Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2010 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, a New York summer tradition, kicked off last Monday with the screening of the movie Goldfinger. In this festival, the films are projected in 35mm onto a screen 20 feet high by 40 feet wide. All films begin at dusk (usually between 8 pm and 9 pm), but the lawn opens at 5 pm for blankets and picnicking. Before the feature presentation, classic animation courtesy of Warner Bros is also presented.
2010 Bryant Park Film Festival Schedule
Monday, June 21Goldfinger
See Sean Connery as James Bond, classic Bond villains Goldfinger and Oddjob, and the memorably named Ms. Pussy Galore.
Monday, June 28Carousel
This movie version of the 1945 Broadway hit shows the dark side of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Monday, July 5The French Connection
Gene Hackman is Popeye Doyle, 1971 New York's toughest, most foul-mouthed narcotics detective.
Monday, July 12My Man Godfrey
See William Powell and Carole Lombard in this classic screwball comedy about a society girl and her pet project.
Monday, July 19The China Syndrome
This 1979 thriller is about three good guys (Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon) trying to expose a cover-up at a nuclear power plant.
Monday, July 26Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Shout along with the movie with the other Monty Python maniacs at a screening of this brilliant film about King Arthur, the Knights Who Say Ni, witches (burn her!), and much more.
Monday, August 2Rosemary's Baby
In this creepy Oscar winner, a pregnant Mia Farrow finds that her beautiful new Manhattan apartment comes with some serious downsides (the creepy neighbors are just the beginning).
Monday, August 9The Goodbye Girl
Neil Simon's 1977 romantic comedy starts Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason as unlikely New York City roommates.
Monday, August 16Twelve Angry Men
This no-frills 1957 courtroom drama is still riveting today -- thanks to fantastic writing and a great performance by Henry Fonda.
Monday, August 23Bonnie and Clyde
Faye Dunaway's Bonnie and Warren Beatty's Clyde are two hot bank robbers on a Depression-era crime spree.

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