Movies With a View 2018 salutes female-identifying directors with its eight-week She Directs series of features and short films.

Movies With a View 2018 salutes female-identifying directors with its eight-week She Directs series of features and short films.

Etienne Frossard

Every night is ladies night at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 2018 Movies With a View series.

One of the best venues to catch a free outdoor movie in the summer has also become one of the most woke. Last year, Brooklyn Bridge Park highlighted films about resistance movements, and this year it will showcase only female-identifying directors when Movies With a View returns to the Harbor View Lawn on July 12.

The theme of the eight-week series is She Directs, screening the work of the entire spectrum of women: cis, trans and genderqueer. The lineup includes classics like Penelope Spheeris’ “Wayne's World” and last summer’s blockbuster “Wonder Woman” by Patty Jenkins. Movies With a View runs weekly on Thursdays through Aug. 30, with the final film decided by an online vote that opens May 25 and closes June 24.

This year’s food and beverage vendors on Granite Prospect next to the lawn will be curated by Smorgasburg. The lineup will change week to week, with vendors rotating in and out. For opening night, Burger Supreme will bring his simple but outstanding cheeseburgers, Musser's Famous Crab Cake Sandwiches speaks for itself, Belgian-cut fries from Home Frite, pizza from Wood Fired Edibles, and this summer's hit torched meringue-topped cones by Bona Bona Ice Cream.


The popular beer and wine options — Brooklyn Bridge is the only public park in the city where you can buy alcohol — will also return. Prepare to have your bag searched on entry to keep out unauthorized bottles.

Arrive early not just to snag one of the coveted spots on the lawn but for live sets spun by Brooklyn Radio DJs with a new start time of 6 p.m., then a short film curated by BAMcinématek before the feature presentation at sundown (around 8 p.m.)

Here’s the full schedule for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Movies With a View 2018:

July 12
Desperately Seeking Susan by Susan Seidelman
Short: Judith Loves Martha by Anna Gaskell
DJ Isis Swaby

July 19
Kung Fu Panda 2 by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Short: Majestic Wilderness! by Elenor Kopka
The Avenue DJs

July 26
Paris Is Burning by Jennie Livingston
Short: Wild Wild West by Dime Davis
DJ Delish

Aug. 2
Bend It Like Beckham by Gurinder Chadha
Short: War Paint by Katrelle N. Kindred
DJ Niara Sterling

Aug. 9
Wayne’s World by Penelope Spheeris
Short: Via by Maria Constanza Ferreira
DJ Baby K

Aug. 16
Love & Basketball by Gina Prince-Bythewood
Short: To Be Free by Adepero Oduye
DJ Reborn

Aug. 23
Wonder Woman by Patty Jenkins
Short: Not To Be A Lady by Elle Ginter
DJ Miss Hap

Aug. 30
TBD by online vote:
Dance, Girl, Dance by Dorothy Arzner
Big by Penny Marshall
Point Break (1991) by Kathryn Bigelow
The Matrix by Lana and Lilly Wachowski
Short: Hair Wolf by Mariama Diallo
DJ Grace of Spades

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