Socrates Sculpture Park

Outdoor Cinema 2013

Film Forum Joins Socrates Sculpture Park and AT&T to Commemorate
15 Years of Bringing International Film to Queens

For the 15th anniversary of Outdoor Cinema, Film Forum joins Socrates Sculpture Park for the first time to become primary programmers of the eight-week international film festival. Presented by Socrates Sculpture Park and AT&T, in collaboration with Film Forum and Rooftop Films, Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food.

Outdoor Cinema 2013 includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. The festival kicks off on July 3rd with a new American film to welcome Independence Day weekend: Our Nixon, a feature-length documentary directed by Penny Lane, first debuted in March at SXSW and will be released in theaters in July 2013. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States – selected by Karen Cooper, Director, and Mike Maggiore, Programmer and Publicist, Film Forum, and Dan Nuxoll, Program Director, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Artistic Director, Rooftop Films.

In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). Admission is free, and the evening’s food and performance line-up is announced the week prior. 


On June 1, we kicked off our annual Cinema Stars campaign, and YOU can be on the list of stellar supporters of Outdoor Cinema 2013. By making a tax-deductible contribution of as little as $25, you can help secure one of the most dynamic open-air cinema programs in New York City.  BECOME A CINEMA STAR TODAY!

The Outdoor Cinema 2013 program is generously supported by AT&T.

Outdoor Cinema 2013 is also made possible, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NYC Council and Council Member James G. Van Bramer. Socrates Sculpture Park is grateful for the support of the City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, and the Department of Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Veronica White.

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