08/04 | Homeroom | Free with RSVP

On Wednesday, August 4th, join us for a free Fort Greene Park screening of Hulu Original Documentary HOMEROOM—directed by Peter Nicks and executive produced by Ryan Coogler—which follows a group of Oakland High School seniors in the tumultuous 2020 school year.

08/06 | Surge

On Friday, August 6th, join us on the roof of Gowanus' historic Old American Can Factory for Aneil Karia's pulse-pounding SURGE, starring Ben Whishaw as man trapped in a soulless job who unleashes a wilder version of himself after an impulsive act of rebellion.

08/21 | Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

On Saturday, August 21st join us on the roof of Gowanus’ historic Old American Can Factory for Joshua Rofé's new investigative documentary BOB ROSS: HAPPY ACCIDENTS, BETRAYAL & GREED, which tells the shockingly untold story of the prolific landscape artist and television host.

2021 Filmmakers Fund Grantees Announced!


2021 Summer Series, presented by Sundance TV | Full Slate Announced!

We're turning 25! Get your party shoes on, because we’re out of the drive-in and ready for walk-up events. The 2021 Summer Series will run from June 17th through mid-September and include more than 40 outdoor screenings featuring new independent feature films, short film programs, and episodic events!
Wed Aug 4 7:45 PM


Feature Film Program

Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Fri Aug 6 8:00 PM


Feature Film Program

The Old American Can Factory, Gowanus, Brooklyn

Not Going Quietly
Sat Aug 7 8:00 PM

Not Going Quietly

Feature Film Program

Brooklyn Army Terminal, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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