by Paris West
August 26th, 2011

Come to Coney Island for the final screening of EPIX Movie Free-For-All , presented in conjunction with Verizon Fios and Coney Island Flicks on the Beach.

Starring Rutina Wesley of True Blood fame, How She Move tells the story of Raya, a motivated student, whose dream of being a doctor is put on hold after a family tragedy. Forced to leave her private school and return to her dead end neighborhood, Raya enters an elite step competition to pay for her tuition. The familiar plot takes a backseat to fantastic dance sequences in this energetic movie produced in part by MTV Films, whose soundtrack thumps to the beats of Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and Montell Jordan. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself inspired to sign up for Hip Hop Cardio at the Y.

Just like weeks past, a Rooftop short will be screened prior to the headlining film. This week we’ll be screening A Man Named Magick; a great short by Joaquin Perez and Robert Hatch-Miller about Magick Balay, who runs a midtown Manhattan magic shop by day, and at night performs his own legerdemain at clubs and private parties. The film is a close-up portrait of a charismatic guy whose greatest feat is how he has transformed himself through his art.

Date: August 29th
Venue: On the Beach at Coney Island. W 12th and the beach, right near Luna Park
Train: Take the F train to Coney Island, walk to the beach and make a left.
7:00 PM DJ
8:30 PM Rooftop Films presents A Man Named Magick
8:40 PM How She Move No admission charge.


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 FacebookTwitterFoursquare, and Online! Go to 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.

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