Celebrating nine decades of Brooklyn film history and revealing how filmmakers since the silent era have been inspired by the County of Kings, BAMcinématek presents Brooklyn Close-Up, a series of Monday night screenings that coincides with BAM’s 16-month sesquicentennial anniversary celebration. Starting on Halloween, on the last Monday of every month through December 2012, take in one iconic film featuring the beloved borough from Bay Ridge to Bed Stuy. Flicks range from horror to mumblecore and everything in between including such favorites as Once Upon a Time in America, the French Connection, Sophie’s Choice, Half Nelson, Spike of Bensonhurst, Dog Day Afternoon, Speedy, The Warriors, and Vampire in Brooklyn. Many screenings are double features, and some are followed by Q&As with special guests as well as free beer tastings between films courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. So get your film list ready. Enthusiasts of the series should check out the limited edition poster specially designed for this event by Brooklyn artist Nathan Gelgud. Needless to say, we’re not getting much sleep ’til Brooklyn Close-Up….
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