Outdoor Film 2008

July 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Tomorrow night kicks off Outdoor Cinema 2008 at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.

SLINGSHOT HIP HOP – PALESTINE

Introduction by the producer.

2008, 80 mins. Directed by Jackie Salloum. A breakout hit at this year’s Sundance and New Directors/New Films Festivals, the exhilarating documentary Slingshot Hip Hop tells the dynamic stories of young Palestinians who use Hip Hop to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty.

WHO’S ON FIRST – GREECE

Introduction by the director.

2006, 61 mins. Directed by Valerie Kontakos. What happens when Greece, a country with no history in baseball, has to field a team for the 2004 Olympics in Athens? In this engaging documentary, a charming underdog story turns into a parable of pride and capitalism.

PERFORMANCE; Live music by Mohammed Al Farra (from PR) and Abeer from Slingshot Hip Hop (from Lyd).

FOOD: Greek cuisine by Opa! Souvlaki

32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC

In collaboration with the Museum of Moving Image and Partnerships for Parks

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