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Watch International Films Under the Stars at Queens Festival

By Katie Honan | July 11, 2016 5:07pm
 Katha and Don Cato pose on the
Katha and Don Cato pose on the "red" carpet ahead of the world premiere screening of movies made in their Young Filmmakers program at P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights in 2016.
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FLUSHING — Indie films from around the world will be screened as part of the Queens World Film Festival's summer series inside the borough's parks. 

Organizers Katha and Don Cato have partnered with two civic groups in Queens — the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, Ltd. and the Northern Woodside Coalition — to present films through August. 

The series is organized by themes and represents independent films shown over the last six years at the QWFF, which is based each spring in Jackson Heights and Astoria. 

This summer's themes are "Slices of Life from Flushing to Mumbai," "Inclusive Love Stories," and "Spanish Voices," and feature long features as well as a collection of short films. 

The thematic screenings "examine and celebrate our cultural differences, our rough edges and our soft and vulnerable cores," organizers said — and are mostly PG-13, although some "have an occasional F bomb."

"Just like life," they said. 

This Thursday at Kissena Corridor Park, on Main Street and Elder Avenue, six short love stories from the Asian community will be screened.

They'll then screen eight animated international movies on Friday at Sgt. Collins Park on 58th Street and Broadway in Woodside. 

All of the movies begin at dusk and run about an hour and a half. Chairs and blankets are encouraged.

For more information, visit the QWFF site.