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August 19, 2016
Scene from Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice

Scene from Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice

Don’t Think Twice
Nitehawk Cinema
Aug 18­—4:45 PM, 7:15 PM, 9:45 PM (playing through August 25th)

Mike Birbiglia writes, directs, and stars in a coming-of-age story about a group of improvisers dealing with the selectiveness of success. Jack (Keegan-Michael Key) gets a role at “Weekend Live” (the SNL of this world), and his improv group, The Commune, are stuck considering their own ambition and personal failures.

Scene from Rob Reiner’s Misery

Scene from Rob Reiner’s Misery

Misery
Landmark Sunshine Cinema
Aug 19th—12:00 AM

Adapted from Stephen King’s novel by the same name, Misery follows Paul Sheldon, who suffers a car crash and is rescued by his biggest fan, Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates). As Wilkes reveals herself to be increasingly sinister, Sheldon tries to escape the house that has now become his prison.

Scene from Steve James’s Hoop Dreams

Scene from Steve James’s Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams—Screening & Live Event
Museum of the Moving Image
Aug 21—2:00 PM

Documenting the lives of Arthur Agee and William Gates, Hoop Dreams focuses on the malleability of the American Dream and the harsh realities of racism and poverty. Both Gates and Agee come from homes struggling with poverty, and they are willing to do anything to achieve their dreams of playing for the NBA and providing for their families. Hoop Dreams will screen as part of the Museum of the Moving Image’s series of Kartemquin at 50, with director Steve James present at the screening.

Scene from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws

Scene from Steven Spielberg’s Jaws

Jaws
Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens
Aug 22—8:30 PM

The first modern day summer blockbuster, Jaws is the thrilling story of a killer shark terrorizing the quaint beach town of Amity Island. Tasked with the mission of killing the shark, the town’s sheriff, fishermen, and oceanographer go out to battle their version of Moby Dick. The film is being shown as part of the series, Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront.

Scene from Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot

Scene from Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot
Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island
Aug 25—8:30 PM

In the 1959 classic, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are running from their mobster boss and decide to go incognito as women. Crossing paths with the beautiful Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) further complicates the tale, as the men deal with both womanhood and newfound love. The film is being shown as part of the Movies Under the Stars series.

By Rachel Olshin

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