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 21 – Goldfinger
See Sean Connery as James Bond, classic Bond villains Goldfinger and Oddjob, and the memorably named Ms. Pussy Galore.
Monday, June 28 – Carousel
This movie version of the 1945 Broadway hit shows the dark side of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Monday, July 5 – The French Connection
Gene Hackman is Popeye Doyle, 1971 New York's toughest, most foul-mouthed narcotics detective.
Monday, July 12 – My Man Godfrey
See William Powell and Carole Lombard in this classic screwball comedy about a society girl and her pet project.
Monday, July 19 – The 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 26 – Monty 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 2 – Rosemary'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 9 – The Goodbye Girl
Neil Simon's 1977 romantic comedy starts Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason as unlikely New York City roommates.
Monday, August 16 – Twelve 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 23 – Bonnie and Clyde
Faye Dunaway's Bonnie and Warren Beatty's Clyde are two hot bank robbers on a Depression-era crime spree.