New York

Rockaway Film Festival

Sept. 13-19/QUEENS – This year’s festival will see the opening of a newly completed outdoor cinema— the first movie theater on the peninsula in over 20 years! The festival will showcase 12 features and 38 shorts, highlighting local filmmakers including Robert Carnevale and Amit Desai, and will feature daily in-person discussions with filmmakers including Oscar-nominated Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah). The seven-day festival will include musical performances from local musicians Tall Juan, Blac Rabbit, Erosika, and L.E.S. stalwart, Jeffrey Lewis. As well as special DJ sets by Edan and Andrew Vanwyngarden. The outdoor cinema will have a rotating menu from local vendors. >MORE