Queens World Film Festival to Host Outdoor Movie Night in Jackson Heights on Saturday

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Summer and outdoor movies go hand in hand, so bring a chair, a blanket and a picnic basket — or simply prepare to stake out a piece of the curb. This Saturday (and again on August 3rd), the organizers of the Queens World Film Festival will return to the 78th Street Play Street to offer Flic Nic in the Street. To take place on a block that is permanently closed to vehicular traffic, this third annual festival will screen short indie films, featuring everything from documentaries to narratives. The lineup reflects Queens in many ways. Since the borough has a burgeoning film community, many movies are by local directors. And as it is the world’s most diverse county, other flicks are by directors from around the world. Here’s the program: Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens by Jon Sajetowski (Queens); Away by Elisa Bates (Queens); Bends by David Galan Galindo (Spain); Confidante by Lisa Melodia (Queens); Last Summer by Oliver Williams (UK); Lonely Eros by Ellen Andies and Thomas Maddens (Belgium); My Green Pencil by Fayaz Bahram (Iran); Pollicino by Cristiano Anania (Italy); Tu & Eu by Edward Shieh (Brooklyn/Queens). Details: Flic Nic in the Street, Travers Park, 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th streets, Jackson Heights, July 20, 8 pm or dusk, free (different program on Aug. 3). Note: For the first time ever, the Queens World Film Festival and the Rockaway Civic Association will partner to present another movie night on August 17th on Beach 86th Street in the Rockaways, click here for more information.