Bulletin Board: Keanu: The Works, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, and The Birds

July 12, 2019 | Harris Pacey

Keanu: The Works at Nitehawk Williamsburg

Nitehawk Cinema (Williamsburg)

Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28

Who doesn’t love Keanu Reeves? Not taken seriously since his debut, he has been fêted recently for his charming personality and distinct acting style that he has been honing for decades, working with some of Hollywood’s biggest and most respected auteurs. Starting this weekend, he will be celebrated at Nitehawk Cinema at Williamsburg with works by Francis Ford Coppola, in his delirious Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Gus Van Sant in My Own Private Idaho. Watch out for the weeks to come too, which will include Richard Linklater’s rotoscoped, paranoid A Scanner Darkly and the apex of ‘90’s action films, Speed. And if you have a hankering for more Keanu Reeves, you can always duck into a theater near you to see the latest in the pup-revenge franchise, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Film Forum, Film at Lincoln Center, BAM

Now Playing

Produced by WNET’s own American Masters, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am explores the life and the impact of one of the United States’ greatest authors. Playing throughout the city, the film features, in what A.O Scott of The New York Times calls “the profound pleasure of her company,” exclusive interviews with the Toni Morrison. Also included are interviews with Oprah Winfrey and Angela Davis.

The Birds

Roxy Cinema Tribeca

Saturday, July 13

Wanna just beat the heat this weekend? Imagine how much more sweaty you would be this weekend if you were constantly trying to outrun birds. See one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces this weekend on film with The Birds playing in the basement of a hotel at the Roxy Cinema Tribeca, which would also be a good place to hide if the birds do finally revolt.

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