NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) host four film screenings at Columbus Park in the month of June. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and enjoy a movie. Movies begin at dusk.
Friday, June 8 // 8pm
Dir. Tony Bancroft & Barry Cook | USA | 1998 | 88 min Disney feature animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) takes his spot -- though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits.
Friday, June 15 // 8pm
The NinjaGo Lego Movie (PG)
High school students moonlight as ninjas and fight to defend their island of Ninjago. Starring Jackie Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Olivia Munn, Constance Wu, Randall Park, Charlyne Yi, Ali Wong.
Friday, June 22 // 8pm
Pushing Hands (PG-13)
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee made his directorial debut in this drama about Mr. Chu, a widowed tai-chi master, who moves from Beijing to New York to reunite with his son. Lee captures the struggles that come with adjusting to a new life and a new culture.
Friday, June 29 // 8:30pm
Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon (PG-13)
Throwback with MOCA for this 80s kung-fu musical comedy. Set in New York City, the movie follows a martial artist named Leroy Green (A.K.A. "Bruce Leroy"), who has dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee.
Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:30pm to claim your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; chairs are prohibited. Bottled waters is OK, but no glass.