Sunday, May 18, 2014
4pm doors; 5pm stage show; 5:30pm movie
$10 online, $15 at the door
The fifth installment of "Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda" features the 1979 cult classic about gangs gone wild. 92 min. In English with Spanish subtitles.
Master of Ceremonies Lin-Manuel will introduce the movie with a stage show and special guests, including the Tony Award-winning poet Lemon Andersen.
Brooklyn native Lemon Andersen is an acclaimed performance poet with a dynamic career on TV, stage, and the silver screen. As a poet he appeared on eight episodes of HBO's DEF POETRY, the most of any performer. He won the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event as an original cast member of the RUSSELL SIMMONS DEF POETRY JAM ON BROADWAY (2002-2003). Mr. Andersen has shot four movies with Spike Lee, including INSIDE MAN where he appeared opposite Denzel Washington and Clive Owen. In 2012 the internationally acclaimed documentary film LEMON played film festivals and performing arts centers before premiering on television as part of the PBS VOCES series. His poetry collections include READY MADE REAL: POEMS (2004) and COUNTY OF KINGS (2009).
As always, guests in tuxedo or gown are welcome to a free bag of popcorn at the concession stand.
As described by IMDb: "Cyrus, the leader of the most powerful gang in New York City, the Gramercy Riffs, calls a midnight summit for all the area gangs, with all asked to send nine unarmed representatives for the conclave. A gang called The Warriors are blamed for killing Cyrus as he gives his speech. They now have to cross the territory of rivals in order to get to their own 'hood. The Warriors slowly cross the dangerous Bronx and Manhattan territories, narrowly escaping police and other gangs every step of the way."
Don't forget to make arrangements for dinner before or after the show!
The United Palace is located at 4140 Broadway at W. 175th Street
It is 1-block from the 175th Street A-train station.
Parking garages on Broadway b/w 176th & 177th Streets.
The theatre at the United Palace is wheelchair accessible.