IFC Center presents “Movies on the Square: All Singing! All Dancing! All New York!”
Monday, September 19 - Monday, September 26, 2011
Co-sponsored by NYU and the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, our “Movies on the Square: All Singing! All Dancing! All New York!” program will bring three New York musicals to the newly renovated Washington Square Park on September 19, 25, and 26. The series celebrates the reopening of the Park and the end of summer with three landmark films spotlighting NYC and its music in three different eras.
New date: 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.
New date: 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.