Upcoming

Series

July 19, 20 + 21
DUNES IN THE DUNES

Individual events

Saturday
,
Jul 20
6:00 pm
DENIS VILLENEUVE'S DUNE: PART TWO

the sci-fi saga continues in this year's dark and colossal blockbuster starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya.

Sunday
,
Jul 21
8:30 pm
JODOROWSKY'S DUNE

a window into the visionary Chilean provocateur's psychedelic space opera that never was.

Friday
,
Jul 26
8:30 pm
FLIGHT

Anonymous Ensemble presents a film created live across continents: Rockaway, NY ◦ Hawaii ◦ Venezuela ◦ Australia.

Past

Series

October 14, 17 + 18
LOCAL FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE
August 19 - 27, 2023
ROCKAWAY FILM FESTIVAL #6
July 8, 15 + 22
BOARDWALK SUMMER SERIES
co-presented by NYC Parks + Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy

INdividual Events

Friday
,
Jul 19
,
2024
8:30 pm
DAVID LYNCH'S DUNE

the cult classic and first cinematic adaptation of Frank Herbert's famous 1965 novel.

Sunday
,
Jul 14
,
2024
8:30 pm
NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT

by Chilean master Patricio Guzmán, with stargazing courtesy of the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Sunday
,
Jul 14
,
2024
7:00 pm
ROCKAWAY CHAMBER MUSIC

performing classical pieces by Michael Nyman, Paul Wiancko, and Arnold Schoenberg.

Saturday
,
Jul 13
,
2024
8:30 pm
BLACK CHARIOT

a newly restored lost gem of American independent cinema, co-presented by ALFREDA'S CINEMA.

new date!
Sunday
,
Jun 16
,
2024
8:30 pm
VOLUPTUOUS SLEEP

by Betzy Bromberg. 2011. 95 min. Co-presented by Prismatic Ground.

Sunday
,
Jun 16
,
2024
7:00 pm
ROCKAWAY CHAMBER MUSIC

performing music by Caroline Shaw, Benjamin Britten, and Antonín Dvořák.

Saturday
,
Jun 15
,
2024
8:30 pm
PETITE MAMAN

by Céline Sciamma. 2021. 72 min.

Saturday
,
Jun 8
,
2024
8:30 pm
TARPON

by Guy de la Valdene & Christian Odasso. 1973. 52 min. Presented in collaboration with SURFRIDER.

Sunday
,
Jun 2
,
2024
8:30 pm
HOLDING BACK THE TIDE

at the RETI Center barge in Red Hook.

sold out!
Saturday
,
Jun 1
,
2024
8:30 pm
VARIETY

co-presented by HELL GATE

Saturday
,
May 25
,
2024
8:30 pm
FORAGERS

by Jumana Manna. 2022. 64 min.

Sunday
,
May 19
,
2024
8:30 pm
DALMAS

co-presented by SCREEN SLATE.

Saturday
,
May 4
,
2024
8:00 pm
STAR WARS: The Empire Strikes Back

plus a short film by experimental innovator Pat O'Neill, who helped design STAR WARS' visual effects.

postponed due to weather!
Sunday
,
Apr 21
,
2024
8:00 pm
Earth Day Celebration: THE BLUE PLANET

SHORELINE CLEANUP AND FREE SCREENING

Wednesday
,
Oct 18
,
2023
7:00 pm
LOCAL FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE: NIGHT 3

films by Shannon Morall, Tom A. Capps, Jonah Goldstein, Mori Ortiz, Barrett Shuler + Keith Roenke.

Tuesday
,
Oct 17
,
2023
7:00 pm
LOCAL FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE: NIGHT 2

films by Brian Chu + Dylan Case.

Saturday
,
Oct 14
,
2023
5:00 pm
LOCAL FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE: NIGHT 1

films by Lulios Kouroupis + Lee Quinby.

Saturday
,
Sep 16
,
2023
8:30 pm
FUNNY PAGES

part of PICTOBEACH BAZAAR — an outdoor comic art festival

Sunday
,
Aug 27
,
2023
7:00 pm
ADVANCE SCREENING OF HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON S3 FINALE

with a selection of earlier shorts presented by John Wilson, and a ventriloquist performance by Sophie Becker.

Sunday
,
Aug 27
,
2023
5:00 pm
PULL OVER

a collection of films about trying to get from one place to the next.

Saturday
,
Aug 26
,
2023
9:30 pm
COASTAL KNOWLEDGE: MOSAIC OF MYSTERY

with a post-screening DJ set by Justus + Rahill.

Saturday
,
Aug 26
,
2023
7:00 pm
AUTO PHOTO

with a live music performance by Rahill.

Saturday
,
Aug 26
,
2023
3:30 pm
NATURAL POSSESSION

a sweeping look at mountains, monuments, trees, and crops – pieces of nature that cannot be owned.

Friday
,
Aug 25
,
2023
7:00 pm
BEACH SESSIONS PRESENTS

with a live music performance by Surf Jazz Trio.

Thursday
,
Aug 24
,
2023
7:00 pm
GENERATIONAL BREATHS

guest curated by Jessica Beshir, with a live music performance by Kyp Malone.

Wednesday
,
Aug 23
,
2023
8:00 pm
HERE AT THE WATER’S EDGE

guest presented by Jake Perlin, with a live projection performance by Duelle Films.

Tuesday
,
Aug 22
,
2023
8:00 pm
UTOPIA HA HA

independent animations guest curated by Miranda Javid.

Monday
,
Aug 21
,
2023
7:00 pm
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

with a live dance performance by Gio Fernandez-Kincade + m i c c a.

Sunday
,
Aug 20
,
2023
7:00 pm
A STILL SMALL VOICE

New York premiere, with a live music performance by Steve Gunn.

Sunday
,
Aug 20
,
2023
5:00 pm
PLAYLAND

by Georden West. 2023, 72 min.

Sunday
,
Aug 20
,
2023
3:30 pm
LOVE SPELLS

Between rituals and role-play, these shorts linger in the power dynamics of the lonely-hearted.

Saturday
,
Aug 19
,
2023
7:00 pm
FANTASIA + FISCHINGER

Plus a live music performance by Rockaway Chamber Music.

Saturday
,
Jul 29
,
2023
8:30 pm
WADE IN THE WATER

Part of the 3rd annual Benny Beya Bash with Kassia Meador + Leah Dawson.

Sunday
,
Jul 23
,
2023
8:30 pm
LE ORME

Presented by SPECTACLE.

Sunday
,
Jul 23
,
2023
7:00 pm
Rockaway Chamber Music

Rockaway Chamber Music returns to the cinema for a concert of string quartets!

Saturday
,
Jul 22
,
2023
8:30 pm
POPEYE

by Robert Altman. 1980.114 min.