The beginning of August means the beginning of summer’s end. Before you get ready for chilly fall nights, though, head out to Bryant Park and enjoy the last three films in HBO’s Summer Film Festival. The free festival, which has run on Mondays since June, continues tonight with Norma Rae (1979), starring Sally Field in her Oscar-winning role as a factory worker who aims to unionize her shop. The festival rounds out the season with The Women on August 12 and E.T: The Extraterrestrial on August 19. Chairs, plastic sheets, and tarps are not permitted on the lawn where the movies are shown, so be sure to bring a blanket or sit in one of the park chairs on the sidelines. In addition to the movie, the festival provides dinner and dessert options from the Hester Street Fair and other vendors.
Mon., Aug. 5, 5 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 31, 2013