LONG ISLAND CITY — Film Forum is making its debut under the stars in Queens this summer.
The movie house will be partnering with Socrates Sculpture Park to program an eight-week international film festival at the outdoor art space in July and August — the first time the West Village venue will be screening flicks outdoors.
Starting July 3, the park will show a film from a different country every Wednesday night, and will feature regional food, music and dance performances that celebrate the nation of the movie that's being screened, according to organizers.
"What could be more fun on a summer evening?" Film Forum director Karen Cooper said in a statement. "Now we are pleased to be able to screen some of our favorites from around the world out-of-doors in this glorious park."
Socrates Sculpture Park hosts the Outdoor Cinema screenings every summer, in partnership with AT&T and in collaboration with Rooftop Films. This year marks the festival's 15th season.
"We are thrilled that Film Forum has chosen Socrates Sculpture Park as the venue to present their selections outdoors for the very first time," John Hatfield, the park's director, said in a statement.
The series will kick off July 3 with the showing of "Our Nixon," a documentary by director Penny Lane that debuted this spring at South by Southwest.
The American-made film will be followed by a series of international titles shown every Wednesday for the next seven weeks, with movies from filmmakers in Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea and Turkey.
The food, music and dance performances begin Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and movies will start at sunset. Admission is free.
A complete lineup can be found here.