August 4, by Nathaly Pesantez
Actor and filmmaker John Turturro will be at Socrates Sculpture park later this month to screen his film “Romance & Cigarettes”.
The screening of the 2005 absurdist musical set in Queens is scheduled for August 16, with a pre-screening experimental rock performance at 7:00 p.m. before Turturro introduces the film he wrote and directed at sundown.
The film is part of a six-movie run selected by the Film Forum in collaboration with Rooftop Films to be shown at Socrates Sculpture Park’s Outdoor Cinema from July 5 through August 23.
“Romance & Cigarettes”, which was nominated for a Golden Lion at the 2005 Venice Film Festival, features an ensemble cast including the late James Gandolfini, Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken, and Steve Buscemi.
Turturro, who grew up in Rosedale, Queens, is known for his role in hits like “Do the Right Thing”, “The Big Lebowski” and the “Transformers” series.
Admissions to films and performances are free of charge.
For more information on the “Romance & Cigarettes” screening, click here.