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by Alison Joy
June 20th, 2013

Marking the third screening in our eight-week Flicks on the Beach series at Coney Island is Blockbuster hit The Hunger Games, presented in partnership with the Alliance for Coney Island and NYC & Co. The series aims to promote a #ConeyComeback after the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, and to foster community arts and entertainment in the iconic Brooklyn neighborhood.

The Hunger Games opened in March of 2012 and has since grossed over $400 million. With a courageous heroine you can’t help but root for, an all-star cast, and the careful direction of the award-winning Gary Ross, it’s a film you’re sure to love!

ROOFTOP FILMS: Hunger Games

Venue: On the beach at Coney Island

Address: 3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY

7:30PM: Pre-show entertainment

Sundown: Film begins

Based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games depicts the futuristic dystopian society of Panem, in which twenty-four young boys and girls compete to the death for everlasting fame and a surplus of food rations for the year – a governmental attempt to suppress the people through intimidation and fear. Katniss Everdeen must fight for her life against highly-trained tributes if she ever wants to return to her mother and sister in District 12, though things get more complicated when she forges unlikely friendships with her fellow competitors. The Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson.

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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.

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