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HBO Film Fest Lineup Revealed

Signature park series offers another great lineup of classic films, telling tales of Navy hot-shots, the spawn of Satan, intergalactic villains, and more.

Angelito Jusay

The lineup for the 24th annual HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank America was announced by Time Out New York earlier this week and once again, we have an outstanding collection of classic Hollywood films on offer.

Things get rolling on Monday, June 20 with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, John Hughes’ classic teen comedy starring quintessential New Yorker Matthew Broderick. Watch Ferris, his girlfriend (Mia Sara), and his hapless best friend (Alan Ruck), cavort all over Chicago as they enjoy one of the best days of hooky ever. Jeffrey Jones stands out as the Valjean-like Dean of Students Edward Rooney, and Charlie Sheen has a small-but-memorable turn towards the end. 

The series continues on June 27 as James Dean lights up the screen in East of Eden, a drama based on the classic novel by John Steinbeck and directed by Oscar-winner Elia Kazan. Movie fans can also look forward to:  

  • Tom Cruise as an ace Navy fly-boy in Top Gun (July 4)
  • Screwball comedy at its most sophisticated with Preston Sturges’ The Palm Beach Story (July 11)
  • The ultimate problem child in The Omen (July 18)
  • Sidney Pollack’s paranoid thriller Three Days of the Condor (filmed in NYC and co-starring the impossibly attractive Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway) (July 25)
  • Harvey, with Jimmy Stewart as a bibulous eccentric whose best friend is a 6’ 3.5” imaginary rabbit (August 1)
  • Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name who literally paints a town red while planning, then wreaking, bigtime vengeance in High Plains Drifter (August 8)
  • A bevy of stars gathering to mourn a friend in Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill (August 15)
  • Ricardo Montalban as the ultimate space villain in Star Trek III: The Wrath of Khan (August 22)  

 

Mark the dates for your favorite films. Our website has the complete schedule with film descriptions for your perusal. Hester Street Fair will return to the Fountain Terrace with delicious food and drink options available for purchase, and Bryant Park Shop will be on hand with a pop-up shop featuring blankets, t-shirts, and more. 

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