artwork by Monica Ramos
This summer BFP Creative's sister company, Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, has started a free outdoor film screening series with events every Friday night in July and August! BFP Stages, the movie, television, and photography arm of BFP, has worked with thousands of professional productions over the last ten years and now they're using their myriad connections to bring the public some of the most bizarre and unique showcases ever to be projected in an alley behind a bar.
“We purchased this great professional, outdoor theater screen to have a few movie parties, since we have the space. We asked some of the fantastic people we’d worked with about hosting parties, and they all said yes,” said Kenneth Filmer, the series’ programmer and stage manager at BFP. “We then opened it up to some underground cinema programmers, as an overall celebration of the outer limits of New York’s filmmaking and film-viewing community, with a program that includes one of New York’s most celebrated young artists, former Kim’s Video employees, the founder of the cinema of transgression, VHS-fetishizing maniacs, and the guys that make the weirdest stuff on Adult Swim.”
Several nights of screenings have already passed, with great press coming in including recommendations from Brooklyn Magazine (their Top 25 July Movie Events list), Artnet's Top 10 Weekly Art Events, Vice's Creators Project, Flavorpill, and an Editor's Pick in Edible Brooklyn. There are still 5 spectacular evenings left in the series, with hosts including PFFR (creators of some of the strangest shows to grace MTV2 and Adult Swim) and Nick Zedd presenting a brand new film to be shot at Brooklyn Fire Proof in the weeks leading up to his screening.
Entrance to the courtyard screenings is through the Terra Firma restaurant, located at 119 Ingraham St., Brooklyn, NY 11237. (The L Train at Morgan Ave. is about two blocks away.) An indoor neighboring venue will be reserved in case of rain. Admission to all events is free, and entry will be first come, first-served. There will be approximately 200 seats for each event. Terra Firma will provide the food, beverages, and refreshments for the evening. The full menu will be available before, during and after the screening, and most items may be carried into the screening space, including burgers, cobb salads, pretzels, tacos, popcorn, house made pulled pork sandwiches, Mexican-style corn, wine, cocktails, and pitchers of beer. Guests are welcome to stay and enjoy the courtyard before and after the screening. Food menus are available at terrafirmanyc.com. The program is listed below. Please note that these events are not appropriate for children. Further information, including descriptions of the events, can be found at brooklynfireproofstages.com/screeningseries/