakers. Gates will open at 6:30pm each night, with pre-show programming and music until the movies begin at dusk.
Here’s the line up:
August 14th: Hair – 1979 (PG)
A musical anti-war drama based on the play of the same name. A Vietnam war draftee meets a group of hippies who introduce him to drugs, casual sex and other fun activities.
August 15: Crooklyn – 1994 (PG-13)
Written and directed by Spike Lee, Crooklyn takes place in Bed Stuy during the 1970s.
August 16th: Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – 1964 (PG)
Stanley Kubrick’s dark comedy about an air force general gone insane.
August 17: The Muppets Take Manhattan – 1984 (G)
Kermit and Ms. Piggy get in over their heads when they get to NYC.
The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival has been happening since 2003, growing each year in popularity. All films are free and no tickets are required. Bring a picnic and a blanket!
To learn more about the 2018 Central Park Film Festival, check out the official website here.
Featured image provided by Shinya Suzuki.