The West Side Community Garden on 89th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam will hold free films on two Fridays in August, beginning with La La Land on Friday. The movies will be screened in the center of the garden starting at 8 p.m. and are open to everyone. Bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.

August 4: La La Land (2016) (128 minutes)

La La Land is a 2016 American musical romantic drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.

August 11: Lion (2016) (118 minutes)

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Photos courtesy of Daisy Lindo.

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    1. Wendy says:

      I was disappointed in the movie “La La Land”: some not well lit scenes; a difficult story line to follow; too much of that lead Actress in close-ups; that lead guy wasn’t : Charlton Heston, or, Gregory Peck, or, Peter Strauss, or, Burt Lancaster….. Too many folk around me in 2 slums of N.Y.C. behaving la la, [i.e., not healthy]; or, la de dah , [don’t care @ certain situations]….P.S. “Break a Leg.” n.b. Covenant Players , in Calif., instead…; &, some Danish movies….

    2. Su Roberts says:

      Terrif idea, and programming.

      Is tonight’s movie rain or shine? Or at what time will it be decided to show it or not, given the forecast.