It’s hard to believe, but this tuesday is our second-to-last film in the 2014 season and we’re gearing up to go out with a bang with INDEPENDENCE DAY! Roland Emmerich’s 1996 sci-fi disaster film follows the surivors of a planet-wide attack on Earth as they make a last-ditch effort to fend off the alien invadors. Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Vivica A. Fox, and Harry Connick, Jr., INDEPENDENCE DAY is presented by WATERFRONT KITCHENS and MARK’S PIZZA. MARKS’s will be serving up pizza by the slice; STEVE’S KEY LIME will be open serving their pies, tarts, and swingles; and KING LECHE CREMES will be on site with their hand-crafted goats milk ice cream bars. Show starts at 8:30 PM. See you at the pier!
With heavy thunderstorms predicted for tonight and a coastal flood warning in effect, we’re going to move it, move it on over to Atelier Roquette for this evening’s screening of MADAGASCAR! But never fear, Icehouse will still be on hand, serving pulled pork, cole slaw, and mac cheese for dinner. The ladies of Home/Made will have beer and wine available. And King Leche Cremes will also be there selling their wonderful goat milk ice cream bars for the kids, in flavors that include Blushing Grasshopper, Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Vanilla with Mixed Berries. Sweet! (Literally!!)
We’re an outdoor film series, so we’re always doing the no-rain dance and wishing for clear skies. After all, with a park as beautiful as Valentino Pier, who wouldn’t want to spend the evening lazing in the grass, enjoying cool breezes off of Buttermilk Channel, and eating amazing food from our sponsors?
But we happen to be very fortunate with our rain space this year. Our friends and sponsors over at HOME/MADE have made their super-cool catering space, Atelier Roquette (63 Commerce Street, between Van Brunt and Richards–just down the block from Stumptown), available to us for inclement evenings. With couches to lounge on and plenty of room to spread out your blankets and beach chairs, it’s our home away from home when the weather gods send us a foul night. And did we mention the added bonus of wine and beer to wash down those delicious dinners from our sponsors? Well, it’s almost enough to make you pray for a little rain every now and then!
Come find out what happens when four pampered, urban zoo animals are accidentally shipped back to Africa in MADAGASCAR. The 2005 animated film features the voices of Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, and Sacha Baron Cohen and is brought to you by PICKETT FURNITURE and BROOKLYN ICE HOUSE. As always we’ll have a delicious dinner in store for you all. Ice House will be on hand with a fabulous BBQ menu (pulled pork, cole slaw, and mac n cheese–$5 each), and there’ll be pies and tarts from STEVE’S KEY LIME and goat milk ice-cream bars from King Leche Cremes! MMMMM. See you at the pier!
In addition to tonight’s screening of PARIS IS BURNING, our friends at the African Film Festival are sharing Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania’s 2013 short WOODEN HAND with us. Set in Tunis, the film follows the adventures of a young girl named Amira who decides she’ll do anything to avoid going to school that day–including superglueing her hands to a chair! This charming, funny, and visually lush film will start the evening’s festivities off, so be there by 8:30 if you want to catch its al fresco premiere. The main attraction will follow immediately thereafter! See you at the pier…
Come find out where Madonna co-opted voguing from this tuesday at the pier with PARIS IS BURNING. Jennie Livingston’s award-winning 1990 documentary about New York City’s drag ball culture explores the lives of Latin- and African-American drag queens in their quest for a different kind of realness–and the way they redefine the meaning of identity and family along the way.
PARIS IS BURNING is presented by FIND HOME FURNISHINGS and POK POK, who will be on hand serving a fierce Coconut Curry–Khanom Jiin Naam Phrik, to be exact: thin rice vermicelli topped with a thick southern Thai curry of coconut cream, prawns, and toasted mung beans, just $8!–plus their signature House Roasted Peanuts for $4. Dessert by King Leche Cremes and Steve’s Key Lime Pie, and beverages available from Heba Deli.
We’ll be throwing shade down at the pier at 8:30–see you there!
I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends.
This tuesday at the pier we bring you FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, a touching look at two generations of female friendship (and maybe a little something more…ahem). Based on the book FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE by Fannie Flag, the 1992 film stars Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louse Parker, Cicely Tyson, Chris O’Donnell, and Jessica Tandy, who received a best supporting actress nomination for her performance as Ninny Threadgoode.
This week’s movie is brought to you by THE O’CONNELL ORGANIZATION and HOMETOWN BBQ. The good pitmasters at Hometown have come up with a special menu for the evening: smoked turkey and fried green tomato BLTs with siracha aioli, just $9–yum! And as always Steve’s Key Lime Pies will be open late selling their tarts, pies, and swingles; King Leche Cremes will be on hand with their handcrafted and super delicious goat’s milk ice cream bars in Red Velvet, Spiced Chocolate, and specially for this screening: Corn Bread! And our friends at Heba Deli will also be there selling a variety of beverages. So come hungry people, because we feed you well over at the pier!