This summer, ‘Movies With A View’ returns with an all-female directors roster and adds a new talk series featuring NYC’s leading women.

Movies with a View returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday, July 12! Photo credit: Etienne Frossard

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s “Movies With A View” series will kick off again on Thursday, July 12 and this summer, it is taking female representation to the next level! The conservancy is adding SHE TALKS, a new talk series that will put leading women in the fields of media, the arts and politics center stage as they share their perspectives on their fields and New York City.

“In the era of the #MeToo movement, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is unambiguously putting women’s stories, perspectives and raw talent front and center, and we’re excited to see the community turn out to support New York’s trailblazing female leaders,” said Devin Mathis, Director of Programming for Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

This year’s Movies with a View will feature new talk series ‘SHE TALKS,’ an all-female lineup with women directors and women DJs. Photo credit: Etienne Frossard

The launch of SHE TALKS comes just weeks after the park announced that, for the first time in 19 years, only films directed by women will be shown under the theme SHE DIRECTS. In addition, music sets will spotlight women DJs under the moniker SHE SPINS. The new talk series will take place before the movie screenings throughout the summer and to further celebrate women’s voices.

The complete SHE TALKS schedule still has to be revealed, but highlights so far include Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for Housing and Economic Development and creator of the new initiative Women.NYC; “Not All HERoes Wear Capes” presented by The Wing, and “#BallIsLife,” a conversation with Elle Clay of Sports Bra podcast.

“It’s no secret that New York City is the best place in the world for women to succeed,” said Deputy Mayor Glen.“Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s female filmmaker series mirrors our commitment to support powerful, creative women by bringing together families from across the five boroughs and celebrating their work amidst a distinctly New York City backdrop.” 

Movies with a View in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo credit: Etienne Frossard

Going into its 19th year, Movies With A View attracts tens of thousands of people each summer to the waterfront park. Sweet treats, savory snacks and drinks, including beer and wine, will be made available through a new partnership with Smorgasburg. Movies with a View takes place every Thursday — running through August 30 — on Harbor View Lawn, located on Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

MOVIES WITH A VIEW LINEUP

July 12 

SHE TALKS: Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen

SHE DIRECTS: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

SHE SPINS: DJ Isis Swaby 

July 19 

SHE DIRECTS: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) 

SHE SPINS: The Avenue DJs 

July 26 

SHE DIRECTS: Paris is Burning (1990) 

SHE SPINS: DJ Delish 

August 2 

SHE DIRECTS: Bend It Like Beckham (2002) 

SHE SPINS: DJ Niara Sterling 

August 9 

SHE TALKS: Female comedian, in partnership with IFC 

SHE DIRECTS: Wayne’s World (1992) 

SHE SPINS: DJ Baby K 

August 16 

SHE TALKS: “#BallIsLife” A Conversation with Elle Clay of Sports Bra podcast presented by The Wing 

SHE DIRECTS: Love & Basketball (2000) 

SHE SPINS: DJ Reborn 

August 23 

SHE TALKS: “Not All HERoes Wear Capes” presented by The Wing 

SHE DIRECTS: Wonder Woman (2017) 

SHE SPINS: DJ Miss Hap 

August 30 

SHE DIRECTS: Public Vote: Big (1988) 

SHE SPINS: DJ Grace of Spades 

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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