Sunny Skies

Freiluftkino season has been in motion for a month now. Break out the lawn chairs and pop open a beer. The city's many open-air cinemas screen daily films, from cult classics to new releases, as soon as the sun goes down.

The Place Beyond the Pines

Freiluft season kicks up a few gears this month with the folks in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Rehberge and Mitte all screening movies on a daily basis.

Freiluftkino Mitte continues its stroll through the vaults; the startling Americana of Wender’s Paris Texas (Jun 2, 21:30), the chilling neo-noir of Polanski’s Chinatown (Jun 21, 21:30) and the stark neo-realism of On the Waterfront (Jun 26, 21:30) look to be the pick of the bunch.

Over in the idyllic surroundings of Volkspark Friedrichshain’s seated amphitheatre, some of the year’s best are on show with Psycho (Jun 9, 21.30) thrown in for good measure.

Freiluftkino Kreuzberg in cooperation with Exberliner will show Wenders’ documentary Pina (Jun 15, 21.45), cult classic The Big Lebowski (Jun 18, 21:45) and Chaplin’s The Great Dictator (Jun 26, 21:45) amidst their packed programme.

A little further out under the trees at Volkspark Rehberge, there will be a chance to catch the screwball comedy of Silver Linings (Jun 21, 21:45) alongside Soderbergh’s big-pharma swansong Side Effects (Jun 26, 21:45).

Ben Wheatley’s horror-in-the-great-outdoors sightseers takes itself to the great outdoors as it hits Cassiopeia’s open air screen (Jun 27, 22:15); and yorck cinemas begin their summer program on Potsdamer Platz with the latest Ryan Gosling/Derek Cianfrance combo, The Place Beyond the Pines (Jun 12, 21:45).

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Originally published in Issue #117, June 2013.