Thursday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.
Queens Drive-In, on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368
Dir. Norman Jewison. US, 1987, 102 mins. With Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello. One of the most magical romantic comedies of all time, Moonstruck stars a revelatory Cher in her Oscar-winning role as Loretta Castorini, a young Brooklyn widow who is supposed to marry Johnny Cammareri (Aiello) but falls for his brother Ronny (Cage) instead. At the same time, her cynical mother, Rose, unforgettably played by Olympia Dukakis (who also won an Oscar), is dealing with her own romantic complications. Fueled by an Academy Award–winning screenplay by playwright John Patrick Shanley, Moonstruck endures as a quintessential New York love story.
Preceded by the Love Is Short (Films) program: stories of wayward loves and unexpected romantic entanglements that Loretta Castorini and Johnny Cammareri might appreciate.
Waiting for Sun
Dir. Zelene Pineda Suchilt. US, 3 mins. An ode to the art and music of El Barrio, this poetic film celebrates joy in the fear of displacement and the solidarity between friends DJ Bembona, poet Maria Fernanda, and filmmaker Zelene Pineda Suchilt.
Who Can Predict What Will Move You?
Dir. Livia Huang. US, 9 mins. Nathan feels more than he says and looks up to Vincent, the leader of their friend group. On Vincent's last night before college, the two boys play a game of basketball in Brooklyn. When they meet up with other friends, Vincent becomes preoccupied and Nathan struggles with how to move on.
Tickets: Starting at $35 per car (up to 5 passengers per car). Members of the presenting organizations will receive a 15% discount. Order tickets online. Learn more about membership and join here. Doors will open each night around 7:30 p.m., events will begin at 8:30 p.m. and end by 11:00 p.m.
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