Lincoln Center Announces Free Movie Screenings in NYC

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts & Film at Lincoln Center Announce The Summer for the City Free Outdoor Screening Lineup

New York, NY (May 18, 2023) – Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Film at Lincoln Center announce the free outdoor film series lineup, part of Summer For the City, kicking off June 14.

​​Summer for the City is Lincoln Center’s three-month-long summer festival featuring thousands of artists from New York City and beyond, performing across multiple outdoor and indoor stages. From June to August, Summer for the City will animate every corner of the Center’s 16-acre campus with hundreds of free and Choose-What-You-Pay concerts, film screenings, dance nights, theater, comedy, silent discos, civic events, family-friendly days, and more, a reflection of the multifaceted communities of New York.

The Summer For the City outdoor film series, which will be held in Damrosch Park this year, promises to delight and stimulate moviegoers with a three-film showcase of Terence Blanchard’s illustrious and prolific career as a composer of film scores, in connection with “See Me As I Am,” LCPA’s year-long, campus-wide celebration of the pioneering musician. Films scored by Blanchard include a 4K Director’s Cut of Eve’s Bayou; Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Love & Basketball; and Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods.

Summer for the City also includes “Can’t Stop the Street: Hip Hop on Screen,” a five-film sidebar as part of a campus-wide celebration honoring hip hop’s 50th anniversary, exploring and paying tribute to the myriad ways in which hip hop’s history, cultural innovations, and guiding creative voices have influenced and intersected with American cinema over the last half-century. Scheduled films to screen are Tony Silver’s Style Wars; Doug Pray’s Scratch; Ernest R. Dickerson’s Juice; the director’s cut of F. Gary Gray’s Friday; and Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style.

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