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


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


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…]

Hawks’ Nite Out: Wicker Men

Nitehawk is venturing out on May Day for a collaboration with Villain. The two will host an installation featuring The Wicker Men, playing simultaneously The Wicker Man original 1973 version of the film as well as the Nicholas Cage remake. Musical accompaniment by DJ Devon E. Levins of Morricone Youth and WFMU’s Morricone Island. Tickets include one specialty beer and salted honey cocktail brought to you by Braven Brewery, New York Distilling Company and Bushwick Kitchen.

Come of your own free will to the windswept coast of Scotland, where hidden amongst shards of land jutting from the sea lies Summerisle, an isolated serfdom still living in service to “the old gods.” Each year, the villagers gather for their biggest celebration: May Day, an annual festival of rituals and rites honoring rebirth, sexual awakening and the dawn of Summer. This May Day falls at an especially calamitous time in the history of the island, and only you have the proper credentials for a sunset meeting with The Wicker Men.

Sunday, May 1st at 5 p.m.

Villain – 50 North 3rd Street

Get your tickets here.


Syndicated: Bushwick has its own dine-in movie theater


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


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


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…]

SummerScreen announces 2015 movie lineup

summerscreenThis year marks the 10 year anniversary of SummerScreen so they are bringing out some of the greatest hits this July and August in McCarren Park. The lineup:

Clueless – July 8
Wet Hot American Summer – July 15
Dirty Dancing – July 22
Dazed and Confused – July 29
Jurassic Park – August 5
Audience Pick – August 12

You can vote for that audience pick right here. There will also be a solid lineup of music as curated by Todd P which will be announced soon!