One of the longest running summer film festivals takes place in Long Island City and this year Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park will present 8 movies that celebrate the cultural diversity of Queens.
Now in its 19th season, the festival will feature eight weeks of movies from July through August from an array of countries including Mauritania, Greece, Sweden, Venezuela, Spain, America and more. Each movie will be accompanied by a musical performance by artists from each respective country. Performances will start at 7 p.m. and the movies will be screened right after.
In addition to the music, local restaurants will offer cuisine from each film’s country at Socrates Sculpture Park, which is located at 32-01 Vernon Blvd. The musicians and food vendors will be announced one week before each screening takes place.
The festival will open on July 5