8. Greenpoint Film Festival

still from before, during, after screening at Greenpoint Film FestivalStill from before, during, after courtesy of Sicily Publicity

Now in its ninth year, the Greenpoint Film Festival is set to run from August 1 to August 9th. However, the festival will be held at a drive-in location this year rather than inside a traditional movie house. Films will be screened at the parking lot on Meserole Ave. and Jewel, hosted by Broadway Stages and The Foundry LIC. For viewers who do not own cars, the festival has also arranged a row of parked, stationary cars with a dedicated cleaning crew that will sanitize the vehicle between each screening.

As is always the case with the Greenpoint Film Festival, a great number of diverse films will be screened. The line up includes a 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, and the short film American Marriage from Academy Award-winning Call Me By Your Name writer James Ivory.