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Brooklyn Heights Cinema Hosts NYC West Indian Film Festival Flicks

October 26, 2012

The non-profit cariBBeing is hosting the third-annual Flatbush Film Festival: West Indies Edition, through November 12, which comprises 11 films over seven nights, featuring classic & contemporary films from Trinidad, Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Mauritania and the U.K. Based in Flatbush, Brooklyn and founded in 1999, cariBBeing is the brainchild of Caribbean-American (Trinidadian) Shelley Vidia Worrell.

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema at 70 Henry Street is among three theaters that will screen films, all on Thursday, November 1. Details below the jump.

Thursday, November 1, 6:30 & 10:15 p.m.
“Ring di Alarm,” 2012, U.S. Premiere (Jamaica), 80 minutes
“Moving from the majestic Blue Mountains to the gritty ghetto to the stunning north coast, this is a cinematic mosaic as diverse and complex as the island that inspired it.”

Thursday, November 1, 8 p.m.
“Cabbie Chronicles,” 2012, U.S. Premiere (Jamaica), 3 minutes
“An animated series about a Jamaican taxi-driver, navigating the absurd complexities of modern Jamaican life.”

“I’m Santana, The Movie,” 2012, 52 minutes
A comedy/drama based on the popular digital puppet Santana, who battles himself and others to cope with the social ills of his community and his love for Janice.”

Doors open 30 minutes before. Admission is $10 to $15 with student and senior discounts available. For questions, email See the full schedule here. Tickets are here.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Reminder: Stephen Levin Hosts Free Screening Of ‘Gasland’ Monday At BH Cinema

October 1, 2012

Reminder: Tonight, Monday, October 1, at 6:45, Council Member Stephen Levin hosts a free screening of “Gasland”—Josh Fox’s documentary about the Halliburton-developed drilling technology known as “fracking,” or hydraulic fracturing—at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street. The movie is also airing on HBO throughout 2012.

More info: “When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called ‘Gasland.’ Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema Seeks Not-For-Profit Status

August 29, 2012

According to The Brooklyn Paper, Kenn Lowy, owner of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, has decided to apply to convert it to not-for-profit status. This will give it the flexibility to apply for arts grants and accept tax deductible donations, which will be important given the need to install new digital projectors in order to show movies that are now being released only in that format. It will also enable the Cinema to present more works by local filmmakers as well as concerts by up-and-coming musicians.

The building now housing the Cinema is slated for demolition, although the landowner will provide space for a one screen theater in the new building to be constructed on the site. Lowy is looking for space for a one screen annex to continue presenting movies while the new building is under construction. we’ll keep you advised of developments.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema Gets Reprieve

August 5, 2012

Yesterday evening your correspondent took his own advice and saw Farewell My Queen at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Owner Kenn Lowy was at the ticket booth, and gave me the happy news that the Cinema will be occupying its present quarters at 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) at least through October. We’ll keep you posted on his search for a temporary location to last until the new building is completed.

As for the movie, I’ll repeat here what I wrote in a comment on an earlier post: Not heavy on plot, but the acting was superb, as were the atmospherics. It conveyed a convincing impression of what it may have been like to be part of the royal court at Versailles as the Revolution inexorably built toward its climax.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

June 1, 2012

Tomorrow evening (Friday, June 1) the Brooklyn Film Festival starts at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema with screenings of Brooklyn Castle (8:00 p.m., Cinema 2, sold out) and Rose (photo) (8:30 p.m., Cinema 1, tickets available through the Festival website linked above). The Festival continues through the weekend, the following week and weekend, finishing on Sunday, June 10. A complete schedule is on the linked Festival website.

Several events will be taking place at Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend. The World Science Festival–Science on Site will be on Pier 1 Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Also on Saturday, professional and amateur astronomers will be on Pier 1 for a stargazing party from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. On Sunday afternoon, from 3:00 to 5:30, Walt Whitman fans should gather at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 for a marathon reading of the Brooklyn Bard’s “Song of Myself”.

On Saturday afternoon, starting at 3:00 p.m., gather at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) for a walking tour, “Hiding in Plain Sight: A Walk Down Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights”. Tickets ($8; $5 for BHS members) may be purchased, and there are more details, here.

Don’t forget the final two performances of Theater 2020′s production of Shakepeare’s A Comedy of Errors: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., at the Cranberry Street Theater Space, Assumption Church, 55 Cranberry Street.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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