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The Second Filmstreet programme has started with the aim of drawing audiences back to cinema with some classic hits of the silver screen.
Hundreds of people packed in front of Belgrade’s Café Centrala to watch Woody Allen’s classic film Annie Hall in the open air on June 11th. The 1977 movie opened a season of open-air film screenings. Over the next three months more than 30 movies will be screened in various locations all over Belgrade, with all screenings starting at 8.30pm.
The next up on the schedule will be John Huston’s African Queen, showing at Cvetni trg on June 16th, while My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, will be at Café Menhetn on June 18th. All the movies are subtitled in Serbian.
The screenings are part of the second annual Filmstreet programme, organised by Parobrod, a department of the Belgrade City Hall that runs activities and programmes for young people.
“The city needed something to revive faith in the institution of cinema, which is why Filmstreet was launched,” Neda Kurjački, Parobrod’s spokesperson, notes.
“Last summer, Filmstreet managed to bring people back to the big screens. The idea for this year is the same – to offer Belgraders a chance to enjoy movies in the open air,” she says
Filmstreet ends on September 11th, at the same venue where it started, at Centrala café, with a showing of Abel Ferrara’s King of New York.
Check out the programme on facebook.com/filmstreet.
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