Movies With A View celebrates Women directors

Movies With A View 2018

Movies With A View celebrates Women directors

Brooklyn Heights

Going into its 19th year, Movies With A View attracts tens of thousands of people each summer to the waterfront park. Sweet treats, savory snacks, and drinks, including beer and wine, will be made available by Smorgasburg. Moviegoers will be able to enjoy cheeseburgers and crab cakes from Burger Supreme, Belgian-cut fries from Home Frite, pizza from Wood Fired Edibles, and homemade ice cream from Bona Bona Ice Cream. Food options will rotate throughout the season, with new concessions added every week.

The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series is SHE DIRECTS, and it will celebrate the work of women, trans-women, and genderqueer directors. The lineup includes classics like Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and recent hits like Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. The directors of this year’s shorts and the DJs are all women and trans-women, too.

“The works represented in this year’s lineup are meant to reflect the richness of women’s voices,” said Devin Mathis, the Conservancy’s Director of Programs.

“We can’t wait to bring together two Brooklyn institutions on the waterfront for food, film, and fun,” said Smorgasburg co-founder Eric Demby. “It’s gonna be a delicious summer.”

“This partnership will certainly enrich our audience’s moviegoing experience,” said Nancy Webster, Executive Director of the Conservancy.  “A cool breeze from the river, the Manhattan skyline, and food from Smorgasburg — what else could you ask for on a summer night in Brooklyn?”

“Movies With A View is one of the premier summer events at Brooklyn Bridge Park,” said Eric Landau, Brooklyn Bridge Park President. “We look forward to welcoming back moviegoers for another season and are thrilled that Smorgasburg will be part of it with a variety of concessions.”

In addition to food, each night will also include pre-show music sets spun by Brooklyn Radio DJs, and short films curated by Bamcinématek.

Movies With A View kicks off on July 12, and runs weekly on Thursdays through August 30. Pre-show music and food offerings begin each evening at 6:00 pm, with the movies screening at sundown. Online voting for the final screening opens on May 25 and closes on June 24.

Movies With A View is one of 500+ free and low-cost events put on by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy every year.


July 12
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Short: Judith Loves Martha by Anna Gaskell
DJ Isis Swaby

July 19
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Short: Majestic Wilderness! by Elenor Kopka
The Avenue DJs

July 26
Paris is Burning (1990)
Directed by Jennie Livingston
Short: Wild Wild West by Dime Davis
DJ Delish

August 2
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Short: War Paint by Katrelle N. Kindred
DJ Niara Sterling

August 9
Wayne’s World (1992)
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Short: Via by Maria Constanza Ferreira
DJ Baby K

August 16
Love & Basketball (2000)
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
Short: To Be Free by Adepero Oduye
DJ Reborn

August 23
Wonder Woman (2017)
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Short: Not To Be A Lady by Elle Ginter
DJ Miss Hap

August 30 - Public Vote for the movie:


Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) directed by Dorothy Arzner

Big (1988) directed by Penny Marshall


Point Break (1991) directed by Kathryn Bigelow

The Matrix (1999) directed by Lana and Lily Wachowski

Short: Hair Wolf by Mariama Diallo
DJ Grace of Spades