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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.

Movies Under the Stars: “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” at Inwood Hill Park

Join us for a free film: A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.govfor more information regarding accessibility.

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.

Inwood as Muse: An Artist Walk at Inwood Hill Park

New York City parks and landscapes have been the focus of many works by artist Matthew Jensen, and Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan has been a particularly important source of inspiration. This beautiful park overlooking the Hudson contains some of the City’s last remaining Revolutionary War-era trees. Inwood as Muse will be a 90-minute evening walk through the park, with time for optional discussion afterward.  Please come dressed in closed-toed shoes. We recommended bringing water and snacks.  This event is FREE, but registration is required.