09/25 | Rebel Hearts | Free with RSVP

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary fought for equality, their livelihoods, and freedom against an all-powerful Cardinal. Join us on Saturday, September 25th in Green-Wood Cemetery for a free outdoor screening of Pedro Kos' joyous REBEL HEARTS.

09/28 | The Frame: Rooftop Films & lululemon NYC | Free with RSVP

Join Rooftop Films and lululemon NYC on Tuesday, September 28th at Hudson River Park's Pier 46 for a free short film journey through our shared human emotions.

09/29 | The Last Days of Gilda | Free with RSVP

Gilda loves cooking, men, and life. But for her religious neighbors, this self-confident, independent woman is a thorn in the flesh. Join us on Wednesday, September 29th in Brooklyn Commons Park for a free outdoor screening of Gustavo Pizzi's stunning THE LAST DAYS OF GILDA.

2022 Summer Series Submission Now Open

In 2021, we celebrated our 25th annual Summer Series—our signature program of new, independent films—and we have every intention of hosting in-person screenings again in 2022! We are looking forward to bringing films to live, in-person audiences again this summer!

Filmmakers Fund Grantees Announced!

The Frame: Rooftop Films & lululemon NYC
Tue Sep 28 7:00 PM

The Frame: Rooftop Films & lululemon NYC

Short Film Program

Hudson River Park’s Pier 46, Manhattan

The Last Days of Gilda
Wed Sep 29 7:00 PM

The Last Days of Gilda

Feature Film Program

Brooklyn Commons Park, Downtown, Brooklyn

SummerStage: Yo La Tengo & Mountain Movers + Shorts
Fri Oct 1 5:00 PM

SummerStage: Yo La Tengo & Mountain Movers + Shorts

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage in Central Park, Manhattan

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