WATER WORKS - Brooklyn Paper


The Brooklyn
Bridge Park Conservancy’s sixth annual "Movies with a View"
series in Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, which kicks off on
July 7, will screen movies involving water in honor of the magnificent
waterfront that serves as the series’ backdrop.

The goal of the conservancy’s selection committee this year was
to include films of different genres from different time periods
that will appeal to different audiences, explained conservancy
spokeswoman Virginia Terry. (The series’ past themes have included
Brooklyn leading men, Brooklyn leading women and films with Brooklyn

This summer’s screenings beside the Brooklyn Bridge overpass
include eight classics: the last Bogie and Bacall movie, John
Huston’s "Key Largo" (July 7); the first surfer chick
movie, "Gidget" (1959), starring Sandra Dee (July 14);
1988’s wacky comedy "A Fish Called Wanda," starring
John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline (July 21); the
first James Bond movie, "Dr No" (1962), which stars
Sean Connery and Ursula Andress [pictured] (July 28); 1990’s
coming-of-age family film, "Mermaids," starring Cher
(Aug. 4); and Roman Polanski’s 1974 neo-noir, "Chinatown,"
starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and Huston (Aug. 11). (The
films for the Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 screenings have not yet been

All movies start at sunset and are preceded by an award-winning
short from a New York City filmmaker. But this year, the conservancy
has planned something new: starting at 6 pm, the DUMBO record
shop Halcyon will bring a DJ team to the park to play music related
to the evening’s featured film.

The conservancy will once again be selling fresh-popped popcorn
and renting lawn chairs. Valet bicycle-parking will be available
and dinners offered for sale.

Enjoy your nautical nights in Brooklyn!

Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park can be accessed from Water Street
at Dock Street. In case of rain, call (718) 802-0603 to confirm
screening. For more information visit www.brooklynbridgepark.org.

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