Movies on the Square, an organization that provides free movie screenings in Washington Square Park, had its debut yesterday with Hair. Tonight at 7:30, they will be screening Wild Style, so don’t miss out!
The theme for this year is “All Singing! All Dancing! All New York!” to celebrate the reopening of the park and the end of summer. NYU and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (omg, Amy Poehler?) worked together to sponsor this two-day event.
Here’s what Movies on the Square had to say about the films on their website:
Sunday, September 25 – HAIR (1979, Directed by Milos Forman) – Forman’s film adaptation of the landmark counter-culture musical (currently in revival on Broadway) includes some of the greatest songs of the ’60s. Rooted in New York locales, the film even name-checks IFC Center’s precursor The Waverly in the lyrics of one ballad.
Monday, September 26 — director Charlie Ahearn in person! WILD STYLE (1983, Directed by Charlie Ahearn) – The tale of a graffiti artist about to break into the big time, WILD STYLE captures New York at the dawn of hip-hop, with breakdancing, freestyle MCing, legends like Fab 5 Freddy and Grandmaster Flash, and a once-in-a-lifetime old-school show in the East River Park.
Films in the series are free and open to the public. Screenings take place on the plaza under the arch and begin 30 minutes after sunset. In case of rain, the screenings will be rescheduled, dates to be announced.