2013-07-19 / Community

Rockaway Civic Offers Beach Flix

The Rockaway Civic Association launched its second year of their summer film series Beach Flix on Beach 126th Street with more than a hundred moviegoers spending an evening under the stars enjoying the family classic movie The Goonies.

In 2012 Rockaway Civic launched Beach Flix a free series of movies shown on the beach for all community members and visitors alike to enjoy.

After some uncertainty, due to loss of some of the equipment to Superstorm Sandy, board members agreed that the return of Rockaway Civic Beach Flix had to happen.

The 2013 season of Beach Flix will be expanded from last year with be movies shown weekly instead of every other week and certain films will include trivia night or other film inspired events before the movie.

The full schedule of familyfriendly RCA Beach Flix can be found at http://www.rockawaybeachflix.com/2013-movie-schedule/.

Rockaway Civic Association (RCA) in collaboration with the Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), will present an evening of local and international short films as part of Beach Flix lineup.

The QWFF night will take place Saturday August 17th.

Films scheduled to be highlighted are:

THE IRISH ROPES (Rockaway) Travel the five boroughs with 10 Golden Gloves aspirants as they battle their way up and out of their circumstances for a chance to climb the four steps into the ring at Madison Square Garden;

SHARP LOVE, SHARP KITTENS (Queens) An out-of-touch father tries to reconnect with his teenage daughter;

CONFIDANTE (Queens) Sam cleans the house of an eccentric elderly woman and spies on her long lost brother.

JAMAICA BAY LIVES! (Queens) A documentary about the fight to save New York City’s Jamaica Bay — home to the only wildlife refuge in the nation that is accessible by subway.

Given the international roots of the borough, QWFF showcases maverick films that deal cleverly with issues of the present day. QWFF has screened documentaries about African midwives who deliver babies via motorbike (Motorbike Midwife); psychedelically animated trips through alien bodies (Planet Utero) and a drag performer with a heart of gold (Queen). Their mission is to showcase films many have never seen before and to share those films with the vast and cosmopolitan film-going audience in Queens and beyond.

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