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One event you should know about in LA and NYC

Spring is allllmost here and we’re getting excited with some fun movie experiences on both coasts.

Los Angeles

When spring hits in L.A., it feels like you can’t throw a rock without hitting an outdoor movie screening — but no one does it better than Rooftop Cinema Club. Since forming in 2015, the L.A.-based group has expanded to multiple cities (New York, London, Miami, and San Diego) and majorly increased their output. This month alone you can see everything from newly minted critics’ picks (The Florida Project, I, Tonya) to ’80s classics (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future) to Criterion Collection films (Chinatown, Memento, Heat). And yes, it all goes down on a roof in the heart of Hollywood. Check out this season’s listings at rooftopcinemaclub.com.

New York City

New York movie buffs have their own reason to celebrate this month. On April 18, the Tribeca Film Fest kicks off its 17th year with more than 90 new films, which will screen in theaters around Manhattan through the 29th. Highlights include the premiere of Stephanie Wang-Breal’s human trafficking documentary Blowin’ Up and Miguel Areta’s drama Duck Butter, starring Alia Shawkat. It’s also worth mentioning that 46% of the films being shown were directed by women — a standout statistic in the post-#MeToo world of filmmaking. Get showtimes and tickets at tribecafilm.com.

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