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by Kathryn Tam
August 23rd, 2011

After eight great weeks of free films, live music and entertainment, Epix Movie Free-For-All will be hosting its last two weeks of these unforgettable events. But don’t bring out the tissue boxes just yet.  On Wednesday night, in collaboration with the Museum of the Moving Image, Epix brings all of us something akin to those cozy summer nights in the backyard having a potluck with our closest friends–except this backyard is Socrates Sculpture Park where we’ll be watching films on a giant screen, and as for the potluck goes: homemade pie. The Backyard Band/with Silent Film Festival (“Backyard Band/with” for short) is a unique combination of silent films accompanied by original scores, all created and performed live by local musicians. It will be music for the ears and eyes, and food for the soul and stomach. As usual, the event is free–just don’t forget to flaunt your homemade pies to the public!

BACKYARD BAND/WITH SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
Date: August 24, 2011
Venue: SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, 3134 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106, Take the N or W train to the Broadway stop in Queens and walk eight blocks West on Broadway (toward the East River) to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard.
7 PM
no admission charge (just bring your homemade  pies!)

Here’s a little info about our host, Epix, who is bringing us tons of great movies this summer for FREE:

All summer long, the EPIX Movie Free-For-All is hosting FREE movie screenings in four NYC parks! Sit under the stars and watch movies in The East Village, Long Island City, Williamsburg and Coney Island. And not just the movies are free. EPIX is giving away prizes and swag at each event and also on Facebook (Facebook.com/EpixHD), Twitter (Twitter.com/EpixHD), Foursquare (Foursquare.com/EpixHD), and Online! Go to EpixHD.com/FreeForAll and sign-up for the EPIX Movie Free-For-All newsletter to find out how to enter to win a ton of really cool stuff.

What is EPIX?

EPIX is a premium channel that delivers instant access to thousands of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, concerts and comedy events on TV, On Demand and Online at EpixHD.com. Get all EPIX has to offer with Verizon FiOS and watch whenever and wherever you want!

Sign up for EPIX with Verizon FiOS and get instant access to thousands of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, concerts and comedy events on TV, On Demand and Online at EpixHD.com – all in HD – watch whenever and wherever you want!

Got to www.epixhd.com/freetrial to sign up for a free online trial of EPIX and start watching over thousands of hit movies online today!

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