"In My Crosshair"
This summer open-air cinema returns to Belgrade in an unusual incarnation
Despite the all-embracing downfall of Serbian movie theatres, open-air cinemas are still to be sporadically encountered during the hot Belgrade nights. This summer, however, those who remain in the city will have a chance to enjoy a different concept of open air projections - movies being shown in the streets.
Appropriately named Filmstreet, the project aims at reviving the concept of summer open-air cinemas and allowing Belgraders to see free of charge some of the classic movies of 20th century as well as the best Serbian feature and documentary movies of the past year. What's even nicer about it is that it all takes place in wisely chosen - and sometimes forgotten - corners of the inner city. Filmstreet kicked off on June 11th with the screening of Woddy Allen's "Annie Hall" in front of "Centrala", one of the most popular cafe in Upper Dorcol, and will continue until September 11th. In between the projections in city centre, Filmstreet will also visit locations that have no cinema, such as the Roma settlement in Makis, whose residents rarely have an opportunity to see any movie.
Attractive titles for free have proved to be a more than successful formula and all three screenings that took place by the time of the writing of this article have surpassed expectations of the organizers: apart from chairs, people were also seated on the ground while dozens were also standing. This did not bring the mood down, on the contrary - it made the atmosphere even more familiar. So if you feel young at heart and love celluloid oldies, Filmstreet and its dedicated crowds seem like the right choice of fun for the warm evenings in July and August.
Filmstreet is a joint project of Belgrade City's Office for Youth and of
the Parobrod culture centre on whose web-site you can find
the list of movies but also
the dates and location of
Weather allowing, all screenings start at 8.30 in the evening.
Vladimir Dulovic was born and raised in Belgrade, where he studied history and kafanas extensively. Today he still studies kafanas but worldwide and in his spare time writes and edits travel guides for Komshe publishing house. He enjoys sharing his controversial views on his livinginbelgrade.com blog.
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