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Film Festival: The Blues Brothers (R)

Date: August 26, 2015, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

In 1980, Central Park Conservancy was founded by a group of concerned citizens determined to reverse the decline of Central Park. On the eve of our 35th Anniversary, we look back to reflect on how far we've come. Join us at the 2015 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival Aug. 25 through Aug. 28 and for classic films from the year 1980! Presented by Bloomberg. More Information.

Tonight's Feature: THE BLUES BROTHERS

Rated R. 133 mins. Directed by John Landis. Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin.

The first time that popular characters from Saturday Night Live were given their own feature film was John Landis's blockbuster comedy The Blues Brothers. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are Jake and Elwood Blues, sent on a mission to raise money to save an orphanage. Filled with cameos by music and movie stars, the movie also features great music and scenes of comic mayhem.

Details

Gates open at 6:30 PM, movies begin at 8:00 PM
Films will screen rain or shine. A DJ will perform from 6:30 PM — 8:00 PM.
The Film Festival is free. Tickets are not required.  RSVP to let us know you're coming!
All films are open captioned. Bring a picnic and a blanket.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted:
Alcoholic beverages
Glass bottles
Chairs
Video cameras
Tape recorders