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Festival Of Cinema Kicks Off in Forest Hills Friday

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Regal UA Midway Theater (QP)

July 30, 2019 By Allie Griffin

Ten Days and 120 Films: Festival of Cinema Comes to Forest Hills.

For its third year, the Festival of Cinema is bringing 120 films from 40 countries to Forest Hills. Starting Aug 2 and running 10 days through Aug 11, the festival offers a range of films including narrative features, documentaries, web series, animation and more.

The festival kicks off on Aug 2 at 7 p.m. at Regal UA Midway Theater with the East Coast premiere of Camilo Vila’s “5th of July,” which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The screenings conclude on Aug 10 with the East Coast premiere of “Quest” by director Santiago Rizzo.

On Aug. 11, the Queens Brewery in Ridgewood will host an awards ceremony for the competing films. The Queens Museum and Queens Library Forest Hills Branch will also offer free screenings, director Q&As and workshops during the festival.

Tickets to the Festival of Cinema cost $16 for regular daily screenings, while opening, closing and the Film Challenge Red Carpet event are $25 and include entry into the after parties following those screenings.

Award Ceremony tickets cost $45, while events at the Queens Museum and Queens Library Forest Hills Branch are free with an RSVP. To purchase tickets and find out more, visit

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. . . also, when film was replaced by digital, movies became less interesting. A lackluster, flattened quality.


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