Feature Film Program

Gotham Week: Sidney

Join Gotham Week for a free screening of Reginald Hudlin’s docu-portrait honoring legendary actor, filmmaker, and activist Sidney Poitier! Featuring interviews with Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Halle Berry, and more.

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Tue Sep 27 6:30 PM

The Film

Sidney

Reginald Hudlin | US | 106

From producer Oprah Winfrey and directed by Reginald Hudlin, this revealing documentary honors the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring candid interviews with Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand, Spike Lee and many more, the film is also produced by Derik Murray, in close collaboration with the Poitier family. Courtesy of Apple Originals.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:30 PM
Film Begins
RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. ENTRY IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.
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FAQs

How will it work?

RSVP is encouraged but not required for entry.

Where will the screening take place?

The entrance to the screening will be at the Myrtle Avenue and N Portland Ave entrance to Fort Greene Park. Seating will be on the lawn directly in front of this entrance, with check-in right at the gate to the lawn.

Will chairs be provided?

No chairs will be provided, as the screening will take place on the park lawn. We suggest that you bring blankets or low lawn chairs for your comfort!

Can I bring food and drinks?

No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages!

Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are encouraged while interacting with staff outdoors.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Rooftop Films screenings are open to all ages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions, click here.

How accessible is this venue?

The lawn where the film will take place is up a steep incline coming from all directions. We are happy to assist anyone walking up the incline, but if this brings up any concerns, please email us at tickets@rooftopfilms.com or call at 718-417-7362 for more information.

Venue

Fort Greene Park

Myrtle Ave & N Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

venue on Google Map

The show presented in partnership with

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