MOCACINEMA at Columbus Park Summer 2017

Fri, Jun 2, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Fri, Jun 9, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Fri, Jun 16, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 @ 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for four film screenings at Columbus Park in the month of June. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and come enjoy a movie. Movies begin at dusk. 

 

MOCACINEMA at Columbus Park is free and open to the public.


LOCATION:

Columbus Park

Bayard, Baxter, Worth & Mulberry Streets

New York, New York 10038

 

***All movie screenings will be held at the Columbus Park Ball Field, where chairs are prohibited. Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or towel for seating. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.***

 

FILM SCHEDULE:

 

Friday, June 2 // 8:00 pm

Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon 

Dir. Michael Schultz | USA | 1985 | 109 mins
Throwback with MOCA for this 80s kung-fu musical comedy. Set in New York City, the movie follows a martial artist named Leroy Green (A.K.A. "Bruce Leroy"), who has dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee.

 

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Friday, June 9 // 8:00 pm

Eat a Bowl of Tea

Dir. Wayne Wang | USA | 1989 | 102 mins

Taking place in New York City's Chinatown shortly after the Chinese Exclusion Act is lifted, newly married couple Ben Loy and Mei Oi face the challenge of choosing between traditional family values and contemporary American ideals in this romantic drama.

 

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Friday, June 16 // 8:00 pm

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Dir. Wayne Wang | USA | 2008 | 83 min
Enjoy a film about the generational, geographical, and cultural divide between a father and his daughter. 

 

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Friday, June 23 // 8:30 pm
Pushing Hands
Dir. Ang Lee | Taiwan | 1991 | 105 min
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee made his directorial debut in this drama about Mr. Chu, a widowed tai-chi master, who moves from Beijing to New York to reunite with his son. Lee captures the struggles that come with adjusting to a new life and a new culture.

 

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This series is co-sponsored by:

 

     

 

This series is presented in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment Movies Under the Stars program. Special thank you to NYC Council Member Margaret Chin’s support.