Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sidney Lumet Tribute at LaunchPad Tomorrow, Much More To Do This Weekend

Kings County Cinema Society hosts a belated tribute to departed NYC director Sidney Lumet tomorrow night, with a double feature including "12 Angry Men" (Lumet's 1957 debut) and, in an unintentional nod to their host's controversial neighbors, "The Pawnbroker." The free show (BYOB) starts at 7:30pm at LaunchPad.

Lots of other things on tap for this week/weekend:

More movies on Thursday in Fort Greene, courtesy of Rooftoop Films:

Thursday May 26, 2011

NO WAY OUT - Short Film Thrillers

These fun and frantic short films—comedy, animation, music videos—tell the twisted tales of terrified souls trapped inside the machine. One of these little old ladies is not like the other, but she’s settling among the group. This ordinary office is not what it seems, but you may end up working here. A disturbing chaos is sweeping these average American high school scenes, but there’s no time to transfer out. And once we have gone into the future, we may never come back whole. But patch up that shabby space suit, dust off that bloody prom dress, and batten down the hatches: it’s gonna be a spectacular show when this ship goes down.


On the Roof of Brooklyn Technical High School
29 Fort Greene Place (between Dekalb and Fulton), Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11217
G to Fulton, C to Lafayette, 2,3,4,5 to Nevins or B,M,Q, R to Dekalb

8:00 PM Doors Open

8:30 PM Live Music by Ela Orleans

9:00 PM Films Begin

11:00PM After Party at No. 7 Restaurant (7 Greene Avenue at Fulton Street), sponsored by Radeberger Pilsner.

- On Saturday, the folks who run the Walt L. Shamel Community Garden (Dean between Franklin and Bedford) are hosting a FREE basic bike tune-up event from 11am - 3pm, with flat-fixing workshops for all you budding cyclists at 12pm and 2pm. Kids and teens are especially welcome.

- The Brooklyn Paper has a pretty solid Memorial Day Weekend Rundown.


  1. Moving to the neighborhood in a week. I can't wait. I love your blog!

  2. 12 Angry Men is one of those rare movies that I saw in class in middle school and actually went out and rented again, because it's that fantastic.