The Greenpoint Film Festival must go on dispute COVID hence they will operate via a drive-in this year. It has just been officially announced that the 9th annual Greenpoint Film Festival will be a drive-in event with 35 wonderful films on the line-up. The 8-day festival will run August 1st — 9th in Greenpoint and Long Island City at the parking lot on Meserole Ave. and Jewel, hosted by Broadway Stages, and The Foundry LIC.
Drive-in movie theater going has become a renewed staple during the coronavirus pandemic and the Greenpoint Film Festival has worked tirelessly to keep the film festival experience alive and bring together the community in a safe and controlled environment. The 8-day event will showcase 8 feature films and 27 short films, each in competition, Special Guest Speakers and “Social Distancing” Gatherings that wholly abide by state and city health stipulations.
The line-up includes an opening night screening of the official Chuck Berry documentary “Chuck Berry,” the World Premiere of “before/during/after” written by and starring Orange is the New Black’s Finnerty Steeves, NYC isolation feature “Locked Alone,” the U.S. premiere of wild grizzlies documentary “Bearlike”, feature documentary “Microplastic Madness” that follows Brooklyn kids as they face the global plastic pollution crisis, and short film “American Marriage” from Academy Award-winning Call Me By Your Name writer James Ivory. The full program may be viewed on the Greenpoint Film Festival website.
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