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FILM WORKS ALFRESCO PRESENTS “The Producers” at Morris Jumel Mansion

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck Producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world’s worst show in this satirical comedy that was later remade by writer/director Mel Brooks as an acclaimed Broadway stage musical of the same name.

The film was Brooks’s directorial debut, and he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Decades later, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry and placed eleventh on the AFI’s “100 Years…100 Laughs” list.

FILM WORKS ALFRESCO PRESENTS “King Kong” at Inwood Hill Park

A film crew goes to “Skull Island” for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought to New York City for public exhibition as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Pre-show music performance by mezzo-soprano Laura Virella at 7:00pm.

The screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was developed from an idea conceived by Cooper and Edgar Wallace. It stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong, and opened in New York City on March 2, 1933, to rave reviews. It has been ranked by Rotten Tomatoes as the 5th greatest horror film of all time and the twentieth greatest film of all time.


In this Pixar animation based on the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead, aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great grandfather, a legendary singer. Pre-show music performance by Luis Cortes at 7:00pm.

Recipient of several accolades, Coco was chosen by the National Board of Review as the Best Animated Film of 2017. The film won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Additionally, it also won the Best Animated Film at the BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, and Annie Awards.

FILM WORKS ALFRESCO PRESENTS: “Before the Flood” at Inwood Hill Park

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award winning actor, environmental activist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood present a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Pre-show music performance of “One World Suite” by Combo Nuvo at 7:00pm.

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change – would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Artic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis.

With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power.

“El Angel Exterminador” at Inwood Hill Park

Luis Buñuel’s sharply satirical and allegory of the ruling class in Franco’s Spain, “El Angel Exterminador” (The Exterminating Angel) is considered one of the top foreign language films of all time. Pre-show theatrical performance of Urbano’s Circus created by Richard Grunn begins at 7:30pm.

Edmundo Nobile invites friends over for an opulent dinner party. While the guests enjoy their food, the servants disappear one by one. Afterward, the visitors retire to the salon for an evening of music and conversation — but in the morning, they are mysteriously incapable of leaving the room.