American Graffiti (Lucas, 1973): Dalston Roof Park, The Print House, 18 Ashwin St, E8 3DL.
Can you think of a more perfect outdoor screening?
Here is the Time Out preview: Back for a second year, this indie set-up at Dalston Roof Park holds screenings on a rooftop. The films should appeal to those who know a good soundtrack when
they hear one, and the ambience is extended by DJs playing music
tailored to the film of the night, themed food provided by The Long
Table and the Background Bar providing refreshments. For American
Graffiti, the rooftop is transformed into a wonderland of
1960s Americana, with diner-style food, rollerskating waitresses and DJs
soundtracking the evening with music from the era. Here are details of Dalston Roof Park and here are more details of this evening's entertainement.
Chicago Reader review: 'By now, George Lucas's film about the summer of '62 is almost beyond
criticism. A brilliant work of popular art, it redefined nostalgia as a
marketable commodity and established a new narrative style, with locale
replacing plot, that has since been imitated to the point of
ineffectiveness. The various heresies perpetrated in its name
(everything from Cooley High to FM) are forgivable, but
the truly frightening thing about the film is that it's almost become
nostalgia itself. Where were you in '73?' Dave Kehr
Here is the trailer: 'Where were you in 62?'