July 27: Big Wednesday

21 Jul

Tuesday, July 27 is surf night at Red Hook Films.

We’re showing the 1978 classic flick, Big Wednesday, featuring a *young* Gary Busey. (Who knew he was sexy?)  It’s surf, sand and coming of age.

Stroll on down to Valentino Pier about 8 p.m. to stake out a spot. The show will roll around 8:30 p.m.

Come hungry, though: Rice Restaurants + Rockaway Taco will be on hand with a very special beach-inspired menu.

Plus, we’ll be offering gourmet popcorn from local winebar Home/Made for $1 per bag with proceeds benefiting the series.

We welcome lawn chairs, picnics and well-behaved (read: quiet) dogs on leash.

Haven’t heard of Big Wednesday? Check this out from IMDB: Matt Johnson, Jack Barlow, and Leroy Smith are three young California surfers in the 1960s. At first reveling in the carefree life of beaches, girls, and waves, they eventually must face the fact that the world is changing, becoming more complex, less answerable by simple solutions. Ultimately the Vietnam war interrupts their idyll, leaving them to wonder if they will survive until “Big Wednesday,” the mythical day when the greatest, cleanest, most transcendent wave of all will come. Written by Jim Beaver

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