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There's a new luxury rooftop in Williamsburg where you can watch excellent movies for free

Joshua Rothkopf

A new "tailored event space," Dobbin St, has opened in the heart of Williamsburg—and before you start wondering what goes on in a tailored event space, let us save you the trouble. On Wednesdays, head directly upstairs to the 3,000-square-foot terrace beginning May 24 for a free movie series, "The Sunset Screenings." You have to register here but again, it's completely free, and the views of Manhattan's skyline are spectacular. The real draw here, though, is that whoever programmed this series really knows their movies. We'll go as far as to say that, title for title, this is the most sophisticated rooftop series in the city. Every single one of these six selections is essential cinema, befitting a world-city theme. We can't imagine how fun it will be to see these classics as the sun sets. Here's the full lineup, with dates:

Wed May 24th, 8:15pm: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, John Cassavetes's masterful portrait of a seedy nightclub owner
Wed June 14th, 8:29pm: Le Samouraï, Jean-Pierre Melville's assassin psychodrama—basically the coolest French movie ever
Wed July 19th, 8:23pm: The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring a Station to Station-era David Bowie in his most iconic role
Wed August 23rd, 7:42pm: The Conformist, Bernardo Bertolucci's brilliant political drama, one of the most gorgeous films shot
Wed September 13th, 7:08pm: Tokyo Story, Yasujiro Ozu's domestic heartbreaker, perhaps the most devastating film of all time
Wed October 4th, 6:33pm: Blowup, Michelangelo Antonioni's Swinging London thriller, massively influential


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