HBO Bryant Park
Summer Film Festival

Presented by Bank of America

Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

presented by Bank of America

Itching to know what the lineup is for this summer's HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival? All will be revealed at our lunchtime kickoff party! 

Come on out to the park to see the schedule and get into the movie-going mood with free popcorn and activities, courtesy of Bank of America.

The Patriot Brass Ensemble will be on hand from 12:30pm - 2:00pm performing classic tunes from the films in this summer's lineup - which is one you'll want to stick around for!

 
Monday, June 20, 2016

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So Ferris, what did you learn in school today? Instead of hitting the books or turning in homework, a rebellious student skips out for a carefree day around Chicago. Among his stops are the Art Institute, the Sears (Willis) Tower and Wrigley Field (Cubs vs. Braves). John Hughes’ teen comedy with Matthew Broderick was an instant hit, appealing to the truant in all of us. The musical score runs the gamut from Wayne Newton’s “Danke Schoen” to the Beatles’ “Twist and Shout." (1986) 103 MIN. (PG-13) (PARAMOUNT)

 

Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 
Monday, June 27, 2016

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Director Elia Kazan has made the great John Steinbeck novel (updating the “Cain vs. Able” story to the early 20th century) into a great American movie. It is perhaps best remembered for the big screen debut of the legendary James Dean. The NY Times film critic was hardly a fan of the actor’s performance. In spite of the naysayers, Dean was Oscar-nominated posthumously. He did not win (that honor went to Ernest Borgnine), but Jo Van Fleet, as his brothel-keeping mother, did take home a gold statuette. (1955) 115 MIN. (NR) (WARNER BROS.)

 

Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 
Monday, July 4, 2016

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The top-grossing film of 1986 features plenty of testosterone, noisy engines and the song “Take My Breath Away,” which won an Oscar and a Grammy. Tom Cruise is a cocky Navy pilot and Kelly McGillis is a beautiful blond astrophysicist/flight instructor (no kidding). She provides some thermodynamic love lessons when the daredevil flier comes down to earth. It was described by one critic as a Navy recruiting film and by another as “part machine porn, part music video and all ‘80s excess.” (1986) 110 MIN (PG) (PARAMOUNT)

 

Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 

 
Monday, July 11, 2016

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One of the all-timegreat screwball comedies from director Preston Sturges, “Story” is a complete joy. Variety pronounced it “packed with delightful absurdities.” Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea play a husband and wife who look for a unique way to solve their monetary problems. Rudy Vallee and Mary Astor are the rich brother-sister team that may provide the solution. The censors at the moral-monitoring Hays Office rejected the original title “Is Marriage Necessary?” How times change. (1942) 88 MIN. (NR) (Universal)



Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 
Monday, July 18, 2016

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Gregory Peck took the role of American ambassador Robert Thorne, after Charlton Heston turned it down. Thorne and his wife (Lee Remick) live happily in London with their adopted son Damien. Things begin to go terribly wrong, as the dead bodies start piling up around them. Is the cute little tyke to blame? Could he be the Devil’s spawn? Damien, who’s your Daddy? Somewhat surprisingly, Rottweilers experienced a spike in popularity after the film’s release. The Oscar-winning score is by Jerry Goldsmith. (1976) 111 MIN. (R) (FOX)



Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 
Monday, July 25, 2016

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Sydney Pollack directs Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway in this paranoid thriller of political intrigue, conspiracy and cover-ups. Redford is a reader/researcher for the CIA whose co-workers are assassinated while he is, literally, out to lunch. Is it just another day at a government office? Now on the run for his life, can our hero trust anyone? Though initially a victim of kidnapping, Faye eventually provides Redford a safe haven (and more). Dave Grusin’s jazzy score was Grammy-nominated. (1975) 117 MIN. (R) (PARAMOUNT)



Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 
Monday, August 1, 2016

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Mary Chase’s long-running Broadway play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1945, beating a more serious contender, “The Glass Menagerie.” The movie version of the whimsical fantasy starring James Stewart was a great success too. Elwood P. Dowd (just an ordinary guy) and Harvey (a giant invisible rabbit) are best buddies. Some think Elwood has had one drink too many or needs to be committed to a mental hospital. Maybe he’s just a harebrained philosopher. Delightful Josephine Hull, as Dowd’s high-strung sister, won an Oscar. (1950) 104 MIN. NR (UNIVERSAL)



Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 
Monday, August 8, 2016

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Clint Eastwood directs himself, as the gun-toting “Stranger With No Name,” in a frontier-set, revenge drama with mythical overtones. His revisionist views of the old West, subversion of the popular genre and a touch of misogyny proved controversial to some. Putting it plainly, John Wayne wasn’t high on “Drifter.” Eastwood was obviously inspired by those Italian-made, spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, so expect twangy music, multiple shootings and a couple of deaths by bullwhip. Ouch! (1973) 105 MIN. (R) (UNIVERSAL)


Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 
Monday, August 15, 2016

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A group of college friends reunite after 15 years for the funeral of one of their own. The all-star cast of 30-somethings includes Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Kevin Klein, William Hurt and Jeff Goldblum. The comedy/drama scored three Oscar nominations…for Best Picture, Screenplay and Close. The best-selling soundtrack album/CD, crammed with ‘60s hits, included tunes by The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many, many more. (1983) 105 MIN. (R) (SONY)



Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 
Monday, August 22, 2016

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“Khan” is considered by many to be the best movie of the cult sci-fi series. It’s great to see the Starship Enterprise manned by the old (no offense) crew…William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, et al. Playing the villainous Khan is Ricardo Montalban who originated the role on TV in 1967. Gene Roddenberry, creator of the TV series and screenwriter of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” is listed as Executive Consultant. Beam us up, Scotty. (1982) 113 MIN. (PG) (PARAMOUNT)



Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 

Presented by
Bank of America


Supporting Sponsors

Lord and Taylor
Peapod
TimeOut New York

No chairs, tables, dogs, or plastic ground coverings (including sheets, tarps, bags, or pads) are permitted on the lawn.

Free bike parking available in the park at the Pétanque Courts (6th Avenue and 41st Street).

Captions are displayed for each film.

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Lawn Area Access

For the protection of all Film Festival attendees, all bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. will be inspected before entering the Lawn Area (the Lawn and surrounding gravel area).

The gravel area surrounding the Lawn opens at 4:00pm. The Lawn opens at 5:00pm.

Should you leave the Lawn Area, all packages, bags, etc. will be inspected again upon re-entry.

The checkpoints are necessary to safeguard all those in attendance at the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival.

Enjoy the film!

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