Tuesday, August 30, 2016
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!
Spike Lee’s classic 1998 American sports drama unfolds when Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington), a convicted murdere and father of the top-ranked basketball prospect (Ray Allen) in the country, is released for a week by the state’s governor (Ned Beatty) to persuade his son to play for the governor’s alma mater, in exchange for a much reduced prison sentence. This powerful film is the third of four film collaborations between Washington and Lee.
Know Before You Go:
You should come before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. This film is rated R.