by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 16th, 2011

The EPIX Movie Free-For-All continues with a Long Island City screening of “Biutiful“, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Javier Bardem. This Barcelona film tells the story of Uxbal, a conflicted man struggling with issues of crime, spirituality, guilt, and mortality. As fate encircles him and thresholds are crossed, a dim, redemptive road brightens, illuminating the boundless love a father can have for his children. Iñárritu is triumphant in his direction and attentiveness, showcasing a romance with the Spanish language as it narrates moving, visceral spaces of the Barcelona underground.

Biutiful” was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2011 – Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actor, and Bardem also received the Best Actor Award at Cannes. Now, EPIX, in conjunction with Verizon Fios, brings “Biutiful” to Socrates Sculpture Park for a special outdoor screening on August 17th.

EPIX has expanded to a series of 32 free, outdoor movie screenings in four parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.  Socrates Sculpture Park screenings will culminate with the “Backyard Band/with Silent Film Festival“. And every event begins with live music at 7pm so be sure to come early. You certainly do not want to miss this chance to see a truly beautiful film, especially because of the most ‘biutiful’ part — its free.

Wednesday, August 17th
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.
7:00 PM Live Music
8:30 PM Film Begins
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  Facebook,  Twitter,  Foursquare,  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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