Franklin Park is more than just a bar–it’s a burger joint, skee-ball locale and spontaneous dance party, as well as a serious cultural force for the neighborhood. Its monthly reading series has featured marquee names like Lev Grossman, Colson Whitehead, Karen Russell, and Jennifer Egan. And, this Monday, they’re introducing a brand-new, monthly movie series, curated by the film-crazy folks at Filmwax (who also program similarly inventive series at other BK bars like the Fifth Estate, Soda Bar, and Freddy’s). The first movie night will host the Brooklyn premiere of 2011’s I’m Not Me, a film about a man mourning the death of his wife while being confronted with a reality in which she’s still alive; it will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers. Future films include Sons of Perdition on June 18th, Some Guy Who Kills People on July 16, and Redlegs on August 20. All screenings are free, and pints are only $4, making it considerably cheaper–and likely more fun–than a night out at your average cinema.
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