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Shakey's Williamsburg Record Fair

She's back and this time better than ever! Tuesday Night, Sept. 22 Shakey returns with her weeknight Record Fair / Dance Party featuring two rooms of Vinyl action, fun & pop culture curios. Plus top DJ's spinning hot wax; imbibing & dancing optional and encouraged.

Hope to see you all this Friday June 20 at The American Playground for the 45th Anniversary Tribute screening of the Ray Harryhausen classic, Jason and The Argonauts. Weather forecast for Friday night is a bit on the cool side so dress appropriate. A light sweater will work fine. If a stormy forecast looms our raindate is for Thursday June 26. Stay tuned here for rain updates.

The American Playground - Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
Franklin St, between Milton & Noble St
One block west of the G-Train / Greenpoint Ave station

American Playground Film Screenings

Free, Fun & Fantastic series of 16mm films at the American Playground, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York.

Yellow Submarine
Friday, August 15, 8:30
In celebration of The Beatles August 15, 1965 concert at Shea Stadium, Cine Noir will precede tonight’s presentation of Yellow Submarine with a screening of The Beatles Live in Washington, DC; their first American performance.

Violent Playground
Friday, August 23, 8:30
50th Anniversary Celebration
David McCallum, Peter Cushing, Anne Heyward, Stanley Baker
Directed by Basil Dearden - 1958

Our entire series has been leading to this; tonights Violent Playground encounter. And we couldn’t be happier. Filmed entirely on the streets of Liverpool, this tense & realistic look at poverty stricken delinquents overflows with striking & crisp camerawork plus an intelligent script. Director Dearden, known for tackling controversial subject matter such as gay lifestyle intimidation (Victim) and integrated marriages (All Night Long), here goes beyond exploitation with his semi-documentary approach to the harsh consequences
of those engulfed by desperation. His handling of the children caught in the crossfire of teen violence is particularly tactful & human. Sincere, top notch performances by all plus literate screenplay and splendidly panned & lensed cinematography make Violent Playground a unique film experience and one you will never forget.
Please Note: This film is unavailable on DVD, Home Video and TV broadcasts.

The American Playground
Franklin St., between Noble & Milton St
One block west of the G-Train / Greenpoint Ave Station
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Screenings start 8:30pm

All screenings will include various, rarely seen shorts films
drawn from Industrials, Trailers, Cartoons and assorted
cinematic curios.
Stay tuned for more details & updates.

We wish to thank everyone who participated in this series for helping to make it happen and all those who expressed their gratitude for the films we chose to present.