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Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

August 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - August 17, 2018 @ 10:30 pm


Celebrate great New York films and filmmakers at the 2018 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, which will be hosted in Central Park in recognition of the Conservancy’s ongoing commitment to the public.

August 14, 2018

Hair – 1979 (PG)
Directed by Milos Forman (who died this year), choreographed by Twyla Tharp, and based on the popular Broadway musical of the 60s, this classic comedy-drama tells the story of Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City on his way to joining the Army and strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies in Central Park. Runtime: 118 minutes.

August 15, 2018

Crooklyn – 1994 (PG-13)
Directed by Spike Lee and written by Lee with his sister Joie Lee and brother Cinqué Lee, this semi-autobiographical comedy-drama about a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband, and their five kids takes place in Brooklyn in 1973. The film features a memorable performance by the director himself. In 2017, the film was the winner of the mayor’s inaugural “One Film, One New York” contest, which invited New Yorkers to vote on which of five city-related films should be shown for free at cinemas across the five boroughs. Runtime: 114 minutes.

August 16, 2018

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – 1964 (PG)
Bronx-born director Stanley Kubrick co-wrote, directed, and produced this witty political satire about Cold War politics and an accidental nuclear attack. Starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, this landmark film was the first commercially successful political satire about nuclear war. Runtime: 95 minutes.

August 17, 2018

The Muppets Take Manhattan – 1984 (G)
Directed by Frank Oz, this fun confection of old-fashioned entertainment features Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the whole Muppet crew striving to bring their variety show, “Manhattan Melodies”, to Broadway. Runtime: 94 minutes.


The Film Festival is free. Tickets are not required.

Gates open at 6:30 pm.
Pre-show programming and music from 6:30 pm. Movie starts at dusk.

All movies are open captioned.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras, and tape recorders.

Event is subject to cancellation due to weather.

Films are shown in the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive.

Please enter the Park at 72nd Street at Central Park West or Fifth Avenue


August 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
August 17, 2018 @ 10:30 pm
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Central Park Conservancy
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