Jack Burton is a reasonable guy who’s just experienced some very unreasonable things, not least of which involves getting dragged into an epic battle between the supernatural forces of good and evil–and all so his friend can save his beloved from a forced wedding to a very wicked and immortal sorcerer named Lo Pan.
Kurt Russell stars alongside a pre-SEX AND THE CITY Kim Cattrall, and Kate Burton in John Carpenter’s cult classic, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Special thanks to our sponsors for the evening, Find Home Furnishings and PokPok Ny for bringing Carpenter’s modern-day western to the pier this Tuesday. PokPok will be there serving Khao Man Som Tam (green papaya salad served with coconut rice, sweet shredded pork, fried shallots and cilantro–just $10, and the favorite dish of evil sorcerers everywhere, or so we hear); and Steve’s Key Lime, as always, will stay open late so you can partake of their tarty goodness.
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!
Tomorrow at 8:30 it’s SHAFT (2000)–and rain or shine the show will roll at 8:30 PM. Check back here for updates tomorrow afternoon but, if there are storm clouds on the horizon we’ll, as always, be setting up shop at the Bait & Tackle instead.
SHAFT is brought to us by Find Home Furnishing and our food sponsor this evening is Pok Pok Ny. So, while we all eagerly await the opening of Whisky Soda Lounge Ny–not to mention their new (and larger!) space on Columbia Street–we can chow down on some Khao Man Som Tom (Green papaya salad with coconut rice, sweet shredded pork, fried shallots, and cilantro–$10). And, hey, you know what goes really well with spicy Thai food? Beer.
So, maybe a little rain won’t be a bad thing.
The ultimate Bad M*th@ F*ck@, Samuel L. Jackson squares off against Christian Bale and Jeffrey Wright in John Singleton’s sequel to the 1971 blaxploitation classic. Richard Roundtree–the original Shaft–makes an appearance alongside Busta Rhymes, Toni Collette, and Vanessa Williams. Shut Your Mouth!
And if you’ve been dying to eat at PokPokNy but the lines have been getting you down then tuesday is your lucky night. SHAFT (2000) is brought to you by Find Home Furnishing and PokPok, who will be on site serving dinner that night. Check back here for menu updates as we have them.
Steve’s Key Lime will be open in their new space across the parking lot serving all their delicious tarts and swingles and we’ll have drinks at the concession stand.
Film rolls at 8:30 (or as soon as its dark enough). A classic Popeye short gets the whole thing started. See you at the pier!
Since yesterday’s update, the weather gods have spared us and we are a go at Valentino Pier tonight!!! See you at 8:30 for hilarity, hijinx–and pulled pork, HUZZAH!
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN tonight with food by Brooklyn Ice House and snacks by HOME/MADE and Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies–yay!
UPDATE: The weather is looking pretty unstable thanks to Hurricane Isaac, so check back here tomorrow for the official rain call, which we’ll make by 6 P.M. The bad thing about getting rained out is that we don’t get to watch a blissful sunset on the pier or curl our toes in the grass. The good news is we get to watch the movie at Bait & Tackle–where there’s beer!!
Gather round children, and shed a tear with me for what will be the final screening in this summer’s series of movies on the pier. It has been a blast, Red Hook, in no small part thanks to our fabulous neighbors, some beautiful weather, extraordinary food, and not least of all the best sponsors an upstart local film series could ask for! This summer we’re closing festivities with a true classic from one of comedy’s greats: Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, our neighborhood choice for Summer 2012. Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Terry Garr, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, and some chick named Abby Normal put on the ritz just for you. Super Duper!
Red Hook Choice is brought to us by Find Home Furnishings and of course each and every one of you who voted at this year’s fundraiser.
Snacks by Home/Made and Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies and a classic Popeye cartoon courtesy of Sunny’s Bar. Dinner this evening is courtesy of Brooklyn Ice House, who will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, and mac cheese for your gustatory delight!
The show begins circa 8:30 PM.
And we have a winner!
With 65 votes at the fundraiser, Young Frankenstein, the 1974 Mel Brooks’ movie, wins by a landslide. Come see it at Valentino Pier on Tuesday, August 28. Brought to you by FIND Home Furnishings.
You can find the entire schedule here.