By Gregg McQueen
Inwood might not have its own movie theater, but uptowners can still enjoy a variety of films this summer by grabbing a blanket and heading to the park.
The popular Film Works Alfresco series, the city’s only English and Spanish language free outdoor cinema series, is making its return to Inwood Hill Park.
Free films will be presented every Monday evening at dusk from June 3 until August 12 at Inwood Hill Park’s Gaelic Field. The series will feature well-known films as well as obscure selections.
Film Works Alfresco is presented by Inwood Art Works, which also sponsors the annual Inwood Film Festival.
Selections alternate between English-language films with Spanish subtitles, and films in Spanish with English subtitles.
“We program for the community we serve,” said Aaron Simms, founder of Inwood Art works and curator of Film Works Alfresco. “It’s really important that we can offer films in different languages, and that celebrates the cultures of the neighborhood.”
Several of the film presentations will feature musical performances by local artists before the film.
This year, Film Works Alfresco kicks off with a showing of the musical 42nd Street on June 3 at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a musical performance by the Don Slatoff Jazz Trio.