Summer for the City, The Outdoor Film Series at Lincoln Center: Dick

  • Jul 18
  • Damrosch Park, at West 62nd St & Amsterdam Ave

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As part of Lincoln Center's Summer for the City program, free films are being shown at Damrosch Park, right on Lincoln Center's campus.

Director Andrew Fleming’s unabashedly farcical, deliciously irreverent reimagining of the Watergate scandal, Dick, situates a pair of unexpected protagonists at the center of the storied incident: Betsy (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene (Michelle Williams), two bubbly teen blondes who, on the fateful night of June 17, 1972, unwittingly cross paths with Republican operatives in the midst of breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters, thereby inadvertently leading to the burglars’ arrest. When a class field trip to the White House occasions a surprise encounter with President Nixon (ingeniously impersonated by Dan Hedaya) and lead operative G. Gordon Liddy (Harry Shearer), who recognizes Betsy and Arlene from their earlier encounter, the two girls soon find themselves caught up in the inner workings of the administration and the scandal’s disastrous fallout. Boasting unforgettable supporting performances from a murderer’s row of SNL and Kids in the Hall alumni (most notably Will Ferrell and Bruce McCulloch as a buffoonish Woodward and Bernstein), and a raucous period soundtrack made up entirely of Top 40 hits from the decade, Fleming’s film remains a high-water mark of Gen X political satire a quarter-century after its release—and wound up serving as a crucial launchpad for the adult careers of Dunst and Williams, both of whom have since gained recognition as among the finest actors of their generation.

Information about ticketing:

  • Reserve in advance through Fast Track: Your Fast Track tickets get you priority entry into the venue up until 10 minutes before showtime. So please arrive on time to secure your seat! Fast Track closes at 3:00 pm the day of the show, or when Fast Track tickets are all booked—whichever comes first.

  • Just show up: Entrance to Damrosch Park is located at 62nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus. Note: for many performances, the line may extend down 62nd Street, toward Amsterdam. Ticket gates open generally 1 hour before showtime.

  • More information here.

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Damrosch Park is a 4-minute walk from 66th St (1) and an 8-minute walk from 59 St-Columbus Circle (A, C, B, D, 1)

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