Three End of Summer Screenings

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Women's Surf Film Festival, Women of the Seven Seas

World champion Sofia Mulanovich will be one of the surfers featured in the second annual women’s surf film festival, Women Of the Seven Seas, at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Saturday, August 16. Photo: Red Bull

Summer’s coming to a close but we’re not ready to wave good-bye to the outdoor concerts, BBQs, and park screenings just yet. There is a month of outdoor films left, so enjoy your last weeks of movies on a blanket, starting with these three screenings.

Spice World
Plus, DJ Dog Dick and Eartheater
Wednesday, 6pm
Free
The final movie of SummerScreen is here and it makes me a little sad. Not because it’s the final outdoor screening at McCarren Park (they’ll be back) but because somewhere between irony and ridiculousness, taste was thrown to the curb and the audience pick, the most voted for movie, and what you’ll be forced to endure for a full 93 minutes, a movie that only has a 3.2 rating on IMDB for a reason, is Spice World. Seriously, this was picked over Mean Girls? Over Kill Bill? You should go, you should watch it, you should really zigazag ah.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Plus, DJ Emch and the short film The Roper by Ewan McNicol
Thursday, 6pm
Free
Since we’ve been robbed of Kill Bill at McCarren Park, it’s only fair that Brooklyn Bridge Park makes up for it with the Syfy Movies With A View screening of Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. When samurai culture, hip-hop and Italian gangsters collide to form a soundtrack written and produced by the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA on a huge screen with the amazing NYC backdrop, your night can only be amazing. Plus free bike parking with Transportation Alternatives!

Women of the Seven Seas Surf Film Festival 2014
Saturday, 7pm
Free

When the week’s up and you’re still mad about Spice World but the Ghost Dog screening has cooled your guns a bit, you’ll be ready to chill out on the beach all day—it’s not hard, not far to reach, I assure you, we can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach. After you’ve been baking in the sun all day pull up a seat at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club for the Women of the Seven Seas Surf Film Festival. Catch these films about female surfers from around the world and take a ride on a wave so awesome only a post-beach Saturday night at the Rockaways can keep you steady. Plus raffles for awesome prizes like a Natures Shapes surfboard, a 20×30 signed print by photographer Dylan Gordon, a surf  lesson by Locals Surf School and more.

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