Feature Film Program

AITAF at the Queens Drive-In: Summer of Sam

Kick-off the summer with Arts in the Armed Forces at the Queens Drive-In for a screening of Summer of Sam and a live conversation with Michael Imperioli, facilitated by USAF Veteran Adrienne Brammer.


Sun Jun 20 6:30 PM

The Film

Summer of Sam

Spike Lee | US | 142

From Spike Lee, the legendary director of Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Clockers, Inside Man, and BlacKkKlansman, comes his electrifying take on the “Son of Sam” murders in NYC during the summer of 1977, centering on the residents of an Italian-American Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another. The heat is soaring to record highs, blackouts are filling the streets with looters... and the murders of a man who calls himself the Son of Sam are gripping the “city that never sleeps” in fear. As friends in a small Bronx community become obsessed with the idea that the Son of Sam is someone nearby, the madman’s fearsome plague of terror becomes the catalyst that prompts relationships to fall apart and trust to disintegrate into dread. Starring John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Michael Rispoli, Bebe Neuwirth, Patti LuPone, Mike Starr, Anthony LaPaglia and Ben Gazzara, and featuring an amazing soundtrack loaded with vintage hits of the ’70s. Beautifully shot by Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) with a rousing score by Terence Blanchard (Malcolm X).

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
PLEASE NOTE: This event is limited to active-duty and retired members of the military and their guests.

Additionally, Summer of Sam is rated R (for strong graphic violence and sexuality, pervasive strong language and drug use) and may not be considered appropriate for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.


Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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The show presented in partnership with