Bushwick’s Syndicated’s is doing a Wes Anderson retrospective this week

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Maybe Ivanka Trump, ugh, will show up. We know she’s a Royal Tenenbaum’s fan. Tonight, you can check out Bottle Rocket:

Anderson’s directorial debut Bottle Rocket, which stars Luke and Owen Wilson, screens Wednesday, August 10th, also at 6:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. [Read more…]

New mob film The Brooklyn Banker shot in Williamsburg with scenes from the Giglio festival

The mob movie stars Paul Sorvino and is shot throughout Williamsburg by a Williamsburg native — Bamonte’s, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and the Giglio Festival are all featured. It premieres August 5th at Cinema Village:

The flick, which follows a bank official from Williamsburg with ties to a local organized crime family, features scenes set during the 113-year-old Italian-American festival, and to get the right look, filmmakers went right to the source, said the film’s producer.

“We took scenes from the actual feast,” said Michael Ricigliano Jr., who also wrote “The Brooklyn Banker.” “All of the guys in movie are guys who lift the actual Giglio tower every year.”

The mob movie was filmed entirely in Williamsburg, featuring scenes shot inside and outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and local figures such as the members of the brass band of the Giglio feast. The participants are overjoyed that a piece of their rich culture has been captured on film, said a Giglio festival spokeswoman. [Read more…]

A film about Williamsburg’s Southside in the 80s, Los Sures, screening this month at Metrograph

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The film premieres on Friday April 15th at the Lower East Side’s Metrograph theater:

Thirty years ago, South Williamsburg was known as “Los Sures,” a place imbued with vibrant life, [Read more…]

Syndicated: Bushwick has its own dine-in movie theater

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Syndicated opened last Friday on the Morgan stop in Bushwick. It’s a 50-seat theater that will host regular film screenings as well as screenings of special events including the Academy Awards and the premiere of the new X-Files. You can check out the full calendar here. Tonight, as a tribute to David Bowie, check out The Man Who Fell to Earth.

From Eater:

A movie theater and restaurant — with wait service during the film in the same vein as Nitehawk Cinema — is opening near the Morgan Avenue L stop on Friday. Syndicated, located at 40 Bogart St., is much smaller than Nitehawk with just one 50-seat theater. Its restaurant and bar is also just as big as the theater, with 70 seats in the restaurant and nearly 30 at the bar. [Read more…]

Mac DeMarco to star in an absurd horror movie, Dark Prism

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Clearly you need to see this:

DISCK PICTURES is proud to announce that Mac DeMarco is one of the many talented members of the cast of our new feature film DARK PRISM. This will be his first acting role in a feature film. Starring castmembers also include SOFE COTE, SARA KAISER, CHANDANI SMITH, STEPHANIE DOMINI, MAX HUSTEN, and WAYNE GARRETT BAL “THE JURGEN MUNSTER”.
The first trailer for DARK PRISM will be released MONDAY, OCTOBER FIFTH. In the meantime we will post a new still from the movie every day!
DARK PRISM is about three unique and strange women, each battling their own demons, in both a literal and metaphorical sense. Although they exist in different times and perhaps different worlds, their lives will soon collide due to the mysterious appearance of a massive prism. Slowly, the world as one knows it disassembles, and the nonsensical becomes the sensical… in DARK PRISM. COMING SOON!

Trailer below: [Read more…]

“Fort Tilden,” a satire about annoying, self-involved Millennials strikes a nerve

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Boy did Gothamist hate this film, but we think it actually looks pretty funny. Plus much of it is filmed in Williamsburg. The satire is probably just too close to home for some. It’s out now on Demand.

A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.

Fort Tilden: New York City’s secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn’s hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Bridey Elliott) awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they’re going nor how they plan to get there.

The debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers – and showcasing the comedic versatility of Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott as Allie and Harper – “Fort Tilden” is a hilariously insightful and recognizable look at the consequences of extended adolescence.

Check out the trailer below: [Read more…]

Bushwick Hipster Vampire movie “Summer of Blood”

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We know that Mad Men and Game of Thrones are back, but if you’re looking for a diversion that’s a little closer to home, check out “Summer of Blood” on Netflix. Bushwick Daily recommends it and the trailer is funny:

Imagine a combination of the very playful What We Do In The Shadows and a much less serious Only Lovers Left Alive but with a very Bushwick twist. Featured last year at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, this was a film that surprised most with its dry humor that leaves you questioning just how aware the characters are of their own personalities. Between a never-ending, self-serving lifestyle and a personality that continually grates on the viewer, the character of Erik Sparrow begins to slowly grow on you as if a welcomed symbiotic friend that you love to hate but just can’t get rid of. Watch the transformation of a schlubby, paunchy, aging Brooklynite as he learns that maybe there is something a little bit more to life than his own pitiful desires of life free from responsibility or depth.

Check out the trailer below: [Read more…]

The gangs of North Brooklyn: the Dirty Ones, the Driggs Boys of Justice, and the Screaming Phantoms

Greg Young of the Bowery Boys blog has a great post up about North Brooklyn in the late 70’s and early 80s. As part of a promotion for the upcoming film A Most Violent Year — which looks fascinating and is about New York’s most violent year, 1981 — he discusses the street gangs of Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint, aka “The Killing Fields:”

The New York Times ran of list of several notorious Williamsburg gangs, including the Dirty Ones, the Driggs Boys Of Justice and the Screaming Phantoms. In 1981 Luis Garden Acosta, a prominent community leader, called northern Brooklyn (Williamsburg, with its neighbors Bushwick and Greenpoint) the “killing fields” for the number of teenagers killed in bloody gang conflicts. [Read more…]