High Line Teen Picks Movie Series: 'Freedom Writers'

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

High Line Teen Picks Movie Series: 'Freedom Writers'


Have you ever thought about giving up, but then something changed your mind?

High Line Teen Picks will transform the park’s 14th Street Passage into an outdoor community movie theater for three Thursdays in August. Bring your friends and family each week for a different movie picked by local teens, and cheer on the movie characters as they struggle to overcome obstacles and realize their dreams.

Last year we surveyed community members living near the High Line, and many teens expressed interest in attending summer film screenings at the park. So this year, we’ve recruited local teens to help us curate an entire series. The teens decided to show films about underdogs realizing their dreams despite all odds. “We picked these movies because the High Line itself is a reinvention – built by people who didn’t give up.”

High Line Teen Picks began earlier this month, and continues on Thursday, August 16 with a screening of Freedom Writers, a 2007 drama starring Hilary Swank. No one believed in these students until a young teacher sacrificed everything to bring them together, helping them succeed despite all odds.

High Line Teen Picks is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required. All movies are rated PG-13.

14th Street Passage
On the High Line at West 14th Street

High Line Teen Picks movie series is presented by AT&T.